Formerly recognized as the Office of Professional and Field-based Experiences the Center for Teacher Quality oversees the Teacher Education Programs (TEP) at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The Center for Teacher Quality coordinates all aspects of teacher education. Our work is informed by the belief that public education is critical to creating and sustaining a political and social democracy. We believe that schools, universities, and communities must engage in simultaneous and collaborative renewal in order to make our vision for education a reality.
Under the umbrella of the Center for Teacher Quality you will find a number of programs and offices including the JSU Teach, Master of Arts in Teaching and Test Preparation Clinic. The Center for Teacher Quality also coordinates the Professional Education Council, which is the oversight body for policy and curriculum for undergraduate and graduate programs.
Program Components include:
- JSU Teach
- Master of Arts in Teaching
- Praxis Lab and ongoing professional development program
- Teacher Education Program
JSU Teach is a program designed to attract STEM and Liberal Arts majors who desire to graduate with two career paths with one degree. Students who participate in the program will become certified as teacher upon the completion of the program requirements. The program provides test preparation, induction, specialized clinical practices and field based experiences led by P-12 Master Teachers and virtual classroom activities.
- STEM or Liberal Arts Major
- 3.0 GPA
- Writing Activity
Additional information may be obtained through the Center for Teacher Quality.
MS DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION- TROOPS TO TEACHERS
MISSISSIPPI TEACHER CENTER
Critical Needs Alternate Route Teacher Loan/Scholarship Program, William Winter Scholar/Loan Programs, Teach Grant, Graduate Teacher, Counselor Administration Loan/Scholarship, Mississippi Teacher Fellowship Program, MS Teacher Loan Repayment Program and the Federal Loan Forgiveness Program