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Invest in Your Teaching Career Make a Difference -- Touch the Life of a Child Add a New Dimension to Your Classroom

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<ul><li> 1. Add a New Dimension to Your Classroom Invest in Your Teaching Career by Richard Binkney, Ph.D. </li> <li> 2. Its Exactly What You Have Been Waiting For Mercer University - Tift College of Education </li> <li> 3. Approved by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission Mercer University - Tift College of Education </li> <li> 4. Conveniently Available At Your Own Home Mercer University - Tift College of Education </li> <li> 5. Or From Your Own Place Of Work Mercer University - Tift College of Education </li> <li> 6. Or Even While Traveling Mercer University - Tift College of Education </li> <li> 7. Mercer Universitys Masters Degree in ECE (T-5) &amp; Ed. S. in the Teacher as Leader (T-6) Mercer University - Tift College of Education </li> <li> 8. Earn your M.Ed. (T-5) or Ed.S. (T-6) in as little as 1 year with 10 courses in a hybrid accelerated 8 week format Innovative graduate program learning focused on teachers in the classroom Hybrid online instructional format with on campus classes available Mercer University - Tift College of Education </li> <li> 9. Features of the Hybrid Graduate Program Classes meet in the classroom and online One Saturday meeting every semester Other campus meetings will be offered at the request of students or as needed Mercer University - Tift College of Education </li> <li> 10. M.Ed. (T-5) in ECE Offered within the 10 course hybrid program is an optional Reading Endorsement or ESOL Endorsement Online work will be in Mercers course management system Blackboard Mercer University - Tift College of Education </li> <li> 11. Ed.S. (T-6) Teacher as a Leader Optional Reading Endorsement or ESOL Endorsement available within the 10 course hybrid program Mercer University - Tift College of Education </li> <li> 12. What an Ed.S. (T-6) Degree Will Do For Me Become a professional educator who can make a difference in the classroom Be a Teacher Leader who can lead systemic improvement and use data to drive instruction Become a subject matter expert in instruction,classroom management, curriculum, and school structures Mercer University - Tift College of Education </li> <li> 13. Sample Hybrid M.Ed. On-Line Teaching Format Guide - Fall Semester - 3 classes Spring Semester - 3 classes Summer Semester - 4 classes Mercer University - Tift College of Education </li> <li> 14. Personalized, individualized, and group optional tutoring available by professors on a scheduled bi-weekly basis Mercer University - Tift College of Education </li> <li> 15. Face-to-face review and enrichment Optional meetings with faculty sessions with professors are offered on a bi-weekly once a semester on Saturdays basis as needed Mercer University - Tift College of Education </li> <li> 16. Full-time professional technology support and assistance available as needed Mercer University - Tift College of Education </li> <li> 17. Graduate Degree Benefits Become the Superior Teacher that you want to be Put more money each month into your pocketbook with a higher college degree Increase your total annual income Increase your total retirement benefits with a masters degree Mercer University - Tift College of Education </li> <li> 18. Academic Benefits Gain best practices of teaching and learning Learn to apply the skills of data analysis and action research to your own classroom Achieve professional development and growth opportunity expected of school leaders Mercer University - Tift College of Education </li> <li> 19. More Benefits Advance Your Career as a professional Secure Your Future with a graduate degree that gives you the edge in the marketplace where experience and training count most. Mercer University - Tift College of Education </li> <li> 20. Innovative Career-Relevant Program Offers Diversified Instruction that maximizes opportunities for active learning and service based experiences Integrated Curriculum that promotes the learning-centered classroom and cultural diversity Use of Response to Intervention to enhance learning for all students Incorporating Best Teaching Practices in your class Conducting Authentic Assessment and Data Analysis Engaging in relevant Action Research Mercer University - Tift College of Education </li> <li> 21. Program Academic Highlights Integrate theory and practice Forge learning communities Use inclusive cultural diversity strategies Apply technology effectively to classrooms Create your own model to ensure lifelong success for students at all levels Engage in Reflective Analysis All That Is Missing Is You Mercer University - Tift College of Education </li> <li> 22. Learn how to publish your own research in state and national journals and learn how to write grants that get funded Master the art of making presentations at state and national conferences Mercer University - Tift College of Education </li> <li> 23. Set Your Goals Make a difference Become an innovator Effect change and improve student learning Mercer University - Tift College of Education </li> <li> 24. Reach for the Stars Distinguish yourself as a teacher leader Open more doors of opportunity Develop a solid foundation for career success &amp; mobility Exemplify professionalism as a life-long learner Mercer University - Tift College of Education </li> <li> 25. M.Ed. Graduate Admission Requirements Possess a T-4 in Early Childhood GPA of 2.75 or better Submit satisfactory test scores GRE - target of 800 combined score MAT - target of 397 total score (scores less than 6 years old, please) Mercer University - Tift College of Education </li> <li> 26. Ed.S. (T-6) Admission Requirements Possess a Masters Degree or hold a T-5 Certificate in any teaching field Graduate GPA of 3.5 or better Submit satisfactory test scores GRE - target of 900 combined score MAT- target of 406 total score (scores less than 6 years old, please) Mercer University - Tift College of Education </li> <li> 27. Dont Forget One Official Transcript From All Previous Colleges Attended Mercer University - Tift College of Education </li> <li> 28. How to Apply Please contact Ms. Evelene Johnson 678/547-6528 johnson_eh@mercer.edu or Mercer.Edu/AdultPrograms go to Graduate Programs go to Graduate Education Mercer University - Tift College of Education </li> <li> 29. Financial Aid may be Available for Qualified Applicants Phone: 678-547-6050 www.mercer.edu/finaid/rac www.gacollege411.org www.fafsa.com Mercer University - Tift College of Education </li> <li> 30. For More Information Dr. Catherine Gardner, Ph.D. Chair Henry - Douglas - Coweta Forsyth County Regional Centers Tift College of Education Mercer University 160 Henry Parkway McDonough, GA 30253 678-547-6327 Gardner_CM@Mercer.Edu Mercer University - Tift College of Education </li> <li> 31. Picture Yourself Here Soon Mercer University - Tift College of Education </li> <li> 32. Mercer University is accredited by: GPSC - Georgia Professional Standards Commission SACS - Southern Association of Colleges and Schools NCATE - National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education Mercer University - Tift College of Education </li> <li> 33. Why Wait? Mercer University Macon - Atlanta - Savannah Henry County - Douglas County- Eastman Coweta County - Forsyth County Mercer University - Tift College of Education </li> </ul>