Southern Polytechnic State University

Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2012-2013

Teacher Education

Offering:
Bachelor of Science in Biology with teacher education track leading to grades 6-12 certification

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry with teacher education track leading to grades 6-12 certification

Bachelor of Science in Physics with teacher education track leading to grades 6-12 certification

Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics with teacher education track leading to grades 6-12 certification

The bachelor's degrees in mathematics or science with the Teacher Education track provides students with a strong foundation in the discipline, giving them maximum flexibility with their degrees. Adding the Teacher Education track can give students immediate job possibilities.

The Teacher Education Program at SPSU provides students with strong, mentored experiences in the schools, a thorough knowledge of the teaching strategies and research on learning science and mathematics, and a nationally renowned teacher preparation program. This program allows students to build confidence in working with a variety of students in multiple school settings, and prepares them for a successful career in teaching mathematics or science in the middle school or high school.

Teacher certification will be provided by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (PSC) after SPSU is approved by the PSC and accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). Approval and accreditation will follow PSC/NCATE campus visit in the winter of 2013. Therefore, SPSU's first teacher candidates will graduate in the Spring 2013. Questions should be directed to the Teacher Education Office in J-353.

Our professors are professionals with high school teaching and leadership experience, academic credentials, and experiences in teacher preparation.

The Faculty:

Alan Gabrielli, Professor Emeritus, SPSUTeach Co-Director

Cassandra Race, Instructor

Laura Speer, Master Teacher

George W. Stickel, Associate Professor, Teacher Education Director and SPSUTeach Co-Director

Students pursuing this degree must complete:

The Core Curriculum

60

Required Courses

30

Education Courses

33

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