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Touch the Minds and Hearts of the Future: Become a Teacher Master of Education - Secondary Education Department of Teacher Preparation & Special Education
Teacher supply and demand in the Middle Atlantic States (2003) 4.21 - 5.00 Considerable Shortage 3.41 - 4.20Some Shortage 2.61 - 3.40Balance 1.81 - 2.60 Some surplus
Demand for Minority Teachers in Large Urban School Districts • 73% of responding urban school districts indicate an immediate need for teachers of color • Minorities make up 69% of student enrollment compared to 36% of teachers
US News & World Report Rankings • GSEHD ranked in top 20% for 8thconsecutive year • GSEHD ranked # 24 – April 2005 • GSEHD ranked #1 in the Region (DC, MD, & NoVA) • GSEHD is the fourth highest rated, nationally accredited, private Graduate School of Education in the U.S. • GSEHD is #5 in the country in research dollars per faculty member • Secondary Education Partnerships recognized for excellence by ATE (1999) and USDOE (NCLB) 2003
Program Overview • CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK • Research and Scholarship Research and scholarship are prerequisite to the improvement of educational practice • Leadership in the Educational Endeavor Leadership is critical in the reform and redesign of education and human service at all levels • Building Reflective Practitioners Building reflective practitioners through the integration of theory and practice needs to be a focus of all programs • Service to the Multicultural, Multinational and International Community of Diverse Learners A community of diverse learners is prerequisite to success in the education and human service professions • Secondary Education Website Address: • http://www.gwu.edu/~seced
Dimensions to Consider When Selecting a Teacher Preparation Program • Nature and depth of field experience • Field setting • urban / suburban • middle / high • Time commitment • full/part-time • self-paced • Duration / flexibility • Financial assistance • Size of the program • Program Reputation • Support System (Mentoring/Supervision)
Areas of Licensure • English • Social Studies • ESL • Foreign Language • Computer Science • Special Education • Math • Potential for Dual Licensure • Science • Art
Three Components for Licensure I. Content Background • Content area preparation forms II. Professional Education Coursework • Your GWU Program • Teacher’s Examination • Praxis I & Praxis II
Partnership Options in Secondary Education • Partnerships in the Secondary Education Program provide students with multiple options to obtain licensure and the master’s degree! • Partnerships vary in: • Duration • Placement experiences and locations • Financial Support
T2000/Teaching Corps FellowsReturned Peace Corps, Teach for America, and AmeriCorps Volunteers
SELECTING SUCCESSFUL TEACHERS SECONDARY EDUCATION ATTHE GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY 1. Initial inquiry/contact with GW: www.gwu.edu/~seced 202-994-6171 (for packet by mail) 202-994-0935 (specific secondary ed questions) E-mail: email@example.com Inquiry Phase: • 2. Completion of Required “paper” application Phase: • $60.00 application fee2 letters of recommendation • Official transcripts • Content Area Preparation Form • Statement of purpose • Resume • GRE/MAT scores (waived with advance degree) • Pass score on the Praxis I Application Phase: 3. Preliminary Screening Selected applicants receive an invitation from the Secondary Education Coordinator to attended an in-person interview session. Invitation to interview phase:
SELECTING SUCCESSFUL TEACHERS SECONDARY EDUCATION ATTHE GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY(continued) 4. On-Site, Interactive Application Phase: - Writing Sample - Group Interview - Individual Interview Interview Phase: Admissions Decisions: 5. Joint Faculty Decisions: Admission to Program Partnership Assignment 6. Offer of Admission
Contact Information Secondary Education Website: http://www.gwu.edu/~seced Research Assistant- Jessica Lee firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-994-0935 • DELTA Partnership: Melissa Buelow email@example.com • FTT Partnership: Aileen Watts firstname.lastname@example.org (202) 973-1561 (202) 973-1075 (fax) • T2000 Partnership: Jeanne Embich email@example.com • or 202-973-1061 • Model: Jim Reese firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-994-3022 • Quest: Janet Schiavone email@example.com or 703-726-3570