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Highly Qualified Teacher Content Specific Course

This online workshop will allow teachers to meet Ohio's Highly Qualified Teacher criteria in a specific content area. The format of this workshop is designed to create both value and convenience for participating teachers by allowing them to work independently while reflecting on their teaching practice and creating practical materials for future use.  

 This course is designed to:  

  • Allow participating teachers to create practical application materials for classroom use.
  • Allow participating teachers to tie the mandated HQT teacher training to the district’s goals related to student achievement.
  • Offer challenging and interesting content for both new and veteran teachers.
  • Compliment other training opportunities to enable participating teachers to build on the past and prepare for the future.  

Course Overview

This course provides 45 hours of effective professional development that participating teachers base upon their own data-driven needs and link to their daily practice in their specific content areas.

The Ohio Standards for the Teaching Profession guide teachers as they reflect upon and improve their effectiveness throughout their careers. They also serve as a basis for high quality professional development to meet individual educational needs.

Participating teachers will complete assignments that address each of the standards in relationship to the specific content area in which they wish to be highly qualified. TCESC offers one course that requires participants to read professional articles, create lesson plans, create assessments, create rubrics, etc. The course and assignments are the same for each content area. Participants complete the course focusing on each specific subject area. For example, one participant may complete the entire course focusing on mathematics. (all math lesson plans, rubrics, etc.). Another participant may complete the course focusing on science.

There is a non-refundable $110 charge for the workshop. This is payable via the PayPal link on this page.

Course Requirements

  1. After submitting the non-refundable $110 payment via the PayPal link on the this page, email [email protected] to receive the enrollment key for the course. Please be aware this is not an automated system. You will not receive your enrollment key immediately upon payment.
  2. Create an account in Schoology using your own email and password.
  3. Enter the course titled HQT Content Specific Course in the specific content area (mathematics, science, etc.) You will use the enrollment key to enter the course.
  4. Complete all readings and assignments. Upload your assignments for each standard in the module that addresses the standard. Be sure to follow the formatting guidelines outlined.  
  5. Coursework may be started and completed at any time. TCESC recommends that the course be completed within a three-month period. 
  6. When coursework is completed and uploaded to Moodle, please contact [email protected] with notification that your work is ready to be evaluated. 
  7. Upon satisfactory completion, TCESC will issue a certificate for 45 hours of professional development. 
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