For questions about Teacher Training Programs, please contact our Teacher Training Director, Deloris Mitchell at 800-400-5987; FAX: 347-475-0495
As established professionals, career school teachers are knowledgeable about their respective specialties. As first-time instructors, their concern, therefore, is not with what to teach, but how to teach it. To meet this need, the Coalition of New York State Career Schools, and its predecessor organizations, have provided Teacher Training to licensed and registered career schools for more than twenty-five years. All courses are approved by the New York State Education Department to meet Private Trade and Registered Business School Teacher License Requirements.
IN ORDER TO PROVIDE WHAT WE FEEL IS THE BEST POSSIBLE EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE, ALL COALITION COURSES ARE LIMITED TO 7 1/2 INSTRUCTIONAL HOURS PER DAY AND ARE NORMALLY SPACED A WEEK APART TO PROVIDE SUFFICIENT TIME FOR REVIEW AND CLASS PREPARATION.
Course #1 Basic Methods of Occupational Instruction
Course Length: 30 hours
The foundation course for occupational subjects. A comprehensive survey of teaching methods to support an instructor who is (or will be) in the adult skills classroom, it covers essential elements of occupational teaching, including the learning process, lesson planning, fundamentals of communication, motivation and class management, instructional strategies and assessment techniques.
Course #2 Intermediate Communication in the Classroom
Course Length: 30 hours Prerequisite: Course # 1
This course focuses on effective communication between teacher and learner, including stimulus variation, effective use of questions and listening skills. Designed to develop communication techniques introduced in Course 1, it takes a case-management approach using case studies from a variety of teaching situations for class problem solving.
Course # 3 Advanced Class Management
Course length: 30 hours Prerequisite: Course # 1
This course covers techniques for providing a more effective learning environment, including class organization and control, reinforcement and motivational strategies. Designed to develop class management techniques introduced in Course 1, it takes a case management approach, with case studies from a variety of teaching situations for class problem solving.
The Coalition also offers specialized methods training for English-as-Second-Language(ESL) instructors:
Course ESL #1 – Introduction to Teaching ESL (ESL I)
Course length: 30 hours
The essentials of teaching ESL, including special needs of the ESL learner, common approaches to ESL instruction, lesson planning, techniques for teaching grammatical and phonetic structures, pronunciation and vocabulary, as well as instructional aids for the ESL classroom.
Course ESL # 2 – ESL Performance Skills Development (ESL II)
Course length: 30 hours Prerequisite: Course ESL #1
This course covers ESL placement and progress assessment, developing an individualized instruction plan, traditional and innovative teaching methods, problem solving for the ESL learner and multicultural factors in ESL instruction.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
1. Tuition and Fees for all courses must be prepaid. Notice of cancellation or transfer must be made, in writing, at least 48 hours before the scheduled class start. There are no refunds or credit once classes have begun.
2. Each participant must complete the full 30 clock hours of the course. No makeup is permitted for the first session of any course. At the Coalition’s discretion, one absence for a later session may be made up within one year of the date of absence. Makeup class tuition is $50.
3. Certificates of completion will be issued only upon satisfactory completion of all classes, coursework, exams and assignments and full payment of tuition and fees. Failure to meet all requirements may result in a failing grade and require repetition of the course at full fee.
4. In the event of insufficient enrollment, courses may be canceled prior to the scheduled start date.
5. Each class meets for 7½ instructional hours between 8:00 a.m.and5:00 p.m.unless otherwise scheduled.
How to Register — BY MAIL
Step 1. Select the course, dates and location you prefer.
Step 2. Download theTeacher Training Registration Form (click on the link below)
Step 3. Fill in all required information.
Step 4. Sign the form.
Step 5. Enclose payment by check or money order payable to “COALITION Teacher Training.”
Step 6. Mail the completed form and payment to:
COALITION TEACHER TRAINING c/o Deloris Mitchell 86-75 Midland Parkway, Apt. 4L Jamaica Estates, NY 11432
Upon receipt, you will be sent a confirmation of your registration listing exact times and school addresses.
NOTE: Your registration is not FINAL until payment has been received.
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, CALL THE TEACHER TRAINING DEPARTMENT TOLL-FREE AT 1-800-400-5987. DO NOT CALL A SCHOOL OR THE STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT.
HOW TO REGISTER ONLINE WITH IMMEDIATE PAYMENT BY CREDIT CARD
Click on the link for the course in which you wish to enroll. Complete ALL information requested and proceed to payment by credit card through the Pay Pal link. Please note that you DO NOT need a Pay Pal account to pay through Pay Pal. Please follow the directions provided on the PayPal payment screen. If you have any problems, please e-mail email@example.com. You will receive a confirmation of registration for your enrollment and separate confirmation of payment from PayPal. Be sure to print both of those for your records.
If you register and pay ONLINE, your registration is immediately effective and your place in the class is secured.
SCHEDULE OF COURSES (Winter/Spring 2015)
Basic Methods of Occupational Instruction (Course I)
NEW –ONLINE –COURSE II — Intermediate Communication — offered starting January, 2015. Look for more information here soon.
Intermediate Communication in the Classroom (Course II)
NEW –ONLINE –COURSE III — Advanced Class Management– offered starting January, 2015. Look for more information here soon.
Advanced Class Management (Course III)
Introduction to Teaching ESL (ESL I)
ESL Performance Skills Development (ESL II)
IF YOU MISS A CLASS AND NEED TO MAKEUP A SESSION, YOU MAY PAY THE $50.00 FEE BY CLICKING ON THE “Pay Now” BUTTON BELOW AND FOLLOWING THE INSTRUCTIONS.
$50.00 FEE FOR TEACHER TRAINING MAKEUP CLASSES: