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The aim of the EDhawk Scholars program is the development of a beneficial partnership
between Southeast Missouri State University Educator Preparation program, school districts,
and teacher candidates starting during the Advanced Field Experience placement. This
program will provide Scholars with the opportunity to develop a unique relationship
with a school district. Participating school districts will gain early access to
teacher candidates, as well as an increase in high-quality substitute teachers.
- Receive a pool of high qualified substitute teachers
- Early opportunities to identify potential hires
- Great opportunity to help develop the next group of teachers
- Authentic teaching opportunities
- Pay for subbing
- Networking opportunities
- Participation in Interviews from District Leadership
- Guaranteed student teaching placement
- Guaranteed interview when applicable
- Opportunity to create authentic learning opportunities for students
- Further strengthening and developing community relationships
- Highlight excellence in our college
- Assisting the facilitation of placing students
- Scholars must commit to completing student teaching in a participating district.
- Scholars must have at least a 3.0 GPA in education courses
- 5-9, 9-12, and K-12: 3.0 GPA in content coursework
- Scholars must submit 1 recommendation
- Scholars must have a valid Missouri substitute certificate
Candidates with the following will receive preferred consideration
- Educational technology badges to meet technology expectations
- Evidence of previous substitute teaching
Expectations of the EDHawk Scholars
- Have a valid substitute certificate by the start of the first semester of the program
- Be familiar with district processes for hiring substitute teachers.
- Complete substitute teacher training with participating districts
- Commit to substitute teaching in district at least once a week for 13 weeks during
the fall semester
- Commit to completing student teaching in one or more of the participating districts
- Attend appropriate professional development activities in district
- Meet all established requirements for student teaching and be enrolled in an Advance
Field Experience course
- Attend meetings and communicate regularly with Scholars Sponsor
- Professional expectations
Expectations of Southeast Missouri State University Educator Preparation Program
- Collaborate with the Jackson R-II School District and Cape Girardeau Public Schools
in the selection of each cohort of EdHawk Scholars.
- Provide additional support for Scholars through regular communication and meetings.
- Provide aggregated/de-identifiable data on EdHawk Scholars’ performance upon request.
- Work with district on professional development opportunities if requested.
Expectations of the School District
- Participate in the selection of each cohort of EdHawk Scholars
- Provide a field placement for each of the six Scholars during the first semester of
the Scholars Program.
- Guarantee a substitute teaching opportunity every Friday semester of the Scholars
- Allow Scholars to participate in district professional development opportunities as
- Guarantee a student teaching placement in the district for the second semester of
the Scholars Program.
- Guarantee an interview if the district has an open position for which a graduating
Fellow is qualified.