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The Educatore School of Education currently offers three programs:

  • 9-month TEACH-NOW Teacher Preparation Certificate Program
  • 12-month Master’s in Education Degree with Teacher Preparation
  • 12-month Master’s in Education Degree with Globalization & Education Research Emphasis

Each offers stellar instructors guiding a cohort through collaborative online learning; in-school clinical experience, where appropriate; and low-tuition fees to make your goals attainable.

Our 2016-2017 Course Catalog is available here.

TEACH-NOW provides a unique teaching model: rather than enrolling in several courses in a single semester, candidates progress through a series of intense, comprehensive modules of different lengths, taken in sequence.  The program’s project/activity-based, collaborative learning model means candidate learning occurs synchronously, in mandatory virtual class sessions with 10 -15 candidates in the learning cohort and the instructor, and asynchronously, outside of the scheduled virtual classes.

Each module is divided into units; each unit is one week long. Every week, you will be required to complete 3 to 4 project or clinical activities, which can require anywhere between 15 to 25 hours per week to complete depending on the complexity and collaboration requirement of the weekly activities.

The TEACH-NOW platform provides a safe place to practice what you have learned. Instructors provide encouragement and support to candidates, offer candidates questions to consider, provide affirmation to the candidates’ responses, or request candidates to resubmit an activity according to specific feedback. Collaboration among candidates is a second way in which candidates grow and receive encouragement as well as constructive criticism. All clinical experiences include reflections–you will critically reflect on the clinical experience and document your reflections. Instructors monitor candidate experiences in the field and provide feedback in the form of recognizing success, correcting wrong information, or suggesting new strategies.

The TEACH-NOW program leading to a teaching license offers the following areas of teacher preparation:

For those applying for a Washington DC License:

• ART (K-12);
•PERFORMING ARTS – VISUAL ARTS (K-12)
•BIOLOGY (7-12)
•BILINGUAL EDUCATION (K-12)
•BILINGUAL SPECIAL EDUCATION (K-12)
•BUSINESS (7-12)
•CHEMISTRY (7-12)
•COMPUTER EDUCATION LABORATORY TEACHER (K-12)
•COMPUTER SCIENCE (7-12)
•EARLY CHILDHOOD (PreK-3)
•EARLY CHILDHOOD SPECIAL EDUCATION (PreK-3)
•ELEMENTARY (1-6)
•ENGLISH (7-12)
•ENGLISH as a SECOND LANGUAGE (K-12)
•FOREIGN LANGUAGE SUBJECT AREAS (K-12)
•SPECIAL EDUCATION: NON-CATEGORICAL (K-12)
•GENERAL SCIENCE (7-12)
•HEALTH & PHYSICAL EDUCATION (K-12)
•HOME ECONOMICS (7-12)
•MARKETING EDUCATION (7-12)
•MATHEMATICS (7-12)
•MIDDLE SCHOOL ENGLISH (4-8)
•MIDDLE SCHOOL MATHEMATICS (4-8)
•MIDDLE SCHOOL SCIENCE (4-8)
•MUSIC – INSTRUMENTAL OR VOCAL (K-12)
•PERFORMING ARTS – MUSIC (K-12)
•PERFORMING ARTS – DRAMA & THEATER (K-12)
•PERFORMING ARTS DANCE (K-12)
•PHYSICS (7-12)
•SOCIAL STUDIES (7-12)

For those applying for an Elementary (1-8) or Secondary (6-12) Arizona license:

• ART
• BIOLOGY
• BUSINESS
• CHEMISTRY
• CHINESE/MANDARIN
• DANCE
• DRAMA/THEATER
• ECONOMICS
• ENGLISH/LANGUAGE ARTS
• FRENCH
• GENERAL SCIENCE
• GEOGRAPHY
• GERMAN
• HEALTH
• HISTORY
• MATHEMATICS
• MUSIC
• PHYSICAL EDUCATION
• PHYSICS
• POLITICAL SCIENCE/AMERICAN GOVERNMENT
• SPANISH


 

The TEACH-NOW program consists of the following eight modules that can be completed over nine months (40 weeks):

  1. Program Orientation
  2. The Culture of Schooling
  3. The Learner & Learning in the Digital Age
  4. Managing the Learning Environment
  5. Planning & Preparation for Learning
  6. Student Assessments
  7. Introduction to Clinical Practice
  8. Teacher Practice and Proficiency (clinical)

 

Learning Resources

All resources (books, articles, etc.) are provided online in the program. There is no need to buy textbooks or other resources. Students have 24/7 access to Educator’s Online Library of research databases, journals, conference papers, ebooks, and more. Along with access to the Education Resource Information Center (ERIC), you will have access to the most current literature and research on teaching and learning.

 

Clinicals

The field experiences and clinical experiences of the TEACH-NOW program are embedded in units across the modules.  Early clinical experiences include classroom observations, interviews, practice of teaching skills, and tutoring students in their respective subject areas. These experiences (with reflections) provide the candidate with invaluable practical knowledge of content and instructional methods.

In the early modules of the teacher preparation certificate programs, clinical practice is mostly observations, attending meetings such as the PTA or School Board, as well as virtual interactions. The culminating experience in the TEACH-NOW program is actually teaching, in your own or a mentor’s classroom, in Module 8.

During the 12-week clinical practice, the mentor teacher assesses your performance using the TEACH-NOW rubric based on the InTASC Standards. The objective of this assessment is to ensure that you have reached at least the proficient level on all the performance outcomes of the program, which cover the requirements of all the InTASC Standards.

The Educatore School of Education has a unique teaching model—rather than enrolling in several courses at one time in a semester, candidates progress through a series of intense, comprehensive modules of different lengths, taken in sequence. The project/activity-based, collaborative learning model means candidate learning occurs synchronously and asynchronously, in weekly mandatory virtual class sessions with 10 – 15 candidates in the learning cohort and the instructor, as well as outside of the scheduled virtual classes.

For individuals seeking both a teaching license and a Master’s in Education degree: the first 9 months of your program would be the curriculum currently offered in the TEACH-NOW program, followed by 3 months of additional coursework including a focus on Research or Globalization of Education.

Each module is divided into one-week long units. Every week, you will be required to complete 3 to 4 project or clinical activities that can require anywhere between 15 to 25 hours per week depending on the complexity and collaboration requirement of the weekly activities. The time required to prepare activities for submission is usually greater in the beginning of the program as you learn new digital tools.

The TEACH-NOW platform provides a safe place to practice what you have learned as instructors provide encouragement and support to candidates, offer candidates questions to consider, provide affirmation to the candidates’ responses, or request candidates to resubmit an activity using specific feedback. Collaboration among candidates is a second way in which candidates grow and receive encouragement as well as constructive criticism. All clinical experiences include reflections that require you to critically reflect on the clinical experience and document your reflections. Instructors monitor candidate experiences in the field and provide feedback in the form of recognizing success, correcting wrong information, or suggesting new strategies.

Master’s in Education with Research focus and Teacher Preparation

This program consists of the following 11 modules to be completed over 12 months:

  1. Program Orientation
  2. The Culture of Schooling
  3. The Learner & Learning in the Digital Age
  4. Managing the Learning Environment
  5. Planning & Preparation for Learning
  6. Student Assessments
  7. Introduction to Clinical Practice
  8. Teaching Practice and Proficiency (clinical)
  9. Reading & Literacy
  10. Education Research
  11. Research Project

Master’s in Education with Globalization focus and Teacher Preparation

This program consists of the following 11 modules to be completed over 12 months:

  1. Program Orientation
  2. The Culture of Schooling
  3. The Learner & Learning in the Digital Age
  4. Managing the Learning Environment
  5. Planning & Preparation for Learning
  6. Student Assessments
  7. Introduction to Clinical Practice
  8. Teaching Practice and Proficiency (clinical)
  9. Globalization of Education
  10. International Mindedness
  11. International Project

The Educatore School of Education has a unique teaching model – rather than enrolling in several courses in a single semester, candidates progress through a series of intense, comprehensive modules of different lengths, taken in sequence.  The program’s project/activity-based, collaborative learning model means candidate learning occurs synchronously and asynchronously, in weekly mandatory virtual class sessions with 10 – 15 candidates in the learning cohort and the instructor, as well as outside of the scheduled virtual classes.

For individuals seeking a Master’s in Education degreethe 12-month program includes the first 6 modules of the existing TEACH-NOW program, plus a 12-week module on the Globilization of Education, a 4-week module on Reading and Literacy, a 4-week module on Education Research and a 4-week module on a Research Project.

Each module is divided into units where each unit is one week long. Every week, you will be required to complete 3 to 4 project or clinical activities that can require anywhere between 15 to 25 hours per week to complete depending on the complexity and collaboration requirement of the weekly activities. The time required to prepare activities for submission is usually greater in Module 2 as you learn new digital tools.

The TEACH-NOW platform provides a safe place to practice what you have learned as instructors provide encouragement and support to candidates, offer candidates questions to consider, provide affirmation to the candidates’ responses, or request candidates to resubmit an activity using specific feedback. Collaboration among candidates is an additional way in which candidates grow and receive encouragement as well as constructive criticism.

Master’s Program with a focus on Globalization & Education Research

The Master’s Program on Globalization of Education consists of the following 11 modules that can be completed over 12 months:

1. Program Orientation
2. The Culture of Schooling
3. The Learner & Learning in the Digital Age
4. Managing the Learning Environment
5. Planning & Preparation for Learning
6. Student Assessments
9. Reading and Literacy
12. Globalization of Education
13. International Mindedness
7. Education Research
15. Master’s Research Thesis

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is built on TEACH-NOW’s highly‐interactive, collaborative online learning platform. In each program, an instructor works with 10‐15 candidates, forming a learning cohort. Each program is comprised of a sequence of modules that include instruction, videos, readings, and aligned activities. The instructor of the module, as well as the candidates in the cohort, provide feedback on all activities. Some activities require early field experiences in which candidates observe and apply what they have learned about the topic being addressed. The instructor scores each candidate’s submitted activities using a rubric and provides feedback on the submission.