2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Oct 16, 2019  
2018-2019 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 below 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 four school settings for licensure:

1.    Early Childhood

2.    Elementary

3.    Middle School/Junior High

4.    High School

The following are available at Indiana State University as middle school/junior high school teaching licenses:

School Settings

 

1

2

3

4

Instructional Licenses:

 

 

 

 

  Business Education

 

 

X

X

  Family and Consumer Science

 

 

X

X

  World Languages

 

 

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

 

 

   

      Economics

   

X

X

      Historical Perspectives

   

X

X

      Government and Citizenship

   

X

X

      Sociology

   

X

X

      Psychology

   

X

X

      Geographical Perspectives

   

X

X

  Technology and Engineering Education

 

 

X

X

Foundational Studies:


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

Multicultural Education:


All students on teaching curricula must complete an approved multicultural education course. The approved course in teacher education is listed below.

Professional Education


Admission to the Becoming a Complete Professional (BCP) Program is a critical benchmark for teacher candidates. Until undergraduate students are admitted to the BCP, they do not have official status in their academic programs for graduation and licensing. All students must be admitted into BCP before they are eligible to enroll in any Curriculum, Instruction and Media Technology 300 or higher level professional education courses. Each teacher candidate is evaluated throughout his or her program by program faculty based on academic and professional competencies.  Continuation in the Becoming a Complete Professional Program is dependent on satisfactory progress and assessments.

Progression:


Progression through the Teacher Education Program is as follows:

Prior to Admission to Becoming a Complete Professional (BCP)I:


Courses to be taken prior to admission to BCP I:

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
  • “C” or better in Educational Psychology 341 and Special Education 226 if completed prior to application to BCP I.

Note:


Special Education 226 must be taken prior to or concurrently with Curriculum, Instruction, and Media Technology 301 and 302. These courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better in order to enroll in Curriculum, Instruction, and Media Technology 400 and 400L. Educational Psychology 341 must be taken prior to or concurrently with Curriculum, Instruction, and Media Technology 400 and 400L.

Admission to Becoming a Complete Professional (BCP) II (Prior to student teaching):


  • 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
  • “C” or better in Educational Psychology 341

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


  • “S” in student teaching
  • “C” or better in CIMT 402 or content major equivalent
  • Application for graduation

Procedures and Requirements for Supervised Student Teaching:


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.
  8. 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 distance or correspondence courses, nor plan for any employment or assume any other obligations which would interfere with all-day supervised teaching.
  9. 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.
  10. 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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