Central Teacher Academy
The Central Teacher Academy (CTA) program is a three-year collaborative model for preparing prospective teachers, which utilizes the resources of distinct educational entities:
- Central College
- Pella Community School District
- Pella Christian Schools
- Heartland Area Education Agency
Exceptional students pursuing teaching careers must apply and be selected to participate in CTA. Those students selected are trained and paired with mentor teachers in the Pella CSD or Pella Christian schools for two years, prior to student teaching.