A pathway for Forney ISD students to learn and earn in Forney ISD!
Education and Training students at Forney ISD intern in K-12 classrooms as part of their practicum during their 11th and 12th grade years. They also have the option to work towards their degree in high school, through our expansive Dual Credit catalog offered by Dallas County Community College.
Following graduation, students have the unique opportunity to apply to our FACT: Educate program. Upon acceptance into the program, graduates would begin working in Forney ISD while taking courses to deepen their knowledge and teaching practices through a series of Forney ISD Core Courses, which will be converted to college credit, through our partnership with Indiana Wesleyan University.
During their first year of employment, a candidate can gain up to 33 hours of college credit. These credits are comprised of content from Forney ISD Core Courses, which cover topics such as lesson planning, classroom management, instructional strategies, communication, and more.
When a candidate is ready to transition into a Facilitator role, they will assume more classroom-like responsibilities, and begin taking online classes directly through Indiana Wesleyan University. A candidate could graduate in as little as three years with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from IWU. In their final year of preparation, a field supervisor from TeachWorthy would be assigned to walk the candidate through the final step towards Texas teacher certification.
At Forney ISD, a student can graduate, gain employment, complete their degree and solidify their career path without ever leaving our district!