Agenda Brief introductions Overview of the Secondary Dual Educator Program (SDEP) Q & A with SDEPPERS Admission process & requirements Financial aid &
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Agenda Brief introductions Overview of the Secondary Dual Educator Program (SDEP) Q & A with SDEPPERS Admission process & requirements Financial aid & scholarships
Content Knowledge Field Experiences Instructional Skills Collaboration & Leadership GOAL: Independent Adolescent Learners Secondary Dual Educator Program
Candidates enter our graduate program with a BA/BS in a content area with 3.0 GPA and passing scores on subject area tests Program length: Fall 2011 start; 6 terms full time with experience in both general and special education classrooms every term; a 2-month break in Summer 2012. Teacher candidates earn: Masters Degree Initial license at the middle/secondary level Endorsements in your content area and special education Secondary Dual Educator Program
Grades 6-12 Classroom challenges Higher expectations for student achievement Learning is difficult for many students Greater cultural and linguistic diversity Students question relevance of content Lack of time for teachers to plan and collaborate Increasing volume of information Adapted from Lenz, K. presentation (2005). University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning.
Imagine teachers who realize the potential in all learners… We strive to prepare highly qualified teachers who: are able to teach student with diverse backgrounds and abilities
Imagine high school students who graduate ready to succeed… Young men and women who: –Understand how they learn –Use learning strategies to support their academic success –Realize self confidence –Will generalize these skills and dispositions to the workplace and post-secondary education –Are able to work collaboratively within a diverse community
Filling the Need Versatility Flexible teaching roles and functions Literacy (assessment, strategies, and tools for remediation) Teacher leadership Facilitating and modeling professional collaboration Functioning as faculty resource for new methodologies
Questions for SDEP cohort… How is this program preparing you to meet the diverse needs of middle and high school learners? Further questions?
Admission steps Let’s walk through the application process on the SDEP web page SDEP web page www.ceed.pdx.edu/sdep
Next steps: 1.Schedule appointment with your department advisor. 2.Register for the tests. 3.Order 2 sets of official transcripts. 4.Acquire experience with adolescents! Volunteer in schools and with kids with learning differences! 5.Download reference form and give to 3 people to write you a letter of reference for application and scholarships. 6.Start working on your personal statement. 7.Make sure to save your application in Tk20 often. Only click submit when everything is done. Submission deadline is February 1 st.
Apply for Financial Aid now Financial aid http://www.pdx.edu/finaid TEACH grants The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program provides up to $4,000 per year in grants for graduate and undergraduate students who intend to teach full-time as a highly qualified teacher in high- need subject areas for at least four years at schools that serve students from low-income families. Graduate students are eligible for $4,000 per year ($8,000 total). https://teach-ats.ed.gov/ats/index.action
Scholarships Check out the PSU scholarship web page at http://www.sa.pdx.edu/scholarships/ http://www.sa.pdx.edu/scholarships/