100% pass rates, Clinical Teacher of the Year, MEd teacher leaders
Kerrville, TX – The Professions in Education programs at Schreiner University recently accomplished a 100 percent pass rate on the Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities (PPR) exam for state certification. This exam is required for those seeking teacher certification in any field or content – the fifth straight 100 percent pass rate accomplished by the Schreiner University Education department. The overall statewide pass rate is 96 percent. Schreiner University’s teacher job placement rate is also above 90 percent.
Megan Myers, from Harper, TX, is a Bachelor of Arts senior majoring in Multidisciplinary Studies with a teacher’s certification. She was awarded the Clinical Teacher of the Year for 2020 representative of Schreiner University. The awards are sponsored by the Education Deans of Independent Colleges and Universities of Texas (ED-ICUT). Dr. Neva Cramer, Director of Education and Graduate Studies at Schreiner University, is the current ED-ICUT president.
Ashlee Noire, one of Cramer’s MEd student “teacher leaders,” recently set up mini-libraries in Kerrville as a result of one of the school and community projects assigned. Noire was able to obtain funding for the project from the Friends of the Butt-Holdsworth Memorial Library in December. Local high school students built the Little Free Libraries as well as initiated book drives to fill them, making books even more accessible in Kerrville neighborhoods.
Students interested in pursuing a baccalaureate degree at Schreiner University may also pursue teacher certification in the education field. A career in education leads to a lifetime of helping others to see their potential for success. It progresses from visionary classroom instruction to possible administrative work as an educational leader, an assistant principal or principal, a curriculum specialist, and more.
Schreiner University education students have an edge on the competition by placing students in the classroom early through service learning classes taking on the role of teacher under the guidance of an experienced mentor, Elementary education specialists receive a TEA-recommended 18 hours in reading/literacy instruction and Secondary education specialists focus on college and career readiness standards and research-based strategies for creating a challenging and motivating learning environment.
Schreiner students have the opportunity to graduate with a 100% Online Master of Education degree by adding just 9 months to their degree program through the innovative Fifth Year Distinguished Educator Program. Students are encouraged and assisted in applying for supplemental certifications such as ESL, Bi-Lingual, or Special Education to add to their list of qualifications as a “highly qualified” teacher.
For more information about the Professions in Education Program or the MEd or Principal Certification programs, contact Dr. Neva Cramer at NVCramer@schreiner.edu or (830)792-7266