Goal is More Candidates For Teaching Certificates
NSEA is still in the market for a handful of instructors to teach a review course on reading, writing and math skills that will assist potential teachers in readying for the Praxis Basic Skills test required for entrance to Nebraska colleges of education.
Also wanted: A handful of tutors to assist the college students who feel they may need a little extra review and understanding before taking the Praxis.
NSEA has scheduled the study sessions and tutoring at seven sites across the state to help college students prepare for and pass the Praxis Basic Skills test (see below for dates and locations).
As part of the grant through the National Education Association’s Great Public Schools Fund, NSEA will reimburse instructors and tutors for their Praxis Core Project work.
Declining enrollment in colleges of education, and a desire to encourage more ethnic minorities to enter the profession, are among reasons for NSEA’s push to offer such assistance.
Instructors will provide students with a one-time session which includes an overview of the Praxis Study companion, and covers the core skills of reading, writing and mathematics. If a student believes he or she requires additional work, they can request tutoring sessions. Tutors will be available to tutor individuals and/or groups of two to five students. Each student will be eligible for up to five hours of tutoring.
Plans call for those study sessions to happen across the state. Set locations include the Omaha area, Lincoln, Crete (Doane University), Kearney, Peru, Fremont (Midland College) and Chadron. Instructors may choose to offer their services at one or more sites.
Instructors will be paid an hourly fee for up to five hours (two hours of preparation and a three-hour instructional session). Tutors are needed at each location to serve in each of the areas of reading, writing and math. Tutors will also be paid an hourly fee for their services.
If you would like to be considered as an instructor or tutor, or if you would like to participate in the study sessions, please contact NSEA Organizational Specialists Matt Pittman (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Carol Hicks (email@example.com) at 1-800-742-0047; or register online at www.nsea.org/praxis.
|University of Nebraska - Omaha||Jan. 31 & Feb. 1||5 - 8 p.m.|
|UNK, Kearney||February 20||5 - 8 p.m.|
|Peru State College||February 27||5:30 - 8:30 p.m.|
|Chadron (available in Chadron, Scottsbluff, and North Platte)||March 1||5 - 8 p.m.|
|Hastings College||March 5||11 a.m. - 2 p.m.|
|Doane University (Crete)||March 6||6 - 9 p.m.|
|Midland University||March 15||6 - 9 p.m.|
|Northeast Community College||PENDING|
|Omaha, High School||PENDING|