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.



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"I love being an elementary education major and having the close-knit community of elementary education majors. Covenant’s education department excels at providing opportunities for students to be in the classrooms throughout the entire degree program, even as early on as first semester of your freshman year in Intro to Teaching. I have really enjoyed spending time down at a school in Chattanooga this semester to give me hands-on experience to relate to what I am learning in my coursework."
 - education major Grace Ann Arnold '18
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