Ten Bethune-Cookman University seniors in the College of Education, who have passed all parts of the Florida Teacher Certification Examination, are interning in eight Volusia County Public Schools.
Dr. Stephanie Pasley Henry, dean of the College of Education, credits the hard work of her faculty and staff for the increased achievement of students successfully passing the exam, making them eligible to intern and become certified teachers.
“While there’s much controversy surrounding the validity of the Florida Teacher Certification Exams, we must devote serious effort and energy toward testing success,’’ Henry stated.
“We are employing rigorous pedagogical practices and executing engaging programs, while instilling the importance of discipline, diligence, and determination to pass all required exams. Our students are indeed ‘rising’ to the challenge,’’ referring to College of Education’s theme of “We Will R.I.S.E.– Reach Illimitable Success in Education.’’
This year, the College of Education will continue to implement GK Boot Camps (General Knowledge), Faculty, Staff, Alumni Mentorship Programs, the S.T.E.P. Study Program (Specialized Test Examination Preparation), as well as other programs.