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N’Kia Edwards

313-721-2726 | n_a_edwards@yahoo.com
https://edwardseducationconnnection.weebly.com

Certification Anticipated:05/2018
Michigan Elementary Standard Certificate
K-5 All Subjects (K-8 All Subjects Self-Contained)

Red Cross Adult and Pediatric CPR/First Aid 05/2018


Education
Teacher Certification Internship 04/2018
Michigan State University - East Lansing, Michigan
 Completed 12 graduate-level credits

Bachelor of Arts, Elementary Education 05/2017


Teaching major: English Language Arts
Michigan State University - East Lansing, Michigan

MSU Study Abroad, Arts Across Education Cultures (Ghana) 05/2016


 Completed 9 undergraduate credits
 Observed different native teaching styles
 Taught integrated arts lesson to “4th grade” (students’ age
ranging from 8-13 years old)

Teaching Experience
Year Long Teaching Internship — Cornell Elementary 08/2017– 04/2018
 Planned and implemented daily lesson plans for a
kindergarten class of 20 or more students
 Created and taught hands-on units in Mathematics, Social
Studies, Science and Writing incorporating curriculum and
common core standards
 Integrated technology in daily lessons through SMARTboard
lessons, using educational and interactive videos, using
personal devices and curriculum websites
 Participated in professional development once a month
 Co-taught small group, below-level reading intervention
 Established an open line of communication with parents
through weekly emails, in-person conversations and
conducting parent-teacher conference
 Attended child study and grade-level data meeting
 Collaborated with grade level teachers and other support staff
to brainstorm interventions for below-level students based off
data findings
 Proctored school-wide standardized FastBridge testing

Pre-internship Field Placement — Gier Park Elementary 10/2016 – 05/2017


 Observed daily lessons and class room management for
first grade
 Organized small group instruction and supervised small group
activities
 Provided one-on-one support and practice in reading and math with
below level students

Pre-Internship Field Placement — Donley Elementary 09/2016 – 12/2016


 Planned daily reading activities
 Administered reading assessments
 Utilized data to inform instruction and create individualized lessons to
improve reading level

Pre-Internship Field Placement— Impression 5 Science Center 09/2016 – 12/2016


 Observed forensic science lessons and activities
 Supervised small group activities

Professional Development
Teachers’ Program for Emergent Bilingual Teaching 08/2018 - 04/2018
 Completed 12 hours of modules and lesson planning for
ELL support in general education classrooms

Awards
Michigan State University College of Education 04/2016
Dean’s Undergraduate Study Abroad Scholarship

MSUFCU Endowment Study Abroad Scholarship 03/2016


Technology
 Microsoft Words, Excel, Powerpoint
 SMARTboard
 Document camera
 Google Slides, Classroom, Docs