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Razor's Edge Shark Teach Scholars Program

The Teacher Leadership minor is designed for students who are motivated to contribute to the field of education by increasing learner achievement and impacting educational outcomes. Selected scholarship recipients will complete tutor training that follows College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA) certification standards, and serve as a tutor, Supplemental Instruction (SI) leader, or Teacher's Assistant. Razor's Edge Shark Teach Scholar's Program participants will either select a Teacher Education major with a Teacher Leadership minor or major in another discipline and minor in Teacher Leadership. To meet the requirements for this 15 credit minor, all students must complete 12 credits from the list of mandatory core courses and one additional 3 credit course. Students must earn a grade of B (3.0) or better in each course used to satisfy the Razor’s Edge Shark Teach Scholars program. 

*Non-education majors will be required to complete 75 hours of field experiences as part of the minor that will provide them with the Education Professional Training Option (PTO) approved by the Florida Department of Education (FDOE) as an alternative route to teacher certification. During their final semester, non-education majors must take one of the following 3 credit methods courses: SECE 3550, SECE 4350, SECE 4370, SECE 4560, or SECE 3530. Prerequisites for the methods courses include all mandatory core courses in the minor.

*Education majors must take SECE 4320 or ELEM 4320.

Award Amount (Fall 2018): $21,000 ($17,000 tuition restricted, $3,500 campus housing, $500 meal plan)

Year 1:

Curricular

FallRAZT 1050 Fundamentals of Peer Education (3 credits)

WinterTLDR 1050: Global Perspectives in Education (3 credits; 15 field experience hours)

Co-Curricular

  • Student Education Organization Membership
  • Observe/shadow tutors and SI leaders
  • Begin CRLA tutor training and UMKC-modeled SI leader training
  • If eligible, serve as SI leader during the winter semester (pending subject expertise)
  • Attend conclave meetings
  • Participate in service days
  • Assist with Shark Preview
  • Big/Little Mentorship Program
  • CommunityFest
  • NSU Leadership Conference
  • Educational Engagement Experience (Campus/Community)
  • Other projects/initiatives/experiences as assigned

 

Year 2:

Curricular

Winter: TLDR 2050: Leading Literacy in Culturally Diverse Classrooms (3 credits;15 field experience hours)   

Co-Curricular

  • Student Education Organization
  • Continue CRLA tutor training
  • Serve as a SI leader or tutor or teaching assistant (pending subject expertise)
  • Attend conclave meetings
  • Participate in service days
  • Assist with Shark Preview
  • Big/Little Mentorship Program
  • CommunityFest
  • NSU Leadership Conference
  • Educational Engagement Experience (Campus/State)
  • Other projects/initiatives/experiences as assigned

 

Year 3:

Curricular

WinterTLDR 3050: Assessment and Data Driven Improvement for Teacher Leaders (3 credits;15 field experience hours)

Co-Curricular

  • Student Education Organization
  • Serve as senior tutor, senior SI leader, or senior teaching assistant (pending content expertise)
  • Work with Career Development on resume, mock interviews, research job/career opportunities
  • Attend Teacher’s Employment Fair
  • Attend conclave meetings
  • Participate in service days
  • Assist with Shark Preview
  • Big/Little Mentorship Program
  • CommunityFest
  • NSU Leadership Conference
  • Educational Engagement Experience (Campus/National)
  • Other projects/initiatives/experiences as assigned

 

Year 4:

Curricular

Winter: Class Options (30 field experience hours)

Education Majors

SECE 4320: Middle and Secondary Classroom Management (3 credits)

OR

ELEM 4320: Elementary School Classroom Management (3 credits)

Non-Education Majors

Take one of the following Methods courses:

SECE 3550: Methods of Teaching Middle & Secondary Science (3 credits)

SECE 4350: Methods of Teaching Middle & Secondary Mathematics (3 credits)

SECE 4370: Methods of Teaching Middle & Secondary English (3 credits)

SECE 4560: Methods of Teaching Secondary Reading (3 credits)

SECE 3530: Methods of Teaching Middle & Secondary Social Studies (3 credits)

Co-Curricular

  • Student Education Organization Membership and Leadership
  • Serve as advanced tutor or senior SI leader to mentor and assist new incoming tutors and SI leaders
  • Assist with campus visits for local middle and high school students
  • Attend conclave meetings
  • Participate in service days
  • Assist with Shark Preview
  • Complete teaching internship (for majors only)
  • Big/Little Mentorship Program
  • CommunityFest
  • NSU Leadership Conference
  • Educational Engagement Experience (Campus/National/Mentorship)
  • Other projects/initiatives/experiences as assigned

 

  • Earn a grade of “B” (3.0) or better in each undergraduate level course used to satisfy the minor.
  • Any F grade or any type of withdrawal after the Drop/Add period may result in programmatic probation. Continued failing grades and/or class drops may lead to program dismissal. 

  • No credit by exam (TSD, Military, Dual Enrollment, CLEP, etc.) may be used. 

  • Participants must maintain a minimum 2.8 cumulative GPA. 

  • Participants cannot drop below a full-time academic status until the last semester of their senior year (minimum of 12 credit hours). 

  • Participants must meet all co-curricular requirements. 

  • Participants must be in good conduct standing with NSU at all times. 

  • Please note that additional requirements for obtaining state certification include passing scores on Florida Teacher Certification Examinations (FTCE).
  • Requirements and classes are subject to change based upon availability, university conditions, programmatic need, etc.

For more information:

Cortney Stein, Associate Director, Tutoring and Testing Center •  (954) 262-7902 or palmacci@nova.edu 

Jia Borror, Ed.D., Assistant Professor, Abraham S. Fischler College of Education • (954) 262-8507 or jb239@nova.edu

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