Naturopathic School of the Healing Arts (NSHA) offers a training program for our own students who may be called to the wonderful work of process-oriented teaching within our school. We train within a truly special curriculum, and more importantly, a thoughtful system of teaching methodology.
After successful completion and personal evaluation by the school of this training, participants are likely candidates for teaching positions within the school and evoution into a core faculty post. The apprentice program is about one year in duration.
Students from either year One, Two, or Three may consider the program- thus making this an additional built-in career training option for qualifying students within the school.
~ Students must be in good standing with academic work, attendance, and general comportment within the class.
~ Students will have completed the first fall semester and received 90% or above on their February mid-term exam, and all other exams.
~ Participants will demonstrate a full understanding of institution policies and protocols, as well as be willing to implement them with students.
~ Team player who can take direction and communicate with compassion, intelligence and humor while maintaining the role of the teacher and faculty member.
1) Participants will be considered teacher assistant apprentices while in the program, and will work under the direction of a head teacher as directed by NSHA.
A - Participants begin with required curriculum teaching in 2nd year
B - Participants advance to observing and assisting for 4-6 months
C - Teaching Assistants are then given segments for paid teaching
D - Advance to Faculty Members with graduated pay scale.
2) Specific areas of teaching are chosen as a focus:
a) Bodywork and Massage
b) Naturopathic Practitioner Development/Natural Therapeutics
c) Herbal and Botanical Therapeutics
3) Participants will observe within ongoing classes for a minimum of 40 hours an an area they wish to future teach. (Areas of focus as noted, above) . 3 meetings during this time period will occur with the school to discuss observations. Program participants will be given a Guidance Outline to assist with their observations
4) Participants will proceed to teacher-assisting specific class segments, and may take a small role in a "solo" teaching segment,
including the design, administration, and grading of quizes for class material.
5) Participants will teach, according again to a Guidance Outline, and in accord with NSHA direction, while participating in their own pre and post-class planning, specific areas of class, with feedback and mentorship afterward. At this point they may receive a small stipend.
Please contact the school for further information, questions. 734-769-7794