Education Programs Information Session—Spring 2014 Clayton State University



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Education Programs Information Session—Spring 2014 Clayton State University

Welcome

  • Dr. Ruth Caillouet
    • Director of Professional Education Programs
    • Chair, Department of Teacher Education
    • Certification Officer

Teacher Education Unit Faculty and Staff

  • Coordinator of Field Experiences
    • Dr. Shayla Mitchell
  • Assessment Director
    • Dr. Winifred Nweke
  • Administrative Assistant
    • Ms. Joy Bryant

Clayton State Education Programs

  • Middle Grades Education-Grades 4-8—Ms. Beverly Garner
  • Secondary Education-Grades 6-12—Dr. Charles Elfer
    • English—Dr. Tricia Smith
    • Mathematics—Dr. Anthony Stinson
    • History—Dr. Charles Elfer
    • Biology—Dr. Michelle Furlong
  • Music Education-Grades K-12—Dr. Richard Bell
  • Master of Arts in Teaching-Grades 6-12—Dr. Mari Roberts
    • English—Dr. Tricia Smith
    • Mathematics—Dr. Linda Nash

New Programs

  • New Endorsements
    • ESOL Education—Dr. Erica Dotson
    • Gifted Education—Dr. Mari Roberts
  • Non Degree Certification
    • Special Education—Ms. Shirley Mills
  • New Graduate Degree
    • M.Ed.—Teacher Leadership—Dr. Dennis Attick
  • Education Minor
    • Dr. Ruth Caillouet

Coming Soon

  • Reading Endorsement
    • Will likely start in Spring 2015
  • MAT
    • History—will possibly start in Summer or Fall 2014
    • Biology—will possibly start in Fall 2014 or Spring 2015

Education Undergraduate Programs Admissions Requirements

  • Must be accepted to Clayton State University and meet with an advisor
  • Must have completed core (or 45 hours for secondary) and have a grade of “C” or higher in Area A-F courses
  • Must have an institutional and overall GPA of at least 2.5
  • Must have successfully completed EDUC 2110, 2120, and 2130 (including observations in classroom settings)
  • Must submit a clean background check

Admission Requirements-Continued

  • Must have passed the teacher education writing assessment (middle grades only)
  • Must attend an information session
  • Must have minimum competence in using computers
  • Must pass the GACE Program Admission Assessment (Formerly GACE Basic Skills Assessment)
  • Must submit a one-page essay on why you want to be a teacher

Middle Grades Education

  • Cohort Program-housed in Department of Teacher Education (for teaching grades 4-8)
  • Choose two areas of concentration
    • Language Arts
    • Mathematics
    • Science
    • Social Science
  • Over 80% graduation rate

Secondary Undergraduate Programs

  • Programs in English, Mathematics, Biology, and History (for teaching grades 6-12)
  • Housed in discipline departments
  • Not cohort programs
  • Must pass two content GACE exams
  • Must choose only one area of certification

Secondary MAT Programs

  • Programs in English and Mathematics (for teaching grades 6-12)
  • Housed in Department of Teacher Education
  • Must have undergraduate degree in field with 3.0 GPA
  • Must pass two content GACE exams
  • Must choose only one area of certification

Music Education

  • Housed in Department of Visual and Performing Arts
  • Must enter in freshman year
  • Certification to teach Grades K-12

Clinical Practice

  • All programs require a clinical practice experience.
  • Middle Grades, Secondary Undergraduate and MAT programs require a fall practicum (2 days per week) and a spring internship (every day). This experience takes place in the final two semesters before graduation.
  • Music Education candidates complete a variety of clinical practice experiences at all grade levels in their senior year.

Application Process

  • Submit application through program coordinator and department in which degree is housed
  • Application packet must be complete
  • Middle Grades applications accepted for fall admission only
  • Other programs admit twice per year

Education Minor

  • Any student in any degree program may declare an education minor.
  • Those who want to add an endorsement may want to add the minor for financial aid purposes.
  • To add the minor, students should pick up an application from the Department of Teacher Education.

Masters Degree Program

  • Master of Education with a Major in Teacher Leadership
  • Program designed for teachers who want to stay in the classroom and further develop leadership skills
  • Must have three years teaching experience
  • Must be recommended by principal as a leader in the school

Conceptual Framework

  • The mission of the Teacher Education Unit is to prepare professional educators who engage in reflective practice and who are competent, caring, committed, collaborative, culturally responsive, and prepared to teach diverse learners in an ever-changing society.

GACE Program Data

    • Middle Grades 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12
      • Language Arts 100% 92% 94% 95% 89%
      • Mathematics 85% 83% 100% 86% 87%
      • Science 94% 100% 100% 95% 80%
      • Social Science 100% 73% 63% 95% 94%
    • English 100% 80% 100%
    • Mathematics 100% 100% 100%
    • Biology 100%
    • History 80%
    • Music 100% NA 100% 100% NA

2013 Unit GACE Data

  • Group
  • Number Passing Tests
  • Pass Rate
  • All program completers 2012-13
  • 48
  • 47
  • 98%
  • All program completers 2011-12
  • 61
  • 57
  • 93%
  • All program completers 2010-11
  • 54
  • 53
  • 98%

Graduation Rates Middle Grades

  • Academic Year 2009 (Summer 2008, Fall 2008, Spring 2009)
  • 85% completion rate
  • Academic Year 2010 (Summer 2009, Fall 2009, Spring 2010) 
  • 82% completion rate
  • Academic Year 2011 (Summer 2010, Fall 2010, Spring 2011) 
  • 80% completion
  • Academic Year 2012 (Summer 2011, Fall 2011, Spring 2012) 
  • 82% completion rate

Major Counts

          • Spring 2012 Spring 2013 Spring 2014
  • Secondary Biology 12 12 11
  • Secondary History 59 54 46
  • Secondary English 60 58 43
  • Secondary Math 17 25 31
  • Pre-Middle 127 88 75
  • Middle Grades 76 56 56
  • Music 18 16 19
  • MAT English 12 17 15
  • MAT Math 12 11 8
  • Totals 393 337 304

Total Number of New Teachers Prepared

  • State of Georgia
  • Clayton State University
  • Education Programs

Minority Teachers

  • 58.1%
  • State of Georgia
  • Clayton State University
  • Education Programs

Top Ten Areas of Preparation

  • Program
  • 2010
  • Program
  • 2011
  • Program
  • 2012
  • #
  • #
  • #
  • Early Childhood Education (P-5)
  • 1726
  • Early Childhood Education (P-5)
  • 1986
  • Early Childhood Education (P-5)
  • 1811
  • Middle Grades
  • 1107
  • Middle Grades
  • 1284
  • Middle Grades
  • 1289
  • Special Education
  • 688
  • Special Education
  • 750
  • Special Education
  • 605
  • Health & Physical Education (P-12)
  • 236
  • Health & Physical Education (P-12)
  • 244
  • History (6-12)
  • 269
  • English (6-12)
  • 234
  • English (6-12)
  • 235
  • English (6-12)
  • 242
  • History (6-12)
  • 232
  • Mathematics (6-12)
  • 192
  • Health & Physical Education (P-12)
  • 206
  • Mathematics (6-12)
  • 165
  • History (6-12)
  • 182
  • Mathematics (6-12)
  • 183
  • 134
  • Music (P-12)
  • 150
  • Science
  • 153
  • Music (P-12)
  • 129
  • Art (P-12)
  • 140
  • Endorsement - Reading, ESOL, Gifted-In-Field
  • 139
  • Art (P-12)
  • 117
  • Science
  • 139
  • Music (P-12)
  • 139

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