Re-visioning Teacher Education. Teacher Education Re-visioning Sessions October 2008. The Context. Fall 2006. New Guiding Mission
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New Guiding Mission
The guiding mission of the North Carolina State Board of Education is that every public school student will graduate from high school, globally competitive for work and postsecondary education and prepared for life in the 21st Century.
In North Carolina, for every 100 9th grade students…
…64 students graduate four years later.
…41 students enter college.
…28 students are still enrolled in their 2nd year.
…19 students graduate with either an Associate’s degree within three years or a Bachelor’s degree within six years. Source: www.achieve.org
Financial, Economic, Business and Entrepreneurship Literacy
Health & Wellness Awareness
Critical Thinking & Problem Solving Skills
Creativity & Innovation Skills
Contextual Learning Skills
Information and Media Literacy
Information and communications technology (ICT) literacy is the ability to use technology to develop 21st century content knowledge and skills, in the context of learning core subjects.
Global Positioning Software
Effective Problem Solver
Self-Directed Responsible Worker
Strong Team Contributor
Literate Consumer of Media
Capable Technology User
Health-Focused Life-Long Learner
Financially Literate Citizen
Knowledgeable Global Citizen
New PK-12 content standards/curriculum
New assessments and accountability models (21st century) based on the new standards
Adjustments to the current testing and accountability system
New Standards for Educational Professionals
New Preparation Program Approval Process
New Evaluations of Educational Professionals
Program Approval Changes
- Candidates randomly selected from Title II rosters
In determining the electronic evidences that will be used for continuing program approval, each teacher preparation program is to identify 6-8 key evidences for each specialty area to demonstrate attainment of the North Carolina Professional Teaching Standards using the Teacher Candidate Evaluation Rubric.
The evidences must be performance-related, and will be submitted for review to the North Carolina State Board of Education for each program completer. Six evidences are required; two additional evidences are optional.
 This evidence MUST be a transcript or passing scores on the appropriate Praxis II test(s).
 This evidence MUST be the state-adopted LEA/IHE Certification of Teaching Capacity.
Evidences #2 and #3
Evidences #5 and #6
Institutions are required to submit to the State Board of Education by July 1, 2009 “blueprints” of their proposed programs that have been revisioned to meet the new standards for teachers adopted by the Board in June 2007 and the new specialty area standards adopted by the Board in Fall 2008. The “blueprints” (program proposals) are to include the following components:
will review the “blueprints” and if needed, meet with institutional representatives to discuss the proposed programs. (July-September 2009)
Recommendations for program approval will be submitted to the State Board of Education for final approval of the re-visioned programs. (September 2009)