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1 Interim Certification & Master of Arts in Educational Studies: Urban Pedagogy Programs for Teach For America-Detroit Corps Members

2 Introductions Kendra Hearn, Ph.D. Associate Chair for Secondary Education, Clinical Assistant Professor, TFA Certification Program Coordinator Eileen Brussolo Assistant Director School of Education Office of Student Affairs Emily Jenkins Educational Studies MA Recruitment Coordinator

3 Your Questions Questions will not be heard through the audio feed. Type in your questions throughout the presentation in the chat box to your left. Questions will be monitored and answered at points throughout the session. Any web links within the presentation will appear in the chat box to your left as well as sent to you by following the webinar.

4 objectives By the end of this webinar, prospective UM SOE TFA Detroit Corps Members will be able to: identify the 3 program options available identify the basic design elements of each program option and how they are intended to help prepare corps members to teach effectively know the process for pursuing credits as non-candidates for degree know the process for applying to the Master of Arts: Urban Pedagogy program know the estimated costs of each program option, as well as identify financial aid resources for the Master of Arts degree identify key faculty and staff to contact for answers to more in-depth questions make an informed decision to enroll in the UM SOE certification and/or Master of Arts program

5 PROFILE The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 26,208 undergraduates 15,466 graduates 3000 faculty 1000 student organizations $1 Billion+ in research expenditures in 2010 Other campuses in Dearborn and Flint

6 SCHOOL OF EDUCATION 6 program disciplines ranked in the Top Ten of 2014 US News & World Report 59 Tenure/Tenure Track Faculty 11 Instructional/Clinical 20 Faculty hold joint appointments with other UM schools (Public Policy, Literature, Science, and the Arts, Business, etc.) 490 Graduate Students  72% Women  18% Under-Represented Minorities

7 3 options Interim Certification Program Satisfies legislative requirement to hold interim certification & maintain employment Cost: $4850/year ($9700 total) Payable with AmeriCorps award at the end of each year in the corps No ‘out of pocket’ expenses Non-Candidate for Degree (to earn 5-8 graduate credits for certification program coursework) Enroll in interim cert program; complete all content methods seminar and field instruction requirements Pay fees for interim cert program Apply and be accepted to Rackham Graduate School as NCFD by Sept. 30 of 2 nd year in corps (GRE not required) Elect 2-3 courses for 5-8 grad credits Scholarship of $1000 per grad credit elected (up to $5000) will be credited back from cert program fees to be used towards NCFD tuition (e.g. $5000 for 8 credits) Estimated “out-of-pocket” cost for 5-8 credits: $439 (resident); $6000 (non-resident) -estimate based on tuition rates -does not include certification program fees (payable with AmeriCorps award, if eligible) Master of Arts in Ed. Studies (graduate degree from the U-M) Enroll in interim cert program; complete all content methods seminar and field instruction requirements Pay fees for interim cert program Apply and be accepted to Rackham Graduate School by Sept. 30 of 1 st year in corps (GRE required) Successfully complete requirements of Rackham Graduate School (30-credit program which includes certification program classes) Scholarship of $8000 for all MA students (this is a credit of a portion of your cert. program fees) and an additional scholarship for non-resident students of up to $25,000 Estimated “out-of-pocket” cost for MA program: $19,345 (resident); $21,638 (non- resident) -estimate based o tuition rates – does not include certification program fees (payable with AmeriCorps award, if eligible)

8 about Interim Certification Interim Certification is required by the Michigan Legislation to teach unless a corps member holds a Michigan provisional or professional certificationMichigan Legislation State law requires a 3.0+GPA and candidates must pass the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (Basic Skills, as well as the subject and level that you plan to teach) Must submit required documentation to the U of M School of Ed for us to request that the Michigan Dept. of Ed. issue an interim certification in the endorsement areas that TFA Detroit staff indicates: Official transcripts CPR/First Aid/Bloodborne Pathogen training documentation Fingerprinting/Criminal Background check affidavit Cannot add or alter certification endorsements after the interim certification has been issued. This is especially important for those who want to teach beyond their time in the corps or earn Provisional Certification to teach a particular subject and grade level.

9 about the Interim Certification Program outcomes and performance-based success is judged by demonstration of skillful teaching expected of novices as evaluated using the program rubric during field visits and on portfolio entries non-credit bearing, but satisfies Michigan Department of Education professional development requirements for new teachers designed for in-service teachers builds upon what you are experiencing in your classrooms in that instructors ascertain what corps members are encountering during their teaching and incorporate those challenges and successes into their lessons classes held bi-weekly, during evenings in Detroit to accommodate the busy professional lives of teachers scheduled to avoid conflict with masters program classes

10 3 components of the Interim Certification Program Content Methods Seminars Meet bi-weekly on Tuesday or Thursday evenings at the UM Detroit Center Organized by flexible modules focused on topics of importance common to new teachers Instruction about skillful teaching with visualizations to make teaching more transparent (e.g. demonstrations, rehearsals, video analysis of teaching) Field Instruction Four visits (1/quarter) to your classroom by field instructor, all of whom are/have been practitioners Evaluation and feedback given via program rubric and narrative comments Portfolio Compile a professional portfolio of evidence of teaching practice with artifacts and reflective writings Portfolio tasks cap each seminar module Suitable for presentation to prospective employers Seminars & Field Instruction can be elected as EDUC 638 for 3 credits Portfolio Compilation & Exhibition can be elected as EDUC 655 for 2 credits State legislation State legislation requires a successful 3 rd year of teaching in your placement. During this year, you will have 4 field instruction visits and will need to receive satisfactory ratings, as well as add portfolio entries that include an employment verification letter, satisfactory evals., letter of rec., and IDP. State legislation State legislation requires a successful 3 rd year of teaching in your placement. During this year, you will have 4 field instruction visits and will need to receive satisfactory ratings, as well as add portfolio entries that include an employment verification letter, satisfactory evals., letter of rec., and IDP.

11 about Non-Candidate for Degree: an option to earn credit for certification program work For corps members who would like to earn graduate credit for certification program work and TFA Summer Institute, but not interested or ready to commit to a full degree program Must apply through Rackham Graduate school by Sept. 30 th of second year in interim cert. program $60 application fee Requires the same application as masters degree without GRE Can elect 2 – 3 courses (5-8 credits) for graduate credit for work done in the certification program; $1000 scholarship for each credit elected Up to 15 credits can be counted towards a degree; can only enroll 1 term as NCFD Elect in Spring after Year Two EDUC 655: Credit for successful portfolio completion and participation in portfolio exhibition (2 credits) – no additional work required EDUC 638: Credit for successful seminar completion and satisfactory field evaluations (3 credits) – no additional work required EDUC 540: Credit for TFA Summer Institute + additional assignments evaluated by U of M faculty/GSI’s (3 credits)

12 Non Candidate for Degree Estimated Costs ESTIMATED COSTS* + cert program fees which are payable with Americorps award (based on Tuition Rates) CreditsResidentNon-Resident 5-8 $ $5000 scholarship = $439 $11,000 - $5000 scholarship = $6,000 *based on University of Michigan FY2012 Tuition Rates

13 about the Master of Arts in Educational Studies: Urban Pedagogy pathway Apply by September 30 to Rackham Graduate School($60 application fee) Holistic review of application Suitable for those who plan to remain in education or who plan to go on to another profession but want to better understand urban teaching and learning methods, policies, and issues Designed to work in tandem with the certification program (only 8 courses needed in addition to cert program work) Most classes scheduled in evenings at U-M Detroit Center No summer term courses Can be completed in 1 ½ years as outlined $8K credit of cert program fees as a scholarship towards master’s program tuition Additional scholarship of up to $25K for non-residents Must be enrolled at least part time to be eligible for loans Fall of Year One Program application, including GRE scores due Sept. 30. No master’s classes this term. Winter of Year One EDUC 649: Foundational Perspectives on Educational Reform (3) Spring of Year One EDUC 606: Developmental & Psych. Perspectives (3) ENGR 599: Educational Entrepreneurship Workshop - Cognate (1) Fall of Year Two EDUC 547/739: Differentiating Literacy Instruction in Elementary & Secondary Schools - hybrid online & face-to-face (3) EDUC 552: Instructional Leadership in Schools (3) Winter of Year Two EDUC 695: Research & Educational Practice (3) 1 EDUC elective (3) Spring of Year Two EDUC 638: Credit for Cert. Program Seminar (3) EDUC 540: Credit for Summer Inst. + assignments (3) EDUC655: Credit for Cert Program Portfolio (2) Cognate: Any graduate course outside of EDUC (3) Spring of year two is when you will elect credits for work already completed in the certification program

14 Master of Arts in Educational Studies: Urban Pedagogy Estimated Program Costs* + cert program fees which are payable with Americorps Grant *based on UM tuition rates Total estimated Cost SOE Scholarship Award *must pay cert program fees to receive Total estimated ‘Out of Pocket’ Cost Resident$27, 345$8,000 $19,345 Non-Resident$54,638 up to $33,000 as little as $21,638

15 Scholarship Funding School of Education scholarship award allocations for each corps member are contingent upon the number of certification program enrollees, the number who are accepted as NCFD, and the number who matriculate in the masters program School of Education scholarship award letters are sent a few weeks after your acceptance in the program The scholarship award is applied incrementally across each of the 5 terms of the program We highly recommend that you: Apply for financial aid ASAP. By completing a FAFSA if you will be considered for student loans. Complete the FAFSA now and contact Eileen Brussolo if you have questions. Enroll at least half time (4 credit hours in the fall or winter) and (2 credit hours in the spring or summer)to be eligible to receive student loans. For more information about funding, visit: rograms/tl_tfa/tl_tfa_funding/

16 When & How to Apply Interim Certification Program Enrollment form completed during June TFA Induction Non-Candidate for Degree apply by September 30, 2014 Master of Arts in Ed. Studies apply by September 30, 2013 apply at u

17 Application Materials Rackham Online Application form  including the Admission Conduct form Academic Statement of Purpose Personal Statement Transcript Three Letters of Recommendation Resume Test scores  sent directly from the testing agency Application fee All application materials are due by Sept. 30, 2013

18 Checking Your Status Approximately 6-10 days after submitting your application, you will be able to review your application status in Wolverine Access.Wolverine Access If you do not have a U of M uniqname and password, you will need a “Friend” account. https://weblogin.umich.edu/friend/ https://weblogin.umich.edu/friend/

19 about residency For information about your residency classification go to: Residency Classification Office Office of the Registrar 1210 LSA Building 500 South State Street telephone number: Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday apply for residency by January 31, 2014 Application available at:

20 Who to contact about certification program for general program questions Kendra Hearn, Ph.D. Clinical Asst. Prof./ Program Coordinator for questions about certification/documentation Anita Lautenbach, Program Admin. Asst

21 Who to contact about non-candidate for degree and master’s program for general program/ curriculum questions Kendra Hearn, Ph.D. Clinical Asst. Professor/ Program Coordinator Emily Jenkins Educational Studies MA Recruitment Coordinator for application questions for residency application, scholarship & financial aid questions Eileen Brussolo Assistant Director SOE Office of Student Affairs


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