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!