MISSION

EXAMINE THE BROAD LANDSCAPE OF TEACHER RECRUITMENT, PREPARATION, & RETENTION PRACTICES IN SOUTH CAROLINA

OBJECTIVE ONE

BUILD AND DEPLOY A STATE-CENTRIC, LONGITUDINAL DATABASE SYSTEM TO UNDERSTAND STATEWIDE ISSUES AND BEST PRACTICES FOR ESTABLISHING PROTOCOLS

OBJECTIVE TWO

MAINTAIN A DATA INFRASTRUCTURE NECESSARY TO ANSWER KEY QUESTIONS POSED BY POLICYMAKERS AND PRACTITIONERS

Quick References

SC-TEACHER is the South Carolina Teacher Education Advancement Consortium through Higher Education Research.

SC-TEACHER will examine the broad landscape of teacher recruitment, preparation, and retention practices in South Carolina – and build and deploy a state-centric, longitudinal database system to understand statewide issues and best practices for establishing protocols and to maintain a data infrastructure necessary to answer key questions posed by policymakers and practitioners.

OBJECTIVES

1.
Understand the effect of various strategies on teacher outcomes in South Carolina in order to inform the design of Educator Preparation Programs;

2.
Serve as a resource center for South Carolina by coordinating and disseminating high-quality research for and by all of the state’s school districts and universities in support of equitable learning for all children; and

3.
Provide evidence of effective practices that positively impact teacher effectiveness as determined by the South Carolina Teacher Standards 4.0 Rubric.

DISTRICT PARTNERS

Darlington County School District

Fairfield County School District

Lexington School District 2

Lexington School District 4

Newberry County Schools

Richland School District 2

School District 5 of Lexington and Richland Counties

Union County Public Schools

HIGHER EDUCATION PARTNERS

Columbia College

EPIC at the University of North Carolina

Furman University

University of South Carolina

Winthrop University

STATE PARTNERS

AWAKE Center

Center for Educator Recruitment, Retention, and Advancement (CERRA)

Center for Teaching Quality (CTQ)

Education Oversight Committee (EOC)

Research, Evaluation and Measurement Center at UofSC (REM)

South Carolina Commission on Higher Education (CHE)

South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE)

DR. THOMAS E. HODGES

Director

DR. CINDY VAN BUREN

Co-Director

GINA KUNZ

Co-Director

FORREST NETTLES

Project Manager