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1 The Catholic University of America School of Arts and Sciences Washington, D.C. The Department of Education

2 The Department of Education TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAMS Undergraduate and Graduate

3 Pillars of Excellence Teacher Education Programs NCATE Accredited & State Approved Programs The CUA Reflective Teacher Model 4-year BA Teacher Education Programs 5-year BA/MA Programs in some areas A Caring Community for Learning Integrated Course-Field Experiences Study Abroad for Education Majors

4 Accredited Programs Our Department of Education Unit has been accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education since Our programs have been state approved for licensure since Most of our programs are nationally recognized by Specialized Professional Associations.

5 A Sophisticated Teacher Education Program CUA’s nationally accredited teacher education unit and state approved teacher education programs are rigorous and require that students formally apply to major in teacher education. Each candidate’s performance is systematically monitored according to CUA’s unit assessment system.

6 The CUA Reflective Teacher Model CUA’s Reflective Teacher Model, developed and refined through research and practice by CUA faculty, is carefully aligned with program goals, objectives, and national standards. The CUA Reflective Teacher Model helps prepare pre- service teachers to consider the moral and ethical issues in teaching students with regular and special needs.

7 Action, Reflection, Transformation Candidates complete an electronic portfolio and an action research project that integrate the CUA Reflective Teacher Model.

8 4 - Year Undergraduate Teacher Education Programs Early Childhood Education (Pre-K-3 rd Grade) Elementary Education (1 st - 6 th Grade) Secondary Education (7 th - 12 th Grade)

9 Secondary Education Programs Joint Programs in the Departments of: English History Mathematics

10 Minors in Education Optional Education Studies Early Childhood Education Elementary Education Secondary Education  Students may choose to complete a minor in education typically requiring six or seven 3-credit courses.  Candidates may choose to major in education and minor in another discipline.

11 Education Studies Program 4 - year Program The Education Studies program is designed for students who are interested in working in the field of education but not in a school setting, e.g., industry, businesses, hospitals, museums, curriculum development and technology centers, or after-school programs.

12 5- year BA/MA Programs in Secondary Education Secondary majors who qualify may pursue a 5-year program that leads to a B.A. in a specific content area and a Master of Arts in art, drama, English, history, and math education.

13 Pre-Professional Program in Special Education Early childhood and elementary majors who qualify may pursue a 5-year program that leads to a B.A. in early childhood or elementary education and a Master of Arts in special education or in early childhood special education.

14 Graduate Teacher Certification Program Secondary education, special education, early childhood special education Consider our GTCP if you already hold a Bachelor’s Degree and you are only interested in obtaining teacher certification but not pursuing a Master of Arts degree. More information on the GTCP Program at

15 A Caring Community for Learning Small classes taught by highly-qualified, dedicated, full-time faculty - 100% hold doctorate and professional degrees Advisers available throughout the year Joint supervision for secondary education student teachers by professors from education and Arts & Science content areas Interdisciplinary courses

16 Field Experiences Integration of coursework with fieldwork throughout each candidate’s program of studies A variety of internships in diverse settings: Catholic, private, charter, and public schools Weekly supervision by CUA faculty Service learning opportunities

17 Study Abroad for Education Majors The Study Abroad Program has been specifically designed to meet the educational needs of various education majors. Candidates may complete distribution requirements and education electives abroad. Argentina, Australia, Chile, China, Ecuador, England, France, Germany, Greece, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Morocco, New Zealand, Poland, South Africa, Spain, and more coming! All candidates should meet with the Director of Teacher Education to discuss their coursework abroad. Secondary candidates should meet with the Coordinator of Secondary Education to plan for completion of coursework. CUAbroad Office continues to expand its programs in other countries (http://cuabroad.cua.edu/)

18 License and Reciprocity Agreement Reciprocity Agreement – Definition Reciprocity Agreement with 44 states & jurisdictions Additional tests (in rare cases, additional coursework) It is now possible to obtain additional licenses by passing PRAXIS II tests in any area!

19 Contact Information Teacher Education Programs Dr. Agnes Cave, Director of Teacher Education, Coordinator of Elementary Education, Coordinator of Study Abroad: Dr. Rona Frederick, Coordinator of Education Studies: Dr. Michele Stites, Coordinator of Early Childhood Education: Dr. Elizabeth Montanaro, Coordinator of Social Studies Secondary Education: Dr. Liliana Maggioni, Coordinator of English Secondary Education:

20 Contact Information Teacher Education Programs con’t Dr. John Convey, Coordinator of Mathematics Secondary Education, Dr. Thomas Long, Coordinator of Special Education: Dr. Carole Brown, Coordinator of Early Childhood Special Education: Ms. Elsie Neely, Director of Field Experiences: Ms. Jennifer Kusnierczyk, Assistant to the Director of TE:

21 Department of Education Web Page Please also visit our website at


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