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eMINTS Certification Option

Enhancing Missouri’s Instructional Networked Teaching Strategies (eMINTS)

Today eMINTS can be found in classrooms across the United States and in New South Wales, Australia. eMINTS certified teachers integrate technology into their teaching using an instructional model that:

  • supports high-quality lesson design
  • promotes inquiry-based learning
  • creates technology-rich learning environments
  • builds community among students and teachers

If you think, as a classroom teacher you would enjoy helping students:

  • Direct their own learning with gentle guidance from you;
  • Become more responsible for completing work because they have a say in what they are working on;
  • Use computers and the Internet and create a new learning environment
  • Become better learners as they devote more time to reading for information and scanning for answers, evaluating and comprehending more from a variety of information sources;
  • Collaborate with peers and teachers to generate excitement about what is being learned and how it all fits together; and,
  • Help students prepare themselves for the future – using 21st Century skills of problem-solving and technology literacy,

then you should consider becoming eMINTS certified while working on your degree or certificate at William Woods University and talk to your advisor about this possibility.

Declaring to your advisor early in your major program that you wish to be eMINTS certified will aid in ensuring that, as you go through the program, you are able to work with highly trained eMINTS certified instructors to complete specifically designed courses and projects/assignments throughout education courses as you work toward obtaining eMINTS certification upon the completion of your degree program and/or certification during your student teaching semester.

If you have already declared prior to Spring, 2015 that you want eMINTS certification, you will need to continue to complete the requirements throughout coursework and identify artifacts/assignments that will be used as evidence of your ability to meet the requirements of an eMINTS certified teacher and save those projects for turning in to the eMINTS National Center to be assessed to determine if they meet eMINTS National Center criteria.

Students seeking eMINTS certification may fill out the application form (PDF) and return it to Amanda Hanks-Lenzini in the Academic Building.

To learn more about eMINTS please visit: http://www.emints.org/about/what-is-emints