COLLEGE OF EDUCATION*

Dr. Joe Gillespie, Dean

E. J. Howell Building, Room 105

(254) 968-9089

Dr. Sara Tyler, Certification Officer

(254) 968-9817

Dr. Jill Burk, Director

Tarleton Center for Professional Development of Educators

(254) 968-9809

 

The College of Education includes the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, the Department of Educational Administration, Counseling, and Psychology, and the Department of Health and Physical Education. The mission of the College of Education is to provide students in health and physical education, professional education, and other human services with a quality education through academic, cultural, and leadership experiences, and to provide leadership through scholarship and service to the extended community and professions. Programs in the College of Education prepare students for challenging, gratifying, and socially significant careers.

Degree programs offered include the Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Sport Studies, Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies, Bachelor of Science in Psychology, and the Master of Education Degree, with majors in elementary education, secondary education, educational administration, physical education, and guidance and counseling. Several teaching endorsements and professional certificates are also offered in conjunction with different academic departments.

In addition to its teaching function, the college has a strong service commitment to public schools, human service agencies, and the University Interscholastic League. Each year the college plays host to a variety of professional development institutes for educators and interscholastic events for public schools. Tarleton professors actively provide consultation and technical assistance to schools and human service agencies.

Please consult the section on undergraduate degree requirements on pp. 45-49.

* The organizational structure and name of the College of Education are subject to approval by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAM

Teacher Education is one of the major programs at Tarleton State University. It emphasizes broad general education as a foundation for mastery of teaching skills and specialized knowledge in an academic discipline. The primary purpose of teacher education is to prepare highly qualified teachers for Texas and the nation. The goal of Tarleton State University's Teacher Education Program is to develop teachers who:

1. possess appropriate knowledge and abilities in specific content areas or teaching fields;

2. communicate effectively with students, parents, and other professionals;

3. apply the principles of instructional planning in the development of curriculum;

4. use effective teaching practices;

5. formally and informally evaluate student performance and use results of such assessment in the instructional decision-making process;

6. promote critical thinking and participatory citizenship;

7. are skilled in the use of instructional technology;

8. are proficient in mathematical skills;

9. operate within the legal guidelines and uphold the ethics of the teaching profession;

10. demonstrate concern for students' general welfare; and

11. are committed to continued professional growth and development.

Passing scores on the Texas Academic Skills Program (TASP) Test or Stamford Achievement Test (for students who are deaf) must be achieved prior to enrolling in any teacher education course work or being admitted to an alternative certification program. There are exemptions to the TASP based on ACT, SAT, or TAAS scores. Any student exempt from TASP based on these scores will not be required to take the TASP for admission to the Teacher Education Program. Any other TASP exemptions must be approved by the Certification Officer.

Admission to the Teacher Education Program--

Secondary Certification

1. Formal application for admission to the Teacher Education Program should be made by the student during the first semester of the junior year while enrolled in EDU 3303. Application deadlines are October 15 for the fall semester, February 15 for the spring semester, and June 15 for the summer session. Formal admission to this program shall be a prerequisite to taking any professional development courses beyond EDU 3303.

2. The student must supply the following documents:

...................a. Application for admission to the Teacher Education Program

...................b. A completed and signed certification audit plan

...................c. A $20 application fee.

The student must have completed 60 semester hours toward a degree not including developmental courses.

3. The following criteria must be met for admission to the Teacher Education

Program:

a. Minimum GPA of 2.6 (on a 4.00 scale) on all courses in the following areas: professional development, teaching field(s), delivery system, or endorsements

.......................b. Minimum GPA of 2.6 on all courses listed on the secondary certificate plan

.......................c. No grade lower than C on professional education course work

d. No grade lower than a C in any course in teaching field(s), delivery system, specialization, or endorsements

........................e. Verification of TASP requirements

........................f. Completion of EDU 3303 and PSY 3033 with a grade of C or better

g. Completion of 12 hours of required English with a grade of C or better in each course

.......................h. Completion of University Writing Proficiency requirement

..........................i. Evidence of good moral character and the mental, emotional, and physical ability to function effectively in a classroom

........................j. Departments may require documented professional development and/or

........................leadership activities. Check with individual departments for requirements.

k. Completion of COMS 1013 or its equivalent with a grade of B or better

l. Completion of the prescribed critical thinking skills test while enrolled in EDU 3303, Professional Development I

m. Approval of the Teacher Education Council based on recommendations from the department head of the student's teaching field(s), areas of specialization, delivery system, or endorsements and the Director of Teacher Education.

4. The applicant will receive written notification from the chair of the Teacher Education Council regarding his/her acceptance into the Tarleton Teacher Education Program.

Note: In accordance with Article 6252-13c, Texas Civil Statutes, the State Board for Educator Certification may refuse to issue a teaching certificate for a person who has been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor for a crime that directly relates to the duties and responsibilities of the teaching profession. Clarification should be obtained when seeking admission to the Teacher Education Program. All information will be treated in confidence.

Admission to the Teacher Education Program for Interdisciplinary Studies and Elementary Certification

1. Formal application for admission to the Teacher Education Program should be made by the student during the first semester of the junior year while enrolled in EDU 3303. Application deadline dates are October 15 for the fall semester, February 15 for the spring semester, and June 15 for the summer session. Formal admission to this program shall be prerequisite to taking any professional development courses beyond EDU 3303.

2. The students must submit a completed application and a $20 application fee. An application packet can be obtained from the Teacher Education Handbook. The application file includes the following:

....................a. Completed application form and signed certification audit plan

b. Degree/Certification Audit showing completion of a minimum of 60 semester hours (Developmental course work may not be counted.).

....................c. Verification of passing TASP scores unless exemptions apply based on SAT, ACT, or TAAS scores

....................d. Letters of recommendation

3. The following criteria must be met for admission to the Teacher Education Program as an Interdisciplinary Studies major.

a. Minimum 2.6 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) in each of the following areas:

1. Professional Development

2. Academic Specialization/Delivery System

3. Reading Specialization

4. Combination Subjects

5. Elementary Certification Plan overall

6. Endorsements

b. No grade lower than C in the following:

1. Professional education course work

2. Academic specialization/delivery system course work

3. Reading specialization course work

4. Combination subject course work

5. 12 hours required English

6. Endorsements

c. Passing scores on each section of the Texas Academic Skills Program (TASP) test

d. Completion of EDU 3303 (requires completion of 60 semester hours excluding developmental course work)

e. Completion of a minimum of 9 hours of academic specialization with minimum GPA of 2.6 and no grade lower than a C

f. Completion of RDG 3113, ENGL 3503, and PSY 3033 with a minimum GPA of 2.6 and no grade lower than C

g. Completion of a minimum of 6 hours of combination subjects with a minimum GPA of 2.6 and no grade lower than C

h. Completion of MATH 1073 or higher level and MATH 3033

i. Completion of the University Writing Proficiency Requirement

j. Completion of one full semester at Tarleton State University

k. Completion of COMS 1013 or its equivalent with a grade of B or better

l. Completion of prescribed critical thinking skills test while enrolled in EDU 3303, Professional Development I

m. Evidence of good moral character and the mental, emotional, and physical ability to function effectively in a classroom (You may choose to have your references address these traits.)

Recommendation for Admission to Teacher Education: Interviews will be conducted by two-member teams comprised of Tarleton State University faculty and invited public school educators. Students will be asked questions similar to what might be asked in a job interview, and the responses will be evaluated according to established interview criteria (oral communication, thought processes, leadership potential, and human interaction). Students should expect interviews to last approximately 15-20 minutes.

After the interviews, the candidates will be given a prompt to respond to in writing. Candidates will also be allowed to provide in writing any explanations or additional thoughts that might have occurred after the interview. The writing samples will be graded according to the established criteria (mechanics, organization of content, and appropriateness of content).

Only those applicants who are selected by the Interdisciplinary Studies Admissions Committee and have maintained the above academic standards will be recommended for admission to the Tarleton Teacher Education Program. At the beginning of the semester following selection, the Tarleton Teacher Education Council will vote on recommended candidates for admission to the Program. Should limitations on resources require restrictions to be placed on the number of students admitted in a given semester or year, the Teacher Education Council will admit students based on a total score which is an aggregate of all the above criteria. Students not admitted must reapply.

Retention in the Teacher Education Program

Retention in the Teacher Education Program requires maintenance of standards required for admission, plus evidence of satisfactory academic progress and professional development. If the above-stated criteria for admission and retention are not maintained, a student will receive written notification from the Director of Teacher Education, and he/she will be placed on probation for one semester. If the deficiency is not corrected by the end of the probationary period, the student will be removed from the program and must reapply for admission to the Teacher Education Program to be eligible for enrollment in additional professional education courses.

Tarleton State University reserves the right to monitor a student's professional ethics according to those standards specified in the Code of Ethics and Standard Practices for Texas Education (adopted by the Teachers' Professional Practice Commission, revised March 1, 1998) as it relates to the performance of his or her role as a student teacher or in a field-based activity in the elementary or secondary schools. Appropriate disciplinary action, which may include removal from the Teacher Education Program, may be instituted for violations of ethical conduct or professionalism.

Admission to Student Teaching

Prior to admission to student teaching, one must have been admitted to the Tarleton Teacher Education Program (see "Admission to the Teacher Education Program" in this section of the catalog). Students are urged to study requirements for admission and retention in the program. Application for student teaching must be submitted to the Director of Field Experiences no later than October 15 of the fall semester or February 15 of the spring semester prior to the corresponding fall or spring semester in which the student expects to student teach. (i.e., Application for student teaching must be submitted one year before the semester in which the student expects to student teach.)

Candidates for certification who do not satisfactorily complete student teaching are automatically dropped from the Teacher Education Program. In order to regain eligibility for student teaching and be recommended for certification, a candidate must reapply and be admitted to the Teacher Education Program.

To be admitted to student teaching, all admission requirements to the Tarleton Teacher Education Program must be maintained. Moreover, the following requirements must be completed:

ELEMENTARY

1. Senior classification and prior admission to the Teacher Education Program;

2. Completion of EDU 3303, 3353, 4303, and PSY 3033 (12 hours) with a minimum GPA of 2.6 and no grade lower than C in professional education courses;

3. Completion of at least 12 hours in each of these areas: academic specialization/delivery system, combination of subjects and reading specialization, a minimum GPA of 2.6 and no grade lower than a C are required in each of these areas and in endorsements;

4. A GPA of 2.6 on all course work that is listed and has been completed on the certificate plan;

5. Formal approval of the Tarleton Teacher Education Council;

6. Removal of all incomplete grades prior to the first class day of the semester in which student teaching is done; and

7. Presentation and/or documentation of acceptable professional development and leadership activities. Requirements are available from the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, E. J. Howell Building Room 320.

SECONDARY AND ALL-LEVEL

1. Senior classification and prior admission to the Teacher Education Program;

2. Completion of EDU 3303, 3353, 4303, PSY 3033, and RDG 3513 with a minimum GPA of 2.6 and no grade lower than C in professional education courses;

3. No grade lower than a C and a minimum grade point average of 2.6 in the teaching field, specialization, delivery system, or endorsements.

4. Completion of at least 75 percent of the hours in each teaching field, delivery system, specialization, or endorsements. Specific information may be obtained in the Office of Field Experiences.

5. A GPA of 2.6 on all course work that is listed and has been completed on the certificate plan;

6. Formal approval of the Teacher Education Council;

7. Removal of all incomplete grades prior to the first day of class of the semester during which student teaching is done; and

8. Presentation and/or documentation of acceptable professional development and leadership activities. Requirements are available from individual departments.

Placement of Student Teachers

The Tarleton Center for Professional Development of Educators (TCPDE) governs the placement of student teachers. Student teaching must be accomplished under supervision of Tarleton State University in a school approved by the TCPDE.

Obtaining a Teaching Certificate

Upon completion of all degree and certification requirements, students must apply through the Tarleton Certification Office for their teaching certificate. Application forms may be obtained from the Office of Teacher Certification (Administration Annex, Room 101) and must be returned to this office with a money order in the appropriate amount, payable to Tarleton State University. Upon receipt and review of the completed application for a teaching certificate and copies of passing ExCET scores, Tarleton State University will recommend the applicant to the state for the appropriate certificate.

In addition to degree requirements, students must attain passing scores on the Examination for the Certification of Educators in Texas (ExCET). The ExCET is taken during the last semester of course work or immediately following completion of degree and certificate requirements. Because Tarleton State University must verify eligibility for the ExCET, students should consult with their academic advisors or the Certification Officer to determine which exams to take and when to take them. Registration forms for the ExCET are available in the E. J. Howell Building, Room 105.

Due to the Accountability System for Educator Preparation (ASEP), students failing the ExCET on their second attempt will not be certified to retake the ExCET on their third and subsequent attempts unless the academic department representing the discipline in which the test was failed gives its permission. Departments may choose to require remediation before the student is granted permission to register for the test.

Deficiency Plans

Tarleton State University may provide a deficiency plan for an individual who seeks certification while teaching in a public school. A processing fee of $50.00 will be charged for the preparation of each deficiency plan. The Certification Officer will prepare a deficiency plan using the following guidelines:

  1. The applicant must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university;
  2. The applicant must meet all criteria for admission to the Tarleton Teacher Education Program at the time that the deficiency plan is issued;
  3. An applicant who wants a deficiency plan in counseling should contact his or her advisor for additional departmental requirements.
  4. Please contact the Certification Officer for information concerning forms and documentation necessary for preparation of a deficiency plan.

    Transfer Students

    Tarleton State University welcomes students who transfer credits from other universities or neighboring community colleges. Persons seeking elementary certification will work toward the Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies. Each will be assigned to a specific academic advisor to evaluate transfer credits and plan a course of study. Transfer students should contact the Department of Curriculum and Instruction (E.J. Howell Building Room 320; phone (254) 968-9097).

    Transfer students working toward secondary certification will be advised in the academic department of their major. Information about education courses and secondary certification requirements may be obtained in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction Office (E.J. Howell Building, Room 320; Phone (254) 968-9097).

    Policies governing the acceptance of transfer course work for credit toward teacher certification include the following:

    1. All transfer students are required to submit official transcripts to the University Admissions Office for analysis. The Certification Officer will require official transcripts to develop certification plans for students already possessing a bachelor's degree.

    2. Transfer students from other Texas institutions and institutions in other states are expected to meet Tarleton's program requirements for certification.

    3. Academic advisors and the Certification Officer reserve the right to disallow course work on certification plans that is more than seven years old. Because of changing certification requirements, it is possible that previous course work taken for certification will not count toward the current application.

    4. Typically, students will not be allowed to transfer more than three hours of professional developmental (education) course work into the program at Tarleton and will be required to meet all institutional requirements for the degree and certification.

    5. A minimum of one-third of the semester hours required in each teaching field or areas of specialization sought must be completed at Tarleton.

    6. Individuals who have a degree, but are not certified, will be evaluated for certification requirements by the Certification Officer (Administration Annex, Room 101; phone (254) 968-9817), who also evaluates credentials of individuals with expired certificates. A $50 deficiency plan fee will be charged per deficiency plan.

    Note: Individuals who have a degree and a valid teaching certificate from another state and who seek Texas teacher certification must apply directly to the State Board for Educator Certification to obtain their credentials.

    TARLETON STATE UNIVERSITY WARRANTY

    FOR FIRST-YEAR TEACHERS

    Because Tarleton State University believes that teacher education is a collaborative process between the University and public schools, and because this University is dedicated to achieving excellence in teacher education, the teaching performance of all Tarleton State University graduates is warranted by the University. Should a graduate of Tarleton's Teacher Education Program receive a Texas Teacher Appraisal System domain (I-IV) rating that is less than "satisfactory" on his/her annual appraisal, the University will provide additional professional development aimed at remediating deficiencies at no additional cost to the individual or district.

    Provisions:

    1. The warranty applies only to first-year Texas teachers who graduated from Tarleton State University in the preceding 12 months.

    2. To be eligible for the professional development program, the teacher must have received a domain rating(s) of below expectation or unsatisfactory on his/her annual appraisal.

    3. All requests for services must be in writing from the superintendent of schools.

  5. In cooperation with the independent school district, a professional growth plan will be developed, and the requirements of the plan will be addressed in the professional development program.
  6. The program will be limited to one summer and will not include the cost of room and board.

 

Department of Curriculum & Instruction

Dr. Ann Calahan, Head

E.J. Howell Building, Room 320

(254) 968-9097

Professor: Bradberry, Burk, Lamb, Larmer

Associate Professors: Calahan, Whitley

Assistant Professors: Anderson, L. Hawke, M. Hawke, Hay, Lindsey,

Lipford, Mackey, Malone, Reven, Smith, Tyler

Instructor: Guthrie

 

Elementary Education

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction offers the Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies as the degree leading to teacher certification at the elementary level. Through this degree, students obtain a broad-based preparation in the academic areas that comprise the elementary school curriculum and a reading specialization. Emphases in Early Childhood Education, Generic Special Education, or Middle School may also be obtained. Endorsements are available in English as a Second Language (ESL) and at the graduate level in Gifted and Talented Education. Application for admission to the Tarleton Teacher Education Program must be made during the first semester of the junior year while enrolled in Education 3303. Requirements for admission, retention, and admission to student teaching are described on pp. 129-134 of this catalog. Prior to enrolling in any teacher education course work, students must pass all parts of the TASP test.

Secondary Education

Students working toward secondary certification will pursue a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree with a major and minor, if applicable, in academic disciplines. Students will also take professional education courses to meet certification requirements. While not offering a major in secondary education, the Department of Curriculum and Instruction does offer the courses required to obtain secondary-level certification.

Students obtain academic advisement for secondary certification programs in the department of their major. Application for admission to the Tarleton Teacher Education Program must be made during the first semester of the junior year while enrolled in Education 3303. Requirements for admission, retention, and admission to student teaching are described on pp. 129-134. Prior to enrolling in any teacher education course work, students must pass all parts of the TASP test.

Alternative Certification

The Tarleton Model for Accelerated Teacher Education (TMATE) is an alternative teacher certification program. Its purpose is to prepare highly qualified individuals to serve as public school teachers in Texas. TMATE is not designed to replace or detract from the traditional certification program at Tarleton or any other university. TMATE is a collaborative teacher education program between Tarleton State University and public school districts in Texas.

TMATE is an alternative certification program designed for persons who have al-ready completed a baccalaureate degree and who have a record of exemplary academic achievement and/or work experience. Certification is earned through a combination of intensive summer course work coupled with a paid, year-long internship in a teaching position with a public school. Internship is jointly sponsored and supervised by Tarleton State University and the participating school district. Interns develop professional teaching skills and values through the combination of University classes and practical classroom experience.

Through TMATE, teaching certificates may be earned at the secondary level (grades 6-12), elementary level (pre-kindergarten through grade 6), or generic special education (pre-kindergarten through grade 12).

TMATE Entry Requirements

Grade point requirements for entering the TMATE program are more stringent than those of most other teacher education programs. TMATE applicants must present a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution with an overall GPA of at least 2.75 and a GPA of 2.75 in the area of certification (teaching fields(s) for secondary applicants; a 24-semester hour composite of English, mathematics, social science and laboratory science for elementary and special education applicants).

Applicants must also achieve a passing score on the Texas Academic Skills Program (TASP) test, the test of basic skills mandated by the State of Texas. An acceptable score on the general test of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is required by Tarleton for admission to graduate school because TMATE is a post-baccalaureate program.

Concurrent to applying for admission to TMATE, applicants must also apply to a school district within a 125-mile radius of Tarleton to serve as a sponsor for the internship. Thus, applicants are subjected to a dual screening process: one conducted by the University and the other by the school district. After initial screening and acceptance by the University, services of the University Placement Office are available to applicants to assist in obtaining a placement for their internship.

Additional requirements also apply to TMATE applicants. Persons interested in applying for the program should contact the TMATE Director, E.J. Howell Building, Room 108; phone (254) 968-9095.

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES--ELEMENTARY EDUCATION

The Bachelor of Science Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies leads to teacher certification at the elementary level. New standards currently being developed by the State Board of Educator Certification provide for a generalist certification in grades Pre K – 4 and generalist, Language Arts/Social Studies, Math/Science, Math, and Science certification in grades 4 – 8.

The Interdisciplinary Studies degree program and elementary certification requirements are currently being developed to meet these new Texas Standards.

The typical curriculum for the Bachelor of Science Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies requires (1) a minimum of 135 semester hours and (2) a minimum of 36 semester hours of advanced credit (3000 level or above).

 

CURRICULUM FOR THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES

University Core Curriculum1 ........................................................................Semester Hours

Communications

ENGL 1113, 1123.........................................................................................................6

COMS 1013, 1023, or 3013.......................................................................................3

MATH 1073 or higher................................................................................................3

Lab sciences from CHEM, BIOL, GEOL, PHYS...............................................8

Visual & performing arts from ART, F A, MUSC, THEA................................3

Humanities: Literature course in English............................................................3

Social & behavioral sciences.............................................................................18

HIST 2013, 2023.......................................................................................................(6)

POLS 2013, 2023......................................................................................................(6)

6 additional hours from...........................................................................................(6)

SOC 1013, 2013, PSY 1013, PHIL 1013, 2013,

ECO 1013, 2013, A EC 1053, ARCH 2013,

GEOG 1013, 1023, 1033, HIST 1013, 1023

Wellness: HLTH 1013...............................................................................................3

1 Information about Tarleton’s core curriculum requirements.

 

Students pursuing the BS in Interdisciplinary Studies must complete the University core curriculum (above) and specific requirements for the degree. Elementary certification programs are currently being developed to meet the new Texas Standards from the State Board of Educator Certification for grades Pre K – 4 and 4 – 8.

Details for the new programs will not be available until September 1, 2000. After that date, students must contact academic advisors in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction for program sheets that outline the curriculum.

The curriculum for the BS in Interdisciplinary Studies outlined in the 1999-2000 or previous catalogs will be in effect for students admitted to the Tarleton Teacher Education Program prior to September 1, 2000.

SECONDARY CERTIFICATION

Prior to enrolling in any teacher education course work, students must pass all parts of the TASP test.

A student seeking provisional certification to teach in secondary schools (grades 6-12) must earn a bachelor's degree in an academic department by completing:

1. 60 semester hours of academic foundations;

2. the specified courses in professional development;

3. a course in reading instruction; and

4. requirements in teaching field(s) or delivery system(s) selected.

A grade of C or better is required in all professional development courses and a GPA of 2.6 is required on all work in professional development and in the academic specialization(s) selected. Admission to the Teacher Education Program is a pre-requisite for enrollment in professional development courses beyond EDU 3303. The following courses must be completed prior to enrollment in student teaching: PSY 3033; EDU 3303, 3353, and 4303; and RDG 3513. The recommended sequence for secondary education course work is listed below:

PSY 3033 Prior to enrollment in EDU 3353

EDU 3303 First semester junior year. (See Tarleton Teacher Education Admission requirements.) Formal admission to the Teacher Education Program shall be a prerequisite to taking Professional Development courses beyond EDU 3303. All three parts of TASP test must be completed before enrolling in EDU 3303.

EDU 3353 Second semester junior year

RDG 3513 Must be completed before enrolling in EDU 4303

EDU 4303 First semester senior year

EDU 4353 and 4906 (Student Teaching Semester Block) These courses must be taken concurrently during the semester of student teaching.

Those seeking secondary certification must seek advisement from the department of their academic major. (Refer to specific academic departments for typical curriculum.) Refer to pp. 129-134 of this catalog for specific requirements regarding: 1) admission to the Teacher Education Program; 2) retention in the Teacher Education Program; 3) admission of student teachers; 4) placement of student teachers; and 5) obtaining a teaching certificate.

Secondary Certification Academic Options

Option I: This option shall prepare the individual to teach in grades 6-12 and requires completion of a minimum of 36 semester hours in a single teaching field with 21 semester hours of upper-division courses, with an additional 12 semester hours in a directly supporting field(s).

Option II: This option shall prepare the individual to teach in grades 6-12 and requires completion of two teaching fields with a minimum of 24 semester hours in each field and 12 semester hours of upper-division courses in each area unless otherwise specified.

Option III: This option shall prepare the individual to teach in grades 6-12 and requires completion of a minimum of 48 semester hours in a broad teaching field with 24 semester hours of upper-division courses.

Option IV: This option shall prepare the individual to teach in grades 6-12 and requires completion of a minimum of 48 semester hours in a composite teaching field with 24 semester hours in one area, 12 semester hours of which must be upper division. A minimum of 6 semester hours must be completed in each area.

Option I

ART: ART 1113, 1213, 2113, 2213, 2323, 2413, 3113, 3313, 3413 or 3423, 3513; 6 hours advanced ART as advised; F A 4013

CHEMISTRY: CHEM 1054, 1084, 2014, 2024, 3074, 3234, 4084, 4861,

7 hours advanced CHEM; MATH 1204, 2094; PHYS 1044 or 1224;

PHYS 1054 or 2424

ENGLISH: ENGL 1123, 3 hours sophomore literature (2103, 2203, or 2403), 2503, 3013, 3023, 3203, 4003, 4013, 4023, 4113, 4603; 3 hours from ENGL 3413, 3423, 4153; 14 hours foreign language

HISTORY: HIST 1013, 1023, 2013, 2023, 3043, 4403; 12 hours advanced HIST; 14 hours foreign language

LIFE-EARTH SCIENCE: GEOL 1054, 1064, 2034, 2053, 3103, 4861;

BIOL 1204, 1214, 4014, 4703; E S 3203, 3303, 3403, 3503

MATHEMATICS: MATH 1093, 1204, 1313, 2094, 2113, 2203, 3023, 3043, 3063, 4863; 9-11 hours advanced MATH from 3214, 3603, 4063, 4093, 4204; CIS 3443

SPANISH: SPAN 1014, 1024, 2013, 2023; SPAN 3013 or 3023 as advised; SPAN 3033, 3043, 4003; 12 hours from SPAN 4013, 4023, 4853, 4863 (SPAN 4853 and 4863 may be repeated)

Option II

* ART: ART 1113, 1213, 2113, 2213, 2413, 3113, 3413 or 3423, 3513, 3313 or 4413

BIOLOGY: BIOL 1204, 1214, 2034, 3034, 3154, 3494, 4703, 3044 or 4014

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION: ACC 2033; ADMS 3193; FIN 1013; G B 1033,

3123, 4323, 4443; MGMT 3013

BUSINESS SECRETARIAL: ADMS 1053, 1063, 3153, 3163, 3183, 3193, 4133, 4143; ACC 2033

* CHEMISTRY: CHEM 1054, 1084, 2014, 3074, 4862, 6 hours advanced CHEM

COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS: CIS 1033, 1043, 2023, 2123, 3213, 3513, 3303 or 3043; 6 hours from CIS 3463, 3893, 3053

* EARTH SCIENCE: GEOL 1054, 1064, 2034, 4861; 9 hours from E S 3203,

3303, 3403, 3503; 3 hours advanced GEOL or E S;

ECONOMICS: ECO 2013, 2023, 3013, 3023, 3033, 4013; 6 hours advanced ECO

ENGLISH: 3 hours from ENGL 2103, 2203, 2403; ENGL 2503, 3013, 3023, 3203 or 4113, 4003, 4013, 4023, 4603

HISTORY: HIST 1013, 1023, 2013, 2023, 3043, 4403; 12 hours advanced HIST

* LIFE-EARTH SCIENCE: GEOL 1054, 1064, 4861; BIOL 1204, 1214, 4703;

6 hours from E S 3203, 3303, 3403, 3503; 4 hours BIOL; 3 hours advanced

BIOL, GEOL or E S

* MATHEMATICS: MATH 1093, 1204, 1313, 2094, 2113, 2203, 3023, 3043, 3063,

4863

PHYSICAL EDUCATION: P ED 2003, 2303, 3103, 3123, 3803, 4163, 4203, 4803, 1192; HLTH 2313

* PHYSICAL SCIENCE: CHEM 1054, 1084, 2014, 4861; PHYS 1224, 2063,

2424; 6 hours advanced CHEM and/or PHYS

* PHYSICS: PHYS 1224, 2063, 2424, 3343; 10 hours advanced PHYS

POLITICAL SCIENCE: POLS 2013, 2023; 18 hours advanced POLS

SPANISH: SPAN 2013, 2023; SPAN 3013 or 3023 as advised; SPAN 3033, 3043,

4003; 6 hours from SPAN 4013, 4023, 4853 (SPAN 4853 may be repeated)

SPEECH COMMUNICATION: COMS 1023 or 2033; COMS 2013, 2133, 3033, 3043, 3053, 4063, 4853

* THEATRE ARTS: THEA 1053, 1063, 1072, 1081, 2013, 2033, 2043, 3023,

4003, 4043, 4303; F A 1353

* Second teaching field only.

Option III

BUSINESS COMPOSITE: ADMS 1053, 1063, 3153, 3163, 3183, 3193, 4133, 4143; ACC 2033; MGMT 3013; G B 1033, 3123, 4323; CIS 1043, 4093; FIN 1013

TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION: I T 1053, 1063, 1173, 2053, 2143, 2153, 2253, 3143, 3173, 3233, 3273, 3333, 3353, 3503, 3933, 4053

 

Option IV

SCIENCE (BIOLOGY) COMPOSITE: BIOL 1204, 1214, 2034, 3034, 3154,

3494, 3044 or 4014, 4703; CHEM 1054, 1084, 2014, 4861; PHYS 1044, 1054,

2063; GEOL 1054, 1064, 4851; 6 hours E S

SCIENCE (GEOSCIENCES) COMPOSITE: GEOL 1054, 1064, 1074, 2034, 4861; 9 hours from E S 3203, 3303, 3403, 3503; 2 hours advanced GEOL or E S; BIOL 1204, 1214, 4014, 4703; CHEM 1054, 1084, 2014, 4861; PHYS 1044, 1054, 2063

SOCIAL STUDIES: ECO 2013, 2023; 6 hours from GEOG 1013, 1023, 1033; HIST 1013, 1023, 2013, 2023, 3043, 4403; 12 hours advanced HIST; POLS 2013, 2023; 6 hours advanced POLS

VOCATIONAL EDUCATION: Vocational Human Sciences; Vocational

Agriculture

All-Level Option I

MUSIC:

Ensemble 1011 or 1021

Applied Music 1312, 1322, 2312, 2322, 3312, 3322

Music Theory I & II 1474, 1484

Music Theory III & IV 2474, 2484

Twentieth Century Theory 3492

Instrumentation 4482

String Class 2262 or Diction 2332

Woodwind Class 2272 or Diction 2342

Brass Class 2282 and Percussion Class 2291 or Choral Techniques 3353

Music Survey 1261

Developmental Musical Experiences 3153

Performance Practices 3163

Conducting I & II 3112, 3122

History of Music I, II, & III 3263, 3273, 3283

Recital 4331

Pedagogy in Applied Music 4442 or Fundamentals of Drill Design 4422

All-Level Option II

ALL-LEVEL PHYSICAL EDUCATION: P ED 2003, 2183, 2303, 2503, 3103, 3403, 3803, 4163, 4203, 4803, 1192; HLTH 2313, 3513

 

Department of Educational Administration,

Counseling, & Psychology

Dr. Bob Newby, Head

E.J. Howell Building, Room 320

(254) 968-9090

(888) 968-9945

Professors: Beach, Duncan, Floyd, McCabe, Moseley, Newby

Associate Professors: Albrecht, Holley,

Littleton, Tom, Weissenburger

Assistant Professors: Bucher, Castillo, Cauble, Coulton

Dougherty, Dudley, LaBauve, McNaughten, Rynearson

Instructor: Barron, Gibson

The Department of Educational Administration, Counseling, and Psychology offers degree and certification programs in each of its three discipline areas. A Master of Education degree in Educational Administration is available to those students interested in obtaining principal certification. In addition, the department provides coursework leading to the Superintendent certification. The department also participates in a cooperative doctoral program in Educational Administration with Texas A&M University – Commerce. In Counseling, the department provides coursework leading to a Master of Education degree in Counseling and School Counselor certification. In Psychology, the department offers programs of study leading to the Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology, the Master of Science degree in Counseling Psychology, and the Master of Science degree in Educational Psychology. In Counseling and Psychology, coursework is provided to meet the requirements for the Licensed Professional Counselor and the Associate School Psychologist. To obtain information about these programs, students should contact the Department of Educational Administration, Counseling, and Psychology, E.J. Howell Building, Room 320; phone 254-968-9090 or toll-free (888) 968-9945.

CURRICULUM FOR THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE

IN PSYCHOLOGY

University Core Curriculum1 ....................................................................................Semester Hours

Communications

ENGL 1113, 1123.........................................................................................................................6

COMS 1013, 1023, or 3013 ......................................................................................................3

MATH 1073 or higher................................................................................................................3

Lab sciences from CHEM, BIOL, GEOL, PHYS...............................................................8

Visual & performing arts from ART, F A, MUSC, THEA................................................3

Humanities: Literature course in English............................................................................3

Social & behavioral sciences..............................................................................................18

HIST 2013, 2023........................................................................................................................(6)

POLS 2013, 2023.......................................................................................................................(6)

1 Information about Tarleton’s core curriculum requirements.

6 additional hours from............................................................................................................(6)

SOC 1013, 2013, PSY 1013, PHIL 1013, 2013,

ECO 1013, 2013, A EC 1053, ARCH 2013,

GEOG 1013, 1023, 1033, HIST 1013, 1023

Wellness: HLTH 1013...............................................................................................................3

Courses Required for BS in Psychology

ENGL 2303, COMS 3043..........................................................................................................6

CIS elective..................................................................................................................................3

BIOL 2194, 22042........................................................................................................................8

SOC 1013 or 2013;3 PHIL 1013 or 20133.............................................................................6

minor field of study (at least 6 advanced hours)..............................................................18

electives (at least 6 advanced hours).................................................................................17

PSY 1013, 3303, 3354, 42034 .................................................................................................13

PSY 3013 and 3 hours from PSY 3033, 3053, or 3203......................................................6

from PSY 1023, 3103, 3503, or 4013.......................................................................................6

PSY 2013 or 3073 and 6 hours from PSY 2203, 4053, or 4103 .....................................9

advanced PSY elective ..........................................................................................................3

2 These courses satisfy university core curriculum lab science requirement.

3 Counts toward university core curriculum requirement for social and behavioral sciences.

4 PSY course descriptions.

Department of Health & Physical Education

Dr. Wendell C. Sadler, Head

Wisdom Gym

(254) 968-9186

Professors: Gillespie, Newsome, Priest, Simpson

Associate Professor: Sadler

Assistant Professors: Crews, Giles, Green

Instructors: Allen, Cummings, Felan, Foster, Hooten, Martin, McElroy, McKay, McMillan, Poore, Reisman, Whitten, Wilson, Wright

 

The mission of the Department of Health and Physical Education is to provide quality educational opportunities related to movement and health, provide leadership experiences through service, and promote the total well being of students not only for a career but for a lifetime.

The Department of Health and Physical Education (HPE) offers programs in secondary and all-level certification with specialization in Physical Education and a curriculum for majors on a non-certified basis. Courses are also offered in Physical Education for specialization in elementary teacher certification. An athletic training program leading to state licensure and national certification by the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) is available through the Sports Medicine Program within the Department of HPE. Specific course requirements for becoming an athletic trainer may be obtained in the office of the Director of Sports Medicine. Exercise and Sport Studies majors are required to exhibit departmental standards of health-related fitness. Exercise and Sport Studies majors are also required to participate in leadership/professional development activities. Specific requirements may be obtained in the Department of Health and Physical Education.

The purpose of Physical Education activity courses is to develop skills and attitudes that will carry over into later life as well as develop physical fitness in the student. Repetition of any of these courses for credit must be approved by the Head of the Physical Education Department.

 

CURRICULUM FOR THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE

IN EXERCISE AND SPORT STUDIES

University Core Curriculum1 ................................................................................Semester Hours

Communications

ENGL 1113, 1123.....................................................................................................................6

COMS 1013, 1023, or 3013....................................................................................................3

MATH 1073 or higher.............................................................................................................3

Lab sciences from CHEM, BIOL, GEOL, PHYS............................................................8

Visual & performing arts from ART, F A, MUSC, THEA..............................................3

Humanities: Literature course in English..........................................................................3

1 Information about Tarleton’s core curriculum requirements.

Social & behavioral sciences: ............................................................................................18

HIST 2013, 2023........................................................................................................................(6)

POLS 2013, 2023 .....................................................................................................................(6)

6 additional hours from ..........................................................................................................(6)

SOC 1013, 2013, PSY 1013, PHIL 1013, 2013,

ECO 1013, 2013, A EC 1053, ARCH 2013,

GEOG 1013, 1023, 1033, HIST 1013, 1023

Wellness: HLTH 1013...............................................................................................................3

Courses Required for BS in Exercise and Sport Studies

P ED 1192, 2 hrs activity P ED (excluding 1502 & 1512).................................................4

P ED 2003, 2183, 2303, 3103, 3123, 3803, 4053,

4203, 48032...................................................................................................................................27

P ED electives..............................................................................................................................4

ENGL (2303 recommended)....................................................................................................3

BIOL 2194, 22043..........................................................................................................................8

HLTH 2313.....................................................................................................................................3

Additional Courses Required for Support Areas

For BS in Exercise and Sport Studies with Secondary Certification

EDU 3303, 3353, 4303, 4353, 4906..........................................................................................18

PSY 3033, RDG 3513...................................................................................................................6

second teaching field (Option II) from approved list.........................................................12

second teaching field (advanced).........................................................................................12

P ED 4163........................................................................................................................................3

For BS in Exercise and Sport Studies with All Level Certification

EDU 3303, 3353, 4303, 4353, 4906..........................................................................................18

PSY 3033, RDG 3513...................................................................................................................6

H S 2103...........................................................................................................................................3

P ED 2503, 3403, 4163.................................................................................................................9

P ED, 2 hours (1000), 2 hours (2000-4999).............................................................................4

HLTH 3513.......................................................................................................................................3

For BS in Exercise and Sport Studies - Fitness Management

minor field........................................................................................................................................12

advanced minor field...................................................................................................................6

P ED 4303, 4703, 4826, 2 hours (1000)....................................................................................14

MGMT (6 advanced hours), H S 2103, CIS 1033................................................................12

2 P ED course descriptions.

3 These courses satisfy lab sciences core curriculum requirement.

 

Physical Education - Coeducational Activity Courses

(basic fee of $5.00):

1102. Archery. (1-2) 1282. Tennis-Badminton. (1-2)
1122. Bowling. (1-2)1 1292. Team Sports. (1-2)

1162. Social Dance. (1-2)

1322. Weight Training. (1-2)
1172. Scuba. (1-2)2 1332. Beginning Aerobic Dance. (1-2)
1182. Golf. (1-2) 1342. Advanced Aerobic Dance. (1-2)
1192. Conditioning and Fitness. (1-2) 1352. Water Aerobics. (1-2)3
1202. Fitness Walking. (1-2) 1402. Texan Star Drill Team. (1-2)
1222. Racquetball. (1-2) 1502. Varsity Athletics. (1-2)
1232. Beginners Swimming. (1-2) 1512. Varsity Athletics. (1-2)
1242. Intermediate Swimming. (1-2)  

1 Additional fee for this course.

2 Student must be in good health and able to swim and must pay a special fee.

3 Student should have basic swimming proficiencies.