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Teacher Career Continuum

Today, many schools struggle to find good teachers and keep them in the profession. One way states can address this problem is to focus policies for each stage in the profession’s career continuum. 

Teacher Candidate. Early Career Teacher. Professional Teacher. Teacher Leader.

When states recognize these distinct needs, educators can grow more effective and be compensated for improving. Aligning policies across the continuum also signals that teaching is a profession with an attractive career path.


The Georgia Residency for Educating Amazing Teachers Program

You get excited about things like robotics, rockets, hurricanes and sea turtles — and you love showing children how they can put geometry and algebra to work in cool STEM careers.

Why not share your skills with middle grades students?  If you enjoy working with children and have a strong background in STEM, you can get paid while you earn a teaching degree!

If you’ve been working in a science, technology, engineering or math field and are interested in teaching, the Georgia Residency for Educating Amazing Teachers (GREAT) program will help you make the transition if you have a bachelor’s degree in a STEM-related field.


A partnership between SREB and Georgia College & State University, GREAT is funded by the Teacher Quality Partnership program of the U.S. Department of Education.

In the GREAT program, you’ll gain classroom teaching experience under the guidance of a mentor teacher while completing an online 36-credit Master of Arts in Teaching at GCSU — all while earning a first-year teacher’s salary and full health care benefits.

GREAT resident teachers will be placed in middle grades classrooms in grades six through eight in central Georgia. Upon successfully completing the residency, you’ll be hired by the district where you served. Residents must pay GCSU tuition and fees and agree to teach for a minimum of three years.

How to Apply

Applicants must:

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree in math, science or a STEM field or expect to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in one of these fields in or by the spring of 2020 OR
  • Demonstrate professional experience in a STEM career field and hold a bachelor’s degree in any field with a minimum of nine undergraduate credit hours in math and nine in science AND
  • Have earned an undergraduate GPA of at least 2.75

To apply:

  1. Visit Georgia College & State University on the web.
  2. Apply online to the Summer 2020 Master of Arts in Teaching in Middle Grades program in the College of Education.
  3. Check the box for the GREAT program in the online application.
  4. Apply by the GREAT deadline of March 15, 2020.

Questions about applying? Contact Shanda Brand at or 478-445-1383.

Learn more about GREAT by contacting:

Download our informational flyer.


2020 National TCTW Leaders Forum
Promoting the Value of CTE

Quality career and technical education programs transform the lives of students and contribute to the economic well-being of communities. Creating awareness of this value is a top priority for technology center leaders and teachers.

Join us at the 2020 Technology Centers That Work Leaders Forum at the Grand Hotel Golf Resort & Spa in Point Clear, Alabama, January 28-30, and take home promotional techniques, customized campaign plans and an up-to-date toolset for effectively and efficiently rebranding your programs and increasing awareness of the value of CTE with students, parents and business and industry partners.

Register Now!


Registration for 2020 AC Summer Teacher Training Institutes

Registration will open soon for SREB’s 2020 Advanced Career Summer Teacher Training Institutes.

Travel arrangements must enable all participants to attend and participate fully in STTI sessions. The first day begins promptly at 8 a.m. The final day concludes at 2 p.m. Participants who arrive late or leave early are not eligible to teach AC courses.

Advanced Career Curriculum Courses Dates Locations
Aerospace Engineering 1, 2, 3, 4* June 8-12, June 15-19 University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
Aerospace Engineering 1, 2, 3, 4* July 13-17, July 20-24 Marshall University, Huntington, WV
Automated Materials Joining Technology 1 and 2 only June 15-19, June 22-26 Penta Career Center, Perrysburg, OH
Automated Materials Joining Technology 3 only TBD Fayette County, PA
Clean Energy Technology 1, 2, 3, 4* July 13-17, July 20-24 Center for Advanced Technical Studies, Chapin, SC
Energy and Power 1, 2, 3, 4* June 15-19, June 22-26 Marshall University, Huntington, WV
Global Logistics & Supply Chain Management 1, 2, 3, 4* July 13-18, July 20-21 (Sunday excluded) Atlanta, GA (location TBD)
Health Informatics 1, 2, 3, 4* July 13-18, July 20-21 (Sunday excluded) Francis Marion University Carter Center, Florence, SC
Informatics 1, 2, 3, 4* July 13-18, July 20-21 (Sunday excluded) Francis Marion University Carter Center, Florence, SC
Innovations in Science and Technology 1, 2, 3, 4* June 15-19, June 22-26 Marshall University, Huntington, WV
Integrated Production Technologies 1 only July 20-24, July 27-31 Dallas, TX (location TBD)
Integrated Production Technologies 1, 2, 3, 4* June 15-19, June 22-26 Marshall University, Huntington, WV

Course 4 Note: Participants who completed STTI Courses 1, 2 and 3 in the same subject area attend a one-week STTI.

Contact Zachary Riffell, (850) 572-1393, for more information.


Moving Upward and Onward
Income Mobility at Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Image of Robert Nathenson
January 21, 2020
2 to 3 pm Eastern 

Register for the webinar

Presenters from American Institutes of Research and Rutgers University will discuss the value of historically black colleges and universities to both students and to the field of postsecondary education. Presenters will provide an overview of their research on how predominantly white institutions and HBCUs impact graduates’ economic mobility. Their recent study compared the income of recent college graduates to parents’ incomes and found that HBCUs do a better job of helping low-income students progress into the middle class. Results showed that nearly 70% of HBCU students attain at least middle-class incomes, and most low-income HBCU students improve their long-term economic position. Reasons for their findings, as well as how all postsecondary institutions can work to improve the economic mobility of their graduates, will be discussed.


Uncommon Degrees, Unusual Opportunities
Academic Common Market

SREB’s Academic Common Market is a hub for states, universities and college students to share access to uncommon degree programs. Students whose states don’t offer the degree they want may find the program in another SREB state and be eligible to attend at in-state tuition rates.

This brochure outlines what the Academic Common Market is, what it isn’t, and how to determine eligibility.



Kimiya Munni
Research Associate, State Strategies

Kimiya Munni

Kimiya Munni joined the Southern Regional Education Board in 2019 as a research associate to the State Services team. In this role, she assists with researching education policies, monitoring and interpreting legislative actions and their effects, writing legislative reports, maintaining CRM database, and responding to stakeholder inquiries. Her experience includes working with Fulton County Schools and Innovations for Poverty Action. Kimiya holds a master of public policy from Georgia State University and a master of economics from the University of Dhaka.