Future Teachers Association
The Future Teachers Association at Dodge City Community College exists to provide a platform for discussion about educational topics among prospective teachers and to bring like-minded college students together in their passion for education and learning.
Students hold lunch meetings weekly to plan fundraisers for their projects and activities.
Projects and Activities
Future Teacher Days: September
We welcome to the campus area high school students who have expressed interest in a career in education. We talk to them about various programs and certifications, give them tours of the DC3 campus and show them what DC3 has to offer!
Chicago Urban Schools Tour: November
Each year, we travel to Chicago to tour a number of education institutions.
This trip gives us valuable insight into alternative delivery methods and, for many rural students, a rare look at urban education environments and the factors that influence them.
Of course, we also take in the sights, sounds and culinary delights of the “windy city,” enjoying the Shedd Aquarium, the Field Museum, the Adler Planetarium, the Museum of Science and Industry, Skydeck Chicago and the John Hancock Observatory, as well as shopping and dining on the Miracle Mile!
National Education Week: November
To celebrate educators and their contribution to our society, FTA members deliver cards and treats to DC3 faculty.
Children’s Book Drive: December
We collect book donations for area disadvantaged children from members of the DC3 campus and the Dodge City community.
Dr. Suess’s Birthday: March
Educators the world over celebrate this day and DC3 FTA members are no exception. In honor of the eccentrically classic author, we read his works to children at various
Teachers Ski, Too!
This is simply a fun trip which allows us the opportunity to bond and discuss current education issues.
National Thank a Teacher Day: May
We run a booth in front of the Student Union on the DC3 campus. Here, we offer college students the chance to write a letter of appreciation to a current or past teacher they found especially influential.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Who can join DC3 Future Teachers Association? Any DC3 student can join FTA.
- How much does it cost to be a member? Joining FTA is free; the many projects and trips do have costs, but we keep them very reasonable by utilizing bargain prices offered for college organizations.
- Is there any way to get financial assistance for these costs? Yes. FTA does a number of fundraisers throughout the year, from holding car washes to selling items. Each member is credited for the time they work at fundraisers, as well as any tickets or items they sell. Many students raise enough money to pay for both the Chicago trip and the ski trip.
- How can I find more information? Just find us on Facebook or at the Dodge City Community College website, www.dc3.edu.
Associate Professor of Teacher Education
2501 N. 14th Ave.
Dodge City, KS 67801