2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Sep 24, 2018  
2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived]

Senior High-Junior High/Middle School Education


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The student who desires to teach in a junior high, middle, or senior high school must complete the pattern outlined in the right column which leads toward a baccalaureate degree and an Initial Practitioner License for middle school/junior high and high schools. This qualifies the holder to teach in any Indiana public school at the developmental level and in the subject field for which the license is endorsed.

Middle School/Junior High and Senior High School Developmental Teaching Areas:


The student must select one of the majors from the following table. A minimum grade point average of 2.5 is required for all course work applicable to each major as well as to any specialization within the licensure area(s).

The middle school/junior high and senior high school approved licensure areas of study at ISU in various departments of the University are indicated in the chart which follows. Detailed descriptions of each are in the departmental sections. Coverage is for teaching in middle school/junior high and senior high schools, in Indiana, unless extended coverage is indicated.

Approved Licensure Areas at Indiana State University:


There are five school settings for licensure:

  1. Early Childhood
  2. Elementary: Primary
  3. Elementary: Intermediate
  4. Middle School/Junior High
  5. High School
School Settings
  1 2 3 4 5
Instructional Licenses:          
  Business Education (General)       X X
  Career/Technical Education:          
     Family and Consumer Science       X X
     Vocational-Trade-Industrial-Technical       X X
  Computer Education       X X
  Driver/Traffic Safety       X X
  Foreign Language       X X
  Health       X X
  Language Arts       X X
  Mathematics       X X
  Science:          
     Life Sciences       X X
     Physical Sciences       X X
     Earth/Space Sciences       X X
     Chemistry       X X
     Physics       X X
  Social Studies       X X
  Technology Education       X X
  Interdisciplinary Cooperative Education       X X

General Education (47 credits):


See description of General Education. Note that students on a teaching curriculum must complete Educational Psychology 202, which may apply to General Education.

Multicultural Education:


All students on teaching curricula must complete an approved multicultural education course. The approved course in teacher education is listed below (General Education category is noted as well).

Professional Education (30-32 credits):


A grade of C or better is required in each course as well as a minimum grade point average of 2.5 in all course work applicable to this area.

The following courses are to be completed in sequential semesters:


 Educational Psychology 202; Curriculum, Instruction, and Media Technology 301 blocked with Curriculum, Instruction, and Media Technology 302; Curriculum, Instruction, and Media Technology 400 blocked with Curriculum, Instruction, and Media Technology 400L; Curriculum, Instruction, and Media Technology 401 and Curriculum, Instruction, and Media Technology 402 or approved equivalent. Students must complete the courses in each semester with a C or better before enrolling in courses in the next semester. Admission to Becoming a Complete Professional (BCP) I is needed prior to registration in Curriculum, Instruction, and Media Technology 301 and Curriculum, Instruction, and Media Technology 302. Major methods courses are taken as required or recommended by the major department, major methods classes but must be completed prior to Curriculum, Instruction, and Media Technology 401. Special Education 226 should be completed prior to or concurrently with the courses Curriculum, Instruction, and Media Technology 301 and Curriculum, Instruction, and Media Technology 302.

or


Choose one of the following respective to the major:

 

Note:


Please refer to the department/content major for specific methods courses.

Progression:


The progression through the teacher education program is as follows:

Admission to Becoming a Complete Professional (BCP) I:


  • Application to program
  • PRAXIS I at or above cutoff score
  • Limited criminal history check completed and approved
  • 2.5 grade point average
  • “C” or better in core courses
  • “C” or better in Educational Pscyhology 202

Admission to Becoming a Complete Professional (BCP) II:


  • Satisfactory recommendation from clinical faculty
  • Satisfactory recommendation from course instructor(s)
  • Satisfactory recommendation from content methods instructor(s)
  • Grades of C and higher in all professional education courses attempted
  • Completed application for student teaching
  • Grade point average equal to 2.5 or better
  • Any special requirements for student teaching originating in the content major satisfied
  • Recommendation of content department
  • “C” or better in Special Education 226 or equivalent
  • “C” or better in Educational Psychology 341

Becoming a Complete Professional (BCP) III Candidacy (Prior to graduation and licensure):


  • “S” in student teaching
  • “B” or better in Curriculum, Instruction, and Media Technology 402 or content major equivalent
  • Application for graduation

Procedures and Requirements for Supervised Student Teaching:


  1. Each teaching candidate completes a professional semester of student teaching in accredited schools under the supervision of teachers who meet the qualifications for student teacher supervision. No other course work is permitted during the supervised student teaching.

The following requirements must be met prior to enrollment in supervised teaching:

  1. Admission to the Becoming a Complete Professional (BCP) II.
  2. Completion of a minimum of 20 semester hours of work in residence at Indiana State University.
  3. An overall minimum grade point average of 2.5.
  4. A minimum grade point average of 2.5 in each teaching content area as well as the overall major.
  5. Satisfactory completion of the Professional Education sequence with a minimum grade point average of 2.5 for these classes and a grade of C or higher in each class. Professional classes may be repeated only once. (See Teaching Curricula section for Middle School/Junior High and Senior High Schools and All School Settings.)
  6. Senior or graduate status.
  7. Submission of an application for student teaching in the fall at least two semesters preceding the student teaching experience.
  1. Students will make a commitment to assume student teaching as a full-time role. While assigned to supervised teaching, students will not enroll in additional course work including correspondence courses, nor plan for any employment or assume any other obligations which would interfere with all-day supervised teaching.
  2. The student should assume no obligation that interferes with his or her leaving the campus to live in the community that provides the most appropriate supervised teaching assignment.
  3. Students who have not completed at least 40 hours of work at Indiana State University prior to the semester in which they will do supervised teaching are required to pay $20 per hour of supervised teaching in addition to their registration fees.

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