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  1. Professional Education Unit Graduate ProgramsPlanning Meeting 1 July 18, 2007

  2. NCATE Graduate Program Meeting Talking Points • Conceptual Frame • Transition Points • Assessments • Standards • Visit Needs 2

  3. Action Research Conceptual Framework 3

  4. Where We Are 4

  5. Program Transition Points • Admission to Program • Mid-Point • Program Exit • Post-Graduate 5

  6. Assessments Connected to Standards • SPA (already connected) • Accrediting Body but not SPA (i.e. NASM, NASAD) • Professional Organization (i.e. ASCA, NBPTS) • GOOD NEWS---SACS • (Objective may =NCATE Standard) 6

  7. Standards Aligned with Assessments and Assessments Aligned with Transition Points • Admission to Program • Mid-Point/Transition • Program Exit • Post-Graduate 7

  8. Admission to Program • Cumulative undergraduate GPA ≥ 2.75 • Baccalaureate degree (for admission to Master’s programs) or Master’s degree (for admission to Doctoral and Specialist’s programs)1 • Letters of recommendation • GRE, MAT, or other approved graduate admission test M.A.Ed. • Interview • Portfolio Review MAT (Master’s of Art in Teaching) • ≥ 3.00 GPA in field of study • Writing sample • Resume • Teaching position for Dimensions of Learning I and II MATL • TOEFL score for international students M.Ed. Educational Administration Ed.S. Educational Administration Ed.D. Educational Administration Ph.D. Educational Administration • Teaching license • Writing sample • Portfolio • Interview • 3 years of successful teaching M.Ed. Early Childhood M.Ed. Elementary Education M.Ed. Secondary Education M.Ed. Special Education M.S. Early Childhood M.S. Elementary Education M.S. Secondary Education Ed.S. Early Childhood Examples of Assessments Connected to Transition Points For NCATE provide: 1. Assessments 2. Data: a. Mean GRE Scores b. Average Undergraduate GPAs c. Summary of other admission requirements 3. Scoring Rubric for admission criteria 4. Summary of non-admit reasons 8

  9. Admission Scoring Rubric Model 9

  10. Midpoint • Professional portfolio or research project and/or alternative assessments as listed below M.A.Ed. • Special Problems MAT (Master’s of Art in Teaching) • Completion of Dimensions of Learning I and II MATL • Autobiography as learner • FL 561 M.Ed. Educational Administration Ed.S. Educational Administration Ed.D. Educational Administration Ph.D. Educational Administration • Self assessment of professional dispositions • School-based strategic plan • School improvement plan M.Ed. Early Childhood M.Ed. Elementary Education M.Ed. Secondary Education • School-wide improvement project M.Ed. Special Education • School-wide improvement project • Philosophy paper M.S. Early Childhood M.S. Elementary Education M.S. Secondary Education • School-wide improvement project Ed.S. Early Childhood Ed.S. Elementary Education Ed.S. Elementary Education with Special Examples of Assessments Connected to Transition Points For NCATE Report provide: 1. Assessments 2. Assignment instructions to students 3. Scoring Guide/Rubric 4. Data linked to transition point 5. Summary of transition point data (program strengths, attention needed and actions) 10

  11. Program Exit • Cumulative GPA ≥ 3.00 • Applied research presentation • Comprehensive exam or oral defense and/or alternative assessments as listed below M.A.Ed. • No additional assessments MAT (Master’s of Art in Teaching) • No additional assessments MATL • Professional portfolio • Practicum experience • M.Ed. Educational Administration Ed.S. Educational Administration Ed.D. Educational Administration Ph.D. Educational Administration • SLLA exam • Internship M.Ed. Early Childhood M.Ed. Elementary Education M.Ed. Secondary Education • Professional portfolio M.Ed. Special Education • Professional portfolio • Internship M.S. Early Childhood M.S. Elementary Education M.S. Secondary Education • Professional portfolio Ed.S. Early Childhood Ed.S. Elementary Education Ed.S. Elementary Education with Special Education Examples of Assessments Connected to Transition Points For NCATE Report provide: 1. Assessments 2. Assignment instructions to students 3. Scoring Guide/Rubric 4. Data for transition point 5. Summary of transition point data (program strengths, attention needed and actions) 11

  12. Post-Graduate • Alumni Survey M.A.Ed. • No additional assessments MAT (Master’s of Art in Teaching) • Exit interview MATL • No additional assessments M.Ed. Educational Administration Ed.S. Educational Administration Ed.D. Educational Administration Ph.D. Educational Administration • No additional assessments M.Ed. Early Childhood M.Ed. Elementary Education M.Ed. Secondary Education M.Ed. Special Education M.S. Early Childhood M.S. Elementary Education M.S. Secondary Education Ed.S. Early Childhood Ed.S. Elementary Education Ed.S. Elementary Education with Special Education Ed.D. Early Childhood Ed.D. Elementary Education Ed.D. Elementary Education with Special Education Ph.D. Elementary Education • Exit interview M.Ed. Reading Coach/Reading Specialist • Exit interview MLIS and SpLIS • No additional assessment Examples of Assessments Connected to Transition Points For NCATE Report provide: 1. Assessments 2. Assignment instructions to respondents 3. Scoring Guide/Rubric 4. Data per standard 5. Summary of transition point data (program strengths, attention needed and actions) 12

  13. Needs • All items previously discussed per transition point • Overall summary of data (based on transition points) • Improvement Plan (strengths, attention needed, actions) listing changes/improvements with evidence that data has been used BE ABLE TO DOCUMENT THE COLLECTION OF DATA AND ARTICULATE HOW IT IS USED FOR PROGRAM IMPROVEMENT 13

  14. Where We Are Headed 14

  15. Common Unit Exit Assessment • Generating, Understanding, Using--Research • Common Core Competencies • Changes based on commonalities/recommendations for improvement as contained in program reports 15

  16. Migration to • Contact NCATE Office for assistance in setting up processes related to transition points such as assignments, rubrics, assessments, evaluations, surveys • NCATE Office will provide student and faculty training and support 16

  17. 2006-07 Research Colloquium 17

  18. Deadlines • Fall/Spring/Summer 2006-07 reports due • Sept 4th at first PEC meeting. Overview should be presented at meeting, full report should be sent to Mrs. Turnage (casey.turnage@usm.edu) electronically. Copies will be provided by NCATE office. All are welcomed to discuss reports prior to this deadline with Mrs. Turnage 18

  19. Thank you for your help, support and cooperation. 19