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1 JTCC Teacher Preparation Penny Speidel JTCC Educators’ Institute April 4, 2014

2 Top Ten Critical Shortage Teaching Endorsement Areas in Virginia 1.Special Education 2.Elementary Education preK-6 3.Middle Education Grades Career and Technical Education 5.Mathematics Grades 6-12 (including Algebra I) 6.School Counselor preK-12 7.Foreign Languages preK-12 8.Science Grades English as a Second Language preK Health and Physical Education preK-12

3 VCCS and Teacher Education In 2002, the VCCS created five Centers for Teacher Education in different regions of the state. The Center for Teacher Education (CTE) in the Richmond area is a joint venture between JSRCC and JTCC and is located at the JSRCC Parham Road Campus. Working together with representatives from the four-year institutions, the VCCS developed the first teacher education specializations. Colleges in the VCCS were authorized to teach EDU 200: Introduction to Teaching as a Profession. It requires a 40 hour practicum in a public school and counts towards teacher licensure.

4 JTCC Transfer Degrees, Teacher Education Specializations General Studies, Teacher Education Specialization - Elementary (K-6) General Studies, Secondary Teacher Education Specialization in Mathematics and Science Liberal Arts, Secondary Teacher Education Specialization in English Liberal Arts, Secondary Teacher Education Specialization in History

5 Every four-year college and university in Virginia with a teacher preparation program has its own agreement with the VA Department of Education. Some colleges/universities in Virginia have degrees leading to teacher licensure at the Bachelor’s level. Other colleges/universities in Virginia have degrees leading to teacher licensure at the Master’s level. Not only are there differences in degrees offered, the different Virginia colleges/universities have different course preferences for their degree requirements. This means that JTCC students who pursue one of the teacher education specializations MUST know where they plan to transfer in order to save TIME and MONEY.

6 Go to the JTCC Teacher Education site for current transfer information and other helpful hints regarding Teacher Education at JTCC. Available at: https://sites.google.com/a/ .vccs.edu/jtcc- teacher-education/ or Click on the “Interested in becoming a teacher?” icon located on all of the JTCC Teacher Specializations degree pages.

7 Recommendations for High School Students Interested in Becoming Teachers Students should take four years of mathematics. Students who want to teach English or history should take four years of a foreign language. Students who want to teach K-6 may also be required to have a foreign language. It is best to consult the transfer institution. Students should decide early where they want to transfer.

8 More recommendations… Students should decide which of JTCC’s teacher education specializations best fit their teaching goals Students may wish to take Teachers for Tomorrow (EDU 293 and EDU 295) as a senior. JTCC will waive the SDV 100/101 requirement. Students may receive additional credit from the four year college to which they transfer. Students should consider scholarship opportunities, especially in the sciences and mathematics. These are posted on the JTCC Teacher Education site. Students should make plans to join the JTCC Future Teachers Club to network with students of similar interests.

9 As educators, you are the best judges of who would make a good teacher! Let’s work together to identify those students who have the potential to be great teachers!


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