Partnerships/Community Engagement

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.

  • After School Tablet Reading Program at Ridenour Apartments
  • Amana Academy Charter School, Fulton County Schools
  • Atlanta Public Schools
  • Bartow County Schools
  • Bagwell’s Center for Literacy and Learning
  • Cartersville City Schools
  • Cherokee County Schools
  • Cobb County Schools
  • Co-Teaching Partnership (Cobb County, Cherokee County, Marietta City school districts)
  • Cuentos de Mi Familia Oral History Project – Hasty Elementary, Cherokee County Schools
  • Elementary Science Olympiad Statewide Competition
  • Emmaus House Community Center Partnership
  • FLED (Foreign Language Department) Instructional Rounds Model Field Experience
  • Fulton County Schools
  • Gardening Across the Elementary Curriculum at Perkerson Elementary, Atlanta Public Schools
  • Georgia Academic Decathlon partnership with PAGE Foundation
  • Girls Engaged in Math and Science (GEMS) at Russell Elementary, Cobb County Schools
  • Gordon County Schools
  • Hall County Schools
  • International Student Teaching (Brazil, China, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Uganda)
  • Language Arts Partnership at Palmer Middle School, Cobb County Schools
  • Marietta City Schools
  • Math Bowl Competition at KSU – Elementary Level, Cobb County Schools
  • Math Bowl Competition at KSU – Middle School Level, Cobb County Schools
  • Northwest Georgia RESA
  • Paulding County Schools
  • PLAY (Physical & Leisure Activities for Youth) Program For Students With Special Needs
  • Pioneer RESA
  • Pre-TOSS Field Partnership at East Paulding High School
  • Pre-TOSS Field Partnership at Mt. Paran Christian School
  • Professional Development Schools – Cobb County, Marietta City and Paulding County Schools
  • Robert Noyce National Science Foundation Grant
  • STEM Partnership at Marietta Center for advanced Academics, Marietta City Schools
  • Teacher Quality Partnership Grant – Cobb County Schools
  • Virtual Field Experience at North Gwinnett High School
  • Woodrow Wilson Foundation Grant

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:

  • ATOMS Center (Advancing the Teaching of Mathematics and Science)
  • Atlanta Speech School
  • Brighten Academy
  • Chattahoochee Nature Center-Biology Education MAT Partnership
  • Coastal Empire Montessori Academy & Charter School
  • Cobb County Schools
  • Conference on Literature for Children and Young Adults
  • ESOL Conference (with GA Dept. of Education – attracts 1,000+ Georgia educators each year)
  • Fulton County School District
  • Gatewood School
  • Georgia-Cumberland Conference of Seventh Day Adventists:
    • Atlanta, GA /Atlanta Adventist Academy
    • Atlanta, GA /Atlanta North SDA School
    • Augusta SDA School
    • Calhoun, GA /Coble Elementary 
    • Calhoun, GA/ Georgia-Cumberland Academy
    • Columbus SDA School
    • Dalton, GA/ Learning Tree School
    • Douglasville SDA School
    • Duluth Adventist Christian School
    • Ellijay, GA/ Josephine Edwards Christian School
    • Jasper, GA/Jasper Christian School
    • Lakeland, GA/ Lakeland Adventist School
    • Macon, GA/ Wimbish Adventist School
    • Marietta, GA/ Carman Adventist School
    • Oglethorpe, GA/ Oglethorpe SDA School
    • Ringgold, GA/ Misty Meadows SDA School
    • Savannah, GA / Savannah First SDA School
    • Sharpsburg, GA/ Shoal Creek SDA School
  • Georgia Virtual School
  • iTeach Center (statewide initiative)
  • Independent Catholic Schools
    • Holy Spirit Preparatory School 
    • Marist School
    • Notre Dame Academy 
    • Pinecrest Academy
    • Monsignor Walter J. Donovan High School 
  • Kennesaw Mountain Writing Project
  • King’s Ridge Academy
  • Lake Oconee Academy 
  • Mt. Bethel Christian Academy 
  • Marietta City Schools
  • Math-Science Partnership Grant (regional initiative for private and public school teachers)
  • Metro RESA (Regional Education Service Agency serving school districts in 12 metro Atlanta counties)
  • Mill Springs Academy
  • Northwest Georgia RESA (Regional Education Service Agency serving school districts in 16 counties)
  • Odyssey School/Georgia Cyber Academy
  • Performance-Based School Partnerships
    • Atlanta Public Schools
    • Bartow County
    • Calhoun City
    • Carroll County Schools
    • Cartersville City
    • Catoosa County 
    • Cobb County
    • Dalton Public 
    • DeKalb County 
    • Douglas County
    • Forsyth County 
    • Fulton County
    • Georgia Virtual School
    • Gilmer County 
    • Gordon County
    • Haralson County
    • Marietta City
    • Paulding County
    • Pickens County 
    • Whitfield County
  • Pioneer RESA (Regional Educational Service Agency serving school districts in 14 Northeast GA counties)
  • The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta:
    • Blessed Trinity High School
    • Christ the King
    • Holy Redeemer
    • Immaculate Heart of Mary
    • Our Lady of the Assumption
    • Our Lady of Mercy High School
    • Our Lady Victory
    • Queen of Angels Catholic School 
    • St. Catherine of Siena
    • St. John Neumann Regional
    • St. John the Evangelist
    • St. Joseph, Athens
    • St. Joseph, Marietta
    • St. Jude the Apostle
    • St. Mary
    • St. Peter Claver Regional 
    • St. Pius X High School
    • St. Thomas More
  • Teaching English Learners Biology National Science Foundation Grant
  • Whitfield County Schools

 

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

  • Atlanta Metropolitan State University 2 + 2 Program
  • Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate
  • Chattahoochee Technical College
  • Georgia Perimeter College
  • Gwinnett Technical College
  • Paulding 2 + 2 Georgia Highlands Partnership
  • Tri-Association: The Assn. of American Schools of Central America, Columbia, Caribbean & Mexico
  • Universidad de Cuenca (Ecuador) Research Development Partnership
  • Universidad de Valladolid - Valladolid, Spain