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1 School of Education Orientation: Part 1 Summer, 2008

2 Accreditation In addition to LU accreditation by SACS, Libertys SOE is accredited by the ACSI (Association of Christian Schools International) and NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)In addition to LU accreditation by SACS, Libertys SOE is accredited by the ACSI (Association of Christian Schools International) and NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education) NCATE is highly respected in the education community and may be necessary (or preferred) for licensure in some statesNCATE is highly respected in the education community and may be necessary (or preferred) for licensure in some states

3 Conceptual Framework

4 Mission To develop competent professionals with a Biblical world view for Christian, public, and private schoolsTo develop competent professionals with a Biblical world view for Christian, public, and private schools

5 KNOWS Christian values, moral dimensions, and ethical implications synthesized with academic knowledge

6 IMPLEMENTS skills as a gift from God, because teaching/leadership is a calling from God.

7 BELIEVES and practices personal integrity, social responsibility, sensitivity to the needs of others, and the betterment of humanity

8 Overview of Programs Masters Degrees:Masters Degrees: –Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) –Master of Education (MEd) Educational Specialist (EdS)Educational Specialist (EdS) Doctoral Degree(EdD)Doctoral Degree(EdD)

9 Advising Guide

10 What is the Advising Guide? A resource for DLP staff and studentsA resource for DLP staff and students Located on the Graduate Education website:Located on the Graduate Education website: –Links to the Advising Guide are also located on Luonline.com on each Education degree page

11 Information on the Advising Guide Faculty contact informationFaculty contact information Explanation of Gates and requirements for each GateExplanation of Gates and requirements for each Gate Licensure informationLicensure information Student teaching informationStudent teaching information Course descriptionsCourse descriptions Course scheduling for upcoming termsCourse scheduling for upcoming terms Program specific information, including:Program specific information, including: –Degree Completion Plans (2008 coming soon) –Course Sequencing Guides –Field Experience summaries –Course Competency charts

12 Transfer Credit Candidates may transfer in up to 6 credit hours from an unconferred graduate degreeCandidates may transfer in up to 6 credit hours from an unconferred graduate degree Candidates may not transfer intensives or student teaching/practicumCandidates may not transfer intensives or student teaching/practicum

13 Gates

14 What Are Gates? There are 4 Gates through which a student must pass in order to complete one of the EDUC programsThere are 4 Gates through which a student must pass in order to complete one of the EDUC programs Each gate represents a checkpoint in the program and is designed to ensure that the student is ready to move on to the next stageEach gate represents a checkpoint in the program and is designed to ensure that the student is ready to move on to the next stage

15 Gate 1-Admissions Gate 1 is simply Admissions into the EDUC program of choiceGate 1 is simply Admissions into the EDUC program of choice Once the student is fully accepted into the program, he/she has passed Gate 1Once the student is fully accepted into the program, he/she has passed Gate 1

16 Gate 2-Candidacy The application for Gate 2 is submitted by the student after he/she has completed 9-15 credit hoursThe application for Gate 2 is submitted by the student after he/she has completed 9-15 credit hours Gate 2 is a checkpoint to determine if the student meets the requirements for the specific program or specialization (course competencies, etc.)Gate 2 is a checkpoint to determine if the student meets the requirements for the specific program or specialization (course competencies, etc.)

17 Gate 2 Requirements Gate 2 ApplicationGate 2 Application DCP w/courses completed (including any transfer credits)DCP w/courses completed (including any transfer credits) Course Competency Chart (Elementary and Secondary Education ONLY)Course Competency Chart (Elementary and Secondary Education ONLY)

18 Gate 3 Capstone Gate 3 application for capstone experience in final semesterGate 3 application for capstone experience in final semester –MAT: Student teaching (590/591) –MEd: Internship (699) –MEd-T&L: Project or practicum (618/698) –EdS: Advanced research & writing (718) –EdD: Dissertation (990)

19 Gate 4-Program Completion Completion of programCompletion of program If the student has met licensure requirements, will be eligible for endorsement by the School of EducationIf the student has met licensure requirements, will be eligible for endorsement by the School of Education

20 Teaching & Learning Master of Education

21 Overview of Teaching & Learning NON-licensure programNON-licensure program 36 credit hours36 credit hours No required intensives; the program can be done completely onlineNo required intensives; the program can be done completely online Capstone course: Choose research project OR practicumCapstone course: Choose research project OR practicum

22 T&L Specializations General education [Leadership option]General education [Leadership option] Elementary EducationElementary Education Special EducationSpecial Education Middle SchoolMiddle School Other specializations in developmentOther specializations in development

23 School of Education Orientation: Part II Summer, 2008

24 LicensureWARNING! Licensure is strongly recommendedLicensure is strongly recommended Do NOT attempt to earn licensure through a NON-licensure programDo NOT attempt to earn licensure through a NON-licensure program

25 Verification by Institution: Completion of Approved Education Program The applicant completed requirements for the bachelors masters six year (educational specialist) doctorate degree and finished an approved education program in the licensure area(s) of (e.g. elementary education, music, secondary mathematics, etc.)

26 Verification by Institution: Completion of Approved Education Program The applicant completed requirements for the bachelors masters six year (educational specialist) doctorate degree and finished an approved education program in the licensure area (s) of (e.g. elementary education, music, secondary mathematics, etc.)

27 Licensure Options Initial licensure: MATInitial licensure: MAT –Elementary, Secondary, or *Special education –Required: Content competencies, intensives, student teaching, licensure tests Advanced licensure: MEd or EdS/EdDAdvanced licensure: MEd or EdS/EdD –Administration, School counseling, or Program specialist (early, gifted, math, or reading) –Required: Initial licensure, teaching experience, internship, licensure tests

28 Licensure Requirements Blended program: online + intensivesBlended program: online + intensives –Candidates must complete at least 3 intensives (9 credit hours) on campus Field experience (practicum hours) and student teaching or internshipField experience (practicum hours) and student teaching or internship Licensure testsLicensure tests Leads to licensure in the state of Virginia (other states through reciprocity)Leads to licensure in the state of Virginia (other states through reciprocity) Additional requirements for advanced licensure (initial license/experience)Additional requirements for advanced licensure (initial license/experience)

29 Master of Arts in Teaching Initial Licensure

30 Specializations Specialization: endorsement area for licensure upon completion of the programSpecialization: endorsement area for licensure upon completion of the program Specializations available:Specializations available: –Elementary Education –Secondary Education (must choose content area) –Special Education

31 Content Competencies Elementary and Secondary education: must document content competenciesElementary and Secondary education: must document content competencies Content competencies: specific for specialization/teaching endorsementContent competencies: specific for specialization/teaching endorsement Competencies: courses taken in undergraduate program; additional courses may be requiredCompetencies: courses taken in undergraduate program; additional courses may be required –Submit content competency chart to Other competencies added through Praxis II

32 Example of Content Competencies Secondary EducationMathSecondary EducationMath COMPETENCYCOURSE Algebra – experience shall include linear and abstract algebra Geometry - experience shall include Euclidean and non- Euclidean geometrics Analytic Geometry Probability and Statistics Discrete mathematics - experience shall include the study of mathematical properties of finite sets and systems and linear programming Computer science - experience shall include computer programming Calculus – experience shall include mulit-variable calculus

33 Master of Education Advanced Licensure

34 Overview of MEd 36 credit hour program (48 credit hour for School Counseling)36 credit hour program (48 credit hour for School Counseling) Specializations:Specializations: –Licensure/Blended: AdministrationAdministration School CounselingSchool Counseling Program SpecialistProgram Specialist –Non-licensure/Online Teaching and LearningTeaching and Learning

35 Advanced Licensure Administration/Supervision must hold initial licensure and *teaching experienceAdministration/Supervision must hold initial licensure and *teaching experience Program Specialists must hold initial licensureProgram Specialists must hold initial licensure –Gifted, Early Childhood (add-ons) –Reading, Math must have *teaching experience * Experience during M.Ed. Program accepted School Counseling should have two years of teaching or counseling experienceSchool Counseling should have two years of teaching or counseling experience –Experience may be earned as assistant counselor –Experience not required in all states

36 GATE 3: Student Teaching/Internship Application due prior semester: 2/15 or 9/15 - Requirements include licensure test scoresApplication due prior semester: 2/15 or 9/15 - Requirements include licensure test scores Placement optionsPlacement options –Your own classroom/school (must be accredited school; your endorsement area) –Lynchburg area – do NOT contact schools (All local requests by LU Licensure Office) –Outside Lynchburg area – candidates contact schools and submit information to

37 MAT Field Experience/Student Teaching MAT candidates must complete Field Experience throughout the programMAT candidates must complete Field Experience throughout the program –Candidates track experience hours on field experience log –Hours required in a variety of settings (see Field Summary on Advising Guide) 300 hours required to complete MAT (includes practicum and student teaching), with a minimum of 150 hours of directed student teaching300 hours required to complete MAT (includes practicum and student teaching), with a minimum of 150 hours of directed student teaching

38 Sample Field SummaryMAT Secondary

39 MEd Field Experience/Student Teaching Administration: 320 cumulative hours of structured internshipAdministration: 320 cumulative hours of structured internship Program Specialist: 200 hoursProgram Specialist: 200 hours School Counseling: 300 hours, includingSchool Counseling: 300 hours, including –100 hours in K-6, 100 hours in 7-12 Field experience will be completed throughout the program and tracked on Field SummaryField experience will be completed throughout the program and tracked on Field Summary

40 MAT: Initial Licensure Tests –Praxis I or VCLA (or SAT-ACT score waiver) –Praxis II Required for GATE 3 applicationRequired for GATE 3 application Completed for a specific content areaCompleted for a specific content area –VCLA (Virginia Communications and Literary Assessment) May be taken onlineMay be taken online Required prior to receiving Virginia licensureRequired prior to receiving Virginia licensure –VRA (Virginia Reading Assessment) Must be taken in VirginiaMust be taken in Virginia Elementary or Special Education onlyElementary or Special Education only Required prior to receiving Virginia licensureRequired prior to receiving Virginia licensure

41 Advanced Licensure Tests Administration & SupervisionAdministration & Supervision –SLLA* or Praxis II Program SpecialistProgram Specialist –Reading: VRA* or Praxis II –Math: Praxis II* – Add-ons: No test (ECE or Gifted) School CounselingSchool Counseling –Praxis II * - *Virginia - or test for your state

42 Education Specialist and Doctor of Education Advanced Licensure Options

43 EdS/EdD Licensure Options Required: Additional courses - courses from masters may applyAdditional courses - courses from masters may apply Initial licensure, teaching experience, internship, licensure testsInitial licensure, teaching experience, internship, licensure tests

44 What is LiveText? LiveText is required for candidates in licensure programsLiveText is required for candidates in licensure programs LiveText is used to submit benchmark assignments and create portfoliosLiveText is used to submit benchmark assignments and create portfolios LiveText is purchased by each candidate only ONE TIME (from MBS or )LiveText is purchased by each candidate only ONE TIME (from MBS or )www.livetext.com

45 Advantages of LiveText Allows students to create portfolios, notes, and journals that can be viewed by others, including professors and prospective employersAllows students to create portfolios, notes, and journals that can be viewed by others, including professors and prospective employers Provides a forum for students to receive instant feedback from professorsProvides a forum for students to receive instant feedback from professors Includes information on standards, outcomes and competenciesIncludes information on standards, outcomes and competencies For an additional fee, can access streaming educational videos, images, and other resources ($20 extra)For an additional fee, can access streaming educational videos, images, and other resources ($20 extra)

46 School of Education Orientation: Part III Summer, 2008

47 Educational Specialist

48 Licensure? The EdS and EdD were not designed for licensureThe EdS and EdD were not designed for licensure To pursue licensure, the EdS candidate must complete additional requirements - noted on DCP and online pursue licensure, the EdS candidate must complete additional requirements - noted on DCP and online

49 Overview of EdS 30 credit hour program30 credit hour program Post-Masters degreePost-Masters degree Online onlyOnline only –No intensives; unless planning to complete licensure or EdD with Liberty, 2 cognate areas available: 2 cognate areas available: –Educational Leadership –Teaching and Learning

50 Doctorate of Education

51 Overview of EdD 60 credit hour program60 credit hour program BlendedBlended –9 credit hours of intensives (3 courses) NON-licensure programNON-licensure program 2 specialization options:2 specialization options: –Educational Leadership –Teaching & Learning Additional requirementsAdditional requirements –Comprehensive Exam –Dissertation

52 Transfer from EdS Some or nearly all of the coursework from an EdS may transfer into the EdDSome or nearly all of the coursework from an EdS may transfer into the EdD From an unconferred EdS:From an unconferred EdS: –9 credit hours From a conferred EdS:From a conferred EdS: –Liberty EdS: credit hours –Non-Liberty EdS: up to 24 credit hours

53 Dissertation Provides research and discussion on a specific topicProvides research and discussion on a specific topic Students should begin thinking of a topic and conducting research from the beginning of the programStudents should begin thinking of a topic and conducting research from the beginning of the program Typically 100 pages or more, but there is not an exact required length (Content is more important!)Typically 100 pages or more, but there is not an exact required length (Content is more important!)

54 Dissertation Committee Candidates will choose a member of the faculty to serve as committee chairCandidates will choose a member of the faculty to serve as committee chair –The person selected must agree to serve as the chair –Will not officially assign a chair until all coursework and the comprehensive exam are successfully completed All committee members must hold a Doctoral degreeAll committee members must hold a Doctoral degree At least one committee member must be a faculty member from outside the SOEAt least one committee member must be a faculty member from outside the SOE

55 Dissertation Defense The candidate MUST come to campus for the dissertation defenseThe candidate MUST come to campus for the dissertation defense The time/date for the oral defense will be scheduled by the candidate and the committee chairThe time/date for the oral defense will be scheduled by the candidate and the committee chair The committee will determine whether the dissertation will be accepted or returned to the candidate for additions/correctionsThe committee will determine whether the dissertation will be accepted or returned to the candidate for additions/corrections

56 Failure to Complete the Dissertation Students will continue to register for the dissertation seminar until the dissertation is completeStudents will continue to register for the dissertation seminar until the dissertation is complete If the student does not complete the dissertation successfully, he/she will be considered ABDall but dissertation and the degree will not be conferredIf the student does not complete the dissertation successfully, he/she will be considered ABDall but dissertation and the degree will not be conferred Students who are not able to complete the dissertation are encouraged to complete an EdS instead, provided that they have not already earned this degreeStudents who are not able to complete the dissertation are encouraged to complete an EdS instead, provided that they have not already earned this degree

57 Comprehensive Exam Students must complete a comprehensive examStudents must complete a comprehensive exam The exam will be started in EDUC 719 (intensive) and later completed onlineThe exam will be started in EDUC 719 (intensive) and later completed online It is advisable to take EDUC 719 (Professional Writing and Research) as the last course in the programIt is advisable to take EDUC 719 (Professional Writing and Research) as the last course in the program

58 Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development WHO: You WHAT: Information Meeting WHEN: Thursday at Noon (Bring your lunch.) WHERE: Room #126 in the School of Education Information Meeting


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