Education Career Summit 2016

The Education Department of Covenant College is pleased to announce Career Summit--new and restructured--on Thursday and Friday, March 3-4, 2016.


What You Need to Know About Career Summit

School administrators have suggested that they would like to showcase their schools as part of Career Summit, so we have listened.


Thursday of Career Summit is devoted to school presentations and panel discussions per the following schedule:


  • From 3:00-5:20 pm—school presentations to all teacher candidates
  • 5:20-6:20—dinner for administrators and Education Department faculty
  • 6:20-8:40—more school presentations followed by panel discussions involving administrators on topics of interest to educators
  • 8:40-9:00—teacher candidates and administrators sign up for individual interviews which will occur on Friday


We will do our best to honor preferences on both sides as well as to ensure that each candidate has at least 5-6 interviews.


Friday of Career Summit is devoted to interviews per the following schedule:


  • By 8:00 am—interview schedule will be emailed to teacher candidates and administrators
  • 8:30-9:50—individual interviews, 20 minutes in length
  • 9:50—break with refreshments
  • 10:10-noon—individual interviews, 20 minutes in length
  • 12:00-1:00—lunch for all administrators, teacher candidates, education faculty
  • 1:00-2:20—individual interviews, 20 minutes in length
  • 2:30-4:00—optional time for additional interviews as needed


Directory of Teacher Candidates 2016

The Directory provides a brief sketch on each candidate. Administrators are encouraged to review sketches to determine which candidates might be good matches for anticipated teacher vacancies.



With limitations of both time and space, one person from each school may register. However, school systems with elementary, middle, and secondary schools may register more than one administrator. Registration is limited to a total of 20 administrators.


  • Cost: $40 per administrator. Due with registration and nonrefundable. Includes dinner on Thursday and lunch on Friday.
  • Click here to register online
  • Registration deadline: on or before February 19, 2016
  • Contact for questions: Jane Stewart706.419.1407
  • Administrators are welcome to bring promotional materials to distribute to teacher candidates, but space limitations do not allow for visual displays.


After Registration

Registrants will receive confirmation of registration by email.


In mid-February, all registrants will receive a follow up email with:


  • Your scheduled time to present your school
  • Your scheduled time to participate in a panel discussion -- if you have volunteered for this on the Registration Form -- along with the topics and questions to be considered
  • Information about location and parking

We value our partnership with you in launching our teacher candidates. 


As in previous years, the Educators Conference is linked to Career Summit. The Educators Conference is to be held from 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 3, on the topic DYNAMICS OF DIVERSITY: AN EDUCATIONAL PERSPECTIVE. Our featured guest for the conference is Dr. Carl Ellis, who will also be joined by Ben Sciacca and Brian Goessling. Make plans now to enjoy a day of professional development! Career Summit will begin that afternoon at 3:00 p.m. and will continue through dinner and the evening and the next day.



"The education department at Covenant College has really helped us prepare for teaching careers, and they provide us with many opportunities to work in classrooms along the way. I was able to work with a classroom as early as my freshman year. Being able to go into an elementary school classroom and utilize what we have learned in our classes has been extremely helpful for me to not only learn what I am studying, but also learn how to use it."
 - education major Mark Paczewski '16

"My favorite class so far has definitely been T.I.P.S. (Teaching In a Pluralistic Society)...It was such a hard semester enduring the readings, projects, and papers for that class, but through homework, the lectures, and the challenging discussions, I learned so much about how to be diversity-minded while teaching. Though the class is focused on educating children, the topics that were raised really encouraged me to broaden my worldview and place aside hidden biases within myself. "
 - interdisciplinary studies major Daniel Sluis '16
Jonathan describes Covenant's master of education program and what sets it apart.