Metro RESA

Endorsements

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. 

Admission Requirements
 
In order to be considered for the SST Endorsement through Metro RESA, candidates must meet the following minimum requirements.
1.) Candidates must hold a valid, clear, renewable Georgia Teaching Certificate, School Psychology Certificate, or School Counseling Certificate. 
2.) Candidates must have a minimum of Master’s degree. 

3.) Candidates must have a minimum of two years teaching experience.

For additional information, please contact Metro RESA’s Endorsement Coordinator, Dr. Rhonda Baldwin (rhonda.baldwin@mresa.org).  

 

 

Courses:

Course 1:  Foundations, Problem Solving, and Universal Screening (50 contact hours)

 
This course is designed to increase candidate’s knowledge of the historical and legal foundations of Response to Intervention/Multi-Tiered System of Supports. During this course candidates will complete an assessment of their current school or district and utilize a tier 1 classroom observation tool. Candidates will also be introduced to the essential four step problem solving model and develop competence in step 1: problem identification. 
 
Course 2:  Problem Analysis, Plan Implementation, and Program Evaluation (50 contact hours)
 
This course will continue with steps two through four of the problem-solving model. Candidates will develop competence in the areas of problem analysis, plan implementation, and program evaluation in the areas of both academics and behavior. These skills will be developed though the I do, we do, you do gradual release model. They will also peer review each other’s work though discussion boards.
 
Course 3: Planning for a Successful Implementation (50 contact hours)
 
This course is designed to increase the candidate’s knowledge of the areas required for a successful implementation at the class, school, or district level. Candidates will develop and peer review implementation plans for the following school year upon completion of course #3. This course also includes the development of a comprehensive intervention continuum for the class, school, or district level. Finally, the implementation rubrics from course #1 will also be revisited. 

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.