Information for Alternate Route Students
TRANSCRIPTS NEED TO BE SUBMITTED BY APRIL 1ST AND ALTERNATE ROUTE PROGRAM APPLICATIONS NEED TO BE SUBMITTED BY MAY 1ST. (THE GRADUATE APPLICATION IS A SEPARATE APPLICATION.)
Before signing up for the education classes required in the Alternate Route Program, please register for graduate school. Go to the www.emporia.edu website, click on “Graduate Students” under the picture, when that screen comes up, click on “Apply Now” in the left hand column, then click on “Graduate Application”, fill it out and when you come to #18, select “OR” then “Licensure Program Sought”—the pull down choices include Alternate Route teacher, school counselor, and library/media. Select the one you’re going for and you’ll be in the correct program and I’ll be assigned as your advisor. The cost to enroll in graduate school is $40.
Cost of the program is the cost for credits: For the 2011-2012 academic year it is $263/graduate credit hour for online courses plus $60/course. The 9 credits you take this summer are graduate so that is $2367 plus $60 x 4 courses = $240 for a total of $2607. The Internship you take while on the job is $245/credit hour x 12 credits for the year = $2940. The Board of Regents could change the cost/credit, so this is an approximate cost. If you need to apply for financial aid, contact their office, 620-341-5457. Elaine Henrie is the director.
If you want to start taking some education classes, ED 879XB Classroom Management (2 hours) and ED 886XB Designing Instructional Programs (3 hours) are offered online Spring or Summer. Registration begins in October for spring classes and in March for summer classes. If you want to register for the two education classes, our office will have to enroll you as those classes are set up as “closed” so other students cannot register but we will need notification from you. You must be in the XB sections. The other two classes SD 550 Survey of Exceptional Child (3 hours) is offered every semester and SC 719 Creating Classroom Climate (1 hour) is offered online in the spring and summer.
- You’ll need to take the Praxis content area test before the state department will issue a restricted license. You are encouraged to take this test as soon as possible, go to www.ets.org/praxis/ks. You will need the endorsement code for the test you’re taking.
The codes for the tests in the areas where we have candidates are:
0134 Art: Content Knowledge
0235 Biology: Content Knowledge
0101 Business Education: Content Knowledge
0245 Chemistry: Content Knowledge
0571 Earth Science: Content Knowledge
0041 English Language, Literature, and Composition: Content Knowledge
5174 French: World Language
5183 German: World Language
5195 Spanish: World Language
0081 Social Studies 6-12: Content Knowledge
0061 Mathematics 6-12: Content Knowledge
0089 Middle School Social Studies 5-8
0069 Middle School Mathematics 5-8
0439 Middle School Science 5-8
0113 Music: Content Knowledge
0091 Physical Education: Content Knowledge
0221 Speech Communication (Speech/Theater)
0311 Library Media Specialist
0420 School Guidance and Counseling
- You can register on that site and see sample test questions for your content area—select “for test takers” then “prepare for test” and “test at a glance”. If you’re missing some content area, we seriously recommend you study or if possible take a course in that area. In social studies, you will have history and some geography questions so if that is an area you haven’t had coursework, you may want to take the test early just in case you don’t pass and you can retake it before the deadline. You will need to pass this test before the State Department will grant an initial license. The cost for the tests is on the website.
- Start checking for job openings. Teacher/school counselor/library media specialist listings are at www.ksde.org-Click on employment or www.kansasteachingjobs.com. It’s appropriate to contact schools in a location where you’d like to work to check on any possible job openings. Most job openings won’t appear until Spring.