Metro RESA

Endorsements

STEM Endorsement

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.

The cost is $525 per course/$1150 Total. Participants will not be allowed to begin a course until payment is received by Metro RESA.

For more information contact: Donna Barrett (404)643-2017 or donna.barrett@mresa.org

Endorsement Information:

The STEM endorsement is a 160-hour endorsement with two courses with an embedded Residency. Successful candidates will earn a STEM Educator field to their teaching certificates.
  • Elements of STEM (60 hours) with STEM in Action Residency (20 hours) – 50% of the course will be offered synchronously with the option to meet face to face and 50% online asynchronously
  • Intersections of STEM (60 hours) with STEM in Action Residency (20 hours) – 30% of the course will be offered synchronously with the option to meet face to face and 70% online asynchronously
Admission Requirements
  • Must hold a professional level certificate – T-4 or higher
  • Candidates must have at least one year of successful teaching experience in a STEM field
  • Candidates must be recommended by their employing principal and system level leadership

The STEM Endorsement consists of two courses:

Course 1: Elements of STEM, a 60-hour course with an additional 20 hours of an embedded STEM in Action residency to apply the elements of STEM in their classrooms. 50% of the course will offered synchronously online and 50% asynchronously.

The Course 1 goals include:

  • Analyze the core ideas, practices, and resources of the STEM disciplines: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
  • Intentionally integrate mathematics and science in logical, thoughtful ways
  • Intentionally integrate technology and engineering with science and mathematics
Course 2: Intersections of STEM, a 60-hour course with an additional 20 hours of an embedded STEM in Action residency to apply the intersections of STEM in their classrooms. 70% of the course is offered asynchronously and 30% of the classes will be held in synchronously sessions.
The Course 2 goals include:
  • Integrating STEM disciplines through the development of a PBL unit
  • STEM in Action Residency is embedded throughout the courses and includes collaborative planning with STEM colleagues, visiting a STEM certified school, writing a grant, maintaining a collection of STEM resources and best practices, and teaching STEM lessons developed in coursework.

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.