Do you have the passion and resolve required to teach in Title I (high poverty) schools?
Do you plan to student teach in Springfield, MO?
If the answer to these questions is yes, then Teacher Education Alliance placement may be right for you.
TEA placements are currently available to elementary, early childhood, middle school, secondary education and K-12 specialty majors during their senior year who attend Missouri State University.
MSU College of Education candidates who are successful applicants to the TEA Program will engage in the following activities that differ from traditional practicum and student teaching placements:
- You will be placed in a Title I (high poverty) TEA partner school in Springfield, MO for your final practicum and the entire
student teaching experience.
- You will be a member of a cadre of practicum students and student teachers assigned to a TEA Partner School and part of the larger TEA Team with candidates from the other higher education partners.
- You will have both a cooperating teacher and an onsite supervisor/coordinator (mentor) while assigned to a Springfield Public School (SPS) TEA partner school.
- You will attend professional development seminars that tie theory to practice through the Teaching Academy and specific TEA Professional Development opportunities with candidates from Drury, Evangel and Baptist Bible College
- You will be substitute certified through the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) in Springfield Public Schools (TEA schools only as a student teacher). You can arrange for that status to extend to all grade appropriate Springfield Public Schools after you student teach and graduate.
- You will receive a $300.00 TEA Scholarship from the College of Education to help with expenses if you student teach during the Fall 2012 Semester as a member of the TEA. The TEA Scholarship will not be offered after Fall of 2012, So apply now!.