Programs


The College of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). The College has a long and proud history of preparing caring and competent teachers for work with diverse students. We believe that a teacher who vicariously experiences students in their situations would be in a vantage position to more sensitively and successfully facilitate learning.

Programs in the College of Education are undergirded and oriented by the Conceptual Framework of the College. The theme of the Conceptual Framework is: “Empathic Facilitators of Learning.” The Conceptual Framework has five Elements that together serve as curricular pillars for the programs: Knowledge, Pedagogical Skills, Dispositions, Diversity, and Critical Reflection.

Our teacher candidates are systematically oriented to deeply appreciate the foundational importance of empathy in teaching. Empathy enables them to appreciate that the impact of psychological, cultural, social, and economic factors on students and their readiness for learning is not merely academic. They understand, in more realistic or existential terms, the influence of these factors on students as individuals, and as a collective. Empathy is vicarious experiencing that moves one to take action. Empathic facilitators of learning do not merely cognitively identify with or affectively relate to students, they actively care --- to the extent that they take professionally necessary or appropriate action. Candidates are guided to develop a level of empathy or action-oriented compassion that inclines them to go beyond tokenistic sympathy for students to taking appropriate action necessary for addressing a situation.

Departments and Programs
The College of Education consists of three departments: Professional Education; Health, Physical Education and Recreation; and Graduate Education. The College offers baccalaureate and post-baccalaureate degree programs that prepare candidates for teaching licensure in the following areas:

  • Adolescent to Young Adult - Integrated Language Arts for grades 7-12
  • Adolescent to Young Adult – Integrated Mathematics for grades 7-12
  • Adolescent to Young Adult - Integrated Social Studies for grades 7-12
  • Adolescent to Young Adult - Life Science for grades 7-12
  • Adolescent to Young Adult - Physical Science for grades 7-12
  • Early Childhood Education for grades Pre K-3
  • Intervention Specialist - Mild/Moderate for grades Pre K-12
  • Middle Childhood - Language Arts, Social Studies, Mathematics and Science (Choose 2) for grades 4-9
  • Multi-Age Health Education for grades K-12
  • Multi-Age Music for grades K-12
  • Multi-Age Physical Education for grades K-12
  • Multi-Age Visual Arts for grades K-12

The College also offers a non-licensure baccalaureate degree in Recreation and a Master of Education degree program with concentrations in School Leadership; Instructional Technology; Student Affairs in Higher Education; Curriculum and Teacher Leadership.

Institute of Urban Education
The Central State University Institute of Urban Education (IUE) is a key unit of the College of Education. The IUE is a reputable clearinghouse for the dissemination of research on effective teaching and learning in urban school settings. It provides excellent facility for both the scholar-in-residence and practitioner-in-residence to conduct research, write, teach, and hold seminars on issues associated with teaching and learning in urban school systems. IUE’s Annual National Urban Education Conference is highly regarded, and attracts large numbers of administrators, scholars, teachers, and students from across the country.

Department of Professional Education

The Department of Professional Education offers the following programs:

  • Adolescent to Young Adult - Integrated Language Arts for grades 7-12
  • Adolescent to Young Adult – Integrated Mathematics for grades 7-12
  • Adolescent to Young Adult - Integrated Social Studies for grades 7-12
  • Adolescent to Young Adult - Life Science for grades 7-12
  • Adolescent to Young Adult - Physical Science for grades 7-12
  • Early Childhood Education for grades PreK-3
  • Intervention Specialist - Mild/Moderate for grades PreK-12
  • Middle Childhood - Language Arts, Social Studies, Mathematics, Science for grades 4-9 (Choose 2)

 

Post Baccalaureate Route
Each of the programs in the Department of Professional Education offers a post-baccalaureate route.  The post-baccalaureate route is designed for students, career changers, unlicensed substitute teachers who have already earned a bachelor’s degree with a 2.5 GPA from an accredited institution, and wish to obtain initial teaching licensure. However, interested applicants with less than 2.5 GPA who present evidence of passing Praxis II Content test with scores required in Ohio may be admitted in the following programs: Integrated Language Arts for grades 7-12; Integrated Mathematics for grades 7-12; Integrated Social Studies for grades 7-12; Life Science for grades 7-12; Physical Science for grades 7-12; and Middle Childhood Education. Information about Praxis II Content passing scores in Ohio can be obtained from www.ets.org or the Ohio Department of Education.

Music Education and Visual Arts Education
Music Education and Visual Arts Education programs are offered from the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences.  Information about the programs is available in the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences section of the catalog.

Dual Enrollment
Wilberforce University students are invited to pursue a degree in Teacher Education through dual enrollment.  Wilberforce students, like all students, must meet all requirements for admission to programs  in the Professional Education Department, and for receiving a teaching licensure from the Ohio Department of Education. The bachelor’s degree will be awarded by Wilberforce University.  Under this arrangement, Central State’s College of Education will be the Institutional affiliation for the purpose of processing applications for teaching license.

Articulation Agreements
Central State University College of Education has 2+2 Articulation Agreements with Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio and Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland, Ohio.  Under the agreements, Central State University will accept agreed-upon courses taken at the 2-year colleges, including the Associate’s Degree and provide opportunity for the student from the institutions to complete the baccalaureate degree in Early Childhood Education. Please contact the Chair, Professional Education for more information about theses Articulation Agreements.

Transfer Students
All transfer students must meet the requirements of the program in which they are interested, and also complete the following as it applies:

  • Central State University students, who have declared a major in an area other than Education, may apply to transfer to a program in the Department of Professional Education by completing and submitting the Change of Major form.
  • Transfer students from accredited two and four-year institutions are welcome to the College of Education subject to university rules and regulations, including completion of the Transfer of Credit form.

Student Organizations
Students in the Department of Professional Education can seek membership in the following societies and associations:

  • Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society
  • Council for Exceptional Children
  • Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society
  • Pi Lambda Theta Professional Education Honorary Fraternity
  • National Association for the Education of Young Children
  • National Council of Teachers of English
  • National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
  • National Council for the Social Studies
  • National Science Teachers Association
  • Ohio Student Education Association

Information about each of the programs in the Professional Education Department is provided in the sections that follow.

 

Adolescent to Young Adult (AYA) Integrated Language Arts

The Adolescent to Young Adult Integrated Language Arts Bachelor of Science Degree Program prepares candidates for Ohio teaching licensure in Integrated English Language Arts (grades 7 – 12).  In addition to general education and professional education courses, candidates are required to take content courses in Communication; Drama; African, African-American, American, world, and British Literature; Language Arts Practicum, and Student Teaching.  The program requires successful completion of 131 semester credit hours.

Admission to the Program
To be admitted to the Adolescent to Young Adult (AYA) Integrated Language Arts Program, candidates will need to successfully complete 31 semester credits in the content, general education, and the following professional education courses: EDU 2262; EDU 2264; and EDU 2300, with a semester grade of no less than a “C” in each course, maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5, prepare a beginning program portfolio and pass the PRAXIS 1 (PPST) examinations. Guidance for preparing the beginning portfolio can be obtained from the Program Coordinator, and information about PPST is available at Educational Testing Service (ETS), www.ets.org. Candidates must also submit 2 letters of recommendation and 3 Disposition Forms completed by their Central State University instructors. The Disposition Form can be obtained from the Department of Professional Education office. Transfer or Post Baccalaureate candidates may submit recommendation letters from their employers or instructors in their previous institutions.  Candidates will be required to successfully complete an interview for admission to the program.

Field and Clinical Experience
The program requires three levels of field and clinical experience in the preK-12 schools:  Level 1, Observation; Level 2, Methods Practicum; and Level 3, Student Teaching (Clinical).  Field and clinical experience is highly valued in the program to the extent that candidates cannot receive a passing grade in a course if they do not satisfactorily complete the field or clinical assignments required in the course.

Candidates must have a clear Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Identification (BCII) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) background check before they are placed in preK-12 classrooms for field and clinical experience.  Each background check is valid for one calendar year; therefore, a candidate may need a minimum of two background checks before completing the program. For more information about BCII and FBI checks, candidates should contact their advisors and the Director of Field and Clinical Experience.

Candidate Monitoring and Assessment System
The Candidate Monitoring and Assessment System (CMAS) is utilized to guide the candidate through the AYA Integrated Language Arts program.  CMAS specifies performance expectations candidates must meet to progress through, and complete the program. CMAS includes four clearly delineated Transition Points: Transition Point I, Admission to the Program; Transition Point II, Admission to Methods (Practicum); Transition Point III, Admission to Student Teaching (Clinical); Transition Point IV, Program Completion or Exit.  At each Transition Point, program requirements are aligned with Elements of the College of Education Conceptual Framework, relevant standards of the National Council for Teachers of English (NCTE) and the Ohio Standards for the Teaching Profession (OSTP).  Also outlined at each Transition Point are required exhibits or evidence of candidate performance relative to each program requirement, and the minimum level of acceptable performance for the requirements. Below is an abridged Candidate Monitoring and Assessment System for the Integrated Language Arts Program



Abridged Candidate Monitoring and Assessment System

AYA Integrated Language Arts 2012-2014

Transition Point One – Admission to the Program

Requirement

CR

Requirement

ENG 1100 Introduction to Writing/Reading or

ENG 1101 Introduction to Writing

ENG 1102 Writing and Researching the Essay

5

4

4

English Proficiency Exam. Passing Score: 8 or above

MTH 1750  College Algebra

3

Successful completion of 31 Semester Hours

EDU 2262 Foundations of Education (Field: need FBI/BCII)

3

Beginning Program Portfolio:  No less than “C” grade

EDU 2264 Multicultural Education (Field: need FBI/BCII)

3

2 letters of Recommendation from CSU instructors

EDU 2300 Educational Psychology

3

3 Favorable Dispositions Reports from CSU instructors

Pass Reading, Writing, Math PRAXIS I (PPST) Exams (minimum score 172 for each test)

 

Successful admission to the program

GPA 2.5 or above

 

*Clear FBI/BCII Background Check

Meet the requirements of the PRAXIS II PLT Practice Plan (PPPP).  See Chair, Department of Professional Education for details of the plan.

 

 

Transition Point Two – Admission to Methods Practicum

Requirement

CR

Requirement

CR

Content 2000-3000 Level Courses

 

Professional Education 2000-3000 Level Courses

COM 2204 - Introduction to Speech Communication;

COM 2200 - Introduction to Mass Communication

COM 3310 – Public Speaking (even years, Spring)

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

3

3

EDU 2263 - Classroom Management (Field: FBI/BCII)

EDU 2266 - Indv. with Special Needs (Field: FBI/BCII)

EDU 2265 - Intro to Educational Technology

 

Meet the requirements of the PRAXIS II PLT Practice Plan (PPPP).  See Chair, Department of Professional Education for details of the plan

 

 

3

3

3

DRM 2201 Tragedy( fall); 2202 (spring) Comedy; 2204 (spring, odd years) African-American Theatre (odd years);

ENG 4070 Forms Genres   (Take only 2 courses):

6

EDU 3330 – Teaching Reading in the Content Area

 

 

3

 

 

ENG 2200 and 3010: Intro to Literary Studies;  African Literature

6

EDU 3361 – MCE/AYA Integrated Language Arts (Methods Practicum) (Field:  BCII/FBI background check)

3

 

ENG 3020 or 3021:  African-American Literature I or II

3

Intermediate Program Portfolio I (No less than “C” grade)

ENG 3030 or 3031: American Literature I or II

3

GPA 2.5 or above

ENG 3040 or 3041: British Literature I or II

3

Meet the requirements of PRAXIS II Content Practice Plan (PCPP) See Program Coordinator for details of the plan

Transition Point Three – Admission to Student Teaching

Requirement

CR

Requirement

3000-4000 Level Content Courses

 

GPA 2.5 or above

ENG 3100 Literary Criticism

ENG 3200 History of the English Language (odd years)

3

3

Submit Application for Student Teaching by March 15 for fall semester and by September 15 for spring semester

ENG 4080 Shakespeare

3

Submit Application for Graduation to advisor

ENG 4200 Linguistics

ENG 4895 Senior Capstone Seminar

3

3

Meet requirements of the PCPP (Take test only on recommendation of advisor)

EDU 4491 Student Teaching:

9

3

*Clear FBI/BCII Background Check

EDU 4895 Student Teaching Capstone Seminar

Professional Portfolio (No less than “C” grade)

EDU 3861 Language Arts Capstone Course; Meet the requirements of PRAXIS II Content Practice Plan (PCPP)

4

Intermediate Portforlio II

 

Transition Point Four – Program Completion

Requirement

CR

Requirement

Student Teaching Seminar Evaluation

C or above

Candidate Provides Contact Information

Program Completion/ Exit Portfolio

C or above

Candidate Provides Employer Information

University Supervisor Evaluation of Candidate

C or above

Candidate Completes Application for Licensure

Cooperating Teacher Evaluation of Candidate

C or above

Candidate Completes Exit Questionnaire

 

 

GPA 2.5 or above

*FBI = Federal Bureau of Investigation        BCII = Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation

Candidates are advised to obtain the program check sheet and the complete Candidate Monitoring and Assessment System from their advisor or the Program Coordinator for the AYA Integrated Language Arts Program.

Teacher License Tests: Ohio Assessments for Educators
On September 1, 2013, the Ohio Assessments for Educators (OAE) began to replace the Praxis II series as the required Ohio educator licensure tests. The OAE tests are administered by the Evaluation Systems Group of Pearson. The tests assess content and pedagogical knowledge and skills.

Detailed information about OAE tests is available at: http://www.oh.nesinc.com/

Candidates are advised to seek guidance from their program coordinators and faculty about preparing and registering for the tests.

Good Standing
Candidates are required to be in good standing at each Transition Point in the program. To be in good standing, candidates must maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5.  In addition, they must maintain a positive disposition report at each Transition Point in the program.

Student Responsibility
Candidates in the program are required to meet regularly with their advisor or the Program Coordinator until they complete all program requirements and graduate. Candidates are required to comply with all regulations and requirements of the University, the College of Education, the Department of Professional Education, and the Integrated Language Arts Program.  Students are expected to seek academic advisement and guidance, and are ultimately responsible for completing all degree requirements.

Candidates must meet with both the Program Coordinator and the Chair of the Department during the semester immediately prior to the semester in which they expect to graduate to prepare an application for graduation. It is the candidate's responsibility to initiate graduation application and ensure that the application is submitted to the University Registrar by the due date.


Adolescent to Young Adult (AYA) Integrated Mathematics Program

The Adolescent to Young Adult Integrated Mathematics Bachelor of Science Degree Program prepares candidates for Ohio teaching licensure in Integrated Mathematics (grades 7 – 12).  In addition to general education and professional education courses, candidates are required to take content courses in Computer Science, Probability & Statistics, Trigonometry, Calculus, Linear Algebra, Multivariate Calculus, Differential Equations, Algebraic Structures, Discrete Structures and the History of Mathematics, Mathematics Methods Practicum and Student Teaching (Clinical).  The program requires the completion of 128 semester credit hours.

Admission to the Program: To be admitted to the Adolescent to Young Adult (AYA) Integrated Mathematics Program, candidates will need to successfully complete 31 semester credits in the content, general education, and selected professional education courses with a semester grade of no less than a ”C,” maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5, prepare a beginning program portfolio and pass the PRAXIS 1 (PPST) examination. Information about PPST can be obtained from Educational Testing Service (ETS), www.ets.org. Candidates must also submit 2 letters of recommendation written by his/her Central State University instructors, and three Disposition Forms completed by the instructors. The Disposition Form can be obtained from the Department of Professional Education office. Candidates will be required to successfully complete an interview for admission to the program.

Field and Clinical Experience
The program requires three levels of field and clinical experience in the pre-K-12 schools:  Level 1, Observation; Level 2, Methods Practicum; and Level 3, Student Teaching (Clinical).  Field and clinical experience is highly valued in the program to the extent that candidates cannot receive a passing grade in a course if they do not satisfactorily complete the field or clinical assignments required in the course.

Candidate Monitoring and Assessment System
The Candidate Monitoring and Assessment System (CMAS) is utilized to guide the candidate through the AYA Integrated Mathematics program. CMAS specifies performance expectations candidates must meet to progress through, and complete the program. CMAS includes four clearly delineated Transition Points: Transition Point I, Admission to the Program; Transition Point II, Admission to Methods (Practicum); Transition Point III, Admission to Student Teaching (Clinical); Transition Point IV, Program Completion or Exit.  At each Transition Point, program requirements are aligned with Elements of the College of Education Conceptual Framework, relevant standards of the National Council for Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) and the Ohio Standards for the Teaching Profession (OSTP).  Also outlined at each Transition Point are required exhibits or evidence of candidate performance relative to each program requirement, and the minimum level of acceptable performance for the requirements. Below is an abridged Candidate Monitoring and Assessment System for the Integrated Mathematics Program:

 

Abridged Candidate Monitoring and Assessment System

AYA Integrated Mathematics 2012-2014

Transition Point One – Admission to the Program

 

Requirement

CR

Requirement

ENG 1100 Intro to Writing/Reading or ENG 1101 – Intro to Writing

ENG 1102 Writing and Res/Essay

 

5/4

4

English Proficiency Exam. Passing Score: 8 or above

MTH 1750 College Algebra

3

Successful completion of 31 Semester Hours

EDU 2262 Foundations of Education (Field: need FBI/BCII)

3

Beginning Portfolio:  No less than “C” grade

EDU 2264 Multicultural Education (Field: need FBI/BCII)

3

2 letters of Recommendation from CSU instructors

EDU 2300 – Educational Psychology

3

3 Favorable Dispositions Reports from CSU instructors

Pass Reading, Writing, Math PRAXIS I (PPST) Exams (min. score 172 for each test)

 

Successful Admission to the Program

GPA 2.5 or above

 

*Clear FBI/BCII Background Check

Meet the requirements of the PRAXIS II PLT Practice Plan (PPPP).  See Chair, Department of Professional Education for details of the plan.

 

 

Transition Point Two – Admission to Methods Practicum

 

Requirement

CR

Requirement

CR

Content 2000-3000 Level Courses

 

Professional Education 2000-3000 Level Courses

MTH 2001 & 2002: Probability & Statistics I and II

MTH 2501: Trigonometry

MTH 2502: Calculus I

6

3

4

EDU 2263: Classroom Management (Field: FBI/BCII)

EDU 2266: Indiv. with Special Needs (Field: FBI/BCII)

EDU 2265 Intro to Educational Technology

 

Meet the requirements of the PRAXIS II PLT Practice Plan (PPPP).  See Chair, Department of Professional Education for details of the plan.

3

3

3

 

MTH 2503: Calculus II

5

EDU 3330 – Teaching Reading in the Content Area

3

MTH 3000 & 3001: Geometry for Teachers & Linear Algebra

MTH 3002: Multivariate Calculus

6

4

EDU 3362 – MCE/AYA Integrated Mathematics Methods Practicum

3

MTH 3110: Differential Equations & Discrete Dynamical Systems

3

Intermediate Portfolio (No less than “C” grade)

MTH 3520: Algebraic Structures

3

GPA 2.5 or above

MTH 3610 & 3620: Intro. to Discrete Structures & Seminar

EDU 3862: Mathematics Content Capstone Seminar. Meet the requirements of the PRAXIS II Content Practice Plan (PCPP). See Program Coordinator for details of the plan.

5

4

Meet the requirements of the PRAXIS II Content Practice Plan (PCPP). See Program Coordinator for details of the plan.

 

 

 

 

 

Transition Point Three – Admission to Student Teaching

 

Requirement

CR

Requirement

3000-4000 Level Content Courses

 

GPA 2.5 or above

MTH 4030: History of Math

 

3

Submit Application for Student Teaching by March 15 for fall semester and by September 15 for spring semester

Meet the requirements of the PRAXIS II Content Practice Plan (PCPP). See Program Coordinator for details of the plan.

Passing Score

Submit Application for Graduation to Advisor

EDU 4491: Student Teaching

9

3

*Clear FBI/BCII Background Check

EDU 4895: Capstone Seminar

Professional Portfolio (No less than “C” grade)

 

 

 

 

Transition Point Four – Program Completion

 

Requirement

CR

Requirement

 

Student Teaching Seminar Evaluation

C or above

Candidate Provides Contact Information

 

Professional Portfolio Completed

C or above

Candidate Provides Employer Information

 

University Supervisor Evaluation of Candidate

C or above

Candidate Completes Application for Licensure

 

Cooperating Teacher Evaluation of Candidate

C or above

Candidate Completes Exit Questionnaire

 

 

 

GPA 2.5 or above

 

*FBI = Federal Bureau of Investigation  BCII = Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation

Teacher License Tests: Ohio Assessments for Educators
On September 1, 2013, the Ohio Assessments for Educators (OAE) began to replace the Praxis II series as the required Ohio educator licensure tests. The OAE tests are administered by the Evaluation Systems Group of Pearson. The tests assess content and pedagogical knowledge and skills.

Detailed information about OAE tests is available at: http://www.oh.nesinc.com/

Candidates are advised to seek guidance from their program coordinators and faculty about preparing and registering for the tests.

Good Standing
Candidates are required to be in good standing at each Transition Point in the program. To be in good standing, candidates must maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5.  In addition, they must maintain a positive disposition report at each Transition Point in the program.

Student Responsibility
Candidates in the program are required to meet regularly with their advisor or the Program Coordinator until they complete all program requirements and graduate. Candidates are required to comply with all regulations and requirements of the University, the College of Education, the Department of Professional Education, and the Integrated Language Arts Program.  Students are expected to seek academic advisement and guidance, and are ultimately responsible for completing all degree requirements.

Candidates must meet with both the Program Coordinator and the Chair of the Department during the semester immediately prior to the semester in which they expect to graduate to prepare an application for graduation. It is the candidate's responsibility to initiate graduation application and ensure that the application is submitted to the University Registrar by the due date.

 

 

Adolescent to Young Adult (AYA) Social Studies Program

The Adolescent to Young Adult Integrated Social Studies Bachelor of Science Degree Program prepares candidates for Ohio teaching licensure in Integrated Social Studies (grades 7 – 12).  In addition to general education and professional education courses, candidates are required to take content courses in Economics, History, Political Science, Sociology and Geography, Social Studies Practicum and Student Teaching. The program requires the completion of 124 semester credit hours.

Admission to the Program
To be admitted to the Adolescent to Young Adult (AYA) Integrated Social Studies Program, candidates will need to successfully complete 31 semester credits in the content, general education, and selected professional education courses with a semester grade of no less than a ”C,” maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5, prepare a beginning program portfolio and pass the PRAXIS 1 (PPST) examination. Information about PPST can be obtained from Educational Testing Service (ETS),www.ets.org. Candidates must also submit 2 letters of recommendation written by his/her Central State University instructors, and three Disposition Forms completed by the instructors. The Disposition Form can be obtained from the Department of Professional Education office. Candidates will be required to successfully complete an interview for admission to the program.

Field and Clinical Experience
The program requires three levels of field and clinical experience in the pre-K-12 schools:  Level 1, Observation; Level 2, Methods Practicum; and Level 3, Student Teaching (Clinical).  Field and clinical experience is highly valued in the program to the extent that candidates cannot receive a passing grade in a course if they do not satisfactorily complete the field or clinical assignments required in the course.

Candidates must have a clear Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Identification (BCII) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) background check before they are placed in pre-K-12 classrooms for field and clinical experience.  Each background check is valid for one calendar year; therefore, a candidate may need a minimum of two background checks before completing the program. For more information about BCII and FBI checks, candidates should contact their advisors and the Director of Field and Clinical Experience

Candidate Monitoring and Assessment System
The Candidate Monitoring and Assessment System (CMAS) is utilized to guide the candidate through the AYA Integrated Social Integrated Social Studies program. CMAS specifies performance expectations candidates must meet to progress through, and complete the program. CMAS includes four clearly delineated Transition Points: Transition Point I, Admission to the Program; Transition Point II, Admission to Methods (Practicum); Transition Point III, Admission to Student Teaching (Clinical); Transition Point IV, Program Completion or Exit. At each Transition Point, program requirements are aligned with Elements of the College of Education Conceptual Framework, relevant standards of the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) and the Ohio Standards for the Teaching Profession (OSTP).  Also outlined at each Transition Point are required exhibits or evidence of candidate performance relative to each program requirement, and the minimum level of acceptable performance for the requirements. Below is an abridged Candidate Monitoring and Assessment System for the Integrated Social Studies Program:


Abridged Candidate Monitoring and Assessment System

AYA Integrated Social Studies 2012-2014

Transition Point One – Admission to the Program

Requirement

CR

Requirement

ENG 1100 Intro to Writing/Reading or

ENG 1101 – Intro to Writing

ENG 1102 Writing and Res/Essay

5

4

4

English Proficiency Exam. Passing Score: 8 or above

MTH 1750 College Algebra

3

Successful completion of 31 Semester Hours (Gen

EDU 2262 Foundations of Education (Field: need FBI/BCI)

3

Beginning Portfolio:  No less than “C” grade

EDU 2264 Multicultural Education (Field: need FBI/BCI)

3

2 letters of Recommendation from CSU instructors

EDU 2300 Educational Psychology

3

3 Favorable Dispositions Reports from CSU instructors

Pass Reading, Writing, Math PRAXIS I (PPST) Exams (min. score 172 for each test)

 

Successful Admission to the Program

GPA 2.5 or above

 

*Clear FBI/BCII Background Check

Meet the requirements of the PRAXIS II PLT Practice Plan (PPPP). See Department Chair for details of the plan.

 

 

Transition Point Two – Admission to Methods Practicum

Requirement

CR

Requirement

CR

Content 2000-3000 Level Courses

 

Professional Education 2000-3000 Level Courses

HIS 2201 & 2202: History of US to 1877; History of US Since 1877

HIS 3320 & 3321: History of Europe to 1500;Hist of Europe Since 1500

 

6

 

6

 

 

EDU 2263: Classroom Management (Field: FBI/BCII)

EDU 2266: Individuals with Special Needs (Field: FBI/BCI)

EDU 2265 Intro to Educational Technology

 

Meet the requirements of the PRAXIS II PLT Practice Plan (PPPP). See Department Chair for details of the plan.

3

3

3

ECO 2210 & 2220: Principles of Microeconomics; Principles of Macroeconomics

6

EDU 3330 – Teaching Reading in the Content Area

3

PSC 2202 & 2205: Int’l Politics; Introduction to Africa

6

EDU 3371 – Social Studies Methods

3

PSC 3304: American State & Local Government

3

Intermediate Portfolio (No less than “C” grade)

PSC 3310: Public Policy analysis

3

GPA 2.5 or above

SOC 3325 & 3343: Race/Ethnic Relations; Social Stratification

6

Meet the requirements of the PRAXIS II Content Practice Plan (PCPP). See Program Coordinator for details of the plan.

 

 

 

 

Transition Point Three – Admission to Student Teaching

Requirement

CR

Requirement

3000-4000 Level Content Courses

 

GPA 2.5 or above

HIS 4895: Global History Capstone Seminar

 

3

 

Submit Application for Student Teaching by March 15 for fall semester and by September 15 for spring semester

EDU 3871:  Social Studies Content Capstone. Meet the requirements of the PRAXIS II Content Practice Plan (PCPP). See Program Coordinator for details of the plan.

3

Submit Application for Graduation to Registrar

 

EDU 4491 Student Teaching

9

 

*Clear FBI/BCII Background Check

Professional Portfolio (No less than “C” grade)

EDU 4895 Capstone Seminar

3

Meet the requirements of the PRAXIS II Content Practice Plan (PCPP). See Program Coordinator for details of the plan.

Transition Point Four – Program Completion

Requirement

CR

Requirement

Student Teaching Seminar Evaluation

C or above

Candidate Provides Contact Information

Professional Portfolio Completed

C or above

Candidate Provides Employer Information

University Supervisor Evaluation of Candidate

C or above

Candidate Completes Application for Licensure

Cooperating Teacher Evaluation of Candidate

C or above

Candidate Completes Exit Questionnaire

 

GPA 2.5 or above

* FBI = Federal Bureau of Investigation   BCII = Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation

Teacher License Tests: Ohio Assessments for Educators
On September 1, 2013, the Ohio Assessments for Educators (OAE) began to replace the Praxis II series as the required Ohio educator licensure tests. The OAE tests are administered by the Evaluation Systems Group of Pearson. The tests assess content and pedagogical knowledge and skills.

Detailed information about OAE tests is available at: http://www.oh.nesinc.com/

Candidates are advised to seek guidance from their program coordinators and faculty about preparing and registering for the tests.

Good Standing
Candidates are required to be in good standing at each Transition Point in the program. To be in good standing, candidates must maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5.  In addition, they must maintain a positive disposition report at each Transition Point in the program.

Student Responsibility
Candidates in the program are required to meet regularly with their advisor or the Program Coordinator until they complete all program requirements and graduate. Candidates are required to comply with all regulations and requirements of the University, the College of Education, the Department of Professional Education, and the Integrated Language Arts Program.  Students are expected to seek academic advisement and guidance, and are ultimately responsible for completing all degree requirements.

Candidates must meet with both the Program Coordinator and the Chair of the Department during the semester immediately prior to the semester in which they expect to graduate to prepare an application for graduation. It is the candidate's responsibility to initiate graduation application and ensure that the application is submitted to the University Registrar by the due date.

 

Adolescent to Young Adult (AYA) Integrated Life Science and Integrated Physical Science Programs

The Adolescent to Young Adult Life Science and Physical Science Programs lead to the Bachelor of Science Degree and prepare candidates for Ohio teaching licensure in Life Science or Physical Science (grades 7 – 12).  In addition to general education and professional education courses, Life Science candidates are required to take content courses in Biology, Evolution, Human Anatomy, Microbiology, Zoology, Plant Biology, Molecular Genetics, Ecology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Probability & Statistics, Calculus, and Basic Physics. The Physical Science Program includes courses in Chemistry, Earth Science Mathematics and Physics.  Both programs include a Methods Practicum and Student Teaching. The Life Science Teacher Preparation program requires the completion of 124 semester credit hours and the Physical Science Teacher Preparation Program requires 129 semester hours for completion.

Admission to the Programs
To be admitted to the Adolescent to Young Adult (AYA) Life Science or the Physical Science Program, candidates will need to successfully complete 31 semester credits in the content, general education, and selected professional education courses with a semester grade of no less than a ”C,” maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5, prepare a beginning program portfolio and pass the PRAXIS 1 (PPST) examination. Information about PPST can be obtained from Educational Testing Service (ETS), www.ets.org. Candidates must also submit 2 letters of recommendation written by his/her Central State University instructors, and three Disposition Forms completed by the instructors. The Disposition Form can be obtained from the Department of Professional Education office. Candidates will be required to successfully complete an interview for admission to the program.

Field and Clinical Experience
The programs require three levels of field and clinical experience in the pre-K-12 schools:  Level 1, Observation; Level 2, Methods Practicum; and Level 3, Student Teaching (Clinical).  Field and clinical experience is highly valued in the programs to the extent that candidates cannot receive a passing grade in a course if they do not satisfactorily complete the field or clinical assignments required in the course.

Candidates must have a clear Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Identification (BCII) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) background check before they are placed in pre-K-12 classrooms for field and clinical experience.  Each background check is valid for one calendar year; therefore, a candidate may need a minimum of two background checks before completing the program. For more information about BCII and FBI checks, candidates should contact their advisors and the Director of Field and Clinical Experience

Candidate Monitoring and Assessment System
The Candidate Monitoring and Assessment System (CMAS) is utilized to guide the candidate through the AYA Life Science or the Physical Science program.  CMAS specifies performance expectations candidates must meet to progress through, and complete the program. CMAS includes four clearly delineated Transition Points: Transition Point I, Admission to the Program; Transition Point II, Admission to Methods (Practicum); Transition Point III, Admission to Student Teaching (Clinical); Transition Point IV, Program Completion or Exit.  At each Transition Point, program requirements are aligned with Elements of the College of Education Conceptual Framework, relevant standards of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and the Ohio Standards for the Teaching Profession (OSTP).  Also outlined at each Transition Point are required exhibits or evidence of candidate performance relative to each program requirement, and the minimum level of acceptable performance for the requirements. Below is an abridged Candidate Monitoring and Assessment System for the Life Science Program and the Physical Science Program:

 

Abridged Candidate Monitoring and Assessment System

AYA Life Science 2012-2014

Transition Point One – Admission to the Program

Requirement

CR

Requirement

ENG 1100 Intro to Writing/Reading or ENG 1101 – Intro to Writing

ENG 1102 Writing and Researching the Essay

 

5/4

4

English Proficiency Exam. Passing Score: 8 or above

GPA 2.5 or above

MTH 1750 College Algebra

3

Successful completion minimum of 31 Semester Hours courses

EDU 2262 Foundations of Education (Field: need FBI/BCI)

 

Beginning Portfolio:  No less than “C” grade

EDU 2264 Multicultural Education (Field: need FBI/BCI)

3

2 letters of Recommendation from CSU instructors

EDU 2300 Educational Psychology

3

3 Favorable Dispositions Reports from CSU instructors

BIO 1801: Fundamentals of Biology I w/Lab

BIO 1802: Fundamentals of Biology II w/Lab

3

3

Successful Admission to the Program

*Clear and current FBI/BCII Background Check

CHM 1202: General Chemistry I

 

4

 

Pass Reading, Writing, Math PRAXIS I (PPST) Exams (min. score 172 for each test)

Meet the requirements of the PRAXIS II PLT Practice Plan (PPPP). See Department Chair for details of the plan.

 

 

Transition Point Two – Admission to Methods Practicum

Requirement

CR

Requirement

CR

Content 2000-3000 Level Courses

 

Professional Education 2000-3000 Level Courses

BIO 2151: Human Anatomy/Physiology I w/Lab

BIO 2400: Molecular Genetics

BIO 2650: Microbiology

 

 

 

3

3

3

EDU 2263: Classroom Management (Field: FBI/BCII)

EDU 2266: Indiv. with Special Needs (Field: FBI/BCII)

EDU 2265 Intro to Educational Technology

 

Meet the requirements of the PRAXIS II PLT Practice Plan (PPPP). See Department Chair for details of the plan.

3

3

3

BIO 2000: Evolution

2

EDU 3330 – Teaching Reading in the Content Area

3

BIO 2750 & 2850: Zoology & Plant Biology

BIO 3500: Ecology

4

4

EDU 3372 – MCE/AYA Science Methods (Practicum)

3

MTH 2001 – Probability and Statistics

3

Intermediate Portfolio (No less than “C” grade)

MTH 2502 – Calculus I

4

GPA 2.5 or above

GEO 3313: Weather & Climate

3

Meet the requirements of the PRAXIS II Content Practice Plan (PCPP). See Program Coordinator for details of the plan.

 

 

 

 

Transition Point Three – Admission to Student Teaching

Requirement

CR

Requirement

3000-4000 Level Content Courses

 

GPA 2.5 or above

BIO 4500: Under Graduate Research in Biology

2

Submit Application for Student Teaching by March 15 for fall semester and by September 15 for spring semester.

EDU 3872: Science Content Capstone. Meet the requirements of the PRAXIS II Content Practice Plan (PCPP). See Program Coordinator for details of the plan.

4

Submit Application for Graduation to Program Advisor

 

 

Meet the requirements of the PRAXIS II Content Practice Plan (PCPP). See Program Coordinator for details of the plan.

EDU 4491: Student Teaching

9

3

 

 

*Clear FBI/BCII Background Check

EDU 4895: Capstone Seminar. Meet the requirements

Professional Portfolio (No less than “C” grade)

 

 

 

 

Transition Point Four – Program Completion

Requirement

Grade

Requirement

Student Teaching Seminar Evaluation

C or above

Candidate Provides Contact Information

Professional Portfolio Completed

C or above

Candidate Provides Employer Information

University Supervisor Evaluation of Candidate

C or above

Candidate Completes Application for Licensure

Cooperating Teacher Evaluation of Candidate

C or above

Candidate Completes Exit Questionnaire

 

 

GPA 2.5 or above

* FBI = Federal Bureau of Investigation     BCI = Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation

Abridged Candidate Monitoring and Assessment System

AYA Physical Science 2012-2014

Transition Point One – Admission to the Program

Requirement

CR

Requirement

ENG 1100 Intro to Writing/Reading or ENG 1101 – Intro to Writing

ENG 1102 Writing and Researching the Essay

5/4

4

English Proficiency Exam. Passing Score: 8 or above

MTH 1750 College Algebra

3

Successful completion of 31 Semester Hours courses

EDU 2262 Foundations of Education (Field: need FBI/BCI)

 

3

Beginning Portfolio:  No less than “C” grade

EDU 2264 Multicultural Education (Field: need FBI/BCII)

 

3

2 letters of Recommendation from CSU instructors

EDU 2300 Educational Psychology

3

3 Favorable Dispositions Reports from CSU instructors

Pass Reading, Writing, Math PRAXIS I (PPST) Exams (min. score 172 for each test)

 

Successful Admission to the Program

GPA 2.5 or above

EDU 1201 & 1202: General Chemistry I & II

4/4

*Clear FBI/BCI Background Check

Meet the requirements of the PRAXIS II PLT Practice Plan (PPPP). See Department Chair for details of the plan

 

 

Transition Point Two – Admission to Methods Practicum

Requirement

CR

Requirement

CR

Content 2000-3000 Level Courses

 

Professional Education 2000-3000 Level Courses

CHM 2200: Quantitative Analysis w/Lab

CHM 2401: Organic Chemistry w/Lab

GEO 3313: Weather & Climate

 

 

 

4

4

3

EDU 2263: Classroom Management (Field: FBI/BCI)

EDU 2266: Indv. with Special Needs (Field: FBI/BCII)

EDU 2265 Intro to Educational Technology

 

Meet the requirements of the PRAXIS II PLT Practice Plan (PPPP). See Department Chair for details of the plan.

3

3

3

MTH 2001 & 2501: Probability & Statistics

3

EDU 3330 – Teaching Reading in the Content Area

3

MTH 2501 - Trigonometry

3

EDU 3372 – MCE/AYA Science Methods Practicum

3

MTH 2502 & 2503: Calculus I & II

4/5

Intermediate Portfolio (No less than “C” grade)

PHY 2211 & 2212: University Physics I w/Lab

5

GPA 2.5 or above

PHY 2213 & 2214: University Physics II w/Lab

5

Meet the requirements of the PRAXIS II Content Practice Plan (PCPP). See Program Coordinator for details of the plan.

Transition Point Three – Admission to Student Teaching

Requirement

CR

Requirement

3000-4000 Level Content Courses

 

GPA 2.5 or above

CHM 4300: Biochemistry

CHM 4791: Undergraduate Research I

4

2

Submit Application for Student Teaching by March 15 for fall semester and by September 15 for spring semester to Field & Clinical Coordinator

PHY 4421: Analytical Mechanics I

PHY 4431: Modern Physics

3

3

Submit Application for Graduation to Program Advisor

EDU 3872: Science Content Capstone. Meet the requirements of the PRAXIS II Content Practice Plan (PCPP). See Program Coordinator for details of the plan.

4

Meet the requirements of the PRAXIS II Content Practice Plan  (PCPP). See Program Coordinator for details of the plan.

EDU 4491 Student Teaching

9

3

*Clear FBI/BCII Background Check

EDU 4895 Capstone Seminar

Professional Portfolio (No less than “C” grade)

 

 

 

 

Transition Point Four – Program Completion

Requirement

Grade

Requirement

Student Teaching Seminar Evaluation

C or above

Candidate Provides Contact Information

Professional Portfolio Completed

C or above

Candidate Provides Employer Information

University Supervisor Evaluation of Candidate

C or above

Candidate Completes Application for Licensure

Cooperating Teacher Evaluation of Candidate

C or above

Candidate Completes Exit Questionnaire

 

 

GPA 2.5 or above

* FBI = Federal Bureau of Investigation    BCI = Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation

 

Teacher License Tests: Ohio Assessments for Educators
On September 1, 2013, the Ohio Assessments for Educators (OAE) began to replace the Praxis II series as the required Ohio educator licensure tests. The OAE tests are administered by the Evaluation Systems Group of Pearson. The tests assess content and pedagogical knowledge and skills.

Detailed information about OAE tests is available at: http://www.oh.nesinc.com/

Candidates are advised to seek guidance from their program coordinators and faculty about preparing and registering for the tests.

Good Standing
Candidates are required to be in good standing at each Transition Point in the program. To be in good standing, candidates must maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5.  In addition, they must maintain a positive disposition report at each Transition Point in the program.

Student Responsibility
Candidates in the program are required to meet regularly with their advisor or the Program Coordinator until they complete all program requirements and graduate. Candidates are required to comply with all regulations and requirements of the University, the College of Education, the Department of Professional Education, and the Integrated Language Arts Program.  Students are expected to seek academic advisement and guidance, and are ultimately responsible for completing all degree requirements.

Candidates must meet with both the Program Coordinator and the Chair of the Department during the semester immediately prior to the semester in which they expect to graduate to prepare an application for graduation. It is the candidate's responsibility to initiate graduation application and ensure that the application is submitted to the University Registrar by the due date.

 

Early Childhood Education Program

The Early Childhood Bachelor of Science Degree Program prepares candidates for Ohio teaching licensure in Early Childhood Education (ages 3 – 8).  In addition to general education and professional education courses, candidates are required to take content courses in Early Childhood Education: Intro to Early Childhood, Child Growth and Development, Curriculum and Instruction in Math, Curriculum and Instruction in Science, Learning Environments and Creative Play, Observing, Documenting and Assessing Young Children, Professional Ethics, Family and Community Relationships, Art for ECE, PE for ECE, Music for ECE (only 2) and Geometry for Teachers.  Included in the curriculum is an Early Childhood Methods Practicum and Student Teaching.  The program requires the completion of 136 semester credit hours.

Admission to the Program
To be admitted to the Early Childhood Education Program, candidates will need to successfully complete 31 semester credits in the content, general education, and selected professional education courses with a semester grade of no less than a ”C,” maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5, prepare a beginning program portfolio and pass the PRAXIS 1 (PPST) examination. Information about PPST can be obtained from Educational Testing Service (ETS), www.ets.org. Candidates must also submit 2 letters of recommendation written by his/her Central State University instructors, and three Disposition Forms completed by the instructors. The Disposition Form can be obtained from the Department of Professional Education office. Candidates will be required to successfully complete an interview for admission to the program.

Field and Clinical Experience
The program requires three levels of field and clinical experience in the pre-K-12 schools:  Level 1, Observation; Level 2, Methods Practicum; and Level 3, Student Teaching (Clinical).  Field and clinical experience is highly valued in the program to the extent that candidates cannot receive a passing grade in a course if they do not satisfactorily complete the field or clinical assignments required in the course.

Candidates must have a clear Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Identification (BCII) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) background check before they are placed in pre-K-12 classrooms for field and clinical experience.  Each background check is valid for one calendar year; therefore, a candidate may need a minimum of two background checks before completing the program. For more information about BCII and FBI checks, candidates should contact their advisors and the Director of Field and Clinical Experience.

Candidate Monitoring and Assessment System
The Candidate Monitoring and Assessment System (CMAS) is utilized to guide the candidate through the Early Childhood Education program.  CMAS specifies performance expectations candidates must meet to progress through, and complete the program. CMAS includes four clearly delineated Transition Points: Transition Point I, Admission to the Program; Transition Point II, Admission to Methods (Practicum); Transition Point III, Admission to Student Teaching (Clinical); Transition Point IV, Program Completion or Exit.  At each Transition Point, program requirements are aligned with Elements of the College of Education Conceptual Framework, relevant standards of the National Association for the Education of Young Children and the Ohio Standards for the Teaching Profession (OSTP).  Also outlined at each Transition Point are required exhibits or evidence of candidate performance relative to each program requirement, and the minimum level of acceptable performance for the requirements. Below is an abridged Candidate Monitoring and Assessment System for the Early Childhood Education Program:

 

Abridged Candidate Monitoring and Assessment System

Early Childhood Education (ECE) 2012-2014

Transition Point One – Admission to the Program

Requirement

CR

Requirement

ENG 1100 Intro to Writing/Reading or

ENG 1101 – Intro to Writing

ENG 1102 Writing and Res/Essay

5

4

4

English Proficiency Exam. Passing Score: 8 or above

 

MTH 1750 College Algebra

3

Successful completion of 31 Semester Hours of coursework

EDU 2262 Foundations of Education (Field: need FBI/BCII & TB Test)

3

Beginning Portfolio:  No less than “C” grade

EDU 2264 Multicultural Education (Field: need FBI/BCII & TB Test)

3

2 letters of Recommendation from CSU instructors

EDU 2300 Educational Psychology

3

3 Favorable Dispositions Reports from CSU instructors

Pass Reading, Writing, Math PRAXIS I (PPST) Exams (min. score 172 for each test)

 

Successful Admission to the Program

GPA 2.5 or above

 

*Clear FBI/BCII Background Check and TB Test

Meet the requirements of the PRAXIS II PLT Practice Plan (PPPP). See Department Chair for details of the plan.

 

 

Transition Point Two – Admission to Methods Practicum

Requirement

CR

Requirement

CR

Content 2000-3000 Level Courses

Professional Education 2000-3000 Level Courses

ECE 2210: Intro to Early Childhood (Field: BCII/FBI & TB test)

ECE 3220: Child Growth & Development (Field: BCII/FBI & TB test)

ECE 3302: Learning Environments/Creative Play (Field: FBI/BCII background check & TB Test required

 

 

 

3

3

3

EDU 2263: Classroom Management (Field: FBI/BCI & TBTest)

EDU 2266: Indv. with Special Needs (Field: FBI/BCI) & TB Test

EDU 2265 Intro to Educational Technology

 

Meet the requirements of the PRAXIS II PLT Practice Plan (PPPP). See Department Chair for details of the plan.

 

3

3

3

ECE 3561: Language Arts ECE Methods Practicum-FBI/BCII background check and TB Test required

ECE 3562: Mathematics ECE Methods Practicum-FBI/BCII check and TB Test required

ECE 3571: Social Studied Methods/ECE (Practicum-FBI/BCII, TB Test

ECE 3572: ECE Science  Methods Practicum-FBI/BCII & TB Test Required

3

 

3

 

3

 

3

 

EDU 2200: Intro to Teaching Reading

EDU 3310: Language & Literacy/Microteaching

EDU 3315:Teaching Reading/Children’s Lit/Microteaching

EDU 3320: Phonics & Reading/Microteaching

 

 

3

3

3

3

 

 

ECE 3320: Observing/Documenting/Assessing Children (Field: FBI/BCII  background check & TB Test)

3

 

Intermediate Portfolio (No less than “C” grade)

GPA 2.5 or above

 

 

Meet the requirements of the PRAXIS II Content Practice Plan (PCPP). See Program Coordinator for details of the plan.

 

 

 

 

Transition Point Three – Admission to Student Teaching

Requirement

CR

Requirement

3000-4000 Level Content Courses

 

GPA 2.5 or above

ECE 3315 Curriculum & Instruction in Math and Science

 

 

3

3

 

Submit Application for Student Teaching by March 15 for fall semester and by September 15 for spring semester

ECE 4420: Professional Ethics

ECE 4430: Family & Community Relationships

3

3

Submit Application for Graduation to Advisor

EDU 4491 Student Teaching

9

3

Meet  requirements of the PRAXIS II Content Practice Plan (PCPP). See Program Coordinator for details of the plan.

EDU 4895 Capstone Seminar

Final Portfolio (No less than “C” grade)

*Clear FBI/BCI Background Check and TB Test

 

 

 

 

Transition Point Four – Program Completion

Requirement

Grade

Requirement

 

Student Teaching Seminar Evaluation

C or above

Candidate Provides Contact Information

 

Professional Portfolio Completed

C or above

Candidate Provides Employer Information

 

University Supervisor Evaluation of Candidate

C or above

Candidate Completes Application for Licensure

 

Cooperating Teacher Evaluation of Candidate

C or above

Candidate Completes Exit Questionnaire

 

 

 

GPA 2.5 or above

 

*FBI = Federal Bureau of Investigation    BCI = Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation:  TB: Tuberculosis Test

 

Teacher License Tests: Ohio Assessments for Educators
On September 1, 2013, the Ohio Assessments for Educators (OAE) began to replace the Praxis II series as the required Ohio educator licensure tests. The OAE tests are administered by the Evaluation Systems Group of Pearson. The tests assess content and pedagogical knowledge and skills.

Detailed information about OAE tests is available at: http://www.oh.nesinc.com/

Candidates are advised to seek guidance from their program coordinators and faculty about preparing and registering for the tests.

Good Standing
Candidates are required to be in good standing at each Transition Point in the program. To be in good standing, candidates must maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5.  In addition, they must maintain a positive disposition report at each Transition Point in the program.

Student Responsibility
Candidates in the program are required to meet regularly with their advisor or the Program Coordinator until they complete all program requirements and graduate. Candidates are required to comply with all regulations and requirements of the University, the College of Education, the Department of Professional Education, and the Integrated Language Arts Program.  Students are expected to seek academic advisement and guidance, and are ultimately responsible for completing all degree requirements.

Candidates must meet with both the Program Coordinator and the Chair of the Department during the semester immediately prior to the semester in which they expect to graduate to prepare an application for graduation. It is the candidate's responsibility to initiate graduation application and ensure that the application is submitted to the University Registrar by the due date.

Intervention Specialist Teacher Preparation Program

The Intervention Specialist Bachelor of Science Degree Program prepares candidates for Ohio teaching licensure in Intervention Specialization (grades K – 12).  In addition to general education and professional education courses, candidates are required to take content courses in Geometry for Teachers, Special Education Law, Introduction to Moderate/Intensive, Instructional Strategies/Mild-Moderate, Collaboration with Parents/Professional Ethics and Responsibilities, INS Curriculum and Assessment, INS Behavior Management, INS Careers and Transitions. Included in the curriculum is an Intervention Specialist Methods Practicum and Student Teaching.  The program requires the completion of 124 semester credit hours.

Admission to the Program
To be admitted to the Intervention Specialist Program, candidates will need to successfully complete 31 semester credits in the content, general education, and selected professional education courses with a semester grade of no less than a ”C,” maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5, prepare a beginning program portfolio and pass the PRAXIS 1 (PPST) examination. Information about PPST can be obtained from Educational Testing Service (ETS), www.ets.org. Candidates must also submit 2 letters of recommendation written by his/her Central State University instructors, and three Disposition Forms completed by the instructors. The Disposition Form can be obtained from the Department of Professional Education office. Candidates will be required to successfully complete an interview for admission to the program.

Field and Clinical Experience
The program requires three levels of field and clinical experience in the pre-K-12 schools:  Level 1, Observation; Level 2, Methods Practicum; and Level 3, Student Teaching (Clinical).  Field and clinical experience is highly valued in the program to the extent that candidates cannot receive a passing grade in a course if they do not satisfactorily complete the field or clinical assignments required in the course.

Candidates must have a clear Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Identification (BCII) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) background check before they are placed in pre-K-12 classrooms for field and clinical experience.  Each background check is valid for one calendar year; therefore, a candidate may need a minimum of two background checks before completing the program. For more information about BCII and FBI checks, candidates should contact their advisors and the Director of Field and Clinical Experience.

Candidate Monitoring and Assessment System
The Candidate Monitoring and Assessment System (CMAS) is utilized to guide the candidate through the Intervention Specialist program.  CMAS specifies performance expectations candidates must meet to progress through, and complete the program. CMAS includes four clearly delineated Transition Points: Transition Point I, Admission to the Program; Transition Point II, Admission to Methods (Practicum); Transition Point III, Admission to Student Teaching (Clinical); Transition Point IV, Program Completion or Exit.  At each Transition Point, program requirements are aligned with Elements of the College of Education Conceptual Framework, relevant standards of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) and the Ohio Standards for the Teaching Profession (OSTP).  Also outlined at each Transition Point are required exhibits or evidence of candidate performance relative to each program requirement, and the minimum level of acceptable performance for the requirements. Below is an abridged Candidate Monitoring and Assessment System for the Intervention Specialist program:

 

Abridged Candidate Monitoring and Assessment System

Intervention Specialist (INS) 2012-2014

Transition Point One – Admission to the Program

Requirement

CR

Requirement

ENG 1100 Intro to Writing/Reading or ENG 1101 – Intro to Writing

ENG 1102 Writing and Res/Essay

 

5/4

4

English Proficiency Exam. Passing Score: 8 or above

MTH 1750 College Algebra

3

Successful completion of 31 Semester Hours (Gen

EDU 2262 Foundations of Education (Field: need FBI/BCII)

3

Beginning Portfolio:  No less than “C” grade

EDU 2264 Multicultural Education (Field: need FBI/BCI)

3

2 letters of Recommendation from CSU instructors

EDU 2300 Educational Psychology

3

3 Favorable Dispositions Reports from CSU instructors

Pass Reading, Writing, Math PRAXIS I (PPST) Exams (min. score 172 for each test)

 

Successful Interview for Program Admission

GPA 2.5 or above

 

*Clear FBI/BCII Background Check

Meet the requirements of the PRAXIS II PLT Practice Plan (PPPP). See Department Chair for details of the plan.

 

 

Transition Point Two – Admission to Methods Practicum

Requirement

CR

Requirement

CR

Content 3000-4000 Level Courses

 

Professional Education 2000-3000 Level Courses

(Based on Program Advisor’s Advice)

EDU 3561: Language Arts Methods/ECE (Field: FBI/BCII)

EDU 3562: Mathematics Methods/ECE (Field: FBI/BCII)

EDU 3571: Social Studies Methods/ECE (Field: FBI/BCII)

EDU 3572: Science Methods/ECE (Field: FBI/BCIII)

3

3

3

3

EDU 2263: Classroom Management (Field: FBI/BCII)

EDU 2266: Indiv. with Special Needs (Field: FBI/BCII)

EDU 2265 Intro to Educational Technology

 

Meet the requirements of the PRAXIS II PLT Practice Plan (PPPP). See Department Chair for details of the plan.

3

3

3

EDU 3330 – Teaching Reading in the Content Area

3

OR

Intermediate Portfolio (No less than “C” grade)

EDU 3362: MCE/AYA Mathematics Methods (Field: FBI/BCII)

EDU 3361: MCE/AYA Language Arts Methods (Field: FBI/BCII)

EDU 3372: MCE/AYA Science Methods (Field: FBI/BCII)

EDU 3371: MCE/AYA Social Studies Methods (Field: FBI/BCII)

 

 

3

3

3

3

 

 

GPA 2.5 or above

Meet the requirements for Praxis II Practice Plan (PPP).  See Program Coordinator for advising.

 

Meet the requirements of the PRAXIS II Content Practice Plan (PCPP). See Program Coordinator for details of the plan.

EDU 2200: Intro. to Teaching Reading

EDU 3310: Language & Literacy

3

3

EDU 3340, 3343: Special Ed. Law & Collaboration w/Parents

3/3

EDU 3320: Phonics and Reading

3

EDU 3341, 3342: Intro to Mod/Ints  Inst. Strategies

3/3

EDU 4442 – INS Curriculum & Assessment

EDU 4443 – INS Behavior Management

EDU 4444 – INS Careers and Transitions

3

3

3

 

 

 

 

Transition Point Three – Admission to Student Teaching

Requirement

CR

Requirement

 

GPA 2.5 or above

 

 

 

Submit Application for Student Teaching by March 15 for fall semester and by September 15 for spring semester

 

 

Submit Application for Graduation to Program Advisor

 

 

 

Meet the requirements of the PRAXIS II Content Practice Plan (PCPP). See Program Coordinator for details of the plan.

EDU 4491 Student Teaching

9

3

Clear FBI/BCII Background Check

EDU 4895 Capstone Seminar

Professional Portfolio (No less than “C” grade)

 

 

 

 

Transition Point Four – Program Completion

Requirement

Grade

Requirement

Student Teaching Seminar Evaluation

C or above

Candidate Provides Contact Information

Professional Portfolio Completed

C or above

Candidate Provides Employer Information

University Supervisor Evaluation of Candidate

C or above

Candidate Completes Application for Licensure

Cooperating Teacher Evaluation of Candidate

C or above

Candidate Completes Exit Questionnaire

 

GPA 2.5 or above

*FBI = Federal Bureau of Investigation   BCI = Ohio Bureau of Criminal Ide

 

Teacher License Tests: Ohio Assessments for Educators
On September 1, 2013, the Ohio Assessments for Educators (OAE) began to replace the Praxis II series as the required Ohio educator licensure tests. The OAE tests are administered by the Evaluation Systems Group of Pearson. The tests assess content and pedagogical knowledge and skills.

Detailed information about OAE tests is available at: http://www.oh.nesinc.com/

Candidates are advised to seek guidance from their program coordinators and faculty about preparing and registering for the tests.

Good Standing
Candidates are required to be in good standing at each Transition Point in the program. To be in good standing, candidates must maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5.  In addition, they must maintain a positive disposition report at each Transition Point in the program.

Student Responsibility
Candidates in the program are required to meet regularly with their advisor or the Program Coordinator until they complete all program requirements and graduate. Candidates are required to comply with all regulations and requirements of the University, the College of Education, the Department of Professional Education, and the Integrated Language Arts Program.  Students are expected to seek academic advisement and guidance, and are ultimately responsible for completing all degree requirements.

Candidates must meet with both the Program Coordinator and the Chair of the Department during the semester immediately prior to the semester in which they expect to graduate to prepare an application for graduation. It is the candidate's responsibility to initiate graduation application and ensure that the application is submitted to the University Registrar by the due date.

 

Middle Childhood Education Teacher Preparation Program

The Middle Childhood Education Bachelor of Science Degree Program prepares candidates for Ohio teaching licensure in Middle Childhood Education (grades 4 – 9). Candidates are prepared in two content areas taken from the following:  Integrated Language Arts, Integrated Mathematics, Integrated Social Studies, and Integrated Science. Curriculum content will vary based on the Candidate’s areas of concentration. In addition to the two areas of content concentration, candidates will take general education and professional education courses. Included in the curriculum is a Middle Childhood Methods Practicum and Student Teaching.  The program requires the completion of approximately 157 semester credit hours.

Admission to the Program
To be admitted to the Middle Childhood Education Program, candidates will need to successfully complete 31 semester credits in the content, general education, and selected professional education courses with a semester grade of no less than a ”C,” maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5, prepare a beginning program portfolio and pass the PRAXIS 1 (PPST) examination. Information about PPST can be obtained from Educational Testing Service (ETS), www.ets.org. Candidates must also submit 2 letters of recommendation written by his/her Central State University instructors, and three Disposition Forms completed by the instructors. The Disposition Form can be obtained from the Department of Professional Education office. Candidates will be required to successfully complete an interview for admission to the program.

Field and Clinical Experience
The program requires three levels of field and clinical experience in the pre-K-12 schools:  Level 1, Observation; Level 2, Methods Practicum; and Level 3, Student Teaching (Clinical).  Field and clinical experience is highly valued in the program to the extent that candidates cannot receive a passing grade in a course if they do not satisfactorily complete the field or clinical assignments required in the course.

Candidates must have a clear Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Identification (BCII) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) background check before they are placed in pre-K-12 classrooms for field and clinical experience.  Each background check is valid for one calendar year; therefore, a candidate may need a minimum of two background checks before completing the program. For more information about BCII and FBI checks, candidates should contact their advisors and the Director of Field and Clinical Experience.

Candidate Monitoring and Assessment System
The Candidate Monitoring and Assessment System (CMAS) is utilized to guide the candidate through the Middle Childhood Education program.  CMAS specifies performance expectations candidates must meet to progress through, and complete the program. CMAS includes four clearly delineated Transition Points: Transition Point I, Admission to the Program; Transition Point II, Admission to Methods (Practicum); Transition Point III, Admission to Student Teaching (Clinical); Transition Point IV, Program Completion or Exit.  At each Transition Point, program requirements are aligned with Elements of the College of Education Conceptual Framework, relevant standards of the National Middle School Association (NMSA) and the Ohio Standards for the Teaching Profession (OSTP).  Also outlined at each Transition Point are required exhibits or evidence of candidate performance relative to each program requirement, and the minimum level of acceptable performance for the requirements. Below is an abridged Candidate Monitoring and Assessment System for the Middle Childhood Education Program:

 

Abridged Candidate Monitoring and Assessment System

MCE Program 2012-2014

Transition Point One – Admission to the Program

Requirement

CR

Requirement

ENG 1100 – Intro to Writing/Reading or

ENG 1101 – Intro to Writing

ENG 1102 – Writing and Researching the Essay

5

4

4

English Proficiency Exam. Passing Score: 8 or above

MTH 1750 – College Algebra

3

Successful completion of 31 Semester Hours

EDU 2262 – Found. of Education (Field: need clear  background check

 

Beginning Portfolio:  “C” or above grade

EDU 2264 – Multicultural Education (Field: need clear background check)

3

2 letters of Recommendation from CSU Instructors

EDU 2300 – Educational Psychology

3

3 Favorable Dispositions Reports from CSU Instructors

Pass Reading, Writing, Math PRAXIS I (PPST) Exam (Passing Score: 172 for each test)

 

Successful interview for Program Admission

GPA 2.5 or above

 

*Clear FBI/BCI Background Check

Meet the requirements of the PRAXIS II PLT Practice Plan (PPPP).  See Chair, Department of Professional Education for details of the plan.

 

 

 

Transition Point Two – Admission to Methods Practicum

Requirement

Approx

CR

Requirement

CR

2000 – 3000 Level Courses

2000-3000 Level Courses

Choose courses from content area I on the advice of your advisor (See MCE Check sheet provided by advisor)

 

 

15

EDU 3330 – Teaching Reading in the Content Area

3

Choose courses from content area II on the advice of your advisor (See MCE Check Sheet provided by advisor)

15

Intermediate Portfolio ( C or above grade)

 

EDU 2263: Classroom Management (Field: Clear background check)

3

GPA 2.5 or above

 

EDU 2266: Exceptional Child/Inclusion  (Field:  Clear background check)

 

Meet the requirements of the PRAXIS II PLT Practice Plan (PPPP).  See Chair, Department of Professional Education for details of the plan.

3

Meet the requirements of the PRAXIS II Content Practice Plan (PCPP).  See Program Coordinator for details of the plan.

 

EDU 2265 – Intro to Educational Technology

3

MCE/AYA Methods Practicum for Content I

MCE/AYA Methods Practicum for Content II

3

3

 

*Clear FBI/BCII Background Check prior to Practicum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transition Point Three – Admission to Student Teaching

Requirement

Approx CR

Requirement

CR

3000-4000 Level Courses (Per Program Coordinator)

 

Submit Application for Student Teaching and Graduation 1 semester prior to student teaching

 

Choose courses from content area I on the advice of your advisor (See MCE Check Sheet provided by advisor)

14

GPA: 2.5 or above

 

Choose courses from content area II on the advice of your advisor (See MCE Check Sheet provided by advisor)

14

*Clear FBI/BCII Background Check

 

Meet the requirements of the PRAXIS II Content Practice Plan (PCPP).  See Program Coordinator for details of the plan.

 

 

EDU 4491 – Student Teaching

EDU 4895 – Capstone Seminar

9

3

 

 

 

 

Transition Point Four – Program Completion

Requirement

CR

Requirement

CR

Student Teaching Seminar Evaluation

C or above

Candidate Provides Contact Information

 

Program Completion Portfolio

C or above

Candidate Provides Employer Information

 

University Supervisor Evaluation of Candidate

C or above

Candidate Completes Application for Licensure

 

Cooperating Teacher Evaluation of Candidate

C or above

Candidate Completes Exit Questionnaire

 

Teacher License Tests: Ohio Assessments for Educators
On September 1, 2013, the Ohio Assessments for Educators (OAE) began to replace the Praxis II series as the required Ohio educator licensure tests. The OAE tests are administered by the Evaluation Systems Group of Pearson. The tests assess content and pedagogical knowledge and skills.

Detailed information about OAE tests is available at: http://www.oh.nesinc.com/

Candidates are advised to seek guidance from their program coordinators and faculty about preparing and registering for the tests.

Good Standing
Candidates are required to be in good standing at each Transition Point in the program. To be in good standing, candidates must maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5.  In addition, they must maintain a positive disposition report at each Transition Point in the program.

Student Responsibility
Candidates in the program are required to meet regularly with their advisor or the Program Coordinator until they complete all program requirements and graduate. Candidates are required to comply with all regulations and requirements of the University, the College of Education, the Department of Professional Education, and the Integrated Language Arts Program.  Students are expected to seek academic advisement and guidance, and are ultimately responsible for completing all degree requirements.

Candidates must meet with both the Program Coordinator and the Chair of the Department during the semester immediately prior to the semester in which they expect to graduate to prepare an application for graduation. It is the candidate's responsibility to initiate graduation application and ensure that the application is submitted to the University Registrar by the due date.

 

NOTES:

*FBI = Federal Bureau of Investigation; BCII Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Identification