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School Leadership / Middle and Secondary Teacher Education


Secondary Education
Program Information


EMPORIA STATE UNIVERSITY
School Leadership/Middle and Secondary Teacher Education
 1 Kellogg Circle
Emporia, KS 66801-5087
620-341-5776

TEACHERS FROM EMPORIA STATE UNIVERSITY COMPLETE A RIGOROUS PROGRAM OF PREPARATION.

A. Coursework: Candidates complete courses in the following three areas:

  1. General education courses (see college catalog or adviser)
  2. Courses in the major (see college catalog or adviser)
  3. Education Courses:
    ED/EL 220, Introduction to Teaching
    EL 416, Teaching Reading in the Secondary School
    SD 550, Survey of Exceptionality
    ED 334, Classroom Management (Phase I)
    ED 333, Principles of Secondary Education (Phase I)
    PY 334, Educational Psychology (Phase I)
    ED 431, Professional Relations of Teachers (Phase II)
    LE 487, Student Teaching (Phase II)

B. Decision Point* 1: Candidates are admitted to secondary teacher education and the Phase I courses when the candidate meets all the criteria listed below prior to the start of the Phase I semester and are in their junior or senior year. Application deadlines are April 15 (for Fall) and November 15 (for Spring).

  1. Meet the minimum scores on either the Pre-Professional Skills Tests (PPST):      Writing 172, Reading 173, Math 172); or CAAP (Reading 57; Math 55; Writing, score equivalent to PPST).  All teacher education candidates (including those with degrees) must take these exams, meet these scores, and have them in hand by the Phase I semester's start.
  2. Complete 100 hours of supervised work with children or youth
  3. Submit completed Disclosure Statement and health clearance
  4. Earn a grade of at least “C” in the following courses:
    ED/EL 220, Introduction to Teaching
    MA110, College Algebra (or equivalent)
    EG101, English Composition I
    EG102, English Composition II
    SP101, Public Speaking
    MA225, Math as a Decision-making Tool
  5. Earn a GPA of 2.75 in the General Education Core Courses
  6. Maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.50
  7. Have successfully completed 60 hours of college credit
  8. Obtain departmental approval (including, but not limited to, meeting dispositional assessment and GPA requirements)
  9. Complete the application process for Phase I

C. Decision Point* 2: Candidates are admitted to Phase II (Student Teaching) their senior year when they meet all the criteria listed below:

  1. Complete all education courses required before the student teaching    semester, earning a grade of at least a “C” in each.
  2. Complete the student teaching application
  3. Obtain 5 recommendations from designated instructors
  4. Obtain departmental approval (including, but not limited to, meeting dispositional assessment and GPA requirements.
  5. Complete the technology requirement (IT325 or equivalent)
  6. Maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.50
  7. Be approved by the Admissions Committee
  8. Submit completed and signed Disclosure Statement
  9. Obtain health clearance

D. Decision Point* 3: Candidates complete Student Teaching when they meet the criteria listed below:

  1. Earn a grade of “C” or better in Student Teaching and ED431
  2. Complete all other Student Teaching requirements

E. Decision Point* 4: Candidates will complete their degree and qualify for provisional teacher licensure when they meet all the criteria listed below:

  1. Complete all required degree coursework & requirements
  2. Meet the minimum score on the Principles of Learning and Teaching exam (161), a licensureand graduation requirement.  The PLT is not available as an online exam.
  3. Successfully complete the content area exam(s), a licensure and graduation requirement. Not available online.
  4. Complete the application process for licensure

*Decision Points are points at which a decision about continuance or non-continuance in the Teacher Education Program is made for each candidate.

Secondary (6-12) certification areas available at ESU

Biology Business
Chemistry Computer Studies
Earth and Space Science
English Journalism
History and Government
Mathematics Physical Science
Physics
Psychology
Speech Communication / Theater

Pre-K-12 certification areas available at ESU

Art
English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
Foreign Language: French /Spanish
Health
Music: Instrumental / Vocal
Physical Education

   

Middle Level (grades 5-8) certification areas available at ESU

(Math is the only stand-alone program)

History Comprehensive (Social Studies)

English Language Arts

Science

Math

 

For more information about the traditional program, contact
Dr. Paul D. Bland, Coordinator for Undergraduate Secondary Education
620-341-5078
pbland@emporia.edu