The program addresses the growing need for administrators in Georgia schools. It is designed to train administrators who can bring a perspective on leadership grounded in teaching and performance-based practices. For those interested in attaining administrative certification, this major provides the courses and performance-based residency needed for Georgia L-6 certification and is aligned with the Standards, Elements and Indicators for the Preparation of Georgia Educational Leaders and Educational Leadership Policy Standards: ISLLC 2011. The candidate may also add other endorsements by completing courses in other areas to fulfill requirements of the Professional Standards Commission (PSC).
CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION (Major)
The program addresses the growing need of classroom teachers
who desire to strengthen and increase their competencies to design, implement
and evaluate curriculum and instruction. It is designed to provide candidates
with experiences to further strengthen and enhance their competencies to serve
as instructional leaders within their school settings and to maximize the
learning of every student. For those interested in attaining the service
certification, this major provides the courses and performance-based field
experiences required for S certification and could be used to move up to the
Advanced Professional level of tiered-certification. The program is aligned to
the Curriculum and Instruction Standards and Performance Indicators defined by
the Georgia Professional Standards Commission.
Curriculum and Instruction Conversion Mechanism (Certificate Upgrade)
Berry College is approved for the Conversion Mechanism for
Curriculum and Instruction. Alumni from
Berry’s program and completers from other GaPSC approved programs can use this
process to do the Conversion to obtain the S certificate in Curriculum &
Instruction. Potential candidate would apply to Berry College as non-degree
status. Candidates must provide evidence of content requirements and provide
artifacts to evidence meeting the Curriculum and Instruction Standards as part
of the conversion mechanism process through Special Topics course(s) at the
appropriate degree level. EDU 770 Special Topics in Curriculum and Instruction will be offered in
summer semesters only.