Teachers College, Henderson has received three separate grants from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to fund institutes and academies this summer in ESOL, Special Education Resource, and Online Teaching. Each of these academies culminates in the completion of an endorsement. We encourage you to apply and participate in at least one of these academies or institutes. These are completely free of charge and you can earn from 12-15 hours of graduate credit. Please see the opportunities below.
Program DescriptionThe purpose of the ESOL Institute is to provide teacher leaders a depth of
understanding of English to Speakers of Other Languages and strategies and resources needed to teach all
students effectively. Upon completion of the Academy and its curricular requirements, teachers will
be able to meet or surpass the Arkansas Qualifying score on the Praxis II: Teaching English to
Speakers of Other Languages, earn the ESL endorsement and teach ESOL strategies to other teachers
in their districts.
|Special Education Resource Academy|
The Special Education Resource Endorsement Academy at Henderson State University prepares educators
who are currently licensed in K-6, 4-8, or 7-12 ELA, Math, or Science to teach the content area in which
they are currently licensed to students with exceptionalities in an inclusive and/or resource setting.
The Academy is grant supported by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE)
and is at no cost to the participants.
|Online Teaching Academy|
Online Teaching Academy is entirely online for the 21-22 academic year with synchronous and asynchronous
coursework, synchronous week-long experience during the summer, and online monthly check-in meetings.
The Academy and coursework will be delivered online to model best practices for engaging students in online learning.
By placing all interactions online, Teachers College, Henderson seeks to immerse those participating in the academy
in the online environment. Synchronous sessions will be recorded for review. The initial summer session will prepare
participants through engagement with experts in online learning and provide an introduction to competencies in the
coursework essential to the completion of the DESE online learning performance assessment. Asynchronous components
will model content delivery, inquiry, and project-based methodologies for participants that engage new modes of
technology-enhanced collaboration and learning. The asynchronous coursework will engage participants in a wide range
of methodologies to consider student-to-content interaction, student-to-student interaction, and student-to-teacher interaction.