Berry College is partnering with the Bartow County School System and Cartersville City Schools to launch ContinUed Bartow and ContinUedCartersville, a premier program that offers educational graduate degrees at no cost to tenured employees.
“This online, first-of-its-kind program and partnership will benefit our community in a multitude of ways,” said Bartow Superintendent Phillip Page. “Through this investment and collaborative structure, we are supporting our educators as they continue their focus on learning, expand classroom content knowledge, and enhance their leadership skills.
“At the same time, we are building leadership capacity in our schools and creating sustainability in that area. Berry College and the Bartow County Board of Education have been instrumental in making this happen, and we are thrilled to see this new initiative impact Bartow County for years to come.”
Dean Alan Hughes of the Berry Charter School of Education and Human Sciences said the college is excited to address the growing need of classroom teachers who desire to strengthen and increase competencies to design, to implement, and to evaluate curriculum and instruction.
“Berry’s graduate program also provides teachers with experiences to further strengthen and enhance their competencies to serve as instructional leaders within their school settings and districts. All in all, the partnership between Berry, Bartow County, and Cartersville City offers teachers an unprecedented, fully-funded pathway to follow new career opportunities that can directly impact students at all grade levels.”
Effective immediately, certified staff members looking to advance their education may apply for Master of Education degrees or Education Specialist degrees in educational leadership, curriculum and instruction, or curriculum and instruction with Tier I leadership certification embedded. Interested applicants are required to apply at the link below to be considered for the first cohort, which starts in August.
The application window promptly closes July 9. Up to 50 applications will be accepted.
Programs are accredited by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission. For more information on the program and how to apply, click here.