Mount Vernon Nazarene University

2011-2012 Catalog

Outcomes

The Teacher Education Program seeks to prepare candidates with knowledge, skills, and disposition to teach with compassion, competence, and commitment.

Compassion

Competence

Commitment

A. Candidates demonstrate a desire to build rapport with their students by showing concern and interest.

B. Candidates build an environment of fairness, trust, and positive interaction among all classroom members.

C. Candidates advocate social justice and equity in the community to promote affirmation and response for all individuals.

D. Candidates transform communities consist with a Christian worldview through service to humanity.

A. Candidates conduct research about students and the learning process. They reflect on this information to create learning experiences adapted to diverse learners.

B. Candidates create an environment that is safe, organized, and accommodates all students, including those with special needs.

C. Candidates design appropriate standard-based learning goals and effectively communicate them to students. D. Candidates demonstrate competency in the content areas.

E. Candidates demonstrate the ability to assess student learning using formal and information assessment strategies to evaluate and insure that continuous intellectual, social, physical, and moral/ spiritual development of all learners.

F. Candidates demonstrate the use of diverse teaching methods to insure the success of all students.

G. Candidates use technology to support teaching and learning.

H. Candidates demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills including questioning strategies.

A. Candidates demonstrate efficacy by actively searching for practical actions to address specific needs of all students.

B. Candidates are reflective regarding the impact their teaching has upon their students.

C. Candidates lead in their profession by involvement in professional organizations, publications, presentations, and school/community leadership.

D. Candidates build relationships with students, parents, colleagues, and other community stakeholders.

Program Admission Requirements

In addition to completing an application, submitting transcripts of college work, and providing two letters of recommendation, applicants for regular admission must:

  1. hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution with at least a cumulative grade point average of 3.00 (on a 4.00 scale) for admission to the graduate education program;
  2. for Intervention Specialist (ISP) and Curriculum and Instruction (CUI): have or have had a valid teaching license, a copy of which must be submitted with the application (not required for individuals in the professional educator’s license program); and
  3. have an admission interview or seminar with the appropriate program coordinator.
  4. Effective with candidates entering the professional educator’s license (PEL) program July 1, 2008 and thereafter, all PEL candidates will be required to complete the following prior to their admission to gate 2, clinical practice:
    1. 100% of undergraduate coursework required for licensure;
    2. pass all Praxis II specialty area examinations applicable to licensure area(s);
    3. a portfolio of content artifacts for their SPA area on which a mean score of "3" is achieved overall and no less than a "2" is received on any artifact; and
    4. a cumulative GPA of 3.0 in all graduate and undergraduate content area coursework designated on the course checklist for the intended licensure area.

Some students may be admitted under a special student, conditional admission, or non-degree student status. Details are available from the coordinators of the graduate education programs.

Transfer Credit Provisions

A student may transfer credits from appropriate graduate work at accredited colleges and universities. Credit will be transferred on a course-by-course basis as applicable to the program. All transfer work into the graduate program in education requires final grades of B or better. A maximum of six (6) semester hours may be transferred. For the ISM degree program only candidates may transfer up to 6 graduate credit hours of ISP equivalent courses and 6 graduate credit hours of PEL equivalent courses for a total of 12 graduate transfer credits. The specific program coordinator shall determine the acceptability of transfer credit.

Program Continuation

A candidate enrolled in the graduate education program with regular admission status will be placed on academic probation at any time that he/she earns more than two grades below a B- or if the graduate cumulative grade point average falls below 3.00. The graduate education candidate who is placed on academic probation must achieve a cumulative grade point average of 3.00 at the completion of an additional six (6) semester hours. The candidate is removed from probation after retaking course(s) in which he/she earned less than a "B-" with a grade of B- or better, or at the end of any semester in which the cumulative grade point average meets or exceeds 3.00.

A candidate will be dismissed from the graduate education program after:

  1. receiving a second final grade of "F" or "X"; or
  2. failing to achieve the required grade point average in the program at the end of any probationary period.

Graduate Education Departmental Programs

Master of Arts in Education in Curriculum and Instruction (Primary Level Master Teacher Track)

Core Education Courses

EDU0010 Technology Basics

0

EDU6202 Ethical Practices and Current Ethical Issues

2

EDU6203 Curricular Perspectives

3

EDU6053 Applying Research on Teaching

3

EDU6213 Equity, Justice and Diversity

3

EDU6222 Assessment in Action

2

EDU6223 Educator as Researcher

3

EDU6282 Capstone Project

2

Specialized Education Courses

ECE6203 Play, Creativity and Imagination

3

ECE6213 Social Development of Young Children

3

ECE6223 Advanced Study of Child Development

3

ECE6233 Curriculum Integration

3

ECE6243 Literacy Theory and Practice

3

ECE6252 Advanced Children’s Literature

2

ECE6261 Writing with Children

1

Other Required Course

ITD0010 Online Learning Laboratory
(for online program)

0

Total

36 Hours

Master of Arts in Education in Curriculum and Instruction (Middle Level Master Teacher Track)

Core Education Courses

EDU0010 Technology Basics

0

EDU6202 Ethical Practices and Current Ethical Issues

2

EDU6203 Curricular Perspectives

3

EDU6053 Applying Research on Teaching

3

EDU6213 Equity, Justice and Diversity

3

EDU6222 Assessment in Action

2

EDU6223 Educator as Researcher

3

EDU6282 Capstone Project

2

Specialized Education Courses

MCE6203 Young Adolescent Development

3

MCE6213 Middle Level Philosophy and School Organization

3

MCE6223 Middle Level Curriculum and Instruction

3

MCE6233 Family and Community Involvement

3

MCE6243 Middle Level Professional Roles

3

MCE6253 Middle Level Teaching Fields

3

Other Required Course

ITD0010 Online Learning Laboratory (for online program

0

Total

36 Hours

Master of Arts in Education in Curriculum and Instruction (Technology Track)

Core Education Courses

EDU0010 Technology Basics

0

EDU6202 Ethical Practices and Current Ethical Issues

2

EDU6203 Curricular Perspectives

3

EDU6053 Applying Research on Teaching

3

EDU6213 Equity, Justice and Diversity

3

EDU6222 Assessment in Action

2

EDU6223 Educator as Researcher

3

EDU6282 Capstone Project

2

Specialized Education Courses

EDT6203 Educational Leadership and Instructional Technology

3

EDT6203 Curriculum Leadership in Instructional Technology

3

EDT6223 Design and Development of Multimedia Instructional Products

3

EDT6233 Educational and Ethical Uses of Electronic Networks and Telecommunication Systems

3

EDT6243 Teaching and Learning in Online and Blended Learning Environments

3

EDT6253 Exploring and Implementing Emerging Technologies

3

Other Required Course

ITD0010 Online Learning Laboratory (for online program)

0

Total

36 Hours

Master of Arts in Education in Intervention Specialist: Mild/Moderate (ISM)

Professional Education Requirements

EDU0010 Technology Basics

0

PEL6003 Foundations of Education

3

PEL6012 Field Experience II

2

PEL6013 Technology for Educators

3

PEL6023 Effective Teaching Methods

3

PEL6032 Action Research

2

PEL6053 Educational Psychology

3

PEL6073 Classroom Management

3

PEL6193 Content Area Reading

3

PEL6091 Student Teaching Seminar

1

PEL6099 Student Teaching

9

Required Intervention Specialist Courses

ISP6002 Inclusion and Exceptional Teaching: PK-12

2

ISP6012 Developmental Characteristics and Individual Learning Differences: PK-12

2

ISP6013 Individualized Instructional Strategies: Math

3

ISP6023 Individualized Instructional Strategies: Reading and Language

3

ISP6022 Individualized Instructional Strategies: Content Areas

2

ISP6032 Extended Field Experience for Exceptional Learners

2

ISP6033 Diagnostic Assessment Strategies for Exceptional Learners

3

ISP6043 Behavioral Analysis and Classroom Management

3

ISP6052 Consultation and Collaboration for the Inclusion of Exceptional Learners

2

ISP6062 Individualized Instructional Strategies Field Experience

2

ISP6073 Current Issues in Professional Ethical Practice

3

Total

59 Hours

Master of Arts in Education in Intervention Specialist (ISP)

Required Courses

EDU0010 Technology Basics

0

ISP6002 Inclusion and Exceptional Teaching: PK-12

2

ISP6012 Developmental Characteristics and Individual Learning Differences: PK-12

2

ISP6013 Individualized Instructional Strategies in Mathematics

3

ISP6023 Individualized Instructional Strategies: Reading and Language

3

ISP6022 Individualized Instructional Strategies: Content Areas

2

ISP6032 Extended Field Experience for Exceptional Learners

2

ISP6033 Diagnostic Assessment Strategies for Exceptional Learners

3

ISP6092 Special Education Research and Writing I

2

ISP6043 Behavioral Analysis and Classroom Management

3

ISP6052 Consultation and Collaboration for the Inclusion of Exceptional Learners

2

ISP6062 Individualized Instructional Strategies Field Experience

2

ISP6066 Advanced Practicum

6

ISP6073 Current Issues in Professional Ethical Practice

3

ISP6091 Special Education Research and Writing II

1

Total

36 Hours

Master of Arts in Education in Professional Educator’s License

Required Courses

EDU0010 Technology Basics

0

PEL6003 History and Philosophy of Education

3

PEL6013 Technology for Educators

3

PEL6023 Effective Teaching Methods

3

PEL6053 Educational Psychology

3

PEL6002 Field Experience I

2

PEL6073 Classroom Management

3

PEL6133 Inclusion and Differentiated Instruction

3

PEL6193 Content Area Reading

3

PEL6012 Field Experience II

2

PEL6082 Educational Trends and Ethical Issues

2

PEL6032 Action Research

2

PEL6042 Instructional Design

2

PEL6091 Student Teaching Seminar

1

PEL6099 Student Teaching

9

Total

41 Hours*

*Additional undergraduate hours beyond the professional education sequence may be required in specific content areas to qualify for a teaching license in the State of Ohio. Please check with the program coordinator for those requirements.

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