Announcements

March 27, 2017

Dear Tift College Students,

Mercer University has been partnering with a university and some P-12 schools in the Dominican Republic to work collaboratively to improve instructional effectiveness and student learning. 

The directors at these schools wanted to share several teaching positions that will be available in case you are interested in applying. 

Openings at Academia de Liderazgo-Universidad Central Del Este (AL-UCE) in San Pedro de Macoris, DR for the next school year – teaching in English but some basic Spanish needed. This is a P-12 private school.

  • 5th grade teacher – all core subjects
  • Science teacher – grades 6-10
  • Middle grades math teacher
  • Social studies teacher – grades 6-12

Opening at Centro Educacional Bonao - Universidad Central del Este (CEB-UCE) in Bonao, DR for the next school year – teaching in English but some basic Spanish needed. This is a P-12 private school.

  • 4th grade teacher – all core subjects
  • 5th grade teacher - all core subjects
  • Middle School English/Social Studies Teacher
  • High School English or French Teacher

Opening at Universidad Central del Este (UCE) School of Pedagogy in San Pedro de Macoris, DR. This is a university.  

  • English teacher with at least a Master’s degree (teaching undergraduates)

- For more information about the AL-UCE or CEB-UCE teaching positions, send an email to:  empleo@aluce.org

- See more about the AL-UCE jobs at this link: http://www.idealist.org/view/job/JmPZW5DHxpFP

- For more information about the position available at the university please contact Dr. Jennifer Mesa: jmesa@uce.edu.do


March 17, 2017

The Office of Field Placement is now accepting nominations for the Outstanding Cooperating Teacher Award. To nominate your Cooperating Teacher please email the completed nomination form and supporting documents to tiftfieldplacement@mercer.edu no later than Friday, April 7, 2017.


March 15, 2017

* Teacher Certification Seminar – Spring 2017 Semester *

This message is for undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in student teaching or internship this Spring 2017 semester.

Please review the dates below for the Teacher Certification Seminars and mark the appropriate date on your calendar.

 Dates

Campus Locations

Times

Room Numbers

4/24/2017

Macon

10:00 a.m.  – 12:00 p.m.

 TBA

4/25/2017

Atlanta

10:00 a.m.  – 12:00 p.m.

TBA

4/26/2017

Henry

10:00 a.m.  – 12:00 p.m.

TBA

4/27/2017

Douglas

10:00 a.m.  – 12:00 p.m.

TBA

4/27/2017

Newnan

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

TBA

 

It is important for you to inform your cooperating teacher and university supervisor that you will be attending the teacher certification seminar on the designated date above. This day will count as an excused absence for you.

 

For Internship Students Only: If you cannot attend this certification seminar, please email me at Russell_cs@mercer.edu so that I can send you a certification packet with instructions. You will receive this certification packet during the week of April 1, 2017 to April 5, 2017.

See Important Information Below:

  • A Teacher Certification Checklist will be given to you at the seminar. This checklist will explain all of the information you need for your certification.
  • During the seminar, I will explain the Georgia Professional Standards Commission office certification process and requirements. If you have not completed your edTPA portfolio, GACE Content Assessment and Georgia Educator Ethics – Program Exit tests yet, you are still required to attend this certification seminar.
  • Make sure you bring the following items to the certification seminar so that you can complete your certification paperwork. See below:

                        * A black pen

                        * An unexpired driver’s license, identification card, military identification card, or passport.

  • Please request official transcripts from all of the colleges that you have attended since your high school graduation. You will need to contact the registrar’s office for each college previously attended and ask them to send your official transcript to your home address. When you receive your official transcripts in the mail, do not open them. At the seminar, I will give you some information about how to request your official Mercer University transcript and instructions about how to mail all of your official transcripts to the Georgia Professional Standards Commission office.

In order to expedite the certification process, I recommend that you request your official transcripts from every college previously attended soon so that you will receive them before the end of this semester. You do not have to bring these official transcripts to the certification seminar.

Note *The Mercer University registrar’s office cannot release transcripts that you submitted to us for admission because these transcripts must remain in your student file. 

  • Certification Only and Internship students -- If you are currently teaching on a non-renewable certificate and have previously submitted your official transcripts to the Georgia Professional Standards Commission office, you do not need to submit additional transcripts.

If you have questions about this certification seminar, please contact me at Russell_cs@mercer.edu or 478-301-2575.


March 8, 2017

Job Posting

Latin Grammer school is looking for teacher candidates with zest and grit.  Please see the attached flyer for more details.


March 1, 2017

Please see below for the Summer Field Experience Tentative dates. Orientation dates will be announced soon.

Summer 2017 Field Experience

Tentative dates June 1, 2017 – July 28, 2017*

Beginning dates for field experiences differ from the semester start date for university classes.  The Office of Field Placement will announce exact session dates for Summer Field Experiences, as they are available, via listserv, OFP announcements or Mercer e-mail. Candidates participating in summer experience should view this course, as any other semester long course.  If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact our office at: tiftfieldplacement@mercer.edu 


February 28, 2017

Thank you for completing your Summer and Fall fieldwork applications. We are in the process of requesting placements with various school systems. Confirmed placements will be posted in TOFES starting May 5th for Summer field experience and July 14th for Fall field placement. 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 from the school system. Once we have the confirmed placement from the school system, TOFES will be updated.


February 20, 2017

Attention Students,

Today is the last day that the Office of Field Placement will be accepting applications for Summer and Fall 2017 Field Experience.  This is the only opportunity for students who have been fully admitted to Tift’s Teacher Education Program to apply.

Link to apply: https://apps.mercer.edu/tofes/login.cfm

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact our office.


February 17, 2017

The edTPA Support Session for the Macon campus will be held in Stetson Hall Room 151


February 8, 2017

Just a reminder that Mercer University Office of Career Management will be offering the 2017 Annual Teacher Recruitment Fair on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at the Cecil B. Day Atlanta Campus from 9:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. This event is open only to Mercer Tift College of Education students and graduates who are completing their program of study this year and are seeking a full-time teaching job for the 2017-2018 school year. The fair is drop-in style, but it is not recommended to arrive after 11:15 a.m. if possible.

Registration is not required to attend the fair. Please dress in professional interview attire and bring at least ten crisp copies of your error-free teacher resume. If you need assistance with your resume or career fair prep strategies, please see helpful resources on our CAREER.MERCER.EDU web site and/or consider scheduling an appointment with your career services counselor/consultant.

To see the list of participating employers, log in to  your Mercer BEARlink account.


February 7, 2017

Job Fair Information
Cobb County

Cobb County School District Job Fairs

We would like to invite you to our 2017 Job Fairs: Register at www.teachcobb.com

Elementary Teachers Only

Middle & High School Only

March 28, 2017----6:00-9:00 PM

March 30, 2017----6:00-9:00 PM

Wheeler High School

Kennesaw Mountain High School


February 1, 2017

Attention Students,

The Office of Field Placement will be accepting applications for Summer and Fall 2017 Field Experience starting February 1st until February 20th, 2017. This is the only opportunity for students who have been fully admitted to Tift’s Teacher Education Program to apply.

Link to apply: https://apps.mercer.edu/tofes/login.cfm

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact our office.


January 31, 2017

Attention Students and Interns,

Please disregard the previous calendar for edTPA Support Sessions. Attached is the current version of the schedule for edTPA Support Sessions. We apologize for any inconvenience.  

The edTPA Support Sessions are designed for you to get tips, discuss specific topics (like academic language), register for submission, review submission protocols, and submit your portfolio.   Student teachers and interns are strongly encouraged but not required to attend these sessions. You may attend sessions at any site. 

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact our office at: tiftfieldplacement@mercer.edu


January 30, 2017

Attention Students,

The Office of Field Placement will begin accepting applications for Summer and Fall 2017 Field Experience starting February 1st until February 20th, 2017. This is the only opportunity for students who have been fully admitted to Tift’s Teacher Education Program to apply.


January 23, 2017

Attention Students,

Please see below for room information regarding Fieldwork I/Fieldwork II/ Pre-Practicum Orientations:

Site

Orientation Date

Room

Atlanta

January 24th

3:30-4:30pm

 BE 007

Henry

January 25th

3:30-4:30pm

 RM 147

Macon

January 26th 

3:30-4:30pm

 Stetson 166


January 9, 2017

Attention Students,

Please see below for room information regaring Practicum and Student Teaching orientations:

Site

Orientation

Room

Atlanta

 

January 7th ( Cancelled)

January 14, 2017 (rescheduled)

10:00-12:00pm

ACC 280

Henry

January 9th

5:00-7:00pm

Room 147

Macon RAC and Residential

January 10th

3:00-5:00pm

TBA

 

January 5, 2017

Attention students,

Due to unforeseen weather conditions, we are rescheduling Atlanta's orientation this Saturday, January 7, 2017 to January 14th, 2017 from 10:00 to 12:00pm. Students are allowed to attend any site that is hosting an orientation for your field experience. Please keep in mind that Orientation is Mandatory and failure to attend orientation will prevent a student from participating in their field experience this spring semester.  Below is a link to our most revised field experience calendar.

Link: http://education.mercer.edu/students/office-of-field-placement/calendars/

Our office wants to ensure the safety of our teacher candidates, we apologize for the inconvenience.


January 3, 2017

Students,

Confirmed placements for Spring 2017 have been loaded into TOFES.  If we have received confirmation of your placement then your status will read, "placement confirmed”. If your status reads, “placement in progress”, then we have requested a placement for you but have not yet received confirmation from the school system.  Please do not panic if you do not see a confirmed placement when you log in on the site.  I assure you the Office of Field Placement is working diligently to obtain these confirmations for everyone. 

You may not contact school systems or schools on your behalf.  We will update the website daily as more confirmations are received.  Please note that we are well beyond schools systems' deadlines for submitting requests or for making changes to confirmations for the spring semester.

Unfortunately, requests to change your assigned placements will likely not be honored.

Also, do not plan to report to your assigned school until after you have attended orientation.  You may, however, begin making contact with your cooperating teachers via e-mail AFTER YOU HAVE ATTENDED ORIENTATION. Please be reminded that attendance at orientation is mandatory.  Failure to attend orientation for a field experience will prevent a student from participating in the field experience for the semester.

You may visit the office of field placement website to access the TOFES and to review the calendar for important upcoming dates.


December 20, 2016

This message is only for students that passed their Practicum and Mentored Practicum course this Fall 2016 semester*

Ms. Russell has turned on the eligibility codes (Ethics Exit, GACE Content Assessment, and edTPA) for all students that passed their Practicum or Mentored Practicum course this fall 2016 semester. It can take up to 24 hours to get the eligibility email from the Georgia Professional Standards Commission office. If you have any questions regarding your eligibility codes, please contact me at Russell_cs@mercer.edu or 478-301-2575.

If you receive an email about registering for your edTPA portfolio, please disregard this email until Dr. Clay Jolley (edTPA Coordinator) gives you more details about the registration process.


December 6, 2016

Attention Teacher Candidates,

Please follow the link below to access the Field Experience Calendar for Spring 2017. This calendar will give you details regarding Orientations as well as start and end dates for fall experiences.  Attendance at Orientation is mandatoryFailure to attend Orientation for a field experience will prevent a student from participating in field experience for the semester

http://education.mercer.edu/students/office-of-field-placement/calendars/

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