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K-5 Science Endorsement

The K-5 Science Endorsement at Metro RESA is a GaPSC approved preparation program that provides approved candidates with the coursework and related field experience required to add the K-5 Science Endorsement to a current standard Georgia Professional Certificate.  Each of the courses includes middle school content to provide teachers with a deeper understanding of science content vertically beyond the elementary grade band in which they teach.  Courses also engage teachers in hands-on three-dimensional learning to model and deepen their understanding of what it means to be proficient in science as outlined in A Framework for K-12 Science Education

Upon successful completion of the endorsement, candidates may be eligible for a $1,000 per year stipend, for up to 5 years, based on funding approval by the Georgia General Assembly.
For additional stipend details, review pages 2 and 3 of the GaDOE Math and Science Teachers Supplement FAQ document. 

Science Endorsement Interest Form

Science Endorsement Informational Flyer

For more information, contact the Metro RESA K-5 Science Endorsement Coordinator, Dr. Reagan Biwott.

 

Meet The Coordinator

Reagan Biwott, Metro RESA K - 5 Science Endorsement Coordinator

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Dr. Reagan Biwott, an educator of 24 years who is passionate about integrated and inclusive learning, currently serves as the Science Instructional Supervisor and Science Endorsement Coordinator at MRESA where she facilitates on-site and job-embedded professional learning for Science educators, as well as Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) educators in the 12 metropolitan Atlanta school districts. She was formerly a science professional learning specialist in Marietta City Schools where she supported science teachers’ professional development through a variety of Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE) Science, STEAM, International Baccalaureate, and assessment trainings, as well as Professional Learning Community work, academic coaching, assessment development, curriculum writing, and teaching science endorsement courses. Before that, Reagan was a secondary science teacher, as well as a university science instructor for undergraduate and graduate students. She has served on the GSE Human Anatomy and Physiology Georgia Standards of Excellence writing team, various Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) assessment writing teams, as a GaDOE Science Advisory Council member, and a GaDOE Science Ambassador. Reagan has also been a keynote speaker and a presenter at various local, state, and national conferences and is a member of the National Science Teaching Association, the Georgia Science Supervisors Association, the Environmental Education Alliance, where she is a current board member, and the Georgia Science Teachers Association where she formerly served as a board member and editor of The Georgia Science Teacher.