Community engagement and teacher preparation go hand-in-hand in the Bagwell College. In this model of teacher education, our teacher candidates gain invaluable experience in and out of the classroom, providing local school communities with access to expertise and services they might not have otherwise.
Partnerships with public and private school K-12 educators, other institutions of higher education, international educators, and members of the metropolitan Atlanta community enrich the academic experience for all education majors at KSU. While in-depth information on partnerships can be found throughout this website, a glimpse of the big picture provides an appreciation for the depth and diversity of the Bagwell experience.
Community engagement is deeply embedded in the BCOE teaching model. BCOE teacher candidates are prepared to be successful 21st century educators who deeply understand how to help all students achieve. They graduate from KSU eager to become active in the communities they serve, with skills that foster meaningful insight into how communities and life experiences shape learning styles.
The Center for Education Placements and Partnerships (CEPP) manages field placements for BCOE teacher candidates through new and longstanding relationships with 11 partner school districts in the metropolitan Atlanta region and several private schools. These core relationships, and the BCOE’s ongoing relationship with the Georgia Department of Education, have fostered many successful partnerships, some of which are listed below.
K-12 PARTNERSHIPS enrich teacher candidates’ perspectives and deepen their capacity to understand that education goes beyond the classroom, and all stakeholders – student, teacher, family, school, community – must work together to achieve the best possible education for each student.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PARTNERSHPS are those in which KSU faculty offer conferences, workshops, mentoring and/or graduate degree programs for practicing K-12 educators. They include:
HIGHER EDUCATION PARTNERSHIPS at the undergraduate level include those that provide a seamless college/university experience for students who prefer to begin their college career at two-year institutions. At the graduate level, higher education partnerships include national and international collaborations that improve and transform the education profession