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Undergraduate Catalog 2013 - 2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Preparation


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Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Preparation Programs

 

The College of Education and Human Services offers a variety of teacher preparation programs for individuals who have earned bachelor's degrees and who have had little or no professional training in education. While these programs lead to licensure, most of the course work they require cannot be applied to a graduate degree. All post-baccalaureate students seeking teacher licensure must fully meet the college's admission requirements and professional standards as outlined in this catalog (Link to College of Education and Human Services home). Moreover, students must be available for fieldwork in area schools during the day and are urged to carefully plan their program of study since they must apply for practicum and student teaching placements one semester in advance of registration for these experiences.

 

Portfolio: All teaching licensure students are expected to maintain a portfolio while completing their professional coursework and field experiences. Students who take

EDB 300

or who transfer to Cleveland State University in Fall 2012 or later are required to complete portfolio requirements using TaskStream. Students entering teacher licensure programs from Fall 2007 through Summer 2012 will maintain their portfolios in the Cleveland State University ePortfolio system.

 

At various checkpoints, students must meet specific criteria to be eligible to continue to the next phase of their program. For complete information on portfolios, students are advised to access the Student Portfolio Handbook available at one of the following:

TaskStream: http://www.csuohio.edu/cehs/students/taskstream/taskstream.html

ePortfolio: http://www.csuohio.edu/cehs/students/portfolios/

 

An individual appointment with an adviser in the College of Education and Human Services Advising Office is required prior to acceptance into any of the post-baccalaureate programs described below. During the appointment, the adviser will provide a personalized assessment of required course work. Upon program completion, students are also invited to make use of the university's Career Services Center for help in obtaining employment.

 

Early Childhood Licensure

 

As outlined below, the post-baccalaureate licensure program in early childhood education consists of three components: general education requirements, prerequisites to the professional education sequence, and professional education requirements. The program is designed to prepare college graduates of 4-year institutions with little or no formal course work in education for teaching children ages 3 to 8 (grades pre-k to 3), including youngsters with special learning needs. Graduates of highly specialized undergraduate degree programs (such as music, fine arts, and business administration) may need to complete additional general education requirements in order to qualify for early childhood licensure. Without exception, recommendation for provisional licensure further requires the successful completion of any applicable state licensure examinations prescribed by the State Board of Education.

 

Requirements

 

A. General Education Requirements

 

Course work of at least 30 semester or 45 quarter hours, including offerings in composition, mathematics and logic, arts and humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.

 

B. Prerequisites

 

Equivalent courses taken at other universities may substitute for the following prerequisites pending prior approval of the College of Education and Human Services' Advising Office (EB 107A).

 

      ART 252 or ART 253 Introduction to Western Art (4 hours)

      EDC 300 Diversity in Educational Settings (3 hours)

      MTH 127 Mathematics for Elementary and Middle School Teachers I (4 hours)

      MTH 128 Mathematics for Elementary and Middle School Teachers II (4 hours)


 

      MTH 129 Mathematics for Elementary and Middle School Teachers III (2 hours)

      PSY 220 Child Development (3 hours)

      SPH 229 Speech and Language Development (3 hours)

 

C. Professional Education Requirements

 

Course work in education and related professional experiences are included in this area for a total of 75 hours. Because certain courses in this sequence must be taken concurrently or in a prescribed order, students are strongly advised to seek assistance from the college's Advising Office, EB 107A, before registering for classes.

 

Foundations

 

      EDB 200 Teaching as a Profession (2 hours)

      EDB 300 Educational Technology (2 hours)

      EDB 301 Social Foundations of Education (3 hours)

      EDB 302 Psychological Foundations of Education (3 hours)

      ECE 300 Introduction to Early Childhood Education (3 hours)

 

Literacy

 

      EDL 300 Phonics Assessment and Instruction (3 hours)

      EDL 301 Beginning and Intermediate Reading Instruction and Assessment (3 hours)

      EDL 311 Emergent Literacy (3 hours)

      EDL 312 Literature-Based Reading Methods for Children (3 hours)

 

Curriculum and Methods

 

      ECE 401 Developmental Curriculum for Early Childhood Programs (4 hours)

      ECE 402 Teaching Methods in Early Childhood Education (4 hours)

      ECE 403 Teaching Young Children with Mild and Moderate Disabilities (3 hours)

 

Special Methods

 

      ESE 415 Assessing Young Children (4 hours)

      ECE 412 Collaboration with Families and Professionals in Early Childhood Settings (4 hours)

      ECE 415 Mathematics Instruction in Preschool and the Primary Grades (3 hours)

      ECE 416 Social Studies Instruction in Preschool and the Primary Grades (3 hours)

      ECE 417 Science Instruction in Preschool and the Primary Grades (3 hours)

      EDC 309 Art Methods for the Classroom Teacher (2 hours)

      MUS 301 Music Fundamentals and Methods for the Classroom Teacher (4 hours)

      PED 316 Health and Physical Education for the Classroom Teacher (3 hours)

 

Culminating Experiences

 

      EST 370 Practicum in Early Childhood Education (3 hours)

      EST 480 Student Teaching in Early Childhood Education (10 hours)


 

Middle Childhood Licensure

 

As outlined below, the post-baccalaureate licensure program in middle childhood education consists of four components: general education requirements, prerequisites to the professional education sequence, professional education requirements, and discipline-specific requirements in two of four content areas: language arts, mathematics, science, or social studies. The program is designed to prepare college graduates with little or no formal course work in education for teaching adolescents ages 9 to 14 (grades 4 to 9). In addition to needed course work, a recommendation for Student Teaching requires taking all required state licensure examinations, with provisional licensure requiring the successful completion of any applicable state licensure examinations as prescribed by the State Board of Education.

 

Requirements

 

A. General Education Requirements

 

Course work of at least 30 semester including concentrated study of at least two content areas that are broad, multidisciplinary, and encompass the major areas in those fields as described in Section D below.

 

B. Prerequisites

 

Equivalent courses taken at other universities may substitute for the following prerequisites pending prior approval of the College of Education and Human Services' Advising Office, RT 1401.

 

      EDC 300 Diversity in Educational Settings (3 hours)

      PSY 220 Child Development (3 hours)

      PSY 221 Adolescent Psychology (3 hours)


 

C. Professional Education Requirements

 

Course work in education and related professional experiences are included in this area for a total of 44 semester hours. Because certain courses in this sequence must be taken concurrently and in a prescribed order, students are strongly advised to seek assistance from the College Advising Office before registering for classes.

 

      EDB 200 Teaching as a Profession (2 hours)

      EDB 300 Educational Technology (2 hours)

      EDB 301 Social Foundations of Education (3 hours)

      EDB 302 Psychological Foundations of Education (3 hours)

      EDB 303 History and Philosophy of Middle School: Teaching and Management in Context (4 hours)

      EDL 300 Phonics Assessment and Instruction (3 hours)

      EDL 301 Beginning and Intermediate Reading Instruction and Assessment (3 hours)

      EDL 305 Content Area Literacy (3 hours)

      EDL 313 Literature-Based Reading Methods for Adolescents (3 hours)

      ESE 404 Teaching Students of Varying Abilities (3 hours)

      EST 371 Practicum in Middle Childhood Education (3 hours to be taken concurrently with two of the following content area methods courses: EDM 313, EDM 315, EDM 316, or EDM 317)

      EDB 400 Classroom Assessment (2 hours)

      EST 481 Student Teaching in Middle Childhood Education (10 hours)

 

D. Discipline-Specific or Content Area Requirements

 

Middle childhood licensure requires concentrated study in at least two of the following multidisciplinary content areas: language arts, mathematics, science, and/or social studies. As outlined below, the distributional requirements for these fields include course work from the various disciplines of which they are comprised and may demand further study beyond that completed as an undergraduate. With approval, interdisciplinary courses may be used to fulfill multiple standards. For example, a physical science course like EDC 418 that includes coverage of both chemistry and physics could be used to satisfy the requirement for course work in both disciplines. Similarly, a course in physical geography such as GEO 209 might be used to meet concentration requirements in both science and social studies.

 

1.   The concentration in Language Arts requires 27 to 28 semester hours of course work distributed over the following major areas of study: advanced composition, linguistics, literature, and speech/communication, theater/drama and/or media studies. The following courses or their equivalencies are required:

o  COM 225 Media Writing or ENG 304 Creative Writing for Teachers (4 hours)

o  COM 242 Public and Professional Speaking or DRA 225 Principles of Acting (3 to 4 hours)

o  ENG 206 Literature and American Culture or ENG 342 Survey of American Literature (4 hours)

o  ENG 310 Traditional Grammar or ENG 311 Elements of Linguistics (4 hours)

o  EDM 313 Teaching and Assessing Language Arts in the Middle School (4 hours to be taken

concurrently with EST 371, Practicum)

o  And two elective literature courses (8 hours)

2.   The concentration in Mathematics requires 24 semester hours of course work well distributed over the

following major areas of study: college algebra or calculus, geometry, number systems, and probability and statistics. The following courses or their equivalencies are required:

o  MTH 326 Numbers, Patterns and Operations for Middle School Teachers (4 hour<

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