Office of Field Placement and Licensure
ESU003.007.005

Summary Information

Repository
Emporia State University Special Collections and Archives
Creator
Emporia State University. Dept. of Instructional Design and Technology.
Title
Office of Field Placement and Licensure
ID
ESU003.007.005
Date
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Extent
1.0 Linear feet
Language
English
Abstract
Records of the Office of Professional Education Services for Kansas State Normal School, Kansas State Teachers College of Emporia, Emporia Kansas State College, and Emporia State University.

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Biographical/Historical note

The Office of Field Placement and Licensure is an integral part of The Teachers College. This office has three main functions: teacher licensure, coordination of field experiences for teachers, and directs the Family Literacy Program.This office offers student teaching courses aimed to further aspiring teachers’ experience as a professional in the workplace. The Office of Field Placement and Licensure began as Curriculum and Instruction in 1969 under the School of Education and Psychology at Kansas State Teachers College of Emporia, and was chaired by Dr. Vincent J. Bowman. In 1971, Curriculum and Instruction offered 73 courses. Over the course of time, this has been refined to 8 courses in 2013 which solely consist of student teaching courses.

In the 1979/1980 school year, the office became both the Department of Curriculum and Instruction (later known as the Division of Administration, Curriculum and Instruction and in 2013 as the Division of Administration, Teacher Education and Industrial Technology) which Dr. V.J. Bowman still chaired, and Professional Laboratory Experiences. Dr. Stuart Ervay became the chairperson in 1979, followed by Dr. Michael Moorehead who began serving as director in 1985. The School of Education and Psychology changed to the College of Education in 1983 and in 1988, when the name was changed from the College of Education to The Teachers College, Professional Laboratory Experiences changed its name to the Office of Professional Educational Services. Dr. Moorehead served as director until 1992. It is noted that though the Office of Professional Education Services was the official name, from 1987 to 1993 the university’s telephone directory referred to it as Professional Laboratory Experiences and the undergraduate course catalog referred to it as the Office of Professional Education Services.

In the 1992/1993 school year, Dr. Robert Rubenow took over as director of the Office of Professional Education Services. From 1994 to 1998, Dr. Carolyn Babione served as director of the office and Dr. K. Sue Smith-Peterson succeeded her.Dr. K. Sue Smith-Peterson was director until she retired in December 2011 and Dr. Steve Neill took over and served as director until June 2013. In January of 2013 the office implemented a name change to the Office of Field Placement and Licensure. In June of 2013 the Office of Field Placement and Licensure merged with the Alternate Route Program and Dr. Kirsten Limpert began as director of both. As the Office of Field Placement and Licensure, the name includes the Teacher Certification office, now known as the Teacher Licensure office, which had been housed in the same office but is a separate entity.

Emporia State University received a grant from the federal government to begin a literacy program in which college students are given opportunities to tutor children. Formerly known as America Reads and America Counts, this program’s name was changed to the Family Literacy Program. This program is directed by the Office of Field Placement and Licensure in cooperation with the Teachers College, the Jones Institute for Educational Excellence, host schools, and the Office of Student Financial Aid.

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Scope and Contents note

This sub-series documents the history, activities, and accomplishments of the Office of Field Placement and Licensure. This office was previously known as Curriculum and Instruction (1969-1979), Professional Laboratory Experiences (1979-1987), and the Office of Professional Education Services (1987-2013). The materials of this sub-series were produced circa 1987-2013 under the Office of Professional Education Services. They are organized into the Publications sub-sub-series and further subdivided into Publications of the Department and Faculty Publication.

Publications of the Department consists of A Handbook for Student and Cooperating Teachers, which defines responsibilities and expectations for Emporia State University student teachers and school district cooperating teachers. Faculty Publications consists of  Teacher Based Approach to Classroom Management and Discipline (A Site-Based Management Strategy) by Dr. William Samuelson and Dr. Michael Moorhead, which is a guide for teachers in the areas of discipline, management, and student motivation.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Emporia State University Special Collections and Archives

1200 Commercial St
Campus Box 4051
Emporia, KS, 66801
(620) 341-6431
archives@emporia.edu

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Emporia State University. Dept. of Instructional Design and Technology.

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