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SC-PRRMT / SOUTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 2002-2003

The South Carolina Program for the Recruitment and Retention of Minority Teachers (SC-PRRMT) is located at South Carolina State University and is structured under the aegis of the Division of Academic Affairs. The mission of the Program is to increase the pool of minority teachers in the State by making education accessible to nontraditional students (teacher aides, technical college transfer students, and career path changers) and by providing an academic support system to help students meet entry, retention, and exit program requirements. In collaboration with South Carolina State University's School of Education, the Program is authorized to establish and maintain Satellite Teacher Education Program sites in twenty-one geographic areas of the State. SC-PRRMT also administers a Forgivable Loan Program and participates in state, regional, and national teacher recruitment initiatives.

The Program made excellent progress in achieving its objectives for the 2002-2003 fiscal year. Accomplishments include:

? Program graduates/forgivable loan recipients are currently teaching in 55 schools, 26 districts, and 18 counties of South Carolina.

? SC-PRRMT has graduated 79 teacher aides and technical college transfer students. Ninety-nine percent (78) of these graduates acquired teaching positions is South Carolina's public schools.

? Ninety-one percent of the placed graduates are still teaching in South Carolina's public classrooms, with a range of 1 to 5 years beyond the teaching debt requirement.

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EIA History of Employment Placement By S.C. District/County School Systems

N=78

Allendale County Schools Bamberg 1 Bamberg 2 Berkeley County Schools Charleston St. Paul Constituent

District Clarendon 1 Clarendon 2 Darlington County Schools Dillon 3 Dorchester 2 Fairfield County Schools Florence 1 Horry County Schools Marion 1 Marion 2 Marion 3 Marion 4 Marlboro County Schools Orangeburg 3 Orangeburg 4 Orangeburg 5 Palmetto Unified School District Richland District 1 Richland 2 Union County Schools Williamsburg County Schools York 4 TOTAL

No. Teachers Placed

1 1 1 9 1

No. Teachers W/Teaching Debt Fulfilled

0 1 1 9 1

No. Teachers Still Teaching

in S.C. 1 1 1 8 0

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5

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3

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6

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3

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8

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7

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78

62 (79%)

71 (91%)

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? This past year, 52 students-- representing 13 cities, 14 school districts, and 4 technical colleges--participated in the Program:

? Eighteen (35%) SC-PRRMT program participants are majoring in state-declared subject areas of critical need: Art 1, Business Education 2, Industrial Technology Education 1, Music Education 1, and Special Education 13.

? A total of 42 courses and 47 classes were availed to program participants for FY 2002-2003.

? Forty-four (85%) of the program's 52 participants received forgivable loans this past year.

? During the past year, 37 (71%) of the 52 participants attained cumulative G.P.A.'s of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale ? 34 forgivable loan participants and 3 nonforgivable loan program site participants. Of the 44 students receiving forgivable loans, 34 (77%) attained cumulative G.P.A.'s of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale.

? During the summer the Program published its Minority Teacher Recruitment Newsletter. Fourteen thousand and five hundred newsletters were circulated across the state. The mailing list included school superintendents, school principals, assistant principals, guidance counselors, curriculum coordinators, legislators, members of the Commission on Higher Education, members of the Education Oversight Committee, various state agencies, selected State Department of Education personnel, selected public school teachers, program graduates, program participants, and South Carolina State University Board members, faculty, and staff.

? Finally, during summer 2003, the Program implemented its first residency program. Twenty-five program participants and their families registered for the program's Student/Family Life Institute. Participants lived on campus and were enrolled in courses in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, and Special Education. Participants, along with their spouses, were involved in a number of workshops: academic enhancement, counseling, parenting, time management, and health issues. Children of the participants were also involved in Children's Theatre.

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2002-2003 ANNUAL REPORT OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA PROGRAM FOR THE

RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION OF MINORITY TEACHERS

The mission of the South Carolina Program for the Recruitment and Retention of Minority Teachers (SC-PRRMT) is to increase the pool of minority teachers in the State by making education accessible to non-traditional students (teacher aides, technical college transfer students, and career path changers). In collaboration with South Carolina State University's school of Education, the Program offers courses at established offcampus Satellite Teacher Education Program sites to include both traditional and distance education classes. To ensure student success, the Program provides an academic support system to help students meet entry, retention, and exit teacher education program requirements. SC-PRRMT also administers a Forgivable Loan Program and participates in state, regional, and national teacher recruitment activities.

Objectives for the 2002-2003 academic year were as follows:

Objectives:

1. To increase the pool of teachers in the State by targeting teacher aides and technical college transfer students for careers in teaching.

2. To ensure the academic progress of students who are presently teacher aides in approved Satellite Teacher Education Program sites, career path changers, and/or technical college transfer students at SCSU.

3. To conduct research for the purpose of determining the Program's impact on participants and to determine overall program effectiveness.

4. To provide a recruitment incentive for future teachers through the administration of a forgivable loan program

5. To support statewide minority teacher recruitment efforts.

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The Program's progress on the achievement of these objectives is presented on the subsequent pages of this report. The report also provides a discussion on the program's recruitment and retention activities, academic initiatives, the program's EIA Forgivable Loan Component, a description of the program's involvement in statewide and national teacher recruitment initiatives, and the program's Evaluation Plan for 20032004. Finally, this annual report includes the program's final expenditure report for 2002-2003, the General Assembly approved budget for 2003-2004, and the proposed budget for 2004-2005.

RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION

SC-PRRMT's targeted population for recruitment into the teaching profession is non-traditional students. The Program provides opportunities for teacher assistants employed in the program's targeted geographic locations to pursue baccalaureate degrees in varied subject areas of Teacher Education. Likewise, the Program makes teacher education curricula accessible to technical college transfer students and career path changers who wish to enroll at South Carolina State University for the purpose of pursuing a baccalaureate degree in a teacher education program. This past year, 52 students-- representing 13 cities, 14 school districts, and 4 technical colleges-- participated in the Program:

By City

Columbia Conway Cordova Florence Holly Hill Kingstree

By District

Richland 1 and 2 Horry County Schools Orangeburg 4 Florence 1 Orangeburg 3 Williamsburg County Schools

By Technical College Midlands Tech.

Williamsburg Tech.

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Newberry Orangeburg St. George Sumter Walterboro Wagener Winnsboro

Newberry County Schools Orangeburg 5 and SCSU Dorchester County Schools Sumter 2 Colleton County Schools Aiken County Schools, Area 4 Fairfield County Schools

Orangeburg Calhoun Tech. Central Carolina Tech.

The display below shows the distribution of program participants by race and gender.

70.0% 60.0% 50.0% 40.0% 30.0% 20.0% 10.0%

0.0% 1

African-American Females

Anglo-American Females

Spanish-American Female

African-American Males

As evidenced by the graph presented, the composition of the program's recruited population for last year was 34 (65.4%) African-American females, 8 (15.3%) AngloAmerican females, 1 Spanish- American female (2%), and 9 (17.3%) African-American males.

Forty-four (85%) of the program's 52 participants received forgivable loans this past year. Table 1 shows the distribution of program participants by chosen fields of study (teacher education subject areas):

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