GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY - QUALITY ASSURANCE GUARANTEE FOR EDUCATORS
PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION FACULTY
GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY
THE BOARD OF REGENT'S QUALITY ASSURANCE
"The University System will guarantee the quality of any teacher it graduates"
The Professional Education Faculty, Georgia State University, will guarantee the quality of any educator that it recommends for initial certification in Georgia.
The definitions that appear below are in effect for this document and procedures attentive to it.
1. Georgia State University's Professional Education Faculty guarantees that each individual recommended for initial educator certification:
Georgia State University will guarantee educators during the first two years immediately following graduation from Georgia State University or following recommendation by Georgia State University for an initial certificate, whichever occurs first. Any Georgia State University educator in a Georgia School, who fails to demonstrate the essential skills, will be provided additional training by Georgia State University's Professional Education Faculty at no expense to the educator or the employer. That training will consist of an individualized plan agreed upon by the school district and the university that includes specified learning outcomes. Georgia State University assumes no responsibility for the educator's employment contract with the employer.
The Professional Education Faculty at Georgia State University will not be held accountable under this warranty for graduates who during the life of the warranty
PROCEDURE FOR HONORING THE WARRANTY
1. Initial contact will be with the Dean of the College of Education.
Principals must provide to the Dean of the College of Education documentation that the educator's performance does not meet the criteria established by the warranty. Included will be:
2. The Dean's office will forward the request to the department(s) responsible for preparing the educator.
3. The Department Chair(s) will convene a committee to develop a remediation plan with the educator within 30 working days of the receipt of all documentation.
Committee members, at a minimum, should consist of (a) a student teaching/internship supervisor, (b) one or more faculty member(s) representing the content area(s) of certification, and (c) an employing school mentor. Enrollment in regularly scheduled relevant university courses will be available at no expense to the educator; however special classes will not be offered for this purpose.
4. At the end of the remediation plan's timeline, which shall not exceed two years, a letter of progress for each identified professional development outcome will be submitted to the employing school.
Approved by the College of Education Department Chairs on 7/14/99 for submission to the Professional Education Council for its approval and subsequently to the Professional Education Faculty. Approved by the Professional Education Council on 11-30-99.