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1 BACHELOR OF ARTS IN EDUCATION DEGREE, PROFESSIONAL TEACHER EDUCATION (K-6) LICENSURE DELIVERED THROUGH GRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL STUDIES AT THE KNOXVILLE REGIONAL CENTER

2 THE MISSION OF PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS The mission of professional education programs at Tusculum College is to prepare teachers who are committed to excellence in education and who are confident in their abilities to assume leadership as educators and citizens in the communities where they live and work. To this end, the program continues the College’s focus on civic and intellectual development of the students, while fostering the skills, knowledge, and habits of character (dispositions) vital to those involved in the education of the nation’s next generation of citizens.

3 THE MISSION OF PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS (CON’T.) Education courses are taught by faculty of Tusculum College who have academic and practical backgrounds in the public school system. In addition to the K-6 Teacher Education Licensure Program being offered on the main campus in Greeneville, it is now being offered at the Knoxville Regional Center through the Graduate and Professional Studies Program.

4 BENEFITS OF TEACHER EDUCATION AT TUSCULUM COLLEGE, KNOXVILLE ACCREDITATION:  The Tennessee State Department of Education  The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools ACCELERATED FORMAT:  The Professional Licensure Sequence includes 67 semester hours and may be completed in 18 months.  Major and general hours are offered through Gateway and Special Offerings in an accelerated format with a learning team component.  Students may enroll in 2 courses concurrently in Gateway.  Selected general and major hours may be earned through testing and prior learning portfolio.

5 BENEFITS (CON’T.) CONVENIENT FOR WORKING ADULT LEARNERS: oTwo class meetings on site, 3 of 4 weeks oFlexible practicum hours oBooks delivered to site oLibrarian and library resources available onsite or online oStudent support services delivered onsite or electronically oHighly qualified staff and faculty striving to provide outstanding customer service.

6 BENEFITS (CON’T.) QUALIFIED FACULTY:  Instructors are current in the field and experts in the practical application of concepts.  Many instructors currently teach or have recently taught in public schools.  All instructors are credentialed according the SACS standards. DUAL ACADEMIC ADVISING MODEL:  Education faculty members advise in the major.  Full-time professional academic advisors with master’s degrees hold memberships in the National Academic Advising Association.

7 BENEFITS (CON’T.) STATE-OF-THE-ART FACILITY: oSeminar-style classrooms oComputer lab oLibrary with computers and print materials oInstructional technology oParking adjacent to facility oSnack/kitchen area available

8 NUMBER OF COURSES, SEMESTER HOURS, AND LENGTH OF PROFESSIONAL LICENSURE SEQUENCE  16 Courses in major and professional education  67 Semester hours  18 Months  13 Courses in the classroom (13-14 months) 12 Courses include practicum experiences 4 Weeks per course 51 Semester hours  3 Courses in student teaching (3-4 months) 16 Semester hours

9 DELIVERY OF INSTRUCTION Cohort groups move intact through the curriculum one course at a time. New cohorts start year round. Classes meet 3 of 4 weeks per course. 54 Contact hours per course  12 Hours per week in class 4 Hours on Friday evening (or one weekday) 8 Hours on Saturday (or one weekday)  18 Practicum hours per course

10 STEPS FROM ENTRY TO COMPLETION 1. APPLY AND BE ADMITTED TO TUSCULUM COLLEGE. 2. EARN GENERAL EDUCATION AND MAJOR CORE REQUIREMENTS. 3. ENROLL IN PROFESSIONAL LICENSURE SEQUENCE. 4. APPLY AND BE ACCEPTED INTO PROFESSIONAL TEACHER EDUCATION. 5. APPLY AND BE APPROVED FOR STUDENT TEACHING. 6. COMPLETE ALL REQUIREMENTS FOR TEACHER LICENSURE.

11 STEP 1: APPLY AND BE ADMITTED TO TUSCULUM COLLEGE.

12 ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR NEW STUDENTS WITH LESS THAN 12 SEMESTER HOURS SATISFY 3 OF THE 5 CRITERIA: Evidence of two years’ work experience High school (and college, if applicable) grade-point average of 2.0 or higher Rank in the upper one-half of high school graduating class Composite score of 800 on the SAT or 18 on the ACT* Recommendations from two persons qualified to judge the applicant’s potential for success in college work. *Students who submit an official SAT score of 1020 or ACT score of 22 are exempted from taking the PPST.

13 ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR TRANSFER STUDENTS WITH MORE THAN 12 SEMESTER HOURS Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher from a regionally accredited college or university Recommendations from two persons qualified to judge the applicant’s potential for success in college work

14 ADMISSION PROCEDURES Submit a completed application to the College. Submit official transcripts (sealed) of all academic (high school and /or college) coursework or GED scores. Submit official SAT or ACT scores, if applicable. Submit recommendations. Students for whom English is a second language must furnish a score of 550 or greater on the TOEFL examination within the last 5 years.

15 STEP 2: EARN GENERAL EDUCATION AND MAJOR HOURS.

16 WAYS TO EARN GENERAL AND MAJOR HOURS OPTIONS:  Gateway Program ($162/HR)  Special Offerings ($162/HR)  Transfer Hours from other regionally accredited colleges/universities  Test Out (CLEP/DANTES)  Earn experiential credit through the Prior Learning Portfolio Note: Students who enroll in Gateway courses after completing the Professional Licensure Sequence will receive a discount of 50%.

17 DELIVERY AND COURSE LOAD IN GATEWAY  Classes meet one time per week with additional time for learning team activities.  One 4-hour course is completed in 6 weeks.  Students may enroll in 2 courses concurrently.

18 GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES 1. CISC 100 Computer as a Tool (4) 2. ENGL 110 Composition and Rhetoric (4) 3. ENGL 111 Composition, Research, and Rhetoric (4) 4. HIST 101 The West and the World (4) 5. HIST 125 The People Shall Judge (4) 6. HIST 201 U. S. History (4)

19 GENERAL EDUCATION (CON’T.) 7. HUMA 101 Our Lives in Community* (4) 8. MATH 102 College Algebra (4) 9. PSYC 101 Essentials of Psychology (4) 10. RELG 302 Jerusalem (4) 11. SOCI 101 Principles of Social Institutions (4) 12. WCMC 105 Public Speaking (1) *Required only for those entering with no previous college experience.

20 GENERAL EDUCATION (CON’T.) 13. One of the following: MUSC 101Introduction to Western Music (4) THEA 104 Introduction to Theatre (4) VISA 110Basic Concepts of the Visual Arts (4) NOTE:  CISC 216 is included in the Professional Licensure Sequence.  Equivalent courses may satisfy general education courses.

21 MAJOR COURSES 1. BIOL 100General Biology (4) 2. GEOG 200 Introduction to Geography (4) 3. PHED 115Community CPR, First Aid, and Safety (1) 4. PHED 260Contemporary Health Issues (3) 5. PSYC 200Developmental Psychology (4) 6. PSCY 305Educational Psychology (4) NOTE: Other major courses are included in the Professional Licensure Sequence.

22 STEP 3: ENROLL IN THE PROFESSIONAL LICENSURE SEQUENCE.

23 ELIGIBILITY, CONSIDERATIONS, AND COST  Eligibility:  Eligible at the sophomore level (30 Hours)  Considerations:  Readiness to pass the Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST)  Preparation for junior and senior level work  61 Hours earned increases eligibility for higher financial aid award.  Cost:  $275 per semester hour x 67 hours ( )

24 COURSES AND ACTIVITIES DURING PROFESSIONAL LICENSURE SEQUENCE 1. SPED 101 Survey of the Regular and Special Populations Within the School Environment (4) 2. EDUC 200 History, Philosophy, and Principles of Education (4) 3. CISC 216 Computer as a Classroom Support System (4) (does not include practicum) NOTE: Students prepare to be accepted into teacher education during these courses.

25 STEP 4: APPLY AND BE ACCEPTED INTO PROFESSIONAL TEACHER EDUCATION.

26 ADMISSION TO PROFESSIONAL TEACHER EDUCATION Be a registered student at Tusculum College. Pass the PPST or equivalent SAT (1020) or ACT (22). Complete SPED 101 and EDUC 200. Have a 2.5 GPA on a 4-point scale. Demonstrate satisfactory progress on the competency timeline. Demonstrate proficiency in oral and written communication.

27 ADMISSION TO PROFESSIONAL TEACHER EDUCATION (CON’T.) Submit written recommendations from faculty members. Have apparent good mental and physical health with evidence that any handicaps will not impair the candidate’s effectiveness as a teacher. Receive approval from Teacher Education Screening Committee after all previous items have been completed.

28 ADMISSION PROCEDURES PROFESSIONAL TEACHER EDUCATION LICENSURE  Pass PPST or score 1020 on SAT or 22 on ACT.  Complete cold writing sample.  Complete application.  Submit (2) recommendations, including one from an education faculty member. (Processing and decision for admission into Professional Teacher Education Licensure K-6 are made during the first 3 courses.)

29 CONTINUE WITH SEQUENCE 4. PHED 360 Curriculum Design/Methods in Physical Education (3) 5. EDUC 320 Classroom Discipline and Management (4) 6. FINA 310 The Arts and Childhood Learning (4) 7. EDUC 332 Children’s Literature (4) 8. EDUC 416 Teaching Reading (4)

30 CONTINUE WITH SEQUENCE 9. EDUC 417 Teaching Language Arts (4) 10. EDUC XXX Teaching Mathematics (4)* 11. EDUC XXX Elementary Science Methods (4)* *Course number assignment pending. Begin taking PRAXIS Tests: Principles of Learning and Teaching Content Knowledge Reading

31 CONTINUE WITH SEQUENCE 12. EDUC 341 Learning Environments in K-6 During this course:  Complete application for Student Teaching  Submit one recommendation from an education faculty member. Note: This course must be completed prior to student teaching following EDUC 337.

32 STEP 5: APPLY AND BE APPROVED FOR STUDENT TEACHING.

33 ADMISSION CRITERIA FOR STUDENT TEACHING A. Completion of required coursework B. A cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher in the major C. A cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher in professional education courses D. Approval of the faculty in the major E. Approval of the Screening Committee. Note that items B-D must be completed prior to approval by the committee.

34 CONTINUE WITH SEQUENCE 13. EDUC 337Assessment and Evaluation (4) Take PRAXIS on Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment BEGIN STUDENT TEACHING: 14. EDUC 452Student Teaching Seminar (4) 15. EDUC 454Enhanced Student Teaching K-2 (6) 16. EDUC 455Enhanced Student Teaching 3-6 (6) Note: These courses are taken concurrently.

35 STEP 6: COMPLETE ALL REQUIREMENTS FOR TEACHER LICENSURE.

36 PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION TEACHER LICENSURE COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS All PRAXIS tests must be passed. All required courses and competencies must be met. Students will receive an “I” for EDUC 452 if PRAXIS tests are not passed. Students may graduate without teacher licensure with 128 hours. Students must earn a “C+” or higher in student teaching before requesting licensure.

37 NOTES A. Students may not dual enroll during the Professional Licensure Sequence. B. Courses in the Professional Licensure Sequence may not be offered in the same order for every cohort. C. Students who have already completed a bachelor’s degree, either at Tusculum College or elsewhere, who wish to add teaching licensure to that degree must meet all applicable requirements regarding admission to the education program, required coursework, and admission to student teaching. D. Refer to the Tusculum College Catalog at for additional information regarding Teacher Education.


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