Metro RESA

Endorsements

Dyslexia Endorsement

The Dyslexia Endorsement at Metro RESA is a GaPSC approved preparation program that provides approved candidates with the coursework and related field experience required to add the Dyslexia Endorsement to a current standard Georgia Professional Certificate. 

The Endorsement consists of 3 courses. Each course lasts approximately 10 weeks with a one to two-week break between courses. 

Courses are designed to be taken in sequence, beginning with Introduction to the Foundations of Literacy Acquisition and Dyslexia course and ending with the Instructional Methods for Teaching Students with Significant Reading and Writing Difficulties course. 

The courses are listed below:

Course I:    Introduction to the Foundations of Literacy Acquisition and Dyslexia

Course II:   Assessments: Purpose, Type, Analysis, and Implementation

Course III: Instructional Methods for Teaching Students with Significant Reading and

                     Writing Difficulties

Candidates will understand/know and apply:

=       principles of structured literacy

=       practice of structured language and literacy teaching

=       rationale for multisensory and multimodal language-learning techniques

=       rationale for and adapt to accommodate individual differences

=       phonological and phonemic awareness 

=       phonics and word recognition

=       automatic fluent reading of text 

=       vocabulary

=       listening and reading comprehension

=       written expression 

Course Learning Outcome: 

With a focus on candidates’ understanding of language processing, explicit instruction, and diverse reading profiles, this course outcome goal is to provide evidence of acquisition of understanding of language processing, explicit instruction, and diverse reading profiles.  

Requirements: 

=      Weekly Assignments related to introduction, practicing, and mastery of the course standards.

=      Participation in weekly discussion boards and completion/upload of all assignments is required.

=      Weekly assignments might include written reflections, response to questions, creation of presentations, etc. 

=      Pre and Post Assessment with Candidate Reflection to be included in the Dyslexia Endorsement Portfolio.

=      Candidates will complete a summative post-assessment.

Participants need: Wi-fi accessibility, laptop/PC with sound and video capabilities.

Cost:  $350 per course for a total of $1050.  Course fee must be paid previous to joining the course.

Please contact Kimberly Gregory at Kimberly.gregory@mresa.org if you have any questions or need additional information.

More Endorsements:

STEM

STEM Endorsement classes will consist of K-12 teachers who teach a variety of STEM fields. There will be opportunities to differentiate the tasks across K-12 grade levels and STEM disciplines. Attention will be paid to the vertical alignment of the standards presented.

Student Support Team (SST) Endorsement

The Metro RESA SST Endorsement is an endorsement for Georgia teachers. Candidates explore the history and foundations of the RTI/MTSS, the problem-solving model, and develop plans for a successful implementation. 

Online Teaching

Each course is designed to strengthen participant knowledge, skill set, and disposition toward online teaching. As participants transition through the courses, they will experience a gradual release toward proficiency for online teaching and learning.

Dyslexia

The Dyslexia Endorsement at Metro RESA is a GaPSC approved preparation program that provides approved candidates with the coursework and related field experience required to add the Dyslexia Endorsement to a current standard Georgia Professional Certificate. 

English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

The Metro RESA ESOL Endorsement prepares educators to demonstrate competency in addressing the instructional, language, and cultural needs of students whose first language is not English in the Georgia Public Schools.

Gifted

Metro RESA offers a PSC approved Gifted In-Field Endorsement designed to train Candidates to identify and teach gifted students from a variety of cultural, linguistic, and economic backgrounds. This program ensures that its graduates have in-depth knowledge of teaching the gifted and talented students.

K-5 Mathematics

The Metro RESA K-5 Mathematics Endorsement is designed to strengthen and enhance teacher pedagogical and content knowledge in mathematics. The endorsement provides candidates the opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of K – 5 mathematics content and beyond. 

Reading

Metro RESA offers a PSC approved add-on Reading Endorsement.  The Metro RESA Reading Endorsement prepares educators to demonstrate competency at assessing students literacy needs and planning appropriate for the needs of students in Georgia Public School classrooms.

Teacher Leader

Metro RESA offers a PSC approved Teacher Leader Endorsement. The Teacher Leader Endorsement requires candidates to acquire the knowledge and demonstrate the ability to promote the success of all students.

K-5 Science

The K-5 Science Endorsement consists of the equivalent of three courses and an authentic residency/field experience when combined totals 200 contact hours. Up to fifty percent of the class can be face to face and up to 50% online.