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Ready2Teach

Ready2Teach

The Teacher Education Program at TSU prepares competent and caring facilitators of learning, committed to diversity and the success of all. Ready2Teach (R2T), a clinically-rich, co-teaching residency model sponsored by TBR, helps TSU accomplish its teacher education mission. Enhanced by the Teacher Performance Assessment (TPA)—a performance-based approach to candidate evaluation—R2T prepares new teachers to be ready to teach from day one in the classroom.

Campus Contacts:

Heraldo Richards
Heraldo Richards, Ph.D.

Office: 107 Clay Hall
Phone: (615) 963-5620
Email: hrichards@tnstate.edu

Mrs. Tenisha Odom
Tenisha Odom, Ed.S.

Office: 112B Clay Hall
Phone: (615) 963-5459
        Email: jpresley@tnstate.edu

What is Ready2Teach?

  • A year-long co-teaching residency in the schools
  • Consists of Residency 1 (minimum 50%) and Residency 2 (100 %)
  • Strong partnership with schools and school-based mentors
  • Utilizes problem-based learning (analysis of authentic cases)
  • Designed to improve P-12 student outcomes
  • Intended to help public schools meet their goals and address needs

What is the Teacher Performance Assessment (TPA)?

  • A performance-based approach to candidate assessment
  • Capstone assessment integrates planning, instruction, assessment, and analysis of teaching
  • Candidates videotape 15 -20 minute teaching event for reflection and analysis
  • Candidates construct approximately 40-page narrative on critical teaching tasks
  • Candidates submit electronic  report on teaching event for assessment by 2 reviewers

How does R2T benefit partner schools?

  • Candidates as co-teachers provide assistance in the classroom
  • Mutual development of skills as mentor teachers and candidates engage in co-teaching
  • Candidates able to provide individual attention and tutoring to students
  • Opportunity for recruitment of highly qualified new teachers
  • Opportunities for professional development from university faculty
  • The TPA as part of R2T prepares candidates for the TEAM evaluation

When will R2T be implemented?

  • TSU will implement the year-long residency for most of its teacher candidates in fall 2012 at most of the clinical sites. Full implementation for all teacher candidates will occur in fall 2013. 

 







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