Destination: Middle or High School Teacher
Path: HCC's Teacher Education Program
Payam Sohrabi intends to use his college degree to go back to high school – as a teacher. At his alma mater, Columbia's Oakland Mills, Payam was impressed with the way a social studies teacher made learning more fun by integrating “life lessons” into a history course. In just his first semester in HCC’s teacher education program, Payam had already gained classroom experience in one of the county’s public high schools. “It makes the education more valuable to get exposure early and step closer to the actual classroom issues,” he says. After he earns his bachelor’s degree, Payam sees himself returning to the Oakland Mills classrooms.