METHODS COURSES CAN BE COMPLETED IN ONE YEAR
• Embark on a licensure path with one-on-one support.
• Learn essential skills to teach your students and more effectively maximize their learning.
• Receive individualized coaching to manage/organize yourself, your time, and your classroom.
• Belong to a cohort of like-minded professionals who support one another.
• Discover ways to use your prior experience/education as a unique skillset to be a teacher leader.
• EDU 321 - Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment
• EDU 322 - Coaching
• EDU 448 - Middle and Secondary School Methods
• EDU 451 - Classroom Management
• EDU 331 - Teaching Diverse Learners
• EDU 333 - Instructional Technology
• EDU 363 - Literacy in the Content Areas
• EDU 413 - Coaching II
• EDU 453* - Submitting the edTPA
*A 1-hour course specifically designed to prepare candidates for licensure.
To pursue licensure in Middle School Education, you must have 24 hours of content coursework in the area of licensure.
Residency candidates are offered a one-year residency license that can be renewed twice (three total years). Within that three-year span, residency teachers must complete an educator preparation program (EPP) like Barton's, pass all required licensure exams, and pass the edTPA portfolio.
Yes. Since the lateral entry pathway transitioned to the residency pathway in 2019, all residency candidates are required to be actively enrolled in EPP courses before being hired as a residency licensure teacher. While one-year permits to practice or emergency licenses can provide extra time to candidates not yet in a program, being enrolled in an EPP can provide applicants a higher level of qualification when seeking teaching positions.
A personal computer with a good internet connection, a headset (or just earbuds if your computer has a built-in mic), a webcam (often built into the computer), and updated free Adobe Flash Player software.
No. It certainly helps as some courses are available only to residency teachers and are designed to allow you to integrate strategies in your classroom. It is required for the coaching support offered in EDU 322 and EDU 413. While it is not a requirement for admission to the program, it is required for program completion and eligibility for licensure. Those seeking employment after program completion may choose to complete a semester of student teaching in lieu of the coaching courses.
Although we recommend staring in the fall and following a cohort throughout your time with us, it's not mandatory. Starting the program in the spring is an option. Many courses are only offered in the semester indicated in the Course list above. We will help you plan accordingly.
Candidates can pursue licensure in language arts, math, science, or social studies for grades 6-9. Official acceptance into one of the four tracks is dependent on the candidate's completion of 24 credits worth of prior coursework in the given area. We will work with you to help provide options for completing those requirements.