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Pages: 4101-4103
Publication year: 2011
ISBN: 978-84-615-3324-4
ISSN: 2340-1095

Conference name: 4th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 14-16 November, 2011
Location: Madrid, Spain

LEAP! : LEARNING AND EDUCATING THROUGH ALTERNATE PROGRAMS: BLENDING ONLINE CLASSES, FACE-TO-FACE CLASSES AND SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS IN AN EFFORT TO RECRUIT MORE TEACHERS IN THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI (USA)

M. Boggan, T. Jayroe

Mississippi State University (UNITED STATES)
1. Introduction

This Master of Arts in Teaching-Secondary (MAT-S) program is funded by the U.S. Dept. of Education as result of a grant proposal written by Mississippi State University faculty at the Starkville and Meridian campuses. The program is a 14-month cohort program. Students take 36 hours in a summer-fall-spring-summer2 format. Students teach in high-need Local Education Agencies (School Districts/LEAs) while working on this Master’s program. 50% of the courses are offered face-to-face (summers) and 50% of the courses are offered online (fall & spring).

Mississippi Statistics that can severely impact student learning:

- State Population- 2,938,618 (almost 3 million)
- 46% of children live in very rural areas
- Per Capita Income: under $27,000 (2006) which is the lowest in the 50 states
- 24% of children live in poverty
- Single-Parent Families- Highest in Nation, just over 25%
- Graduation Rate: 75% Nation; Mississippi- 63% (National Assessment of Educational Progress- NAEP)

Report by Clarion-Ledger (Mississippi’s most popular newspaper):

- As reported by the Clarion-Ledger, a state-wide newspaper, in December 2008: “With 2,397 teachers in classrooms in Mississippi on emergency licenses, the state is facing a teacher shortage that could worsen next year if even a fraction of the 6,000 veteran educators eligible to retire actually do so.” Mississippi has a teaching shortage, in part because too few education majors graduate from the state's schools of education to fill the need, and also many who do graduate go out-of-state to higher-paying jobs.
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M. Boggan, T. Jayroe (2011) LEAP! : LEARNING AND EDUCATING THROUGH ALTERNATE PROGRAMS: BLENDING ONLINE CLASSES, FACE-TO-FACE CLASSES AND SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS IN AN EFFORT TO RECRUIT MORE TEACHERS IN THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI (USA), ICERI2011 Proceedings, pp. 4101-4103.
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