Archive | July, 2012

Accountability in Higher Education: It’s Not Your Mother’s Educator Preparation Program

Thursday, July 19, 2012


By Dr. Tammy Lynn Woody

I recently had the opportunity to attend the National Summit on Educator Effectiveness as one of four representatives from West Virginia. The Council of Chief State School Officers hosted this event in Seattle, Washington this past May. Many conversations focused on accountability, K-12 student achievement, and the transformation of educator preparation programs.

8 Tips for Successfully Completing an Online Teacher Education Program

Tuesday, July 10, 2012


By Dr. Tammy Lynn Woody
School of Education Program Director, American Public University

As a former certification officer and program director for an online school of education, I’ve had the distinct pleasure of helping many candidates become state-certified K-12 educators. I’ve also witnessed an unfortunate number of withdrawals and failures to complete programs. It is an arduous journey to become a certified and highly qualified teacher.

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