Alternate Route, Passion to Teach

Are you eligible to take an alternate route and become a teacher in a 3 semester program? Do you have a passion for education? Meet Dr. Poulin on Wednesday, November 7th at 5:30, and see if this is your future. Educator Prep Institutes are designed for baccalaureate degree holders to become certified teachers.  If you have … Continue reading Alternate Route, Passion to Teach

Elite Educator Partnership

Be Elite. Be More. Teach. Be an Elite Educator.  Knowledge fuels a teacher’s passion.  Becoming more is what keeps teachers motivated.  Teachers can impact the learning environment in many ways, including the physical, psychological and instructional setting.  Educating children is a rewarding and tough job. “I wanted to help students think for themselves.” “Being a child’s advocate and … Continue reading Elite Educator Partnership

Natural Selection – Education and the Peace Corps

Education and the Peace Corps were the natural selections for the next part of Natalie’s journey. Natalie Part II As the AmeriCorps experience ended, Natalie enrolled in the Elementary Education program at SPC. She struggled through each semester, changing jobs each time her school schedule changed. Countless nights, Natalie questioned how she was going to afford beans and … Continue reading Natural Selection – Education and the Peace Corps

Elementary Education – Natalie’s Career Choice

Part I of Natalie’s Elementary Education Journey This is a story about a revelation leading to Natalie’s elementary education  journey and how she decided this was the career for her.  Natalie El Amrani is a 24 year old Elementary Education student at St. Petersburg College. She entered her final internship in August 2018, and will … Continue reading Elementary Education – Natalie’s Career Choice

Early Childhood Education Students Attend One Goal

  Early Childhood Online Students attend One Goal Conference On Friday, July 20, 2018, we had the pleasure of hearing from some of our outstanding Early Childhood Education students at the One Goal Conference in Tampa. Representatives included Beverly Kamp, Cher Rosselot and Kimberly Shannon.  All three are T.E.A.C.H scholarship recipients.  The TEACH Scholarship supports … Continue reading Early Childhood Education Students Attend One Goal

Decoding Essential Foundation for Reading

Decoding is an essential reading skill and the foundation of reading instruction. The brain translates print into speech by rapid recognition of letter combinations to sounds.  The brain recognizes patterns.  Phonics is used in teaching this skill.  With phonics you look at the whole word, breaking down to beginning sounds, ending sounds and context clues.  Or you … Continue reading Decoding Essential Foundation for Reading

Cultural Collections Arrive Fall 2018

The Cultural Collections will be a working assemblage where faculty and COE students can continually add ideas, lessons, and activities to share.  The College of Education recently used funds from a grant for the Elementary Education program to purchase artifacts such as multicultural books, lesson plans, activities, games, music, and more.  Themed collections will be … Continue reading Cultural Collections Arrive Fall 2018

Minority Teacher Education Scholarship Supports Teachers

  Minority Teacher Education Scholarship supports our future teachers.  College of Education Academic Program Coordinator, Sherri Kent-Roberts and COE faculty, Dr. Meg Delgato, attended the Florida Fund Minority Teachers (FFMT) Board of Directors Meeting in Orlando in June.  The Primary Contact for the FFMT scholarships at SPC is Sherri.  SPC COE staff were joined by … Continue reading Minority Teacher Education Scholarship Supports Teachers

Graduate Accolades from College of Ed

Graduate Accolades from the College of Education to: Martinique Kelty graduated from SPC in spring 2015. In fall 2017 Martinique graduated USF with a Masters in Exceptional Student Education and an Infant Family Health Certification.  She is currently an ESE Support Facilitator at Azalea Middle School. Accolades from Council for Exceptional Children to: The Council … Continue reading Graduate Accolades from College of Ed

Educational Sign Language Interpreting – New Track Fall 2018

Educational Sign Language Interpreting is the new track the College of Education will be offering under our Educational Studies & Community Leadership degree. The purpose of the Educational Sign Language Interpreting concentration is to provide a unique undergrad education experience designed to meet the needs of individuals who want to work in a K-12 setting … Continue reading Educational Sign Language Interpreting – New Track Fall 2018