LRCE Teach! is a three-phase process:
- Application and Interview Process
- Teaching with a Practitioner’s License.
APPLICATION AND INTERVIEW PROCESS
- Potential participants submit original, two-page application to LRCE. Applications for the Summer 2018 Cohort will be accepted from December 1, 2017 through April 13, 2018.
- Potential participants must submit passing PRAXIS I scores (or proof of exemption from PRAXIS I exams) and passing PRAXIS II score(s)by May 11, 2018. (Interview scheduling is granted to applicants for which passing PRAXIS scores have been submitted to LRCE.)
- Applications are pre-screened by the LRCE staff, and potential participants meeting all requirements are invited via email to an in-person interview.
- Results of the three-part interview process are utilized to determine acceptance or non-acceptance. Notification is sent via email.
- Accepted applicants attend mandatory acceptance meeting and submit minimum $2250 tuition payment.
- 2017 Summer Institute: May 31 – July 14, 2018 (no classes July 4).
- 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday (field experience days follow school schedule).
- Participants receive training on topics such as classroom management, psychology and development, lesson planning, curriculum, and assessment.
- Content-specific workshops such as Teaching Reading, Literacy Across the Curriculum, and Special Education Mild-to-Moderate Applications are provided based on certification area.
- Participants complete field experience by observing and student teaching at area schools.
TEACHING WITH A PRACTITIONER’S LICENSE
- Participants teach full-time for 180 days with a Practitioner’s License while receiving full-time salary from the school/district.
- Participants attend 9 once monthly Saturday Seminars from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
- Participants receive observations and guidance from LRCE-provided mentors (Practitioner Advisors).
- Participants earn passing score for the PRAXIS Principles of Learning and Teaching exam.
- Practitioners working toward Early Childhood, Elementary, and/or Special Education certification earn passing score for the PRAXIS Teaching Reading exam.
- Practitioners working toward Special Education certification earn passing score for the PRAXIS SPED Mild-Moderate Applications exam