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Ithaca College Undergraduate Catalog 2005-2006

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Teacher Education Program

Patricia Tempesta, Assistant Professor and H&S Coordinator of Teacher Education

The teacher education program coordinates the teaching option for all students in the School of Humanities and Sciences who are working for New York State initial certification.

Required Core Program

The following required core program is for all teacher education candidates in the School of Humanities and Sciences applying for certification.

327-21910

Elements of Tutoring

3

312-20100

Technology for the Middle/Secondary School Teacher

2

327-10100

Literacy Education for the Middle/Secondary School Teacher

2

620-23900

Educating Children with Special Needs

2

620-22900

Second Language Acquisition: Its Nature and Meaning for Educators

2

330-21010

Educational Psychology

3

795-34000

Social Foundations of Education

3

327-30810

Pedagogy and Practice across the Disciplines

3

327-30510

Pedagogy and Practice for the Mathematics Teacher or

 

327-31010

Pedagogy and Practice for the Science Teacher or

 

327-31110

Pedagogy and Practice for the English Teacher or

 

327-31210

Pedagogy and Practice in the Teaching of Social Studies or

 

327-31310

Pedagogy and Practice of Teaching Languages other than English

3

327-41210

Seminar on the Practical Issues of Teaching

3

327-49810

Professional Semester in Education

12

795-11000

Child Abuse Identification and Prevention

0

795-11100

Drug and Alcohol Abuse: Identification and Prevention

0

 

Total required

38

Additional Requirements
  1. All teaching-option students must successfully complete a year of college-level study in a language other than English. Students may test out of this requirement by taking the language placement test and placing at level 2 or above. Some departments require two years of language study; please consult departmental requirements.
  2. All teaching-option students must successfully complete a writing course at the numbered 377-10600 or above.
  3. All teaching-option students must successfully complete the second-year review and maintain a minimum 2.75 GPA in their subject. Some departments require a higher GPA; please consult departmental requirements. If a student receives an unsuccessful review or a review with stipulations, the student must participate in and successfully pass a second review the following year. Unsuccessful reviews and reviews with stipulations will be accompanied by a written statement outlining what must be done before the next review is completed.
  4. Students must earn a grade of B or better in the pedagogy sequence to qualify for student teaching. A grade of B- does not qualify.
  5. Professional Semester in Education and Seminar on the Practical Issues of Teaching constitute a full course load during the student-teaching semester. No additional courses may be taken.
  6. All candidates for initial certification must successfully complete all three sections of the New York State teacher certification exam: the liberal arts and sciences test, the assessment of teaching skills-written, and the content area exam.
  7. The student's department chair and the coordinator of teacher education in the School of Humanities and Sciences must approve any exceptions to the above requirements.

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