TECSCU and TRG (The Renaissance Group)
October 9 – 11, 2016
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel and Suites
in the Beautiful Historic District of Charleston, South Carolina
The theme of this year’s conference is Excellence in Educator Preparation: Purpose, Practices, and Promise!
Defining Excellence – This strand includes sessions that describe how educator preparation programs define excellence in curriculum, clinical experiences, and overall. Sessions can describe how schools/colleges/departments of education evaluate themselves; how they respond to others who define excellence for them; assessments that they use; how data are used for continual improvement, and other related topics.
Reflecting on the Promise of Educator Preparation – This strand includes sessions that address the national and international teacher shortages; the impact of great programs on communities and schools; creating a new narrative about teaching and educator preparation; and other sessions about the hope and promise of teaching and teacher education.
Sharing Practices that Work – This strand includes sessions that describe best practices in clinical experiences, retention of students, recruitment of students, fundraising, curriculum, use of data, addressing diversity issues, and more. This strand also includes practical sessions on understanding and setting budgets, descriptions of promotion/tenure practices in various schools/colleges/departments of education, and other practical aspects of running teacher education units.
Describing Purpose – This strand includes sessions on how schools/colleges/departments of education navigate the fundamental tension of creating citizens vs. workers; of preparing scholars or test-takers; and other philosophical tensions in today’s climate. Sessions can also include the processes of developing strategic plans or setting direction for teacher preparation programs.
We hope to see you in October!
TECSCU Mission Statement
To advance and enhance high quality educator preparation within comprehensive public colleges and universities
TECSCU, a dean-alike group affiliated with AACTE, is a distinct national voice on matters of importance to educator preparation programs at comprehensive public colleges and universities.