Teacher Education Program

Macon Electric Cooperative is proud to have had a presence in local schools for numerous years teaching electrical safety to our future members. It came to our attention that in addition to electrical safety we could help provide information on Today’s Energy. To meet this need, Central Electric Power Cooperative, working in conjunction with the University of Missouri, wrote the curriculum for Energy in Today’s Classroom and began offering the course annually in 2013.

This two day course is held at the University of Missouri – Columbia campus. The class consists of energy topics including Energy Basics, Power Generation, Energy Efficiency, Energy Sources, Economics and Energy Production, and a Power Generation tour.

Upon completion of the class, the teachers earn 1 graduate credit. This is a FREE graduate credit hour. Macon Electric Cooperative, with support from Northeast Power, covers all the expenses for the course for two teachers working at schools in and surrounding Macon Electric Cooperative’s service area. The scholarship covers ALL expenses including tuition, meals, instructional material, and lodging if needed. An additional graduate hour, not awarded by the scholarship, can be earned upon completion of additional course requirements. 

Learn more about the course by reviewing the AgendaLink to PDF file

If you are interested in attending the Teacher Education Program in 2020, please apply below!

2020 dates will be announced in the Fall of 2019.


For more information on this exciting opportunity, contact Macon Electric Cooperative: 
Allie Bennett, Marketing and Communications Manager
31571 Business Hwy 36 E
Macon, MO 63552 

660-385-3157

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Teacher Education Program Online Application

Instructors who are actively teaching middle school and/or high school science, agricultural science or a related subject in Macon Electric Cooperative’s service territory are eligible to apply for the scholarship. The scholarship will cover all expenses including tuition, meals, instructional material and lodging (if needed). The focus of this continuing education course will be energy. The workshop will feature speakers from the University of Missouri Columbia and industry experts. Participants will earn one graduate hour from the University of Missouri – Columbia or continuing education credit. An additional graduate hour, not awarded by the scholarship, can be earned upon completion of additional course requirements.

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