Mary Ariail, Ph.D. Department of Middle and Secondary Education College of Education Georgia State University Atlanta, GA email@example.com. Teacher Education in the United States. Georgia State University. THE UNITED STATES. GSU Atlanta. GEORGIA.
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Historically, decisions about education have been left to the 50 states.
President George W. Bush – 2001: No Child Left Behind (NCLB); tied federal funding to state compliance with standard-setting and measurable goals
2008: Obama administration inherited legacy of NCLB
Both administrations support increased national standardization (e.g., common core standards, edTPA)
Compliance from states is now driven by Race To The Top R2T funding ($4.35 billion)
Received $4,000,000 in federal funding to improve teacher education
BS Physics (6-12)
Admission to Teacher Education
Area G.2: Core Knowledge for Middle Childhood Education (12 hours) (year 3, 2nd semester)
Area G.3: Core Knowledge for Middle Childhood Education (12 hours) (year 4, 1st semester)
Area H: Student Teaching (12 hr) (year 4, 2nd semester)
Note: Including observation hours in pre-teaching courses, teacher candidates spend more than than 800 contact hours in school settings by the end of program.
Observations of numerous classrooms
Detailed lesson plans
Gradual increase in teaching responsibilities (individual, small group, whole class)
edTPA: planning, instruction, assessment, videos of teaching
Reflections on learning
Additional Certification Requirements
A nationally available performance assessment of readiness to teach
Three major components: Planning, Instruction, Assessment
Teacher candidates prepare, teach, and analyze 3-5 consecutive lessons.
Artifacts, including videos of teaching are submitted online to external reviewers.
Passing score required for students to receive induction certificate for teaching
Dr. Mary Ariail
Associate Chair, Department of Middle and Secondary Education
Georgia State University