Morningside Teaching Endorsements & Master of Arts in Teaching

Morningside Teaching Endorsements & Master of Arts brochure

The mission of the graduate program at Morningside College is the improvement of teaching in elementary and secondary classrooms. To carry out this mission, Morningside College offers a variety of teaching endorsements that are available at the graduate level. The endorsements are designed to increase the knowledge, skills, and dispositions of in-service teachers so teachers can meet the diverse learning needs of students. Hours counted toward an endorsement may, in most cases, be a combination of graduate and undergraduate credit hours and are not subject to time limitations. All teaching endorsements are approved by the Iowa Department of Education.

As of this upcoming summer, Morningside will have moved all classes into a “totally online” delivery. They hope this will help participants who have had to drive quite a distance to a location to take hybrid classes.  Classes in Morningside’s Strat I and Strat II special education endorsements will be online, along with those listed in the Morningside Teaching Endorsements & Master of Arts brochure.

 

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FAQ’s – Mandatory Trainings

DID YOU KNOW?

Mandatory trainings are taken on the state-wide website: AEA Professional Development Online Learning System.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • All school districts have a district contact person(s) set up to assist with username/password look-ups and basic login support. In addition, a password retrieval process is in place on the login page. Once you answer the security questions in your mandatory training account, you will be able to retrieve your password in the future by correctly responding to your security questions.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • New users and users switching from one district to another will be asked for a district password.  This password will come from your district contact person or superintendent’s office.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • The child and dependent adult abuse mandatory reporter training costs $25 for all users in the State of Iowa. This is the only training with a fee.
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Frequently Asked Questions – Food Requests

  • Instructors may request a lunch order for participants at least one week prior to the event. All requests must be made via the Food Request Form and emailed to the appropriate regional contact. The instructor needs to assess a $10.00 fee if they wish to have lunch provided.
  • The lunch menu will be determined by the regional contact since the same meal will be provided for all offerings held that day. (This provides consistency and more efficient use of time.)
  • Instructors/facilitators are resonsible for notifying the regional contact if an event is moved to a different location OR cancelled so that the food request can be cancelled also.
  • Instructors/facilitators are NOT to purchase food items on their own.  Receipts for food will not be accepted for reimbursement.

Regional Contacts:

Frequently Asked Questions

What can be provided for Professional Development Opportunities and meetings?
  • Coffee and water will be provided and placed in the requested room and you do not need to fill out the food request form. Beverages will be delivered to the Special Education Building in Cedar Falls for My267 offering held there.
  • The instructor/facilitator must assess a $10.00 materials fee for participants if they wish to have a light lunch served.  (Meal is not intended to look like a “dinner”.)
  • Lunch for all sessions, including those held in the Special Ed Bldg in Cedar Falls, will be served at the kitchen window at 11:30 or 12:00 allowing a choice for the instructors/facilitators.  If the kitchen is unavailable in Cedar Falls, the instructors/facilitators will be advised of Plan B. In Clear Lake, lunch will be served in the room or in the multi-purpose room.
  • All lunch requests must be made via the Food Request Form.
Who is responsible for food arrangements?
  • Each regional office will have one designee who will be the primary contact for hospitality.
    1. Cedar Falls Office – Kirsten Moore, 319-268-7617
    2. Clear Lake Office – Donna Perry, 641-357-6125
    3. Marshalltown Office – Jane Boyle, 641-844-2485
  • The regional contact will order, set-up for coffee and lunch, and clean-up.
    1. Cedar Falls – If the date of an event is an off-contract date for Kirsten Moore, she will notify the designated substitute one week in advance: Barb Schroeder – Ed Services, Keri Hudson – Special Ed, Cindi Helgeson – IT, Robin Billerbeck – CIT, IDM, SINA and DINA.
    2. Cedar Falls – In the event of illness, Kirsten will notify Karen Dilger in the PD office as soon as possible and she will contact the appropriate substitute.  The Food Request form will be available in the PD office for the substitute.
    3. Marshalltown – If the date of an event is an off-contract date for Jane Boyle, she will notify the designated substitute one week in advance: Deb Culp – Media and IT.
    4. Marshalltown – In the event of illness, Jane will notify Deb Culp as soon as possible and Deb will determine who will cover the event.  The Food Request form will be available in Jane’s office for the substitute.
    5. Clear Lake – If the date of an event is an off-contract date for Donna Perry, she will notify the designated substitute one week in advance: Cindy Baker, Laura Rinnels or Lori Thomas.
    6. Clear Lake – In the event of illness, Donna will notify Lori Thomas as soon as possible and Lori will determine who will cover the event. The Food Request form will be available in the Professional Learning notebook at the front desk.
    7. Clear Lake  Summer- Donna is off contract during the summer months, please send your lunch requests to Lori Thomas, 641-355-4235.

How does an instructor/facilitator arrange for meals?

  • A Food Request Form will be completed by the instructor/facilitator and submitted to the regional contact at least one week prior to the first meeting.  The Food Request Form will list date(s), instructors/facilitators on given dates, class location(s) and approximate count.  The regional contact will monitor enrollment after the form has been submitted to adjust for new enrollments; additional meals will be ordered for possible late registrants.
  • The lunch menu will be determined by the regional contact since the same meal will be provided for all offerings held that day.  (This will provide consistency and more efficient use of time.)
    1. A variety of caterers and menu items will be used.
    2. While instructors/facilitators can not make specific requests for lunch, feedback is welcomed by the regional contact for future food orders. Also, if a participant has a specific dietary need due to a health issue, there is a place to note that on the form.
  • Instructors/facilitators are responsible for notifying the regional contact if an event is moved to a different location OR cancelled so that the food request can be cancelled also.
  • Receipts for food will NOT be accepted for reimbursement from instructors/facilitators.
What specific steps will the regional contact take?
  • All food and supplies that are ordered will be purchased under the PD account.
    1. A Purchase Order number will be requested from the Business Office for each meal.
      • Cedar Falls – POs will be “signed” by Amy Moine
      • Marshalltown – POs will be “signed” by Chad Pinkston
      • Clear Lake – POs will be “signed” by Beth Strike
    2. A Credit Card can also be used to purchase meals/supplies by the regional contact who will submit the receipt immediately to the designated secretary along with a P-Card Request form signed by the appropriate administrator.
Service Area directors can approve changes to the standard food guidelines.
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2011-2012 Instructor Pay Changes

Please note Professional Development instructor pay has been modified for the 2011-2012 school year. These changes take effect for classes that begin June 1, 2011 or later.

Contracted Instructor Fee Schedule:
Effective with offerings beginning June 1, 2011 or later.
1 Licensure Renewal Credit $600.00
1 Graduate Credit and 1 Licensure Renewal Credit $1,000.00
1 Graduate Credit and 2 Licensure Renewal Credits $1,000.00
2 Licensure Renewal Credits $1,000.00
3 Licensure Renewal Credits $1,500.00
2 Graduate Credits and 4 Licensure Renewal Credits $2,000.00
3 Graduate Credits and 6 Licensure Renewal Credits $3,000.00
(If Class is co-taught, fee paid will be divided between instructors)
(Please note: no mileage, meals, or hotel expenses will be reimbursed)
Stipend Information:
An additional stipend for classes with a graduate/licensure renewal credit enrollment over 20 students will be given.  **Stipends will be paid for the number of students over 20 who have registered for graduate/licensure renewal credit.  Example: if you are offering a 1 licensure renewal course and have 24 participants who have completed the course for licensure renewal or graduate credit, you will be paid $700.00 ($600.00 plus 4x$25). **$25.00
per participant over 20
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Graduate Credit Requirements (effective 06/01/2011)

A recent ruling from the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) established that a graduate credit hour needs to include one hour of classroom or direct faculty instruction and a minimum of two hours of out of class student work”.  The ruling further indicated “institutions must use the federal definition of credit hour as their starting point if the schools are to continue to be eligible for federal funding such as student aid.”

According to the USDE definition, a course offered for one graduate credit would need to have a minimum of 15 instructor led contact hours and 30 hours of out-of-class work or some other distribution for a total of 45 hours. For example, a course might have 20 instructor led contact hours and have 25 hours of out-of-class assignments; or a course might be an online class that requires approximately 45 hours to complete.

These new requirements will go into effect for all AEA 267 classes offering graduate credit that begin June 1, 2011 or later. Please contact the AEA 267 Professional Development department for any further clarification.

Amy Moine
Professional Learning Coordinator
AEA 267
3712 Cedar Heights Drive
Cedar Falls, Iowa 50613
319.268.7658
amoine@aea267,.k12.ia.us
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Looking for Totally Online Courses?

Are you looking for totally online courses? 

AEA PD Online is your source for totally online professional development. AEA PD Online is a statewide collaborative initiative of the 9 Area Education Agencies. Together, it brings educators high quality professional development in many different formats, meeting teachers needs and providing just-in-time training. Courses feature license renewal credit or graduate credit from Drake, Morningside and Viterbo.

Check out those courses by visiting the AEA PD Online course catalog!

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Iowa AEA Online Resources

The official start date for the new 2011-2012 Iowa AEA Online resources is August 1, 2011. All of the new companies have agreed to provide trial access to Iowa teachers beginning April 1! This will allow school staff to explore the resources, review the tutorials and support documentation, and begin planning to integrate these resources into their 2011-2012 curriculum.  In addition, the AEAs have scheduled “Iowa Only” welcome webinars during the month of April for each new product. Most of the resources also have ongoing webinars (for all states) that teachers can attend.  Product information, trial access URLs, “Iowa Only” webinar registration information, ongoing webinars, tutorial information and more is now available on the Iowa AEA Online website.

Click HERE to go directly to the 2011-2012 Iowa AEA Online Resources.

AEA 267 instructors may find the Gale-Cengage resource an excellent site to use for their search for the research-based question during course proposal creation.

Note: Student access will not begin until August 1. Please do not share the trial sites with students.

Questions?  Need the username and password to log in?  Click HERE to find your AEA contact for more information!
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Looking For Your Transcript?

Unofficial Transcripts are available to view and print at any time by logging in to My267 and clicking on “View My Transcript.” This is a great tool when you need to:

  • check your grades
  • renew your license with the BOEE online. (You will only need an official transcript if you are audited.  You may request one at that time.)
  • check the number of graduate and/or licensure renewal credits you have accrued.
  • check the number of AEA PD days you have accrued (applies to AEA 267 personnel only).
  • Provide my AEA 267 Administrator verification of my participation in AEA 267 professional development days (applies to AEA 267 personnel only).

Official Transcripts can be requested online by logging in to My267 and selecting “Request My Transcript.” You will then be prompt to update your personal information and specify your transcript needs.  This transcript will only reflect graduate, licensure renewal, substitute authorization, and paraeducator credit. Courses taken for “AEA 267 PD” credit and “No Credit” will not be displayed on your official transcript. This is a great tool when you need to:

  • submit a transcript to your district to move on a salary schedule.
  • renew your license with the BOEE using a paper submission.
  • apply for a job.
  • apply for admission to a college.
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Internal PD Requests are Electronic!

For AEA 267 Employees Only:

Approval for participation in an AEA 267 professional development offering or reimbursement request for materials is done electronically through the following process.

  1. Open up an Internet browser on your computer (Firefox, Internet Explorer, etc.).
  2. Go to:   www.aea267.k12.ia.us
  3. Click on Professional Learning then Submit an Internal PD Request
  4. Enter the email login and password information you use for your AEA 267 email account. (Note that the login is everything before the @ symbol in your email address.)
  5. Click on Create a New Request
  6. Choose your Type of Request:
  • 1. I am requesting approval to take a course and there are no material fees involved.
  • 2. I am requesting approval to take a course and need a purchase order number to register for a course with material fees. This is for non fee-based credits – AEA 267 PD and No Credit. If approved, you will receive a purchase order number and will register for the AEA 267 PD offering using that purchase order number.
  • 3. I am requesting approval to take a course and plan to request reimbursement for material fees. This is for fee-based credits – graduate, licensure renewal, substitute authorization and paraeducator. If approved, you will then register using your credit card. Your credit card will be charged for the credit and the materials. You may request reimbursement for materials through the same process by uploading your invoice onto the system after registration.

All steps in the request process are electronic. This system is set up to communicate the status of your request through emails sent to your AEA 267 email address.  Do NOT send any materials reimbursement requests directly to the Business office.  Please call your Service Area Contact for clarification or additional questions.

Service Area Contact:

updated 7/9/15

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Check out our online tutorials

Professional Learning has recently created new online tutorials. These videos were created to assist users in navigating through the My267 website and registering for a course. Topics include how to:

1. Log into Your Account

2. Search for an Offering

3. View Offering Information

4. Register for an Offering

5. Register for a Non-Fee Based Offering

6. Additional Registration Resources (viewing your invoice, course list, payment history)

You can find these helpful video guides under “My267 Help,” both on our Professional Learning website and within the My267 system.

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