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Professional teacher education unit urban education option

Professional Teacher Education Unit

Urban Education Option

A Teacher Quality Partnership between Kennesaw State University and Cobb County School District


Professional teacher education unit urban education option

  • This five year project is designed to increase academic achievement for students in urban schools in Cobb County, Georgia and beyond, through the development of an innovative teacher preparation program.

  • The Bagwell College of Education and teacher preparation partners in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and the College of Science and Mathematics at Kennesaw State University (KSU) collaborate with the Cobb County School District (CCSD) in developing, implementing, and evaluating a seven-school Vertically Articulated Professional Development School (VAPDS) model for teacher preparation in Area 2 of Cobb County.

  • Principal Investigators:Cheryl Hungerford (CCSD) and Dr. Arlinda Eaton (KSU)

  • TQP Co-Directors: Dr. Angela Blaver (KSU), Laura Kelley (CCSD), and Dr. Marie Holbein (KSU)

  • Recruitment Administrator: Paul Volkman (KSU)

  • Business Manager: Christine Zelt (KSU)

  • Administrative Assistant: Nicole Lane (KSU)


Purpose

  • The purpose of the Urban Education Option is to partner with teachers, parents, community groups, administrators, as well as Cobb County public school students to prepare teacher candidates to effectively teach in high need, urban schools.

Purpose?


8 strands of urban education

  • Assessment

  • Culturally Responsive Training

  • Technology

  • Family Engagement

  • Inclusive Education

  • ESOL

  • Language and Literacy

  • Differentiation

8 Strands of Urban Education


Benefits

  • Take classes on site at our 7 partner schools

  • Cohort model – same students taking all UE classes with you

  • Yearlong Internship – consistency with collaborating teacher

  • UE classes are reserved

  • Build relationships with students, staff, and families

  • Additional instruction in culturally relevant training and technology

  • Sustained instruction and mentoring in CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT

  • Post graduation mentoring to create a smooth transition into the first year of teaching

Benefits?



Professional teacher education unit urban education option
Our schools are located in the southern part of Cobb County, in the Smyrna/Marietta Area ( area 2 of Cobb County)


Early childhood ue schedule fall 2013 labelle subject to change
Early Childhood UE Schedule Fall 2013 (LaBelle) in the Smyrna/Marietta Area ( area 2 of Cobb County)*Subject to change


Early childhood schedule spring of 2014 milford subject to change
Early Childhood Schedule Spring of 2014 (Milford) in the Smyrna/Marietta Area ( area 2 of Cobb County)*Subject to change


Early childhood yearlong internship schedule

Spring 2015 in the Smyrna/Marietta Area ( area 2 of Cobb County)(Fair Oaks)

  • ECE 4473-Student Teaching

  • HPS 3670-Health & PE

  • Senior Seminar (Classroom Management)

Fall 2014 (Birney/Hollydale)

  • ECE 4401-Math

  • ECE 4402-Science

  • ECE 4403-Social Studies

  • ECE 4404-Reading/LA

  • MUED 3340-Music

  • ARED 3309-Visual Arts

Early Childhood Yearlong Internship Schedule


Professional teacher education unit urban education option

Middle Grades Fall 2013 Schedule ( in the Smyrna/Marietta Area ( area 2 of Cobb County)Smitha)

*Subject to change

Middle Grades Spring 2014 Schedule (Fair Oaks)

*Subject to change


Middle grades yearlong internship smitha

  • FALL 2014 in the Smyrna/Marietta Area ( area 2 of Cobb County)

  • EDMG 4401-4404; 4408 Teaching: Math, Science, SS, Language Arts, Reading in Middle Grades - choose 2

  • EDMG 4407 Classroom Management

  • EDMG 4406 Field Experience

  • SPRING 2015

  • EDRD 3330 Reading Methods & Materials

  • EDMG 4490 Student Teaching

Middle Grades Yearlong Internship (Smitha)


High school grades fall 2013 schedule osborne subject to change
High School Grades Fall 2013 Schedule (Osborne) in the Smyrna/Marietta Area ( area 2 of Cobb County)*Subject to change


Professional teacher education unit urban education option

High School Grades in the Smyrna/Marietta Area ( area 2 of Cobb County)Spring 2014 Schedule (Smitha)*Subject to change


High school grades yearlong internship osborne

  • SPRING in the Smyrna/Marietta Area ( area 2 of Cobb County)2015

  • 4475 Student Teaching Urban Schools

  • 4490 Secondary Methods & Data Mgt. Practicum

  • ITEC 3000 Teaching & Learning in Digital Age

  • FALL 2014

  • 4490 (Methods-subject specific)

  • INED 4490 Literacy in Content Areas for Urban Learners

  • Practicum/Internship

High School Grades Yearlong Internship (Osborne)


Professional teacher education unit urban education option

Urban Education Collaborative Professional Development in the Smyrna/Marietta Area ( area 2 of Cobb County)

Helping the Community

UE Cohort Orientation

Learning Models of Co-Teaching

Professional Development Conference


Tqp ksu math bowl
TQP KSU Math Bowl in the Smyrna/Marietta Area ( area 2 of Cobb County)


Eligibility

  • Have a minimum 2.75 adjusted GPA when entering College of Teacher Education

  • Apply to Teacher Education and gain acceptance at the designated semester according your program

  • Pass GACE basic skills testing (Reading, Writing, & Math)

    *Exempt if SAT: minimum score 1,000 (Verbal/Critical Reading+Mathematics)

    or ACT: minimum score 43 (English+Mathematics)

  • Be ready for some junior level course work by fall 2013

  • Be able to take responsibility for transportation to and from the schools in Area 2, which is located in the southern quadrant of Cobb County, in the Smyrna/Marietta region

  • Provide application materials including a cover letter, 2 letters of recommendation, a background check, completed verification of liability insurance form, transcripts from Owl Express (Banner), and participate in an interview

  • KSU student deadline is March 1, 2013

  • Transfer student deadline is August 1, 2013

Eligibility


Professional teacher education unit urban education option

Applicant Timeline Teacher Education

  • (Fall Semester - Recommended) Meet with the advisor for your program and discuss a specific plan for Urban Education

  • Elementary – Dr. Cherry Steffen or Beth Peery

  • Middle – Nancy Gillis

  • Secondary – Math: Dr. Mary Garner

  • Secondary – History: Dr. Kay Reeve

  • Secondary – Biology: Dr. Michael Dias

  • Secondary – English: Dr. Robert Montgomery

  • (Spring Semester – March 1) Complete the UE application and corresponding documents

  • (Spring Semester – March – April) Schedule an interview

  • (Spring Semester – May) Applicants are notified of acceptance within 2 weeks of interview



Professional teacher education unit urban education option

Additional Information Teacher EducationOn the Web - https://education.kennesaw.edu/tqp/TQP Blog - http://ksutqp.wordpress.com/UE MAED sample lessons - http://danielkeiger.weebly.com/index.htmlUE HIED sample lessons - http://jmcuecapstone.weebly.com/Facebook – www.facebook.com/urbaneducationTwitter - @Ksu_urbanedLinkedIn - http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Kennesaw-State-Urban-Education-4564675?trk=myg_ugrp_ovrRSS - http://ksutqp.wordpress.com/feed/