• About Educator Preparation

    Ed. Prep. Year 1 is an entry-level course. Students gain foundational competencies related to students as learners, planning and assessing teaching, teaching strategies, and communication skills. Students receive hands-on field experiences (two Carnegie units).

    Ed. Prep. Year 2 provides students with the opportunity to gain advanced skills needed to enhance them as learners, teachers, and communicators. Students receive advanced hands-on field experiences (two Carnegie units). 

    Educators Rising (EdRising) Student Organization provides students the opportunity to participate in an organization that is cultivating a new generation of highly skilled educators by guiding young people on a path from high school through college and into their teaching careers. By working with aspiring educators who reflect the demographics of their communities and who are passionate about serving those communities through public education, Educators Rising is changing the face of teaching. For more information, click here.

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    Educator Preparation Curriculum

    Educator Prep 1:

    Educator Prep 1 is an entry-level course. Students gain foundational competencies related to students as learners, planning and assessing teaching, teaching strategies, and communication skills. Students receive hands-on field experiences (2 Carnegie units).

    Educator Prep 2:

    Educator Prep 2 provides students with the opportunity to gain advanced skills needed to enhance them as learners, teachers, and communicators. Students receive advanced hands-on field experiences (2 Carnegie units).

    Educator Prep 1—Course Code: 996300

    Unit #

    Unit Name

    Hours

    1

    Program Orientation

    30

    2

    History and Trends in American Education

    50

    3

    Human Growth and Development

    50

    4

    Diverse Learners

    70

    5

    Learning Environments

    55

     

    Cumulative Clinical Hours*

    25

    Total

     

    280

     

    *Hours may be distributed over the first year.

     

     

    Educator Prep 2—Course Code: 996301

    Unit #

    Unit Name

    Hours

    6

    Career and Professional Development

    55

    7

    Instructional Planning

    60

    8

    Instructional Technology

    55

    9

    Assessment Strategies

    60

     

    Cumulative Clinical Hours**

    50

    Total

     

    280

     

    **Hours may be distributed over the second year.

     

     

    Scholarship Information

    National Technical Honor Society membership is available to students who maintain an overall 3.25 GPA, a 90 average in their program, are a member of their CTE student organization and exemplify honesty, good attendance, good character, leadership, and responsibility. NTHS honors the achievements of top CTE students, provides scholarships to encourage the pursuit of higher education, and cultivates excellence in today’s highly competitive, skilled workforce. For more information, click here.

    Mississippi Tech Master Scholars recognition is given to students who complete a 2-year CTE program and a prescribed academic curriculum, attain an ACT composite of 18 or higher, maintain a 2.5 GPA, contribute 80 hours of community service, and exemplify good attendance and discipline.  See the CTE counselor for additional information.

    William Carey University offers a $36,000 scholarship to Ed. Prep. completers who continue their pursuit of a teaching license by enrolling in an education major at William Carey.

    Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College offers a New Century Skills Scholarship (click here) to students completing this 2-year program and enrolling as a first-time college student.  $750/semester is available for an overall 3.0 GPA, and $1500/semester is available for an overall 3.5.  See additional information at mgccc.edu.

    A TEACH Grant can help you pay for college if you plan to become a teacher in a high-need field in a low-income area. Click here for more information.

    The Mississippi Excellence in Teaching Program (METP) is a collaboration between Ole Miss and Mississippi State to attract top-performing students to an innovative new teacher education program using one of the most valuable scholarships ever offered in the state.  Click on the METP logo for the university of your choice to learn more.

  • Beth Seymour 

    Educator Preparation

    Instructor Board Certified


    beth.seymour@jcsd.ms 

    Program At JCTC