Student Support Team (SST) Coordinator Endorsement
(150 Contact Hours, 15 PLUs)
 
 
Middle Georgia RESA GaPSC approved SST Coordinator Endorsement for a total of 15 PLUs.  MG RESA offers the two courses to earn the SST Coordinator Endorsement. This program endeavors to abide by and provide expertise in accordance with PSC rule 505-3-.103 Student Support Team Coordinator ENDORSEMENT PROGRAM .
  
Candidate admission to the MGRESA Endorsement Program requires the following:
  • A valid, level 4 or higher Induction, Professional, Advanced Professional, or Lead Professional teaching certificate.
 
Candidates must register online under Course Registration for both courses of the SST Coordinator Endorsement and follow the link to print the application for system approval. 
 
 
 

This is a job-embedded program. Candidates must practice skills with faculty and students.     

 
 
Course Descriptions
 

Middle Georgia RESA’s Student Support Coordinator Endorsement is designed to prepare individuals to serve as Student Support Team Coordinators in P-12 schools and districts.  The program is designed to equip districts and schools with highly effective coordinators who possess the skills, knowledge and dispositions to lead the multi-tiered system of support. The program consists of two courses with ongoing, embedded clinical practice/field experience. Course 1 builds candidate’s knowledge, skills, and dispositions to accomplish the work. Course 2 builds expertise through practice implementing both school wide MTSS/SST and individual student support cases. This approach to learning will allow the SST Coordinator to design, implement, and monitor a program or processes for effective Multi-Tiered Systems at the school or district level. 

 
Course 1:   Foundations of Intervention through the MTSS/SST Process 
 

Course 1 requires nine online learning modules for acquisition of knowledge as the instructional phase. Modules require reading, research, discussions, and product creation. Timely field practice is carefully coordinated with the learning. Candidates complete a total of 50 hours of field experience following a gradual release model. 


 
Course 2:  Coordinating and Implementing MTSS/SST Program
 

In this course, candidates conduct MTSS/SST meetings, perform professional learning and provide technical assistance to staff members, families, and community members, and create/revise and monitor the processes in their organization. Candidates perform fifty clinical practice/field experience hours. Candidates must submit a final ePortfolio showcasing their mastery of standards to exit the program.

Required Texts

Brown-Chidsey R. and Bickford, R. (2016). Practical Handbook of multi-tiered systems of support, building academic and behavioral success in schools.  (1st Edition)  New York, NY:  The Guilford Press - A division of Guilford Publications, Inc.  ISBN 978-1-4625-2248-4

 

Meyer, A., Rose, D. and Gordon, D (2014)  Universal Design for Learning Theory and Practice. (1st Edition)  Wakefield, M:  CAST Professional Publishing - an imprint of CAST, Inc.

****Available free online at the hyperlink provided!****

 
 



Dr. Juli Alligood, Executive Director
jalligood@mgresa.us
MGRESA 80 Cohen Walker Drive, RM228, Warner Robins, GA 31088
Phone: 478-988-7170 Fax: 478-988-7176       E-Verify #: 470112