As we have received feedback from CAEP about what we do here at the COEHS, one of the items that has caught our attention is that the CAEP reviewers are interested in knowing how our courses and assessments align to the Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC) Standards created through the Council of Chief State School Officers. In its report, CAEP reviewers indicated that they would ask us about the relationship between what we do in our teacher preparation programs and the InTASC Standards during the onsite visit next month. Both CAEP and the Georgia Professional Standards Commission consider the InTASC Standards to be important because they represent best professional practices and strongly influence the CAEP, state, and Specialized Professional Association accountability standards. So, it is important that we understand—and are able to explain—how our programs align with InTASC.
Remember, InTASC Standards cover 10 domains. They are (1) Learner Development, (2) Learning Differences, (3) Learning Environments; (4) Content Knowledge, (5) Application of Content, (6) Assessment; (7) Planning for Instruction, (8) Instructional Strategies, (9) Professional Learning and Ethical Practice, and (10) Leadership and Collaboration (Council of Chief State School Officers, 2013).
Military Families Learning Network (MFLN) Family Development is housed within the VSU Marriage and Family Therapy Department. MFLN Family Development provides free professional development opportunities, resources, and work related information for military families. The organization also offer free webinars to educate mental health clinicians and family advocates.
For more information about MFLN, contact
Dr. Kacy Mixon – Project Director Marriage and Family Therapy Department College of Education and Human Services Valdosta State University
Bailey shares her thoughts on the Communication Sciences and Disorders program at the College of Education and Human Services.
Bailey Joiner Salter, 24, of Tifton, Ga., graduated from Valdosta State University on Dec. 13, 2014, with a Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She is the daughter of Mark and Julie Joiner of McRae, Ga., and the wife of Ben Salter. She graduated from Telfair County High School in 2008. She graduated with honors from the University of Georgia in 2013, earning a Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.Ed.) in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She is a member of the National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Her dream is to work in a school system where she will enable children with various disabilities and disorders to achieve academic and social success.