Presentation on theme: "College of Education Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification Program Information Session."— Presentation transcript:
College of Education Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification Program Information Session
Traditional Program Texas State University offers a traditional teacher education program with several delivery options. We do not offer alternative certification, nor is our program the quickest way to get certified. We believe that well- educated, properly prepared teachers are more likely to be successful in the classroom
Certification requirements Coursework Field Experience Student Teaching Passing scores on TExES exams
Admission requirements 1. Be admitted to Texas State University You must be accepted into Texas State before you will be able to apply for admittance into the Teacher Education Program overall GPA or last 60 hrs GPA. IIf you are in doubt about your GPA, apply to the Graduate College as a teacher certification seeking student and your overall GPA and last 60 hours GPA will be calculated. If you do not meet eligibility criteria for teacher certification, you will receive notification from the Graduate College, followed by a letter from the Office of Educator Preparation explaining how you can become eligible. 3. Proficiency of the English language as demonstrated in a written essay completed in US 1100 class or during Saturday Seminar 4. Three letters of recommendation service learning/work supervisor, University professor, approved personal reference 5. Proficiency of speech and English language usage as demonstrated in a screening interview conducted by two faculty members
Admission requirements continued 6. 6 hours of service learning experience, defined as the integration of community service related to teaching children and/or adolescents 6.Complete and submit a disposition evaluation 8. Upon meeting the requirements for admittance, a student must submit an online application to the Office of Educator Preparation and pay a processing fee by the required fall or spring deadline. Note: Special certification programs, such as Career Alternatives in Special Education (CASE) and Certification and Master of Education (CMED), or Teacher Recruitment Program (TRP), Teacher Recruitment Program-Critical Shortage Areas (TRP-CSA) may have different and/or additional requirements as stated in the guidelines for these programs.
Elementary Certifications Early childhood - 6 th grade ESL Generalist Certification: 36 credit hours plus student teaching CMED*:36 credit hours plus student teaching Bilingual Generalist Certification: 36 credit hours plus student teaching and proficiency in Spanish CMED*:36 credit hours plus student teaching and proficiency in Spanish *Certification with a Master of Education
Elementary Certifications continued Grades 4 th - 8 th Generalist English/Language Arts & Reading/Social Studies Composite - Mathematics - requires 24 hours of undergraduate credit in math coursework Science- requires 24 hours of undergraduate credit in science coursework Mathematics/Science Composite- requires 24 hours of undergraduate credit in science/math coursework Additional coursework may be necessary due to the requirements stated above. If the required 24 hours of content is completed at the time of admission, this program is 36 hours plus 6 hours for student teaching for certification and a Masters Degree (CMED).
Secondary Certification Coursework requirements - All certifications require 15 credit hours of Pedagogy and Professional Responsibility coursework plus student teaching for certification. – Each area of certification requires 24 hours of undergraduate credit coursework. If the required 24 hours of content is completed at the time of admission, this program is 36 hours plus 6 hours for student teaching for certification and a Masters Degree (CMED).
Secondary Certifications Agricultural Science and Technology- 6 th -12 th grades Business Education - 6 th -12 th grades Chemistry - 8 th - 12 th grades Computer Science - 8 th - 12 th grades Dance - 8 th - 12 th grades English Language Arts & Reading - 8 th - 12 th grades Family and Consumer Science - 6 th -12 th grades French - 6 th -12 th grades German - 6 th -12 th grades History - 8 th - 12 th grades Hospitality, Food Science, and Nutrition - 8 th - 12 th grades Human Development and Family Studies - 8 th - 12 th grades Journalism (Students selecting Journalism must select a second teaching field.)
All-Level Certification (EC-12) Art Health Music Spanish Physical Education Theatre Special Education These certifications require 15 credit hours of Pedagogy and Professional Responsibility courses plus student teaching for certification. Students may also need to complete additional or remediation coursework in their selected content area to equal the required 24 hours in the content area. 36 credit hours are required for *CMED in secondary education. *CMED = teacher certification and a masters degree in secondary education
All-Level Special Education (Career Alternatives for Special Education (CASE) Program Certification or Certification and Masters Degree 24 credit hours of Special Education coursework 24 credit hours of Pedagogy and Professional Responsibility coursework Student teaching or Internship (total of 48 credit hours) *CASE students will fulfill their Field Experience requirement through the Practicum course-SPED 5389.
Supplemental Certifications (For Certified Teachers Only) Must go through a program to add these certificates: Driver’s Education Educational Diagnostician Master Math Teacher Master Reading Teacher Master Science Teacher Master Technology Teacher Reading Specialist May be added by exam or through coursework: Bilingual Supplemental (Spanish) English as a Second Language Gifted and Talented Special Education Supplemental
Application Procedures 1.Apply to the Graduate College ($10 fee for certification- seeking, $40 or $50 fee for degree-seeking) and submit official transcripts.Graduate College 2.After receiving your acceptance letter from the Graduate College, fill out the Certification Plan application and submit the $75 fee to the Center for Student and Professional Services in the Office of Educator Preparation- education building Certification plans can take 4 to 6 weeks for processing and preparation and will not be written until you have been accepted through the Graduate College. We do not give refunds.the Certification Plan 3.Attend a Mandatory Saturday Seminar.Mandatory Saturday Seminar. A. Complete a timed-writing essay at the Saturday Seminar to demonstrate proficiency in written communication. B. Participate in a screening interview at the Saturday Seminar. C. Provide three letters of recommendation from professors, service learning/work supervisors, or other professor/ instructor approved references at or after the Saturday Seminar. D. Submit documentation of at least six hours of service learning experiences, defined as the integration of community service related to teaching at or after the Saturday Seminar.
Graduate College admission deadlines for degree- seeking and certification- seeking only students For Fall Semester: March 1st For Spring Semester: October 1st For Summer I Session: April 15, 2011 For Summer II Session: June 1, 2011 No Summer Admission from 2012 forward It is possible to begin as certification-seeking and switch to degree-seeking through the Graduate College; however, only 6 hours of Post-Graduate coursework taken as a certification-seeking only student can be applied to a degree program once admitted as a degree-seeking student.
Office of Educator Preparation application deadlines Students seeking admittance to the teacher preparation program must submit an online application to the Office of Educator Preparation by the last Friday of September to start coursework in the following session or semester. Admittance to the program is effective for three years from the time of acceptance. Students seeking admittance to the teacher preparation program must submit an online application to the Office of Educator Preparation by the last Friday of February to start coursework in the following session or semester. Admittance to the program is effective for three years from the time of acceptance.
Certification Course Options Certification courses are offered at the Graduate level for all Post-Baccalaureate students. These courses are offered in the following ways: Evening courses at the San Marcos campus Evening courses at the Round Rock Higher Education Center Online courses (available for Secondary/All-level students only) Some coursework is available during the day…must see an advisor for information regarding daytime courses. Additional coursework needed for the content area will not be available online or in Round Rock in most cases.
CMED Contacts for Masters Programs Secondary Education (Elementary/Middle School)(8-12 and All-level) Ms. Carolyn McCallDr. Gene Martin CASEMAC (Special Education)(Physical Education Dr. Larry WheelerDr. Lisa Lloyd Teacher Certification Only Ms. Jan Schaefer
Visit the Office of Educator Preparation website frequently for important dates, forms, and information. We cannot effectively advise students without a certification plan. After you receive your plan Jan Schaefer to schedule an appointment.Jan Schaefer
Signature Form (Please print and submit with your certification plan request form and fee. I have read and understand the on-line information-session. I understand that I am responsible for the applications and procedures outlined in this presentation. I understand that it is in my best interest to print a copy of this presentation for future reference. _________________________________________________________________________________________ PRINT NAMESTUDENT ID NUMBER ____________________________________________________________________ SIGNATUREDATE