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Orientation for More at Four Teachers Nonpublic Schools Teacher Licensure Unit
“Everything we’re doing—teaching, mentoring, evaluating—is for the child. Research indicates effective teachers lead to better child outcomes.” TLU Evaluator/Mentor Teacher August 2008
Agenda Welcome & Introductions Webinar Guidelines Purpose and Objectives Overview & Program Requirements TLU Eligibility, Priority and Services Teacher Education, Performance & Evaluation Requirements & Standards Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) TLU Mentor-Evaluator Assignments Next Steps **Q&A throughout the session
Session Objectives Describe teacher licensure functions & programs administered by the Office of Early Learning (OEL)/ Teacher Licensure Unit (TLU) Recognize key teacher licensure terms Understand the BK licensure continuum Describe options for completing initial licensure (BK Standard Professional I) Know the requirements for maintaining BK SP II licensure
Overview NC State Board of Education (SBE) Structure –North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NC DPI), Div. of Academic Services/Instructional Support, Office of Early Learning (OEL – Pre-K – Grade 3) Mission –Future Ready Students (children) for the 21 st Century
NC State Board of Education Mission Every student (child) will graduate from high school, globally competitive for work, and postsecondary education, and prepared for life in the 21 st Century. Adopted August 2006 Question: How does this mission apply to MAF pre-k and teacher education?
State Board of Education Goals NC Public Schools will: produce globally competitive students be led by 21 st century professionals be healthy and responsible guide innovation in NC Public Schools be governed and supported by 21 st Century Systems
NC Office of Early Learning (Pre-K Mission) Prepare children for school success through high- quality early education (public & private) Promote high-quality early childhood educational opportunities that children need to be ready for school success MAF Program Requirements –Evidence-based, teacher education and licensure
More at Four Pre-Kindergarten Program Requirements The More at Four Committee The Child Eligibility The Site DCD Star Rating (nonpublic sites)
More at Four Pre-Kindergarten Program Requirements The Classroom Curricula, Screening & Assessment, NC Foundations The Staff Education, Licensure & Credentials Evaluation & Monitoring ECERS-R
NC State Board Action January 2007, North Carolina State Board of Education (SBE) grants OEL “licensing authority.” Authority permits OEL to provide teacher licensure services for More at Four teachers in nonpublic schools (same process as Public Schools). The TLU has the responsibility to ensure the integrity and rigor of B-K teacher licensure process. Must operate in accordance with General Statutes and Administrative Codes for teacher licensure: –Teachers must be mentored & evaluated –Teachers must complete required professional development based on type of license held
Terms and Definitions Teacher Licensure Terms and Definitions Activity: 1. Why are definitions important? 2. Describe the following: LE, SPI, BTSP, LETP, PDP
TLU’s Primary Goal Provides the structure for MAF teachers in nonpublic schools to attain and maintain the B-K Standard Professional II (B-K SP II) License (continuing license)— equivalent to options available to MAF teachers in public schools.
TLU Eligibility, Priority and Services Teacher Eligibility –Who has to participate Service Priority: Levels I – IV TLU Services –Beginning Teacher Support Program –Lateral Entry Teacher Program –Licensure Renewal
Check-in: Where are you in the BK Licensure Process? Related BA or BS degree - Child Development, Early Childhood Education, Human Development and Family Studies or Psychology Unrelated BA or BS degree BA/BS degree and working toward BK Initial Provisional Lateral Entry BK License Provisional BK (have NC K-6 or other NC or other state’s License) BK or Preschool License (SP I or II)
Professional Teaching & Standards NC Professional Teaching Standards NC BK Specialty Standards NC Teacher Evaluation Process Teacher Education, Performance & Evaluation
Standard I: Teachers demonstrate leadership Standard II: Teachers establish a respectful environment for a diverse population of students Standard III: Teachers know the content they teach Standard IV: Teachers facilitate learning for their students Standard V: Teachers reflect on their practice NC Professional Teaching Standards
Standard I: Comprehensive knowledge of typical as well as atypical patterns of child development. Standard II: Foster relationships with families that support children’s development and learning Standard III: Build community partnerships in support of children and families Standard IV: Use authentic, ongoing assessment of children’s abilities to plan, implement, and evaluate programs that build upon each child’s unique strengths Standard V: Create and adapt environments and intentionally plan and implement an integrated curriculum NC Birth-Kindergarten (BK) Standards
NC Professional Teaching Standards Professional Growth Model (Formative) Formal and Informal Observations Summative Evaluation All Licensure Levels (LE, BK SPI, BK SPII and Preschool or Pre-K/K Add-0n licenses) NC Teacher Evaluation Process
)Developing – Demonstrate adequate growth (Awareness and Interest) )Proficient – Demonstrate basic competence (Intentionality & Consistent Implementation) )Accomplished – Exceeded basic competence most of the time (Greater Depth and Frequency) Distinguished – consistently and significantly exceeded basic competence (Leadership & Dissemination) Not Demonstrated – Did not demonstrate competence on or adequate growth NC Teacher Evaluation Performance Rating Scale
Beginning Teacher Support Program –Initial Licenses NC BK Standard Professional I (SPI) license NC Lateral Entry (LE) Provisional BK license issued to teachers with a BA/BS degree Renewal –Continuing License NC BK Standard Professional II (SPII) license or Pre-School or Pre-K/K Add-on license NC Teacher Licensure
Phase 1 – Mentor leads TLU Team Agreement and Getting-to-Know-You meetings, Teacher completes Self Assessment Phase 2 – Mentor Observation, Professional Development Plan Phase 3 – Formal observation with pre & post conference Phases of Mentoring and Evaluation Process for Beginning Teacher Support Program (BTSP) NC Lateral Entry & BK SP I Licensed Teachers
Phase 4 – Observations continue, including post conferences; PDP reviewed and adjusted Phase 5 – Summative evaluation with ratings Phase 6 – Submission of PDP and Professional Development Log to TLU Phases of Mentoring and Evaluation Process for BTSP Teachers cont.
Phases of Mentoring and Evaluation Process for BK SPII Teachers Phase 1 – Team Agreement, Teacher completes Self Assessment Phase 2 –Professional Development Plan Phase 3 – Formal observation begins (2 observations and/or 1 summative evaluation in year 5)
Phases of Mentoring and Evaluation Process for SPII Teachers cont. Phase 4 – Evaluator submits evaluation Phase 5 – Teacher submits PDP and Professional Development Log to TLU
Resources Office of Early Learning Website Teacher Education & Licensure pages –Key Documents Glossary Requirements for Teachers with NC LE or Provisional B-K Licenses, and BK SP I, II Licenses (General Information) Frequently Asked Questions T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood Scholarships & Health Insurance reimbursement program
Next Steps Teacher Status: Moving from Waiting to Active NC Licensure Application Process (NC Lateral Entry & Provisional Licenses) TLU Webinars - teachers and site administrators NC Teacher Evaluation Process Training –See website Lateral Entry Licensure Process (Wait List) Teachers – To be announced Assign TLU Mentor & Evaluator (August 16 – November) Services begin
Contact Information NC Department of Public Instruction Academic Services & Instructional Support (ASIS) Office of Early Learning Teacher Licensure Unit 2075 Mail Service Center Raleigh, NC Cindy Wheeler, Manager Teacher Licensure Unit (TLU) Information TLU enrollment, transcripts, licensure application, and other teacher licensure services: Contact Cassandra Silver or Enrollment, registration for professional development, training certificates: Contact Jan Ruiz at or Professional development, Evaluation Process and Beginning Teacher Support: Contact Sharon Spigner (Teacher Licensure Education Consultant) at or
Thank you for your time today! Training certificates will be sent electronically Jan Ruiz