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1 WELCOME! School of Education Orientation: Part 1 2010

2 Accreditation Accredited by - SACS - ACSI (Assoc of Christian Schools Intern’l) - NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)Accredited by - SACS - ACSI (Assoc of Christian Schools Intern’l) - 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 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 Dispositions: S-C-R-I-P DispositionsFruit of the Spirit Galatians 5 S ocial responsibility Love, Joy, Peace, Goodness C ommitment Longsuffering R eflective practice Faithfulness I ntegrity Goodness P rofessionalism Gentleness, Meekness, Temperance

9 P-L-A-C-E I. PURPOSE & GOALS II. DATA COLLECTION III. DATA ANALYSIS V. IMPLEMENTATION IV. ACTION PLAN IV. ACTION PLAN PLA P rogram & L earning A ssessment CE C ycle for E ducators

10 Overview of Programs Master’s degreesMaster’s degrees –MAT- Master of Arts in Teaching –MEd- Master of Education EdS- Educational SpecialistEdS- Educational Specialist EdD- Doctoral DegreeEdD- Doctoral Degree

11 Advising Guide

12 What is the Advising Guide? Resource for LUO staff and candidatesResource for LUO staff and candidates Located on the Graduate Education website:Located on the Graduate Education website: www.liberty.edu/advisingguidewww.liberty.edu/advisingguidewww.liberty.edu/advisingguide –Links to the Advising Guide are also located on LUOnline.com and on each Education degree page

13 Information on the Advising Guide Contact information Gates Licensure Student teaching Course descriptions Course scheduling Program specific: - Degree Completion Plans - Course Sequencing Guides - Field Experience Summaries - Course Competency Charts

14 Advising These PowerPoint slides are on the Advising GuideThese PowerPoint slides are on the Advising Guide Education advisors will be available during the luncheon that follows this meetingEducation advisors will be available during the luncheon that follows this meeting –Ask questions –Make an appointment –Contact at educ@liberty.edu educ@liberty.edu

15 Gates

16 What Are Gates? 4 “Gates” must be passed to complete the EDUC programs4 “Gates” must be passed to complete the EDUC programs Each gate is a checkpoint to ensure that candidates are ready to move to the next stageEach gate is a checkpoint to ensure that candidates are ready to move to the next stage

17 Gate 1-Admissions Gate 1 - Admission into the EDUC program of choiceGate 1 - Admission into the EDUC program of choice Once the student is fully accepted into the program, Gate 1 has been passedOnce the student is fully accepted into the program, Gate 1 has been passed

18 Gate 2-Candidacy Gate 2 application submitted by candidates after 9-15 credit hours have been completedGate 2 application submitted by candidates after 9-15 credit hours have been completed Gate 2 is a checkpoint to determine if the candidate meets the requirements for the specific program or specializationGate 2 is a checkpoint to determine if the candidate meets the requirements for the specific program or specialization

19 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)

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

21 Gate 4-Program Completion Completion of programCompletion of program Submit graduation application!Submit graduation application! Licensure paperwork, if applicableLicensure paperwork, if applicable

22 LiveText

23 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 www.livetext.com )LiveText is purchased by each candidate only ONE TIME (from MBS or www.livetext.com )www.livetext.com

24 Advantages of LiveText Create projects/portfolios that can be viewed by professors and prospective employersCreate projects/portfolios that can be viewed by professors and prospective employers Receive feedback from professorsReceive feedback from professors Access standards, outcomes and competenciesAccess standards, outcomes and competencies Access streaming educational videos, images, and other resources ($20 extra)Access streaming educational videos, images, and other resources ($20 extra)

25 Teaching & Learning Master of Education

26 Overview of Teaching & Learning NON-licensure programNON-licensure program 36 credit hours36 credit hours Online; no required intensivesOnline; no required intensives No required Praxis testsNo required Praxis tests Capstone course: Complete project and/or practicumCapstone course: Complete project and/or practicum

27 T&L Specializations General Education - Leadership optionGeneral Education - Leadership option Elementary EducationElementary Education Special EducationSpecial Education Middle SchoolMiddle School Other specializations in development - Educational TechnologyOther specializations in development - Educational Technology

28 School of Education Orientation: Part II 2010

29 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

30 Verification by Institution: Completion of Approved Education Program The applicant completed requirements for the  bachelor’s  master’s  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.)

31 Verification by Institution: Completion of Approved Education Program The applicant completed requirements for the  bachelor’s  master’s  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.)

32 Licensure Options Initial licensure: - MAT or EdS/EdDInitial licensure: - MAT or EdS/EdD Advanced licensure: - MEd or EdS/EdDAdvanced licensure: - MEd or EdS/EdD

33 Master of Arts in Teaching Initial Licensure

34 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

35 Content Competencies Elementary and Secondary education: - content competencies requiredElementary and Secondary education: - content competencies required 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 candidacy@liberty.edu candidacy@liberty.edu Other endorsements added through Praxis II

36 Example of Content Competencies Secondary Education—MathSecondary Education—Math 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

37 MAT: Initial Licensure Tests TESTS required for GATE 3 application TESTS required for GATE 3 application passing scores by Gate 3 Praxis II See Advising Guide for recent changes by ETS Changes do not affect tests already taken - new Praxis II: Business and Spanish - no Praxis II required in 2011: special education, computer science, and theatre artsPraxis II Completed for a specific content area See Advising Guide for recent changes by ETS Changes do not affect tests already taken - new Praxis II: Business and Spanish - no Praxis II required in 2011: special education, computer science, and theatre arts

38 MAT: Initial Licensure Tests TESTS required for GATE 3 application TESTS required for GATE 3 application passing scores by Gate 3 –VCLA (Virginia Communications and Literary Assessment) May be taken onlineMay be taken online –VRA (Virginia Reading Assessment) Offered ONLY in VirginiaOffered ONLY in Virginia Elementary or Special Education onlyElementary or Special Education only

39 GATE 3: MAT-Student Teaching Application due in prior semesterApplication due in prior semester –2/15 for fall student teaching –9/15 for spring student teaching Passing scores required for Gate 3Passing scores required for Gate 3 Application must be submitted in LiveTextApplication must be submitted in LiveText

40 GATE 3: Student Teaching/Internship Placement optionsPlacement options –Your own classroom/school (must be accredited school; in 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 gate3@liberty.edu gate3@liberty.edu

41 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

42 Sample Field Summary—MAT Secondary

43 Professional opportunities Professional memberships required on FES (Field Experience Summary) SOE offers two online chapters - ASCD - KDP - CEC - CEAI

44 Applications available in the hospitality room

45 Join Lynchburg’s Professional Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi ! Join Lynchburg’s Professional Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi ! For more information please email: Dr. Shante’ Moore Austin somoore@liberty.edu somoore@liberty.edu    Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education

46 A Professional Association for Christians in Public and Private Schools www.ceai.org Faculty Contacts: Dr. Connie McDonald or Dr. David Holder

47 STUDENT CHAPTER

48 Master of Education Advanced Licensure

49 Overview of MEd 36 credit hour program (48 for School Counseling)36 credit hour program (48 for School Counseling) Specializations:Specializations: –Licensure/Online + intensives: AdministrationAdministration School CounselingSchool Counseling Program Specialis tProgram Specialis t –Non-licensure/Online Teaching and LearningTeaching and Learning

50 Advanced Licensure Administration/Supervision - must have initial licensure /*teaching experienceAdministration/Supervision - must have initial licensure /*teaching experience Program Specialists – must have initial licensureProgram Specialists – must have 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 assistant counselor –Experience not required in all states

51 MEd Field Experience/Internship Administration: 320 cumulative hours of structured internship - 120 hours prior to internshipAdministration: 320 cumulative hours of structured internship - 120 hours prior to 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

52 GATE 3: MEd-Internship Application due in prior semesterApplication due in prior semester –2/15 for fall student teaching –9/15 for spring student teaching Application submitted in LiveTextApplication submitted in LiveText

53 Advanced Licensure Tests Administration & SupervisionAdministration & Supervision - -SLLA Program SpecialistProgram Specialist -Reading: VRA002 -Reading: VRA002 (in Virginia ONLY) -Math: Praxis II -Add-ons: No test (ECE or Gifted) School CounselingSchool Counseling -Praxis II: No test required for 2011

54 Education Specialist (Ed.S.) Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) Initial & Advanced Licensure Options Requirements listed at bottom of DCP (Degree Completion Plan)

55 EdS/EdD Licensure Options Requirements : Additional courses - courses from master’s may applyAdditional courses - courses from master’s may apply Initial licensureInitial licensure Teaching experienceTeaching experience InternshipInternship Licensure testsLicensure tests

56 School of Education Orientation: Part III 2010

57 Educational Specialist

58 Overview of EdS 30 credit hour program30 credit hour program Post-Master’s degreePost-Master’s degree OnlineOnline –No intensives; unless planning to complete licensure or EdD 2 cognate areas available: 2 cognate areas available: –Educational Leadership –Teaching & Learning

59 Doctorate of Education

60 Overview of EdD 60 credit hour program60 credit hour program Online + intensivesOnline + intensives –9 credit hours of intensives (3 courses) 2 specialization options:2 specialization options: –Educational Leadership –Teaching & Learning Additional requirementsAdditional requirements –Comprehensive Exam –Dissertation

61 Comprehensive Exam Candidates must complete a comprehensive examCandidates must complete a comprehensive exam Discussion about the exam will begin in EDUC 919 (intensive) the exam is completed online during a later termDiscussion about the exam will begin in EDUC 919 (intensive) the exam is completed online during a later term EDUC 919 should be taken as the last course in the program ( Professional Writing and Research )EDUC 919 should be taken as the last course in the program ( Professional Writing and Research )

62 Dissertation Research and discussion on a specific topicResearch and discussion on a specific topic Begin thinking of a topic and collecting resources from the beginning of the programBegin thinking of a topic and collecting resources 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!)

63 Failure to Complete the Dissertation Register for dissertation seminar (EDUC 980 or 989) until the dissertation is completeRegister for dissertation seminar (EDUC 980 or 989) until the dissertation is complete “ABD”—”all but dissertation” (degree will not be conferred)“ABD”—”all but dissertation” (degree will not be conferred) May complete EdS instead (provided the EdS is not already earned)May complete EdS instead (provided the EdS is not already earned)

64 Dissertation Committee All committee members must hold a doctoral degreeAll committee members must hold a doctoral degree 3 committee members :3 committee members : –Chair: Full-time Liberty faculty member –Member 2: Full-time or adjunct Liberty faculty –Member 3: Selected by the candidate

65 Dissertation Defense Candidate MUST come to campus for the dissertation defense Time/date for the oral defense will be scheduled by candidate and committee chair Committee will determine whether the dissertation will be accepted or returned to the candidate for additions/corrections

66 School of Education Study to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. II Timothy 2:15


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