Education Division chair appointed to Teacher Quality Task Force
MOUNT VERNON—Dr. David W. Moffett, Chair of the Education Division at Brewton-Parker College, has been appointed to the University System of Georgia’s (USG) Teacher Quality Task Force as the representative of Georgia’s private colleges and universities with teacher education programs.
Mary Coleman, Director of Educator Preparation for the USG, stated, “The task force is charged with clarifying definitions of teacher quality through consideration of the literature on teacher quality and teacher evaluation systems. The task force will identify a set of potential indicators and potential measures of teacher quality, and determine how these might sync with PSC measurements. Ideally this work will frame and lead a state conversation among colleges of education regarding how and where to focus their energies as they develop new preparation programs and provide professional development and/or resources for local schools.”
“Being invited to represent the independent colleges and universities of Georgia in conversations regarding the state’s framework for teacher quality will only enhance our already strong teacher education program at the college,” said Dr. Moffett. “Our program was recently recognized at both the state and national levels as being one that offers opportunities for candidates to begin to be quality educators and I am excited about this opportunity to be the voice for the state’s private schools in the area of teacher quality.”
Dr. Moffett also recently completed work on the Georgia Professional Standards Commission’s Distance Learning Task Force which drafted the suggested rules for how out of state online colleges and universities can cause their teacher education and leadership graduates to directly receive teacher certification in Georgia.
Brewton-Parker College is the only accredited four-year Christian college in south Georgia. With its main campus located in Mount Vernon, the college also offers bachelor’s and associate’s degrees at its three external sites in Newnan, Norman Park and Liberty County.