The dropout rate for public schools is often used as an indicator of the success or failure of public educators. One circumstance that reinforces this source of criticism is that no indisputable theory or explanation is accessible to understand the problem of school dropouts. For example, few critics are aware the dropout rates quoted differ significantly over time. It is important for teachers and administrators to know how dropout rates are calculated to confront unmerited criticism as there are multiple ways these statistics are calculated. Participants will exit this course with a "back home" strategy to implement a dropout prevention approach based on the course materials.
Carlow University ED 632 • Madonna University EDU 5960.26 • Notre Dame College ED 623 D • The College of Saint Rose EDC 697
The required text for this course is Strategies to Help Solve Our School Dropout Problem by C. Lee Goss. 1-930556-14-4
Graduate participants earn 3 semester hours of graduate credit and will receive a transcript from one of our partner institutions below. Professional development participants will receive a certificate of completion for 45 hours of professional developments credit for face-to-face classes and 60 hours of professional development credit for online classes.
Session 1: Identifying and Documenting School Dropouts
Session 2: Review of Related Research
Session 3: Initiate an Explanation of School Dropout
Session 4: Introduce and Define: End behavior, Antecedent, Ripple Effect, and Cause
Session 5: Identifying the Potential Dropout
Session 6: Examine the Role of the School in Dropouts
Session 7: Program/Interventions Overview
Session 8: Implementation Action Plan
Session 9: The Explanation
Session 10: Model Uses-Implementation
Online 3-graduate credit courses are 13 weeks in length.
On-site weekend courses are held Friday evening from 6:00pm-9:00pm and Saturday/Sunday, 8:30am-5:30pm.
Weekday courses are Monday-Friday from 8:00am- 6:00pm.
It is the responsibility of the student to check with their state, county, district, or school to ensure that all requirements are being met by the course you're taking.
Check the Partner Universities page for specific university information as well as course numbers which are specific to the university partner.
Students are required to purchase their own textbook, the information for which can be found here. If no book is required it will be specified on the list. We have copies of many of the textbooks should you wish to purchase directly from TEI.
Professional development (PD) participants receive a certificate of completion from TEI for 45 hours of PD credit for face to face classes and 60 hours of PD credit for online classes. These certificates are mailed within one week of the end of the class and reflect the course title, dates of attendance, and credit hour information.