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B.1      Define the professional education unit at your institution/agency and describe its relationship to other units at the institution or agency that are involved in the preparation of professional educators.

 

The Division of Education is the unit responsible for all educator preparation programs at Thomas University.  The Division of Education has the authority to oversee all teacher education licensure programs, with input and advice from its internal and external committees. The Unit provides leadership for all educator preparation programs, including coordination of accreditation and state program approval activities and oversight of curriculum and policies. The Division of Education chair reports directly to the Provost/ Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs.  The education faculty members are under the leadership of the Division of Education Chairperson.  The Division works closely with faculty in the Division of Math and Science and the Division of Humanities of Humanities and Social Science to review teacher candidate proficiency data toward the goal of candidate and unit improvement.  Faculty members in the Division of Math and Science and the Division of Humanities and Social Science sit on the Division of Education Advisory Committee and the Assessment Committee along with unit faculty and partner school faculty and administrators.

 

 

 

B.2. How many professional education faculty members or agency employees support the professional education unit (or will support the unit if they have not yet been hired)? Please complete Table 1 or insert a hyperlink to your own table at Prompt B.6.

 

Table 1

Professional Education Faculty

Number of Professional Education Faculty

 Full-time in the Unit

Full-time in the Institution/Agency, but Part-time in the Unit

Part-time at the Institution/Agency & the Unit (e.g., adjunct faculty)

Graduate Teaching Assistants Teaching or Supervising Clinical Practice

Total # of Professional Education Faculty

5*

10

13

0

28

 

* One new hire scheduled for Spring 2015

 


B.3      What programs are proposed at your institution or agency to prepare candidates for initial educator certification or for educator endorsements? Please complete Table 2 or insert a hyperlink to your own table at Prompt B.6.

 

Table 2

Initial Preparation Programs Proposed for Approval

Program Name

Delivery Mode(s) (e.g., face-to-face, online, or hybrid / blended)

Award Level(s)

(e.g.,  Bachelor's, post-baccalaureate / certification-only,  Master's/M.A.T., *Specialist, *Doctoral, or Endorsement)

GaPSC Educator Preparation Rule #

GaPSC Certification Rule #

Proposed Start Date

(Semester / Year)

Early Childhood

Face-to-face

Bachelors of Science

505-3-.16

505-2-.59

N/A

Middle Grades Education

Face-to-face

Bachelors of Science

505-3-.26

502-2-.84

N/A

Post Baccalaureate Middle Grades Education

Face-to-face

 certification-only

505-3-.26

502-2-.84

N/A

Secondary English

Face-to-face

Bachelors of Science

505-3-.17

502-2-.62

N/A

Post Baccalaureate Secondary English

Face-to-face

certification-only

505-3-.17

502-2-.62

N/A

Secondary Mathematics

Face-to-face

Bachelors of Science

5050-3-.25

502-2-.82

N/A

Post Baccalaureate

Secondary Mathematics

Face-to-face

certification-only

5050-3-.25

502-2-.82

N/A

B.5.  Which of the initial teacher preparation, endorsement and advanced preparation programs listed above will be offered off-campus or via distance learning technologies?

No programs are offered off-campus or via distance learning.

 

 

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