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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.

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National Research Center for Career and Technical Education

The NRCCTE at SREB external website is currently down for maintenance.

For more information, please contact NRCCTE at SREB director James R. Stone, III at james.stone@nrccte.org.

The National Research Center for Career and Technical Education at the Southern Regional Education Board conducts research on career and technical education and brings it into classrooms. 

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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.

About GREAT

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 shanda.brand@gcsu.edu or 478-445-1383.

Learn more about GREAT by contacting:

Download our informational flyer.

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SREB-State Doctoral Scholars Program

Increasing Faculty Diversity

More than one-third of America’s college students are people of color. But racial and ethnic minorities make up only small fractions of college faculty. Nationwide, about 5 percent of faculty are African-American, about 3 percent are Hispanic and about 1 percent are Native American. The SREB-State Doctoral Scholars Program is working to change that.

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College or Career?
Why not both?

High schools are challenged like never before to prepare students better for a wide array of postsecondary options. This brochure introduces the eight STEM-based AC programs ready for your school or system to adopt.

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Academic Common Market

Study in a specialized field at an out-of-state college. Pay in-state tuition rates.

Is a degree program you’d like to pursue not available in your state? Is out-of state tuition a barrier to a major offered at a college in another state? 

You’re in the right place. For more than 35 years, SREB’s Academic Common Market has enabled students to pursue out-of-state college degrees at in-state tuition rates, through agreements among the states and colleges and universities.

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Building Critical Math Skills in the Early Grades

Teacher and elementary school students solve math problems at a whiteboard

When children in primary grades study math, they are learning more than how to add, subtract, multiply and divide numbers. Solving math problems helps students develop strong analytical and problem-solving skills that are vital for academic and personal success. In Early Math Matters, SREB explores why early math is so important and provides recommendations on how state leaders can raise the math achievement of their students.

The report examines how:

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Teacher Training Resources
Resources for evidence-based reading instruction and intervention for struggling readers and students with dyslexia

Teacher Training Resources

All students — but especially struggling readers and students with dyslexia — benefit from structured literacy instruction that explicitly teaches language skills and the essential components of reading. It is also important that all teachers be able to recognize characteristics of dyslexia and know strategies that will help their students.