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.
For more information, contact the Metro RESA K-5 Science Endorsement Coordinator, Dr. Reagan Biwott.
- Course I: Introduction to Science Practices (50 hours/5 PLUs)
- Course II: Intersection of Content, Practices, & Crosscutting Concepts (60 hours/6 PLUs)
- Course III: Application of Content, Practices, & Crosscutting Concepts (60 hours/6 PLUs)
- Authentic Residency (30 hours/3 PLUs - Embedded in courses)
- Resource Requirements
Meet The Coordinator
Reagan Biwott, Metro RESA K - 5 Science Endorsement Coordinator
Dr. Biwott, an educator of 24 years who holds a doctorate in school improvement with a science and technology content specialty, is passionate about integrated and inclusive learning. She currently serves as the Metro RESA K-5 Science Endorsement Coordinator and the K-12 Science Instructional Supervisor at Metro RESA where she facilitates onsite and job-embedded professional learning for Science and STEAM educators. She was formerly a science professional learning specialist in Marietta City Schools where she supported K-12 science teachers’ professional development through a variety of IB, Science, STEM, GSE, and assessment trainings, as well as PLC work, coaching, assessment development, curriculum writing, and teaching science endorsement courses. Before that, she was a middle and high school science teacher, as well as a university science instructor for undergraduate level pre-service elementary teachers and graduate level in-service secondary science teachers. She has served on the GSE Anatomy standards writing team, multiple GaDOE assessment writing teams, and as a GaDOE Science Advisory Council member. She is also a member of the Georgia Science Supervisors and Georgia Science Teachers Association groups.