Announcements

December 4, 2018

Rewarding & Enjoyable Summer Teaching Jobs

Teach Reading Classes to Students of All Ages

Now Accepting Applications for Summer 2019

The Institute of Reading Development offers summer reading skills programs in partnership with the continuing education departments of more than 100 colleges and universities nationwide. Each year we hire hard-working, encouraging people with a passion for reading to teach our summer programs.

As an Institute teacher you will:

  • Earn more than $6,000 in one summer. Our full-time teachers typically earn $500-$700 per week.
  • Improve your teaching skills and confidence during our comprehensive, paid training program.
  • Gain over 400 hours of classroom teaching experience with a variety of age groups from 4-year-olds to adults.
  • Help your students become successful readers with a love of great books.

We are seeking applicants from any academic discipline. All applicants must have an undergraduate degree or higher in their field before the start of our teaching season.

Successful Institute teachers:

  • Have strong reading skills and read for pleasure
  • Are responsible and hard-working, with good communication and organizational skills
  • Will be patient and supportive with students

Sound like you? Learn more about teaching for us and apply today: Summer Teaching Jobs


November 26, 2018

Dear Teacher Candidates,

The Office of Field Placement has posted calendars for Spring Field Experience. Please be aware that orientation will begin in December before the holiday break. Orientation attendance is mandatory, and failure to attend Orientation for a field experience will prevent a student from participating.  Make sure that you plan accordingly.

Confirmed placements for spring semester are starting to come in. Teacher candidates can check their Spring 2019 TOFES application for placement information. All confirmed placements are final, and requests to change placements will not be honored at this time. If you believe there is a discrepancy with the cluster or concentration area, please contact our office.

If you do not see a confirmed placement in TOFES, it means that the Office of Field Placement is still awaiting the confirmed placement for you. Please do not contact our office inquiring about your pending placement. We are working on finalizing placements for all teacher candidates.  TOFES will be updated weekly up until January 7, 2019.

Thank you for your patience. If you need to postpone your spring field experience, please contact our office as soon as possible.


November 8, 2018

Dear Teacher Candidates,

Many of you may be attempting to complete Spring registration at this time and receiving error messages when trying to register for your field experience courses.  Please be advised that only the Office of Field Placement will be able to register students for field experience.  Registration for field experience will be completed late November early December.  We will notify students when registration is complete.  Please contact your advisor to add any additional co-requisites or curriculum course(s) that you may need.

It is not necessary to contact the Office of Field Placement and request that we register you for your field experience course. We will complete this process for all students who have applied during the September application period and who are deemed eligible to participate in a field experience for the upcoming semester.

Thank you,

Office of Field Placement


October 24, 2018

Attention Teacher Candidates,

The Office of Field Placement has posted calendars for Spring Field Experience. Students may attend any Orientation offered for their registered experience. Please note that Orientation attendance is mandatory and failure to attend Orientation for a field experience will prevent a student from participating.  Make sure that you plan ahead.

If you have questions, feel free to contact the Office of Field Placement. See you at Orientation!


September 21, 2018

Good Morning Teacher Candidates,

The Spring 2019 Field Experience Application window is now closed. The Office of Field Placement is beginning the process of going through applications and requesting placements with various school systems. Confirmed placements will be posted in TOFES as they come in starting in December.  Please continue to check TOFES for application placement updates.  If you do not see a confirmed placement in TOFES at that time, it means that the Office of Field Placement is still awaiting the confirmed placement for you. Once we have the confirmed placement from the school system, TOFES will be updated.

If you need to drop your application, please notify our office as soon as possible.


September 6, 2018

The Macon Task 1 Seminar will be in Connell Student Center Conference Room 2 (#22 on the Mercer University Macon Campus map) tomorrow at 9 am.


August 27, 2018

Attention Students,

The Office of Field Placement will be accepting applications for Spring 2019 Field Experience starting September 1st until September 20th, 2018. This is the only opportunity for students who have been fully admitted to Tift’s Teacher Education Program to apply.

How to apply

TOFES


July 5, 2018

Attention Student Teachers and Interns,

There has been a revision to the edTPA calendar. Please follow the revised version dating 7.5.2018.

Thank you,

Office of Field Placement