This course places equity (fairness) at the core of its investigation of schooling.Within the context of the cultures of students, schools, and communities, the course is designed to reflect knowledge growth in teaching as well as the critical/social theoretical frameworks in education that examine equity and inequity, justice and injustice.
While options are available in blended or virtual formats, some courses are offered face to face in a classroom setting.
Students and their families are responsible for transportation the student to the course at the Network Provider’s location.
Upon admission to the program, candidates receive assistance in placement in a southern Arizona middle school or high school where, as a teacher of record on an Alternative Teaching Certificate, candidates, called teaching Interns, deepen their teaching practice while being paid as full-time teachers.
During the two-year program, teaching interns take classes in online and face-to-face formats and participate in interactive teacher education seminars (TES). Secondary Education Program has received a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support the recruitment and preparation of STEM teachers in southern Arizona high schools and middle schools.
The Rhode Island Department of Education supports the costs of Network coursework through state discretionary funds for students not enrolled as full time students at the Network Provider location.
There is no cost to the district, school or family to be a Network Member or to take a Network course.
Contact your student’s high school or middle school to ask if they are part of the Advanced Coursework Network.
Your student’s school counselor will help you and your student understand the opportunities for taking advanced coursework and how your student can meet graduation requirements by taking these courses while still in high school.
Taking advantage of advanced coursework of all kinds can better prepare students for success in college or future careers.
Taking advantage of dual enrollment or advanced placement courses can reduce the time it takes your student to earn a college degree while significantly reducing the college costs your family will have to pay.