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School of Education

Inside Ignite - Prepare Working Group

The Prepare Working group will investigate re-designing (the curricular aspects of) teacher preparation at SCSU.

  • New models for teacher preparation
  • Integration of all standards
  • Teacher preparation core for all teacher candidates
  • Teacher preparation, LEP and within 120 credits
  • Working together more and in isolation less
  • Less overlap but with more cooperation
  • Re-examining at all aspects of clinical experience components


(1) Prepare Working Group Facilitator Jim Robinson
(2) 5-12 content representatives (TEAC)

Bev Kochmann

Renee Strom

Sue Haller

(2) K-12 content representative (TEAC)

Elena Kurinski

Caryl Martin

(1) Early Childhood education representative (chosen by dept.)

JoAnn Johnson

(1) Secondary Education Representative (chosen by program) Susan Parault Dowds
(1) Special education representative (chosen by program)

Bradley kaffar

(1) Elementary education representative (chosen by program)  
(1) Office of Clinical Experiences Representative

Fran Umerski

(1) Technology Work Group representative VACANT
(1) Recruit Work Group representative Michael Rogers
(7) P-12 representatives
(One from elem/middle; one from HS)

Sue Jenkins
Julie Midas
Lori Hanson
Katie Young

Michele Rogers
Jona Devel

Groups to be Consulted:

Technology and Pedagogical Resources Committee, Content Methods Instructors, Content Faculty, HURL Faculty, CEHEEP Faculty, Assessment Steering Committee, CETL, Educational Administration Faculty/Students, Deans, SOE Assessment Committee, each licensure program/department, P-12 partners, TEAC, Co-teaching experts, OCE

The Teacher Preparation Initiative (TPI) will maximize teacher effectiveness and increase student achievement by transforming and strengthening teacher education through collaborative partnerships between SCSU and P-12 school districts.

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