GREENVILLE, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Education has selected Toni Mild, lecturer in the Thiel College education department, to be an application content reviewer for the Chapter 49-2 special education program.
As a content reviewer, Mild will assist the Department of Education in determining whether an institution of higher learning has submitted an application that meets the required competencies as outlined in the new certification guidelines.
Chapter 49-2 is a revised regulation that teacher certification programs in Pennsylvania are required to follow. Institutions are charged with producing evidence to demonstrate that their graduates understand and apply the knowledge, concepts and skills essential for successful instruction. The program design must describe clearly how the relevant set of knowledge, skills and competencies inform the program design, and the application must also indicate how the institution will assess their teacher candidates.
Mild will be an integral part of reviewing the online applications, determining whether the required components are met and whether the faculty assigned to teach the courses, as well as the course syllabi, meet all requirements.
Mild holds a bachelor’s degree in education from Clarion University and master’s of education from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania. She has 12 years of experience in the education field; she most recently was special education supervisor in the Laurel School District. A native of Greenville, Mild has been employed at Thiel College since 2008.