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Razor's Edge Shark Teach Scholars Program

The Razor’s Edge Shark Teach Scholars Program with a minor in Teacher Leadership 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 Teaching Assistant. Razor’s Edge Shark Teach 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 16 credit minor, all students must complete 13 credits from the list of mandatory core courses, and one additional 3 credit course.

*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, or SECE 3530. Prerequisites for the methods courses include all mandatory core courses in the minor.

*Education majors must take SECE 4320. There are no prerequisites for this course.

Award Amount: $20,000 ($15,000 tuition restricted, $4,500 campus housing, $500 meal plan)

Year 1:

Curricular

Semester 1: RAZT 1000 Introduction to Teacher Leadership (1 credit)

Semester 2: TLDR 1050: Global Perspectives in Education (3 credits)

Co-Curricular

  • Student Education Organization Membership
  • Observe/shadow tutors and SI leaders
  • Begin CRLA tutor training
  • Attend conclave meetings
  • Participate in service days
  • Assist with Shark Preview

Campus Involvement

Razor’s Edge Shark Teach students are required to join an education club on campus or create one, observe tutors or SI leaders, and begin CRLA tutor training.

Year 2:

Curricular

Semester 1: RAZT 2000 Leading Student Learning (1 credit)

Semester 2: TLDR 2050: Leading Literacy in Culturally Diverse Classrooms (3 credits)   

Co-Curricular

  • Student Education Organization
  • Membership and Leadership
  • Serve as volunteer tutor for NSU University School or a local school
  • 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

Campus Involvement

Razor’s Edge Shark Teach students are required to hold a leadership position in an education club or other club on campus. Students will serve as a SI leader, tutor, or teaching assistant, and participate in conclave meetings, service days, and Shark Preview.

Year 3:

Curricular

Semester 1: RAZT 3000 Community of Collective Responsibility (1 credit)

Semester 2: TLDR 3050: Assessment and Data Driven Improvement for Teacher Leaders (3 credits)

Co-Curricular

  • Student Education Organization
  • Membership and Leadership
  • 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

Campus Involvement

Razor’s Edge Shark Teach students are required to hold a leadership position in an education club or other club on campus. Students will serve as a SI leader, tutor, or teaching assistant, and participate in conclave meetings, service days, and Shark Preview.

Year 4:

Curricular

Semester 1: RAZT 4000 Current Trends in School Improvement and Assessment (1 credit) 

Semester 2: Class Options

Education Majors

SECE 4320: Middle and Secondary 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 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)

Campus Involvement

Razor’s Edge Shark Teach students are required to hold a leadership position in an education club or other club on campus. Students will serve as an advanced tutor or senior SI leader to mentor incoming tutors and SI leaders, and participate in conclave meetings, service days, and Shark Preview. Students will assist with campus visits for local middle and high school students.

  • 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 Palmacci, 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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