2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Nov 26, 2020  
2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived]

College of Education


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Dr. Bradley V. Balch, Dean
Dr. Rebecca Libler, Associate Dean
Dr. Susan Powers, Associate Dean
School Office: College of Education, room 1110
Dr. Judy Sheese, Director
Education Student Services
Office: College of Education, room 210
Web site: http://coe.indstate.edu
E-mail: coeess@isugw.indstate.edu

The mission of the College of Education is to prepare, promote, and advance educational and human service professionals for a diverse and ever-changing world. The college holds the belief that its faculty, staff, and students are actively engaged in the process of Becoming a Complete Professional, with three essential elements of work–the educator as an expert or mediator of learning, the educator as a member of community, and the educator as a person. As such, student success, social justice and diversity, caring for others, responsibility, honesty, openness to change, and collegiality, are valued by the faculty.

The purpose of the College of Education is to prepare prospective teachers and a variety of other educational leaders including clinicians, counselors, school administrators, school psychologists, counseling psychologists, instructional supervisors, and university professors to assume a significant role in providing professional development for experienced teachers and practitioners in each of these fields. In addition, the College of Education contributes to school reform and restructuring, engages in research and scholarship necessary to better understand the complexities of teaching and learning, and provides service to the public.

The College of Education is the official teacher education agency of the University. The faculty of the College of Education, in conjunction with content faculty across campus, is responsible for the content, structure, and design of all curricula and field experiences, and for preparing professional education personnel for beginning and advanced positions in teaching, administration, counseling, and other human service professions in both school and non-school settings. The range of responsibility of the College of Education includes pre-service, in-service, and continuing education of those who plan, implement, and evaluate learning environments.

Scholarships to students are available through individual departments and the Dean’s Office. Specific information can be obtained from Education Student Services (http://coe.indstate.edu/ess/) and/or each Department Chairperson’s office.

The Teacher Education Program of Indiana State University is accredited by the Indiana Department of Education, Division of Professional Standards, and conditionally by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. Graduates of Indiana State University who successfully complete teacher licensing programs and the appropriate state-required tests are qualified for teaching licenses in Indiana, in other states that recognize the completion of a program approved by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education as a basis for licensure, and in those states that have signed an interstate compact agreement with the State of Indiana.

The College of Education is organized into four units consisting of the Departments of Communication Disorders and Counseling, School, and Educational Psychology; Curriculum, Instruction, and Media Technology (junior high, middle school, and high school teaching programs); Educational Leadership, Administration, and Foundations; and Elementary, Early, and Special Education. Refer to the departmental listing in this Catalog for information on programs and courses provided by each department. For information beyond that printed in this Catalog, consult with an academic advisor, a staff member of Education Student Services, room 210, College of Education, or with the appropriate department.


Undergraduate Degree Programs

Professional/Vocational Curriculum (Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science)

Speech-Language Pathology (See Department of Communication Disorders and Counseling, School, and Educational Psychology)


Teaching Curricula (Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science)

Early Childhood Education (See Department of Elementary, Early, and Special Education)

Elementary Education (See Department of Elementary, Early, and Special Education)

Special Education/Elementary Education (See Department of Elementary, Early, and Special Education)

Senior High-Junior High/Middle School Education (See Department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Media Technology and the college of teaching major department)

All Grade Education (See Department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Media Technology and the college of teaching major department)


The College of Education provides the following areas that can be added to an instructional license:

Junior High/Middle School Option (See Department of Elementary, Early, and Special Education)

Reading (See Department of Elementary, Early, and Special Education)


Graduate programs leading toward a master’s degree and advanced graduate programs leading toward post-master’s non-degree certification, the educational specialist, and doctor of philosophy are described in the Graduate Catalog.


Other Services

Education Student Services—Licensure

The Office of Education Student Services serves an all University coordinating and service role for undergraduate and graduate students in teacher education as well as for alumni in the field and prospective students in education. The office also provides an all University coordinating and service role for departments providing programs for educators. The office administers all University Teacher Education Program processes. The director and associate director act for the Dean of the College of Education in regard to College of Education matters. They also serve as the University’s channel of communication with the Division of Professional Standards and serve as the local legal authority on all matters related to teacher licensure, teacher testing, and teacher education.


Instructional and Information Technology Services


The purpose of Instructional and Information Technology Services is to facilitate the utilization of instructional and informational technologies by the faculty, staff, and students in the College of Education. This mission includes:

  1. Supporting the technology needs of faculty and students as they relate to learning, instruction and research, as well as the initiatives designed to help faculty infuse relevant information technology into the professional education programs.
  2. Offering instructional delivery systems and current digital technology for educational productions to College of Education faculty, staff, and students.
  3. Coordinating all facets of technology in the College of Education, including the procurement, installation, utilization, and management of the information technology resources and facilities.
  4. Providing technical support to the College of Education—Information Technology Advisory Committee.


Professional Development Schools


The Professional Development Schools program is a collaborative effort between the University and five area school districts. It is currently made up of 20 public schools and Indiana State University. In any given semester, this award-winning partnership touches the lives of over 14,500 children and youth, 950 professional educators in 20 schools, 60 University faculty, and 850 pre-service teacher education candidates.


Clinics

Counseling Clinic

Opened in 1982, the clinic has served residents of the Wabash Valley for over 25 years. The goal is to assist individuals, couples, and families to strengthen relationships, explore concerns, and solve problems in a confidential manner. Clinic staff is committed to providing professional services that honor unique aspects of clients’ lives such as religious affiliation, ethnicity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, and personal life philosophies.


Porter School Psychology Center


The purpose of the center is to diagnose learning, behavioral, social, and emotional problems of children and adults (including college students), and to make recommendations regarding treatment and management of these problems.


Rowe Center for Communicative Disorders (Speech and Hearing Clinic)


The Rowe Center offers assessment and treatment for communication disorders. The center’s Speech and Language Clinic offers speech and language assessments and treatment for a wide range of speech (articulation/ESL, voice, stuttering) and language (delayed/disordered language development, aphasia, traumatic brain injury) disorders for preschoolers, school-age children, and adults at no cost. The center also offers hearing screening and provides audiologic rehabilitation services (such as speech reading training).


Specialized Academic Centers

Blumberg Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Special Education

The Blumberg Center was established to encourage the interdisciplinary study of populations with special needs, ranging from persons with severe disabilities to those who are gifted and talented. The Blumberg Center includes faculty, students, and staff from the Department of Elementary, Early, and Special Education, and the Department of Communication Disorders and Counseling, School, and Educational Psychology at Indiana State University.


Early Childhood Education Center

The Early Childhood Education Center is a laboratory facility offering an experienced-based curriculum, emphasizing a developmental approach to learning, with the child as an active participant. Content areas stressed are: language development, music, movement, dramatic play, science, mathematics, and art. The center’s curriculum reflects its commitment to an anti-bias, multicultural environment. A whole language philosophy is also incorporated into the curriculum.


Indiana Special Education Administrators’ Services (ISEAS)

Indiana Special Education Administrators’ Services is a statewide dissemination and technical assistance project. It is the mission of the project to support special education administrators in solution seeking.


Indiana North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA)


The North Central Association is a nationally recognized regional accrediting organization whose purposes are to accredit schools and to support schools in their efforts for school improvement. It is a not-for-profit, voluntary membership organization of approximately 9,100 schools in a 19-state region plus schools of the Department of Defense Dependents and Navajo Nation.


College of Education Procedures and Regulations for Students

Admission to the College of Education

Individuals seeking information concerning teaching as a profession are encouraged to contact a staff member in Education Student Services, room 210, College of Education.

BACCALAUREATE DEGREE. Unconditionally admitted entering freshmen desiring to pursue a baccalaureate degree in Elementary Education, Special Education/Elementary Education, or Speech-Language Pathology will be assigned to a pre-major status. Once all admission requirements are successfully completed and students are admitted to the teaching program (called Becoming a Complete Professional), pre-majors will be assigned to the requested major.

Indiana State University students desiring to transfer to the College of Education should file the Request for Change of College form. A minimum grade point average of 2.5 is required. Similarly, transfer students from other institutions must present a 2.5 grade point average or above on transfer work.

SENIOR HIGH-JUNIOR HIGH/MIDDLE SCHOOL AND ALL GRADE EDUCATION. Undergraduates desiring to complete the requirements for a Senior High-Junior High/Middle School or All Grade Education License should declare a teaching major in the college which administers the major. These declarations will result in the designation  “/ED” as a part of the college name on all University records. Students on a senior high-junior high/middle school or all grade education teaching curriculum will be considered as having joint registration with the College of Education and the college which  administers the teaching major. For information regarding criteria for admission to the teaching program (called Becoming a Complete Professional), students should consult with an academic advisor, a staff member in Education Student Services, room 210, or the appropriate department.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS. In addition to the requirements of the University, all baccalaureate degree candidates must present minimum major and cumulative Indiana State University grade point averages of 2.5 and meet all academic program requirements.

POST-BACCALAUREATE. Students who have completed a baccalaureate degree program and wish to satisfy the requirements for a teaching license should consult with a staff member in Education Student Services, room 210, College of Education.


Declaration of Teaching Major

All students who desire a teaching license are required to declare a teaching major. Students must meet all academic program requirements for their selected major and the College of Education.

  1. New freshmen or transfer students with fewer than 24 attempted semester hours.
    An unconditionally admitted new freshman or transfer student with less than 24 attempted hours, with approval of the student’s college, will be placed on a teaching curriculum by  indicating on the application for admission to Indiana State University that he/she wishes to become a teacher.
  2. New transfer student with 24 or more attempted semester hours.
    A transfer student with 24 or more attempted semester hours must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher in order to be placed on a teaching curriculum. Students who meet that criteria indicate on the application for admission to Indiana State University that he/she wishes to become a teacher. 
  3. Enrolled Indiana State University student.
    Currently enrolled students declare a major by filing the necessary paperwork with the college that offers the major. Students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.5.


Teacher Licensure

The College of Education has the responsibility of recommending students for all teaching licenses. Upon the request of students who have satisfactorily completed the baccalaureate degree, requirements of a teaching curriculum, and all state teacher licensure requirements, the University’s licensing officer will provide an institutional recommendation for licensure. Applications should be submitted to Education Student Services, room 210, College of Education.

Early preliminary consultation and careful planning are essential for postgraduate or graduate students who are seeking to satisfy licensure requirements. Unique program arrangements are often necessary for such students in order to meet individual needs at this stage of professional preparation.

Students on a teacher education program may apply for licensure during their last semester of enrollment. Application forms are available in Education Student Services. Details for processing the application will be provided at the time the application is obtained.

Satisfactory completion of baccalaureate teaching curricula at Indiana State University and passing of necessary tests will make students eligible for the institutional recommendation for teaching licenses if five years have not elapsed since completion of the program. Some states may have additional requirements.

State and University requirements frequently change; therefore, students are advised to periodically consult with appropriate advisors for currency of requirements. For additional information on licensure, consult an academic advisor, the major academic department, or a staff member of Education Student Services, room 210, College of Education. For additional information on graduate programs satisfying licensure requirements, refer to the Indiana State University Graduate Catalog.


Approved Licensure Areas for Indiana State University

There are five school settings for licensure:

  1. Early Chilhood
  2. Elementary: Primary
  3. Elementary: Intermediate
  4. Middle School/Junior High
  5. High School

Some licenses that span more than two school settings may require completion of a minor, additional course work, or another major. Consult with Education Student Services for specifics.
 

School Settings
  1 2 3 4 5
Instructional Licenses:          
  Business Education (General)       X X
  Career/Technical Education:          
     Family and Consumer Science       X X
  Computer Education**       X X
  Driver/Traffic Safety         X
  Exceptional Needs:          
     Mild Intervention X X X X X
     Visually Impaired X X X X X
  English as a New Language   X X X X
  Fine Arts:          
     Visual Arts   X X X X
     Vocal and General Music   X X X X
     Instrumental and General Music   X X X X
     Theater Arts   X X X X
  World Languages:          
     Spanish, German, French, Russian*, Latin*       X X
  Generalist: Early Chilhood X        
  Generalist Elementary: Primary   X X    
  Gifted and Talented**   X X X X
  Health       X X
  Physical Education   X X X X
  Language Arts       X X
  Mathematics       X X
  Reading Teacher X X X    
  Reading Specialist** X X X X X
  Science:          
     Life Sciences       X X
     Physical Sciences       X X
     Earth/Space Sciences       X X
     Chemistry       X X
     Physics       X X
  Social Studies: three or more of the following areas:          
     Economics, Geographical, Perspectives, Government and          
     Citizenship, Historical Perspectives, Psychology, Sociology       X X
  Speech Language Pathologist**   X X X X
  Technology Education       X

X

  1 2 3 4 5
Administrative Licenses:          
  Building Administrator** X X X X X
  District Administrator:          
     Superintendent**          
     Director of Exceptional Needs*   X X X X
     Director of Career/Technical Education**   X X X X
     Communication Disorders/Speech Language Pathologist**       X X
School Services Licenses:          
  School Counselor**   X X X X
  School Psychologist**   X X X X
           
*Program not active at this time          
**Graduate level only          


Indiana State University

Title II Data on Teacher Education Program Completers 2006-2007

Summary pass-rate on state-required licensure tests 93%
State average pass-rate 98%
Number of students in teacher education programs 1,376
Average number of hours of supervised practice teaching required 300-480
Faculty/student ratio in supervised practice teaching 1/9.3
Accredited by the State of Indiana Yes

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