BA/BS and B-K Session Transcription

October 8, 2020


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Harriette Bailey: require a minimum GPA of a 2.6 to progress to our 400 level courses and remain in our program and that minimum increases to a 3.0 to be eligible for student teaching and for teacher education now.


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Harriette Bailey: Lots of times students have questions about the amount of time that's required for student teaching. Student teaching is a 40 hour


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Harriette Bailey: A week endeavor for the entirety of the semester that you student teach. And so we asked students to start thinking about that upon application and acceptance into our program because what ends up happening.


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Harriette Bailey: Sometimes, is that we get to the semester. Prior to student teaching and we're not sure where we are going to be able to student teach and complete that process. So we asked you to start making those considerations and thinking about those very deeply.


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Harriette Bailey: Early on,


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Harriette Bailey: Students must apply to complete student teaching and admission to teacher education at least 10 months prior to schedule student teaching. And so one of the things that we do is in


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Harriette Bailey: In our very first practicum, we make sure that students have applied to complete student teaching in teacher education. Those are two separate applications with one


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Harriette Bailey: Both of them going to the School of Education at the University


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Harriette Bailey: Then we have a list of prerequisite courses that students must earn a great have a great of C plus or better and I tell students upon entry. We're not shooting for C pluses. We need to be in that A range so that you have a little wiggle room remembering that you must maintain the 2.6


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Harriette Bailey: And a half a 3.0 at the time of application to teacher education and student teaching.


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Next slide please.


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Kathryn Aldridge UNCG: So similarly we have requirements for the Early Care and Education program as well.


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Kathryn Aldridge UNCG: And that is the same for the 2.6 students have to maintain a 2.6 to progress through the program. But the final professional experience in this program.


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Kathryn Aldridge UNCG: Is called student internship and compared to 40 hours a week for the duration of the semester it's, 20 hours a week for the duration of the semester and the GPA has to be 2.7 for that.


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Kathryn Aldridge UNCG: Very much like student teaching and teacher education we prepare the students for the application to take this student internship when they are in their first practicum.reRemindre


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Kathryn Aldridge UNCG: For example, Dr. Bailey and two other people and I are teaching four sections of that entry level practicum right now and two weeks from now we are going to ensure


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Kathryn Aldridge UNCG: That that all 100 of these students are ready to progress to 450 or 460 depending on the program they’re. And so we help them make to make sure they meet these


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Kathryn Aldridge UNCG: deadlines for these critically important courses. And then similarly, here are some required courses for them that they need to make a C plus or higher in, and we again asked them to make an A their really serious goal.


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Kathryn Aldridge UNCG: Many of these courses are practica and some are methods courses. The list of required courses is heavy on methods and practicum for placement related courses.


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Kathryn Aldridge UNCG: Next slide please.


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Harriette Bailey: Okay, so if you have questions, general questions about the main campus or programs should be addressed to Dr. Karen La Paro, who is the co director of the


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Harriette Bailey: BK program or myself and I am the coordinator of the BK program as far as undergraduates are concerned.


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Harriette Bailey: general questions about the online program should be addressed to Professor Kathryn Aldridge, and here is a link in the PowerPoint presentation to a video about our program and so


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Harriette Bailey: It is completed by Professor Aldridge, and it does provide a comprehensive view of what it is that we do in our program and some of the requirements. I know that we are we are going through this


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Harriette Bailey: Presentation fairly quickly, but that video should help you kind of slow down and take a look at our program and see how we could help you to further your education.


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Harriette Bailey: And then we have a graduate certificate or a graduate degree program. And for those degrees.


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Harriette Bailey: The contact is Dr. Catherine Scott little and we will be available to have some discussions about the graduate level certificate programs or degree programs in the networking session if you're interested in that.


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Kathryn Aldridge UNCG: Next slide please.


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Kathryn Aldridge UNCG: We will


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Kathryn Aldridge UNCG: Be available to address all of these graduate degrees in the networking session, but we wanted to get them just before you right now. And in our last session, the one that Rhodus was


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Kathryn Aldridge UNCG: Overseeing someone spoke up and one of the participants is indeed in one of our graduate programs now so that connection is being made.


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Kathryn Aldridge UNCG: And at this point I want to go to the next slide. We appreciate your time with us. And I want to introduce to you Professor Kimberly Chavis from NCCU


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Kathryn Aldridge UNCG: Good longtime colleague and friend, and she said, when I said, “What do you want me to say in the introduction”, she said, “Just tell them I'm the coordinator of the program.”


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Kathryn Aldridge UNCG: So I'm gonna tell you she's the coordinator of the program, but that sells her far short never let that mislead you she does everything she wears 10 hats. She's good at all of it and she is your go to. So, Kimberly go to it, girl. Thank you.


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Kimberly Chavis: Good morning, everyone. Thank you, Doc, I appreciate that introduction. I am going to attempt to share my screen so that I can start the presentation.


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Kimberly Chavis: Alright, so thank you all for coming. I want to say up front that I appreciate


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Kimberly Chavis: Dr.


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Kimberly Chavis: Bailey in Dr. Aldridge speaking about career opportunities because I don't share those however anyone pursuing the degree in early childhood at NCCU will be able to and be qualified to do all of the things that that our friends talked about much earlier. Okay.


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Kimberly Chavis: All right, so, um, we were formerly in the Department of Human Sciences. We are very new to the School of Education and


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Kimberly Chavis: We officially started with the School of Education July 1 and so um


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Kimberly Chavis: Yeah, we are. School of Ed now. So the degree in early childhood education is a four year program of study, leading to a Bachelor of Science in early childhood education and when you're done with this degree you are eligible to apply for


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Kimberly Chavis: An initial North Carolina BK license. We do have


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Kimberly Chavis: It. We don't have the non-licensing or track like UNCG does, but we do have the option at the university. We're no longer together but


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Kimberly Chavis: A degree in family consumer sciences with the concentration in child development and family relations is kind of the equivalent to what Dr. Aldridge and Dr. Bailey talked about regarding the early care program that is an hour license or track.


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Kimberly Chavis: The requirement is 120 degree credit hours. There are two student teaching


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Kimberly Chavis: internship opportunities. So, level one comes out of one of our practicums with families and then Level two is student teaching, and we'll talk about that shortly. And so


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Kimberly Chavis: Here are, I guess I did kind of share a little bit about some of the – oops, Sorry, guys - Some of the things that you can do once you graduate. And so


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Kimberly Chavis: Teachers directors curriculum specialists, working with Head Start are some of the opportunities that you will have we do prepare students to work with typically developing in atypically developing children in early childhood up through kindergarten.


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Kimberly Chavis: So obtaining your degree, I'm trying, I'm sorry, guys, I'm trying to, oh gosh, I'm sorry, I'm trying to see, now I see why you got it, someone else to do it because


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Kimberly Chavis: I'm not sure if you can see this bar, but it's irritating me okay so students interested in


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Kimberly Chavis: BK teacher licensure must first declare a major of early childhood education. And so the curriculum consists of GEC courses.


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Kimberly Chavis: upper division and lower division departmental courses and elective. [In] all courses, except for electives must students must earn a great of C or better in the courses.


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Kimberly Chavis: You must maintain a 2.7 GPA to remain in the program. So it's 2.7 to be in the program, to get admitted to EPP, to do your student teaching, and then to graduate.


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Kimberly Chavis: All right, let's see.


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Kimberly Chavis: So these are the classifications, um,


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Do you


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Kimberly Chavis: Can y'all see the panelists over here or man. Okay, I'm gonna move it as I go. So how about this.


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Kimberly Chavis: first degree students are students who have and AS, an AAS, transfer credits or no credits at all so straight from hospital.


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Kimberly Chavis: Second degree students are those students who hold a four year degree and need 30 or more hours to obtain licensure.


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Kimberly Chavis: And they are licensure only students hold a four year degree, but they need less than 30 hours to obtain the degree and I'm going to move this over.


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Kimberly Chavis: And then residency students. Our students who have a four year degree and are teaching in an EC Pre-K classroom or kindergarten classroom in public school. And so when you come to the program as a residency student, you will complete


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Kimberly Chavis: A different course than those who have to excuse me have to fully student teach


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Kimberly Chavis: Alright so students who major in early childhood must take the PRAXIS CORE for educators


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Kimberly Chavis: The website is where you can get more information about it. You must score at least 468


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Kimberly Chavis: On the exam in order to be admitted to EPP and to take the upper level courses. We do have a practice level on campus, [but] due to [COVID-19], I'm not sure.


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Kimberly Chavis: How it's kind of being run, but we do have [an] instructional specialist who is continuing to work students via a virtual platform to make sure that they are ready for the PRAXIS CORE, and what we have found is that if you go to miss Eason and


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Kimberly Chavis: Her track record for getting students ready and prepared to take and pass that exam are very high.


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Kimberly Chavis: So admittance to EPP, which is the Educator Preparation program, include all GEC courses taken with the grade of C or better, PRAXIS CORE exam for educators past with the 468


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Kimberly Chavis: Application completed in Taskstream. So that’s you EPP, and we use Taskstream atour university and it's free for all students.


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Kimberly Chavis: And then you are recommended by your boss that you're ready for EPP admittance, we recommend you to the Council, and then you are accepted into the Educator Preparation program. Formal admittance to the Educator Preparation program must come at least one year prior to student teaching


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Kimberly Chavis: OK, we have three practicum experiences. And so one is practicum with infants and toddlers and the course content for the course is 3620 you must either take 3620 with


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Kimberly Chavis: 3621 as co requisites or you have to take 3620 before you take 3621. And I tell a lot of my students because I've asked all students.


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Kimberly Chavis: In the program. But for those who are working in a classroom, for example, if you come as a resident student license only and you're working in the classroom,


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Kimberly Chavis: What I have students to do is take the 3620, which is the content and the course,


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Kimberly Chavis: During the fall semester and then that summer they take the practiuml with infants and toddlers, because it's very difficult to get that infant toddler


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Kimberly Chavis: practicum completed while working as a full time teacher. And then we have 3631 which is practicum with preschool and kindergarten and the course


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Kimberly Chavis: Content comes from 3630, which is program development for preschool and kindergarten. And then we have an FCSC 4941 which is practicum with families, and that's our level one student teaching. And so with this level one student teaching


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Kimberly Chavis: Students work part time for the entire semester in a public school or an approved early childhood setting where they are completing a service learning project. So the students have to


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Kimberly Chavis: Determine a problem in that classroom or that school community and then they have to work to solve that problem. And so they're going into the school six hours minimum a week for the semester and the level two student teaching is 4990. You are in the classroom all day, every day.


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Kimberly Chavis: As you would be at UNCG, and this provides an opportunity to practice applying your knowledge and your skills, your disposition and getting that direct


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Kimberly Chavis: Supervision with that cooperating teacher and


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Kimberly Chavis: Finding out that what we taught in the classroom and what you did it, some of the practicum


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Kimberly Chavis: sites


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Kimberly Chavis: Kinda.


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Kimberly Chavis: Is just a little bit, of a little bit of experience and a little bit of what you will get into, but when you do your full time student teaching you get


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Kimberly Chavis: Fully emerged into what it is like to be a teacher. That is IEPs, any issues with families, and so you get that full experience. And then once you're done with your student teaching you are ready to apply for a license. Within teaching, you're


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Kimberly Chavis: Within the student teaching class we have this, we've been talking about two or three years, it's a portfolio called EdTPA, and with EdTPA, It basically


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Kimberly Chavis: It tests your competencies on planning for teaching, actually teaching, and then assessing the children. So you have to pass EdTPA in order to be recommended for your initial license. Okay.


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Kimberly Chavis: Alright guys, that is it I am Ms. Kimberly Chavis


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Kimberly Chavis: I am the teacher coordinator for early childhood education. Here is my email address and my number. And I will also be over in the networking session so that if you have any questions for me,


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Kimberly Chavis: I am available. One last thing that I want to say, and I hope I'm not over time, is that we do have an articulation agreement with all North Carolina Community Colleges and


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Kimberly Chavis: Once you've finished that AAS in early childhood from fall [2018] until going forward. So you will be able to come to


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Kimberly Chavis: several universities NCCU being one of them, UNCG being another, and pursue your degree and get your bachelor's degree in early childhood, with only two years left. And so I'm


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Kimberly Chavis: It had your degree has to be after the Fall 18. So for example, if you graduated in fall 16 with an AAS in early childhood, that articulation agreement won’t be honored because you haven't had all of the courses that you need in order to be considered


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Kimberly Chavis: Within that articulation agreement. Okay. Thank you all. I'm going to stop sharing and I'm going to introduce our next presenter.


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Kimberly Chavis: And


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Kimberly Chavis: Our next presenter is Ms. Detrius Jones and she is, she has a bachelor, I'm sorry, she holds a current license in Birth through Kindergarten, and has previously served


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Kimberly Chavis: As the supervisor for the education licensure section at the Department of Public Instruction. And she is currently


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Kimberly Chavis: The early childhood educators support manager at the Department of Health and Human Services Division of Job Development in early education. And so she works, correct me if I'm wrong, Detrius,


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Kimberly Chavis: With EESLPD, which many of you may be familiar with Ms. Jones, take it away.


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Detrius Jones: Hi, good morning, everybody.


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Detrius Jones: I am going to try to be as brief as possible.


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Detrius Jones: Because I know I know we're going to be a little over time. So I do apologize for that. But I just wanted to be able to


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Detrius Jones: Give you a little bit of information as quickly as possible, please. Nod if you can see my screen.


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Detrius Jones: Thank you. Okay, so as Kimberly stated, I'm with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services now. The division of child development.


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Detrius Jones: And it is the we are now called, actually, the Early Educators Support Unit.


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Detrius Jones: It used to be the EESLPD, which we thought was too long. And most people didn't understand exactly what we were and what we did. So we shortened it just to say that we are Early Educators Support Unit now, but a number of things that we do:


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Detrius Jones: First of all, let me tell you who we are.


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Detrius Jones: The EDS we act as North Carolina statewide local education agency which is also shortened as an LEA.


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Detrius Jones: We provide licensure support to all of our teachers that are serving in a non-


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Detrius Jones: Public school program. So those would include the North Carolina Pre-K classrooms developmental day, Head Start, and now we're also providing service to to like Durham.


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Detrius Jones: Pre K and met Pre K. So those are some opportunities that teachers would have


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Detrius Jones: Who have graduated from either one of these programs that these lovely ladies have shared that information with you. So we will be assisting you with the recruitment process teacher eligibility.


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Detrius Jones: Being able to work in a program. So what would essentially happen is that you would be applying to like a regular preschool program on site.


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Detrius Jones: That could be, for example, if you were going to a child care network and they had an NC Pre K program at their center you would actually apply


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Detrius Jones: For a position. If you are already licensed, you will still have to apply with the EES unit because we will be the ones that will provide you with your additional services.


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Detrius Jones: And so what those services would entail, as it says right here. Like, how can we help you if you are a licensed educator, you went through what we call the traditional track


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Detrius Jones: For licensure. And you have earned your license. You've apply what the Department of Public Instruction. You've been issued a license.


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Detrius Jones: Then you're considered traditional. And so what we do is we still provide you services because you have to go through what's called Beginning Teacher support.


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Detrius Jones: And that is the first three years of your license, which essentially your initial professional license is a three year license. So we give you that support and we contract with


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Detrius Jones: Two hubs at East Carolina University and UNC Charlotte currently who provides those. They are the ones that provide the


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Detrius Jones: Beginning Teacher Support, they assign, they work with mentors and evaluators, and those are the people that we rely on to mentor our teachers through their first year, three years of Beginning Teacher Support. They are also


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Detrius Jones: Used in success coaching for our continuing education professionals


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Detrius Jones: who have to renew their license every five years. So we will do what's called an abbreviated evaluation their first through the fourth year, ,and then the fifth year


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Detrius Jones: Of their renewing of their license, they are put on what's called a standard evaluation and that evaluates them through all of the standards.


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Detrius Jones: Because there are five standards that you have to meet, at least, proficiency in, so we are a combination of, you know, supporting “traditional route completers”, as we call them, stay “in state completers”.


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Detrius Jones: As well as non-traditional. We have people that are, as Kimberly mentioned, in the residency license program, which is new to many, it became an effect in July 1, 2019.


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Detrius Jones: It replaced, essentially, what was called the “lateral entry program,” where teachers who have completed a bachelor's degree


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Detrius Jones: At least, would like to now transition into


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Detrius Jones: Full-on professional education career. And so what the residency does is if you have not completed a traditional program, but you are seeking to, it will allow you to be hired as a NC Pre-K teacher, developmental day


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Detrius Jones: Teacher, Head Start teacher that will be serving in a license role that requires a license


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Detrius Jones: To serve in that role. And so with the residency you will be working with, for example, either UNCG or NCCU,


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Detrius Jones: They have to complete what's called a form RL, it has become so popular. Now I can fill out those form RLs and my sleep now.


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Detrius Jones: But they fill those out. You have to get the determination as a teacher through the university to see if you meet their guidelines for


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Detrius Jones: Entry into the residency program. So it's a little different from the lateral where we, as the unit, used to be able to make at determining factor. So now it's been placed on the actual EPP or Educated Prep program.


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Detrius Jones: And we work in conjunction with each other. So we will verify that you are employed in a position that requires a license.


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Detrius Jones: And then the EPPs will verify that you have met the 24th semester credit hour minimum, the GPA minimum (which is now 2.7 which lateral was 2.5),


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Detrius Jones: And so once they sign off on that and send it back to me, then we are ready to start the process to get a license for you, So you would actually be licensed.


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Detrius Jones: And residency is a license. It is not [an] emergency license or temporary license. We do have those that exist, but the residency is not such as that.


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Detrius Jones: And so what we do is we will make sure that you are licensed as a residency candidate. We will also provide you with a mentor and evaluator.


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Detrius Jones: Because that has to be done for you in the residency is part of NC DPI policy. So all of that is what the EES does. We are, like I said, a combination of things.


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Detrius Jones: One thing you will find is that if you are on our website. We have all the connections there. We're still updating some things because DPI did change their website last year in January, actually. So we're still working out some


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Detrius Jones: New links, but of course I will provide my information for you all to be in contact with me if you would like to know a little bit more information concerning any of the support that we do offer with the division of child development as the early education Support Unit.


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Detrius Jones: And that's all I have for today and I will like to turn it back over to Cathy.


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Cathy Collie-Robinson: Wonderful, thank you so much everyone I learned a whole lot. I hope you all did too. So we are a few minutes over. So what you'll need to do is to jump over to the next session. So you have some options in session to so check your program pick where you want