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Clinical Education, Reading Endorsement and Cooperating Teachers

2021 Florida Statute 1004.04 (5)(e):  Beginning with the 2022-2023 school year, all cooperating teachers will be required to be certified or endorsed in reading, if they will support student interns that are seeking placement in elementary grades or other identified certification areas.  Specific questions can be emailed to Claudine Henderson chenders@volusia.k12.fl.us.

Support Staff Tuition Reimbursement

We are excited that the VUE Support Staff contract has been ratified and approved.  As part of the contract ratification, VCS support staff members are now eligible for tuition reimbursement. 

 Tuition Reimbursement Support staff shall be reimbursed for the cost of tuition for courses taken under the following terms and limits:

 

  1. The Board shall appropriate $60,000.00 for tuition reimbursement each for years 2021- 2022 and 2022-2023. Funding will cease on June 30, 2023. Subsequent years are conditioned upon the availability of funding.
  2. Tuition reimbursement shall only be available for one course (maximum of 3 hours) per year for each individual. This limit may be modified, at the sole discretion of the Superintendent or designee, if there are funds remaining in the account for the fiscal year, and all other requests have been considered.
  3. Requests for tuition reimbursement shall be submitted to the Superintendent or designee for approval in advance of the course. The procedure for application shall be established and published by the Superintendent or designee.
  4. Tuition reimbursement shall be limited to $350 per credit hour, not to exceed the actual cost of the credit hour, and shall be applied only to the cost of tuition.
  5. To be eligible for reimbursement, the course requested to be taken must be specific to the employee’s current assignment(s) and from a college or university accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools or another recognized accreditation agency. Other courses may be eligible only with prior approval of the Superintendent or designee.
  6. To be reimbursed for a course, an employee must earn a grade of B or better, as evidenced by an official transcript or a grade slip.

 

If you have taken a course that qualifies for tuition reimbursement during this 2021-2022 school year, please:

  • complete the attached Support Staff Tuition Reimbursement application
  • either scan it and send it electronically to Crystal Bradley cbradley@volusia.k12.fl.us or you can send the hard copy via interoffice mail to:
    • Crystal Bradley, Office of Professional Learning
    • DAC, Suite 117

 In addition, if you have already completed your course, please include your transcript or grade slip to Crystal Bradley.  Since funds are limited, it will be on a first-come, first-served basis.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Crystal Bradley. 

Civics Seal of Excellence

Florida Department of Education now has a way for teachers to sign up to receive updates about the Civics Seal of Excellence.  If you are interested in taking the course and possibly be eligible for the $3,000 stipend from the FLDOE,  use this link https://civics.cpalms.org/ to sign up for updates.

Para to ESE Teacher Program

DAYTONA STATE COLLEGE - SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

Now offering a Florida state-approved bachelor’s program for full-time paraprofessionals in public schools!


Courses are offered online and in the evenings. Graduates earn a Bachelors in Exceptional Student Education and their full Reading and ESOL Endorsement. Click HERE to open the flyer. 

Announcements

 

Summer Book Study Opportunity: Happy Kids Don’t Punch You In the Face by Ben Springer

Join Christy Cleckler and Meredith Gilbert from Beachside Elementary in a summer book study opportunity!  Happy Kids Don’t Punch You In the Face provides effective strategies to help ‘eliminate aggressive behavior in school.’ The book study will host one in-person meet-up to launch the study and Twitter chats. To learn more about this opportunity and to register, please click on the flyer listed below.  Additional Questions? Contact Christy Cleckler or Meredith Gilbert . For more information click HERE

 


Attention New Teachers or Teachers Changing Grade Levels:

Please join us on July 25th for a 2.5-hour introduction to Benchmark Advance.

 Collaborative Planning for the Mathematics B.E.S.T. Standards

This learning opportunity will include a brief overview of the B.E.S.T. standards then time for planning for the 22-23 school year using the curriculum maps and new resources. Textbooks will be available to use to plan lessons and curriculum specialist will be at the sessions to support planning.

Sign up in MyPGS using the section numbers below, feel free to sign up for more than one session. Click HERE for dates, times and section numbers. 

Collaborative Planning Rate will be paid for participants at $25 per hour and in-service points will be awarded.

 

Location: The VUE Building

1381 Educators Rd

Daytona Beach, FL 32124

 

Virtual Math Academy

 

Prefer virtual learning? Want to learn from home or anywhere?

The Virtual Math Academy will allow you to participate in the B.E.S.T. Overview training and the Textbook Overview & Implementation sessions in a virtual learning environment.

Inservice points will be awarded. Click  HERE for MyPGS section numbers, dates. and times.


Art of Reflection and Response Teacher Institute

 

This annual professional learning is for K-12 educators across the curriculum. A cohort optimally includes a variety of perspectives, and there is great intention to have participants visualize how each activity could be applied in their instructional setting. 

2022-23 New Teacher Institute Schedule

2022-23 Art of Reflection and Response Teacher Institute II Application for Returning Teachers

 


Civics Seal of Excellence

 

Florida Department of Education now has a way for teachers to sign up to receive updates about the Civics Seal of Excellence.  If you are interested in taking the course and possibly be eligible for the $3,000 stipend from the FLDOE,  use this link https://civics.cpalms.org/ to sign up for updates.


Support Staff Tuition Reimbursement

We are excited that the VUE Support Staff contract has been ratified and approved.  As part of the contract ratification, VCS support staff members are now eligible for tuition reimbursement. 

 Tuition Reimbursement Support staff shall be reimbursed for the cost of tuition for courses taken under the following terms and limits:

 

  1. The Board shall appropriate $60,000.00 for tuition reimbursement each for years 2021- 2022 and 2022-2023. Funding will cease on June 30, 2023. Subsequent years are conditioned upon the availability of funding.
  2. Tuition reimbursement shall only be available for one course (maximum of 3 hours) per year for each individual. This limit may be modified, at the sole discretion of the Superintendent or designee, if there are funds remaining in the account for the fiscal year, and all other requests have been considered.
  3. Requests for tuition reimbursement shall be submitted to the Superintendent or designee for approval in advance of the course. The procedure for application shall be established and published by the Superintendent or designee.
  4. Tuition reimbursement shall be limited to $350 per credit hour, not to exceed the actual cost of the credit hour, and shall be applied only to the cost of tuition.
  5. To be eligible for reimbursement, the course requested to be taken must be specific to the employee’s current assignment(s) and from a college or university accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools or another recognized accreditation agency. Other courses may be eligible only with prior approval of the Superintendent or designee.
  6. To be reimbursed for a course, an employee must earn a grade of B or better, as evidenced by an official transcript or a grade slip.

 

If you have taken a course that qualifies for tuition reimbursement during this 2021-2022 school year, please:

  • complete the attached Support Staff Tuition Reimbursement application
  • either scan it and send it electronically to Crystal Bradley cbradley@volusia.k12.fl.us or you can send the hard copy via interoffice mail to:
    • Crystal Bradley, Office of Professional Learning
    • DAC, Suite 117

 In addition, if you have already completed your course, please include your transcript or grade slip to Crystal Bradley.  Since funds are limited, it will be on a first-come, first-served basis.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Crystal Bradley. 


Clinical Education, Reading Endorsement and Cooperating Teachers

2021 Florida Statute 1004.04 (5)(e):  Beginning with the 2022-2023 school year, all cooperating teachers will be required to be certified or endorsed in reading, if they will support student interns that are seeking placement in elementary grades or other identified certification areas.  Specific questions can be emailed to Claudine Henderson chenders@volusia.k12.fl.us.     

 

   

Reading Endorsement: Fee Reimbursement Information

The Professional Learning office is excited to share that we have received approval to offer reimbursement for reading endorsement fees. 

This opportunity is available to any teacher who incurred the following costs between March 13, 2020 through the end of this school year – June 30, 2022. 

 

  • Reading K-12 Subject Area exam fees ($150)
  • Adding the reading endorsement or reading certification to a professional certificate ($75).

For more information, click on THIS self-enroll link that will bring you to the VCS Reading Endorsement Program informational Canvas site. Scroll to the “How Do I Apply for Reading Endorsement Fee Reimbursement(s)?” button.  Questions? Contact Meg Roa or Yuvinani Castanon-Hernandez  

For more details for both options, including REGISTRATION information, Contact Meg Roa or Yuvinani Castanon-Hernandez

University of Florida Lastinger Center: Flamingo Literacy Matrix Reading Endorsement Pathway

The University of Florida Lastinger Center offers an opportunity to earn the reading endorsement through their online, competency-based program – Flamingo Literacy Matrix—for FREE to all K-12 Florida educators. Click HERE to self-enroll in the VCS Reading Endorsement Program informational Canvas site to learn more about the UF program as well as registration information. Interested participants must complete a pre-enrollment form and a staff member from the Lastinger Center will confirm registration directly with participants. Seats are limited. Questions about next steps? Contact Meg Roa or Yuvinani Castanon-Hernandez

        Reading Endorsement NewsEnroll Now! UF Flamingo Literacy Matrix for Reading Endorsement - FREE to you! 

 

Good News! The Florida Department of Education is sponsoring YOU to complete the Flamingo Literacy Matrix for Reading Endorsement, a fully online professional development system created by the University of Florida’s College of Education. The Literacy Matrix is designed to build on what you already know and increase knowledge and skills in key areas of reading to improve literacy outcomes for your students. We encourage you to take advantage of this great opportunity, at no cost to you!

 

 

NOTE: If you want to confirm that the Literacy Matrix has received your pre-enrollment information, email literacymatrix@coe.ufl.edu.

    Reading Endorsement At Daytona State College. Click HERE for more information on Fall 2022 Reading courses.

 

Stay in the Know with Reading Endorsement Updates

Reading endorsement updates are shared in the weekly Principals’ Notes and on our VCS Reading Endorsement informational Canvas page. Click HERE to self-enroll in the VCS Reading Endorsement informational Canvas page so you can stay up-to-date with reading endorsement information. Questions? Contact Meg Roa, Specialist at mrroa@volusia.k12.fl.us

 

---New Reading Requirements (this requirement is separate from Reading Endorsement) for Certification effective for 2020 and after (House Bill 7069)

HB 7069 includes specific in-service requirements for renewal of a professional certificate. Beginning with a validity date of July 1, 2020, or thereafter, Educators who hold certification in an area that includes reading instruction or intervention for any students in kindergarten through grade 6, will be required to earn a minimum of two college credits or the equivalent of 40 in-service points in the use of explicit, systematic and sequential approaches to reading instruction, developing phonemic awareness, and implementing multisensory intervention strategies. Click the HERE for more information.

Options for the 40-hour that are currently offered

Option 1: RDGESECR PDA Exploring Structured Literacy Online Course (40 ESE Hours) Free and offered multiple times throughout the school year.

Option 2:  The BESE Portal offers two free independent study courses: 

  • Reading Difficulties, Disabilities and Dyslexia (20 hours)
  • Structured Literacy through a Multi-Sensory Approach (20 hours)

 

To enroll in one of the BESE Portal courses:

  1. Go to:  www.fl-pda.org
  2. Under the Independent Study Courses heading, click Sign In.
  3. Click on Register as a New User if it is your first time on the site. If you are returning to this site to get back into a course, type in your email username and password.
  4. Click on a course title to expand the course to view the description, enroll or continue in a course, and to check your status.
  5. Upon completion of all required coursework, send your Certificate of Completion to Wanda Conley in the Professional Learning office for your in-service to be awarded in MyPGS.

Step by step, visual directions for registering and enrolling into these courses can be found HERE.

Option 3:  Beacon ​Educator Professional Learning Options

  • Reading Challenges 1: Dyslexia and More (SWD) (20 hours) These courses require payment by participant
  • Reading Challenges 2: Structured Literacy (20 hours)      These courses require payment by participant

Option 4:  To search for professional learning sessions, which you are part of the identified target audience, that count towards this 40 -hour requirement, type in RDGESECR in the course title box in MyPGS.  You will then see a list of sessions that you can register for that count towards the 40 hours of reading (which also count towards ESE) in-service points. 

Additional courses will be announced throughout the year.

If you have questions. please contact Robin King, Certification Specialist: Teacher-Certification@volusia.k12.fl.us

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Here is a flyer on how to receive a 20% discount and links to find courses.

 ESE Endorsements Tuition Support Program

       See the attached Flyer  Autism Application

       See the attached Flyer PreK Disabilities Endorsement Tuition Support Program


  ESE SECONDARY TEACHERS Opportunity

 

Content Certification Incentive Program

 

Are you a high or middle school math or science teacher with Exceptional Student Education eligible students in your classes or an ESE teacher supporting students in math and science? Add math, science or ESE content area certification to you teaching certificate for free!  

Florida’s State Personnel Development Grant (SPDG) is pleased to announce the availability of the Content Certification Incentive Program (CCIP). CCIP was developed to remove the barrier of extra costs for ESE-certified teachers in secondary settings to obtain and add content area certifications to their teaching certificate. To qualify, teachers must already have their five-year renewable teaching certificate.  Teachers with temporary certificates do not qualify for the reimbursement.  To obtain further information please contact Andrew Willson, Administrative Specialist, at spdg@fgcu.edu or 239 590-7747.

                                 

Florida’s State Personnel Development Grant (SPDG) is pleased to announce the availability of the Content Certification Incentive Program (CCIP). CCIP was developed to remove the barrier of extra costs for ESE certified teachers in secondary settings to obtain and add content area certifications to their teaching certificate. To obtain further information please contact Andrew Willson, Administrative Specialist, at spdg@fgcu.edu or 239 590-7747.

 

2022-2023 Autism Spectrum Disorder Endorsement

The Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Endorsement is required for teachers of ASD Units at your school per Florida State Board of Education Rule 6A-4.01796 F.A.C., “teachers with 100 percent of students on their caseload or in their class who are identified as an eligible student with a disability with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) (either primary or secondary exceptionality) will need to be certified in an ESE area and have the ASD Endorsement.”  This free 240-hour ESE Add-On Endorsement includes courses and field experiences running from August 2022 through May 2023.  (see flyer attached for specific dates & details)  Weekly attendance in each course is required. Please make sure as you are hiring for these positions that you are sharing this requirement and have teachers apply to participate by completing this survey:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ASD22-23. (Not found in MyPGS) Applications are due by 8/5/2022.  The detailed flyer attached shares specific course information for the 2022-2023 cohort.  Priority enrollment in the cohort will be given to these teachers, and will also be extended to other interested teachers across the district as seats are available; feel free to share flyer with others interested teachers. 

Click HERE for ASD Flyer.

 
Questions? Email Melissa Bisesi (mmbisesi@volusia.k12.fl.us), FDLRS Learning Resource Specialist. 

 

 

2022 Summer ESE STARTS Training This professional learning will share essential information, procedures, compliance, and curriculum related to Exceptional Student Education for new-to-ESE-in-Volusia teachers to be prepared for the 2022-2023 SY.  STARTS training is for a specifically targeted audience of educators.  This training is optional, but attendance is strongly recommended to support these ESE teaching positions. Important Note:  This training is for all new-to-ESE-in-Volusia, except Itinerant Speech/Language Clinicians, Teachers of the Deaf or Hearing Impaired, and Teachers of the Visually Impaired. 

What:  ESE Skills, Tips, And Routines for Teacher Success (ESE STARTS) Training

Who?:  New-to-ESE-in-Volusia Teachers (new ESE hires and current employees moving into an ESE teaching position that is new to them)

When: Wednesday, July 27thand Thursday, July 28th  (both days)

Time:  8:30am to 3:30pm (includes a 1-hour lunch break each day)

Location:  Willie Miller Instructional Center @ Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, 600 S. Clyde Morris Blvd., Daytona Beach, FL 32114

Registration:  Teachers who qualify to attend simply need to click to register (link and QR code also found on flyer)-no additional paperwork needed.  Note:  Registration is not found in MyPGS; participants will register by completing a SurveyMonkey survey. 
In-Service:  Earn up to 12 Hours of ESE in-service

Click HERE for ESE STARTS Flyer.

Questions? Email Melissa Bisesi (mmbisesi@volusia.k12.fl.us), FDLRS Learning Resource Specialist. 

BEESS Portal for Online Independent, Self-Paced ESECR Courses

The Florida Department of Education Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services (BEESS) Portal to Professional Development Alternatives (PDA) offers a variety of FREE online courses for Florida educators that will increase their ability to respond to the needs of students with disabilities.  There are a wide variety of online, self-paced independent courses available for ESECR credit upon submission of your Certificate of Completion to Wanda Conley in Professional Learning. These courses are ALWAYS available online. 

Independent study courses are available in a variety of topics listed below, ranging from
non-credit to 20 in-service credits.

  • Assessment & Evaluation
  • Behavior & Classroom Management
  • Curriculum & Instruction
  • ESE Policies & Procedures
  • Instructional Methodology (e.g. Differentiated Inst., UDL)
  • Language and Communication
  • Pre-Kindergarten
  • Secondary Transition
  • Special Areas
  • Subject Area Exam Preparation


To enroll in any of these courses:

  1. Go to: www.fl-pda.org
  2. Under the Independent Study Courses heading, click Sign In.
  3. Click on Register as a New User if it is your first time on the site. If you are returning to this site to get back into a course, type in your email username and password.
  4. Click on a course title to expand the course to view the description, enroll or continue in a course, and to check your status.
  5. Upon completion of all required coursework, send your Certificate of Completion to Wanda Conley in the Professional Learning office for your in-service to be awarded in MyPGS.

Step by step, visual directions for registering and enrolling into these courses can be found HERE.
Questions, please contact Melissa Bisesi: MMBisesi@volusia.k12.fl.us

 

ESOL Opportunities

Attached you will find the online ESOL courses for the 2022-2023 school year as well as the state ESOL Requirements.  If you are not sure what Category you fall under, you must contact HR-Certification.

 

 

a.       Category I requirement: all 5 courses that are 60 hours (follow link for timeframe of completion)

 

 

b.       Category II and IV requirement: one of the courses that is 60 hours   

 

 

          EXCEPT ESOL Language and Literacy

 

 

c.       Category III requirement: 18-hour ESOL Theory and Practice course

 

 

For any questions relating to the online ESOL courses, please contact:

 

 

Please see the attached documents for more information:

 

 

ESOL State Requirements

 

 

ONLINE ESOL COURSES FOR 2022-2023

ESOL OPPORTUNITIES 22-23

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TESOL TRAINERS

Principles & Practices of SIOP

 

 

TESOL Trainers has a very popular remote Summer SIOP Institute that is taking place this summer. 

  • August 8+9:   2-Day Workshop. $39 - More Information 

 

A  powerful introductions to sheltered instruction.  The days are packed with strategies, techniques, and tips.  It is a highly interactive and inspiring look at how all students can be set up for success.  This is a 100% participant-centered experience that uses model lessons and practical strategies that work.

 

Here are a few things they’ll get out of it:

 

  • Practical strategies to engage all students all of the time in meaningful ways
  • Step-by-step plan to scaffold any lesson for any learner
  • Techniques to boost metacognition
  • Strategies to make vocabulary acquisition efficient and effective
  • Tools to create active listeners
  • Tips and tools that maximize learning opportunities
  • And much more!!!

 

In addition to the score of strategies and techniques, participants walk away with the clear ability to plan, teach, and reflect with SIOP in mind.  

 

The results are transformative and tangible.  All participants will leave the PD inspired to implement this content in their classrooms.

 

Visit:  https://www.tesoltrainers.com/remote-summer-siop-institute.html.

 

You can pay online.  

 

If you’d like to talk about this professional development workshop or any others, please contact Dr. John Kongsvik.

 

 

John Kongsvik, PhD  -  Director
TESOL Trainers
Tel:  505-204-4361

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      University of Tampa                         

The University of Tampa recently assessed and aligned our M.Ed. in Educational Leadership (MEd-EDL) curriculum with the competencies and skills required for the Florida Department of Education Level I Leadership Certificate Program.  

That assessment also looked at how our MEd-EDL curriculum content aligned with the Florida Leadership Principal Standards (FLPS).

The assessment confirmed that our cutting-edge MEd-EDL degree program directly aligns with the Florida Principal Leadership Standards and the Florida Educational Leadership Exam.

As a result, we have established pilot partnerships with local school districts that will provide two pathways for educators interested in taking leadership roles:

Florida Department of Education Level I Educational Leadership Certification
The University of Tampa (UT) shall provide education and courses to Volusia County School District teachers pursuing the Level I Educational Leadership Certification. 

  • Qualified Volusia County School District teachers will be able to enroll in courses embedded in the UT Master of Education in Educational Leadership (M.Ed.-EDL) program to meet the appropriate competencies and skills required for the Level I Educational Leadership Certification.
  • Qualified Volusia County School District teachers will be admitted as UT M.Ed.-EDL Non-Degree students and will be charged the university Non-Degree tuition rate.


The University of Tampa Master of Education in Educational Leadership
The University of Tampa (UT) shall provide education and courses to Volusia County School District teachers pursuing the Master of Education in Educational Leadership degree.

  • Qualified Volusia County School District teachers will be admitted as Matriculated students into the degree MEd-EDL program.
  • Volusia County School District teachers who have earned an Education bachelor’s degree from a Council for the Association of Educator Preparation (CAEP) accredited institution and meet the Florida Department of education minimum requirements shall be guaranteed admission into the UT MEd-EDL program.

Our program caters to working education professionals with the option of taking courses entirely remote at home, face-to-face on campus, or a combination of both.

If you have any questions, please contact our education Graduate Admissions Counselor, Rodney Williams, at rwilliams@ut.edu.

***Please note:   This professional learning is NOT part of the hours required for the Civic Seal of Excellence Endorsement.***

Professional Development Institute

www.webteaching.com
949-263-4931

 

Good afternoon and Happy June!

As the 2021-2022 school year comes to an end, we are already jumping into June and summer savings! I’m sure you’ll agree this past year flew by. Hopefully you’ll get a well-deserved little vacay this summer before we head into the next school year. I think we can all use one!

June is special because we’re offering the lowest prices of the year with our flex courses discounted to $99 per course, or $271 per course with graduate credit! The best part is that in addition to the tremendous savings, your teachers save even more when using the district discount code “newsd” at checkout. They’ll save an EXTRA 10%! Just in time for summer, when teachers have more time to work on their professional development, and when we’ve added some new, exciting courses to our catalog.

 

Be sure to visit our site to view our entire course catalog by clicking here. As always, if I can be of any help or answer any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out. We appreciate your trust in us. We’re here to help!

Check out a few new courses:
Technology Tools to Amplify Learning (K-12)
An Essential Guide to Formative Assessment (K-5)
Using SEL to Drive Inclusive Practices in High School (9-12)  
Focused Interventions to Improve Executive Function Skills (K-12) 
Targeted Instruction and Interventions with Reading Strategy Groups (K-5)

PDI is a company you can trust for high quality course content and graduate-level credit from University of California San Diego, ranked as a top ten university in the United States. Graduate-level credit from UCSD Extension is available for every PDI online course! Each flex course is worth 3.33 units of credit.

Click the links to find out more about each.

 

 

 

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 I'm thrilled to let you know that our digital study guide for the Florida Educational Leadership Exam is now available. 

 

The FELE study guide includes a diagnostic test for benchmarking, instructional content broken down by concept and topic, concept videos, quizzes with immediate feedback, flash cards, and a full-length practice test. In addition, we provide three unique prompts with sample responses in the CRQ section.

 

If you do not work with candidates that are preparing for the leadership exam, please feel free to forward this message to your colleagues in the appropriate department. I'm always happy to give them an overview of what's provided. They just need to schedule time on my calendar.

 

We want ALL of you  to pass your exams on the first try. Our company mission is to help teachers. That said, I can provide you with a discount link that allows all of your candidates to receive 50% off our entire catalog. There's no cost, contract, or obligation to you for this discount. We simply want to help teachers pass! Those that choose to sign-up with the discount would pay $20 a month instead of our $39.99 website price. 

 

We've recently added new exam video overviews to the 240 YouTube channel! These videos are hosted by 2017 Florida Teacher of the Year, Jessica Solano, and they go into specific detail to help your candidates with their exam. Please feel free to share these resources as you see fit! (This includes a video for FELE!)

 

Best,

 

Robert Parker

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Have questions? Either respond to this email or me at parker@240tutoring.com

 National Louis University

 

At this time we are offering Volusia County School District Employees  the 20% percent scholarship for our Masters and EDS Programs. And a 10% scholarship for our Doctorate Programs. In addition to that we are also offering a $1000 dollar grant for our winter applicant.   Please see the NLU Spring Program for more details.  

NLU Summer Program

We are currently working on building Ed Leadership cohorts for our Summer term. Classes start the week of July 4th and will be offered virtually.

• Convenient Part-time Class Schedule—Work while you attend school.  We meet you where you are with virtual classroom experiences that combine the intimacy of a real classroom with the convenience of online learning from wherever you want, or need to be.  Along with convenient local residencies.

Contact – Middalia Carpio - 407-968-5460 - mcarpio@nl.edu

 

Individuals who are interested in obtaining information about the University of West Florida Online graduate degree programs may now access a recording of the information session at a time that is convenient for them. The programs are fully online and are designed for working adults. The information session has information about the following graduate programs: M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction, M.Ed. in Educational Leadership, M.A. in Exceptional Student Education, M.Ed. in Instructional Design and Technology, M.Ed. in Reading, Ed.S. in Curriculum & Instruction, Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, and Ed.D. in Instructional Design and Technology.

 

 

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Our programs are designed for working professionals. We offer six start dates a year.

Eligible Degree Program - Exceptional Student Education, B.A.

The University of West Florida’s fully online exceptional student and elementary education bachelor’s degree program is a fully accredited program that prepares teachers to set high learning expectations for their students and address diverse, individual learning needs. Upon completion of this program, graduates are eligible for a Professional Florida Educator’s Certificate in Exceptional Student Education (K–12) as well as Elementary Education (K–6) with endorsements in both Reading and English for Speakers of Other Languages.

 

Eligible Degree Programs

  • BA Elementary Education**
  • BA Exceptional Student Education Certification**
  • BS Instructional Design and Technology**
  • BS Clinical Lab Sciences - MLT - MLS
  • BS Health Sciences*
  • BS Health Sciences - Healthcare Administration*
  • BS Public Health
  • RN-BSN
  • RN-MSN
  • MSN - Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN - Nurse Executive
  • MSN - Nurse Education
  • MEd Curriculum & Instruction - Elementary Education Comprehensive
  • MEd Curriculum & Instruction - Middle Level Education Comprehensive
  • MEd Curriculum & Instruction - Secondary Education Comprehensive
  • MEd Educational Leadership
  • MA Exceptional Student Education - Special and Alternative Education Specialization**
  • MEd Instructional Design and Technology**
  • MEd Reading Education**
  • MS Computer Science
  • MS Cybersecurity
  • MS Geographic Information Science Administration
  • MS Information Technology
  • MSW Social Work
  • EdS Curriculum & Instruction**
  • EdD Curriculum & Instruction**
  • EdD Instructional Design and Technology**

*Health Science B.S. programs not eligible for 10% tuition reduction.

** New programs now eligible for 10% tuition reduction Learn More.

About UWF

The University of West Florida offers a variety of nationally ranked graduate and undergraduate

degree programs in a convenient, flexible online format. The University's commitment to lifelong

learning and change creates an immersive and valuable online academic experience.

 Attend a webinar: B.A. in Exceptional Student Education Register here.

 

Attend a webinar for: Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction, Reading, Exceptional Student Education and Instructional Design and Technology and EdS in Curriculum and Instruction. Register here.

 

Attend a webinar for: Master of Education in Educational Leadership, EdD in Curriculum and Instruction, and EdD in Instructional Design and Technology . Register here.

 

Gloria Kotrady

Account Executive for University of West Florida

(954) 562-3100 (call/text)

gkotrady@uwf.edu

St. Petersburg College

See attached flyer

St. Petersburg College (SPC) would like to share some exciting opportunities for your current teachers as well your employees who may be interested in becoming a certified teacher.  Please see the opportunities bulleted below:

 

  • St. Petersburg College is excited to announce that they have a new stand-alone reading endorsement that can be completed in just 3 semesters!

 

10 credits/4 classes • Completely online • Low tuition- $122.70 per credit hour (+lab fees). See attached flyer.

 

For more information, please contact Ms. Marilynn Cirri at cirr.marilynn@spcollege.edu or 727.791.5968

 

  • St. Petersburg College offers all the courses required for the Florida Autism Endorsement. There are 12 total credits. SPC’s tuition is one of the lowest in the state ($122.70 per credit hour). The state of Florida offers an Autism Endorsement Tuition Support Program. For more information, please contact Ms. Marilynn Cirri at cirr.marilynn@spcollege.edu or 727.791.5968

 

  • St. Petersburg College proudly offers a completely online Elementary Education and Exceptional Student Education teacher certification program. This is open to any student in the state of Florida. This program is ideal for paras and other school district employees so they can continue to work and receive their degree. For more information, please contact Ms. Pat Roper at roper.pat@spcollege.edu or 727.712.5410

 


 

 

Hello Education Leaders and Partners,

 

Stetson University will be holding four Webinars in April for educators interested in earning a Master’s Degree in Education Leadership. Our next Deland Campus Cohort begins in August of 22.  The link for registering for these information sessions is below, along with the April dates and times for the Webinars.

 

We are currently recruiting for the Summer 2022 term which begins in early May and the Fall 2022 term which begins in mid-August for the following programs

  • Fall 2022
    • MS in Higher Education Administration and Supervision at the Valencia Osceola Campus (Website almost complete as this is a new program!)

 

All of our virtual information sessions are hosted by the Office of Graduate Admissions and a faculty from the program. Registration is required to receive the communication and link to log in online. If you have any questions, you can reach out to gradadmissions@stetson.edu.

 

Jamie Vanderlip

Director of Admissions for Graduate, Transfer and Adult Population

STETSONUNIVERSITY

421 N. Woodland Blvd. Unit 8289, Deland, FL 32723
Office: P. 386.822.7206 F. 386.822.7112    Toll Free: 800.688.0101