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					   NC Teach Post-baccalaureate
   Program Information



NC TEACH history and goals . . .
Works to assist career changing adults
develop the knowledge and skills to
contribute meaningfully to the education of
Birth through 12th grade students.
         NC Teach Advising, Support
         & Supervision

Betty Epanchin: Associate Dean for Teacher Education and School
Relationships; Director of the Teachers Academy

Cheryl Greenberg: Associate Director, Teachers Academy;
Coordinator, NC TEACH

Deb Ackerman: Teachers Academy Licensure Advisor

Christina O’Connor: Project Coordinator
     Teacher Licensure Information

•What is Standard Professional I licensure?
   •Initial licensure in North Carolina


•What is lateral entry licensure?
   •Temporary licensure to teach – for up to three years
   •Teacher of record, paid position

•What is student teaching?
   •Student-status clinical experience
   •Unpaid, 1-semester long
   •Not the preferred clinical experience for NC TEACH
     Teacher Licensure Information

•What must I do in order to earn North Carolina
teaching licensure?
   •Complete all of the requirements on your individual
   program of study, including
       •Education coursework
       •Content area coursework
       •Teaching portfolio
       •Praxis II teaching exam (lateral entry teachers, not
       student teachers)
       •Clinical experience (One full year as a lateral entry
       teacher or one full semester as a student teacher)
       •Passing scores on all assessments, including
       assessments of dispositions and clinical performance
       NC TEACH Instructors, Mentors
       and Supporters
                     School partners
•State-appointed mentors for beginning teachers
•Public school cooperating teachers for student teachers

                    University partners
•UNCG mentors or UNCG field supervisor for lateral entry
teachers
•UNCG field supervisor for student teachers
•NC TEACH advisor, program coordinator and placement
coordinator

                         And you!
           NC Teach Post-baccalaureate
           Program Information

Graduate School requirements for post-bac.

   •To remain in the post-baccalaureate program, NC Teachers
   must maintain at least a 3.0 grade point average and earn no
   more than one C.

   •NC Teachers who were admitted provisionally must earn Bs or
   better in their first two graduate courses in order to be
   academically eligible to continue in the program.

       •Notify Mrs. Ackerman after you have completed these
       courses.
         NC Teach Master’s Degree
         Program Information

Graduate School requirements for M.Ed.

  •NC Teachers who would like to earn a Master’s of Education
  (M.Ed.) must apply for the program by following all Graduate
  School application procedures.
     •Candidates who are admitted to the post-baccalaureate
     program are not automatically admitted to the M.Ed.
     Program.

  •Application for the M.Ed. program requires GRE scores.

  •Contact Mrs. Ackerman for more information.
          NC Teach Master’s Degree
          Program Information

Graduate School requirements for M.Ed.

  •In some programs, students may transfer up to 18 semester
  hours of NC TEACH core coursework to an M.Ed. Program in the
  same licensure area.
       •(For more information, check with Mrs. Ackerman.)

  •The M.Ed. program must be completed within five years from
  the time the student takes his/her first graduate course for that
  program.

  •The M.Ed. program requires students to maintain at least a 3.0
  grade point average and earn a grade of C in no more than two
  courses.
            Violations of Law: Criminal Records
            Check
All NC Teachers (except students in spring 2011 TED 680a) must
submit an application and fees for a criminal records check
immediately.
The application is online at www.uncg.edu/ted/. See “applications” in
the directory on the left side of the homepage.

Violations will continue to be monitored throughout the candidates’
program.
    Disclose! Your information will be treated
    confidentially.


Have you ever been accused of a violation of the law?
    Disclose on all applications.
          NC Teach – Program of Study for
          Post-bac Candidates
Required Coursework for Post-Baccalaureate Certificate (18-21 semester hours)

TED 669             Educational Implications of Learning and Developmental Theory (3 s.h.)
TED 545             Diverse Learners (3 s.h.)
TED 535             Literacy in the Content Area (3 s.h.)

The following courses require full-time lateral entry teaching:
TED XXX          Methods Course(s) for Teaching Area (Fall and/or Spring; 3-6 s.h.)
TED 680a         Clinical Experience in Teaching (Fall – first seminar; 3 s.h.)
TED 680a         Clinical Experience in Teaching (Spring – second seminar; 3 s.h.)

Note: Middle grades mathematics may require two methods courses (6 s.h.).


Requirements for North Carolina Standard Professional I Licensure

In addition to the required coursework for the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate (above), candidates for North Carolina Professional I Licensure must fulfill
teaching area course requirements, which include 24 semester hours in the teaching area and may require other courses, as determined by the program
coordinator for the licensure area.

Content Courses (at least 24 semester hours needed*)
TO BE DETERMINED BY PROGRAM COORDINATOR AFTER REVIEW OF TRANSCRIPTS.

*Some or all of these courses may be waived if the candidate receives N.C. passing score(s) on the Praxis II test(s) required for the licensure area. This
will be determined following observations of the candidate’s teaching by a University Supervisor.


Additional Requirements
Teaching and Learning in the Middle Grades module (required for all Middle Grades licensure-only candidates)
Teaching portfolio
N.C. passing score(s) on Praxis II test(s) required for the licensure area
One successful year of teaching with a lateral entry license


Recommended (Course is recommended for licensure candidates, but not required.)
LIS 120      Introduction to Technology in a Classroom Setting
           NC Teach – Program of Study for
           Post-bac Candidates

Web or web/lecture courses:
   •   TED 535: Literacy in the Content Areas
   •   TED 545: Diverse Learners
   •   TED 669: Theories of Development & Learning
   •   TED 680a fall: Clinical Experience w/seminar
   •   TED 680a spring: Clinical Experience w/seminar

Face to face courses
   • Methods course
   • Most content courses
           NC Teach – Program of Study for
           Post-bac Candidates
First semesters in NCT
Complete all content coursework prior to enrolling in CUI 680a
   seminars and methods (see below).

Summer 2011
  First session (May 23 – June 24): TED 669
  Second session (June 27- August 01): TED 535 & TED 545

Fall 2011 and Spring 2012
• Fall: TED 680a –Practicum/seminar I (internship or lateral entry
   teaching w/seminar)
• Spring: TED 680a – Practicum/seminar II (internship or lateral
   entry teaching w/seminar)
• Fall or spring: TED 5XX – Methods course in licensure area
          Online learning I Do First?
          Now: What Do

                   Read the
               Teachers Academy
          Teacher Education Handbook
The handbook contains deadlines, rules, procedures and much
more.

You are responsible for compliance with the contents of the
Teachers Academy

Read it now! Read it often!
   It is online at the Teachers Academy website http://www.uncg.edu/ted/
         Online learning I Do Second?
         Now: What Do

1. Activate your Novell account.

2. Sign onto Blackboard at. blackboard.uncg.edu

3. Begin work on the first day!

4. Stay up to date with your work.

5. Remember – attendance and assignments are required. If you
   have any problem with either, it is your responsibility to
   contact your instructor.
     Now: Preparation for Online Learning


You must:

   •be able to use Blackboard.

   •have ready access to at least two computers that have
   high speed access and can handle Word, Excel,
   PowerPoint, email.

   •have basic computer skills such as emailing,
   downloading, chatting, etc.

   •communicate issues immediately.
         During Your Program: Learning Together


• Both online and face to face courses are in some ways individual
experiences. They are an opportunity to learn on your own…

•We need to counter this with explicit efforts at collaboration. We need
to find ways to share and learn together.

•How?
    •Individual reading, studying and assignments
    •Class discussions and projects
    •Synchronous conversations and wikis
    •Online discussions on Blackboard Discussion Board and blogs
    •Informal online meetings
    •Sharing and supporting each other
     During Your Program: Communicate!


•Study buddies are good.


•Telephones, chat sessions, discussion forums,
    email -- all are good!


•Silence is problematic.
Let someone know if you have questions or issues!
(Remember, we are high-expectation and high-responsiveness)
During Your Program:
High Expectations and Responsiveness

 •Alternative licensure is a serious academic adventure
 and this means we have high expectations of you.

 •We are also committed to having a high level of
 responsiveness to you in terms of solving problems.


 Excuses     Problem Solving: YES!



 •You will be very busy with your coursework.
         During Your Program:
         Save Your Work

• Keep your papers, projects, reflections, and other work!!

• You will be required to compile a final portfolio.

• Be sure you have the products that will illustrate your skill
  and competence.
        During Your Program:
        Becoming a Professional

• Be a successful student: Complete your coursework,
  maintain the required GPA.

• Be a successful teacher: Work with your mentor, ask
  questions, collaborate with colleagues.

• Ask for help: Speak with your school mentor,
  communicate with the NC TEACH advisor (Mrs.
  Ackerman) and mentor (to be assigned), speak with
  others in your cohort.

• Demonstrate professional dispositions: Learn about
  the Candidate Dispositions Assessment Profile.
       What are professional dispositions?



Dispositions are similar to professional
attitudes, beliefs and values.

Dispositions are seen in professional
behaviors.

They are an important determinant of
success in teaching.
     What are professional dispositions?


1.   Ethical
2.   Responsible
3.   Personal and professional conduct
4.   Inclusive and affirming of diversity
5.   Collaborative
6.   Reflective learner
7.   Receptive to feedback
8.   Self-efficacious
9.   Engaged and committed to teaching as a
     profession
         What are professional dispositions?


•Candidates Dispositions Assessment Process
(CDAP)will be administered at least three times.

•Candidates must have acceptable disposition
checks (2 or 3 on a 3-point scale) in order to
   •Be admitted to student teaching
   •Continue in their programs
   •Be recommended for licensure
            Teachers Academy
            Behavior Intervention Policy

• Candidates who receive a 1 on their CDAP must meet the
  requirements of an plan for growth in this area or areas.

• For details, see the Behavior Intervention Policy in the
  Teachers Academy Teacher Education Handbook at
  www.uncg.edu/ted/.
            Legal & Ethical Violations



• Candidates are required to behave ethically and
  in compliance with law and regulations, including
  –   The UNCG Academic Integrity Policy
  –   The UNCG Student Code of Ethics
  –   The Code of Ethics for North Carolina Educators
  –   North Carolina and federal laws, including the public
      school laws of North Carolina
             What are the requirements for clinical
             performance?
• Candidates’ clinical performance is evaluated using the
  Teacher Growth and Assessment for Preservice (TGAP)
  rubric.
   • The TGAP is administered at least three times.
   • Candidates must have acceptable TGAP assessments (2 or 3 on
     a 3-point scale) in order to be eligible for a recommendation for
     licensure.
• Candidates’ clinical performance is also evaluated using
  the NC Certification of Teaching Capacity (COTC).
   • The COTC is completed at the end of the program.
   • Candidates must have acceptable ratings on all elements of the
     COTC in order to be eligible for licensure.
            What are the requirements for clinical
            performance?

                       Planning
                      Instruction
                     Assessment
         Student motivation and management

All of the evaluation criteria are aligned with the
   – North Carolina Professional Teaching Standards, and the
   – North Carolina Teacher Candidate Evaluation Rubric.
          What are the requirements for the
          teaching e-portfolios?

• Student teachers and lateral entry teachers have
  different portfolio requirements.
• TaskStream subscriptions are required.

• Seminar instructors will provide information about
  these requirements.
         What are the requirements for the
         student teaching e-portfolios?

• Evidence 1: Breadth of content
• Evidence 2: Depth of content
• Evidence 3: Instructional planning
• Evidence 4: Clinical Performance
• Evidence 5: Positive Impact on Student
  Learning
• Evidence 6: Leadership, Collaboration &
  Professional Development
          During Your Program:
          Liability Insurance

• Highly recommended!
• SNCAE or NCAE offers liability insurance
  as part of the dues.
• Liability insurance is also available through
  Kappa Delta Pi in addition to the dues.
      During Your Program:
      Stay in Touch

Stay in touch with Mrs. Ackerman!

   • Tell her where and what you are teaching – fill out
     teaching survey with current schedule and mentor
     information.

   • Give her up-to-date contact information.

   • Answer her emails.

   • Use only I-spartan to communicate with UNCG
     staff/faculty.
        Afterwards: Getting a License &
        a Post-baccalaureate Certificate
• North Carolina Standard Professional I Teaching License
   • Is the State Department of Public Instruction
     authorization for teaching
   • Replaces the lateral entry license at the end of the lateral
     entry period
   • Is processed after all licensure requirements are met
               Apply through the Teachers Academy

• Post-baccalaureate Certificate
   • Is UNCG certification that you have completed all
     program requirements
                Apply through the Graduate School
      Afterwards: Getting a License

When you have completed all requirements that are on
your program of study and one successful year of
teaching in your field, you will apply for a teaching
license.

You will need the following documentation
1.   Evaluations by your principal.
2.   A letter from your principal.
3.   Evaluations from your university mentor.
4.   Passing Praxis II scores.
5.   An successful teaching portfolio.
6.   Successful completion of all required coursework with at
     least the minimum GPA for your licensure area.

Remember to read the Teachers Academy Teacher
  Education Handbook for more information.
  Afterwards: Getting a
  Post-Baccalaureate Certificate
When you have completed all requirements that are on
your program of study, you will apply to the Graduate
School for your post-baccalaureate certificate.

   Do not apply for the certificate until you have met
   all of the requirements. Once you apply for the
   certificate, you are no longer considered an enrolled
   student and cannot register for further coursework.

   You will not graduate or participate in graduation
   ceremonies.

   Apply to the Graduate School if you plan to pursue a
   Master’s of Education.
    Afterwards (or earlier!)
    Job Search Information
•Complete the online application available at:
www.ncpublicschools.org/employment

•Meet human resource officers.

•Check job openings online.

•Meet principals and teachers – NETWORK!
          Websites


• SNCEA: www.ncae.org

• KDP: www.kdp.org

• Handbooks and applications: www.uncg.edu/ted/

• UNCG Graduate School: www.uncg.edu/grs
Congratulations! You are on
the road towards becoming a
professional that will make a
difference for our children –
our future!
We are here to help you!