COLLEGE OF EDUCATION

Dr. Jill Burk, Interim Dean

E. J. Howell Building, Room 105

(254) 968-9089

http://www.tarleton.edu/~coe

Dr. Sara Tyler, Certification Officer

(254) 968-9817

Ms. Sue Owens, ExCET Coordinator

(254) 968-1908

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; Master of Science with majors in educational psychology and counseling psychology; and the Master of Education degree with majors in curriculum and instruction, educational administration, physical education, 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. 37-39.

TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAM

        Teacher Education, one of the major programs at Tarleton State University, 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.

        A student must meet TASP or Stamford Achievement Test (for students who are deaf) requirements prior to enrolling in any teacher education course work or being admitted to an alternative certification program. Exemptions from TASP may be 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.

        Tarleton State University’s Title II Institutional Report for 1999-2000 may be accessed at www.tarleton.edu/~coe.

ADMISSION TO THE TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAM*

Secondary and All-Level 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. 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 Acknowledgment and Responsibility Form

        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.     Satisfaction 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.

* Appeals of any admissions requirements must be made in writing to the Director of Admissions of the Teacher Education Program. Appeals are reviewed by the Teacher Education Council at the next regular meeting.

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

      l.    Completion of the prescribed critical thinking skills test

      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.

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. Formal admission to this program shall be prerequisite to taking any professional development courses beyond EDU 3303.

2.     The student must submit the following items in a manila folder to the Office of Admissions for Teacher Certification:

        a.     Checklist for application packet (found in Handbook for Teacher Certification)

        b.     Completed application (found in Handbook for Teacher Certification)

        c.     $20 fee (if paid by check, make payable to Tarleton) attached to the application

        d.     Acknowledgment/Responsibility Form (dated and with all signatures)

        e.     Substitution form (if applicable; dated and with all signatures)

        f.      Online degree/certificate audit

        g.     Reference/Acknowledgment Form (found in Handbook for Teacher Certification) with 2 typed responses to items 1 and 2

        h.     3 letters of recommendation; one must be from a faculty member outside the Department of Curriculum and Instruction

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) and no grade lower than C in all courses in the following areas: professional development, emphasis area(s), reading, and endorsements

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

        c.     Satisfaction of TASP requirements

        d.     Completion of EDU 3033 and PSY 2203 or 3033 with a grade of C or better

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

        f.      Completion of University Writing Proficiency requirement

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

        h.     Completion of prescribed critical thinking skills test

        i.      Completion of MATH 1073 or higher

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

        k.     Recommendation from the Department of Curriculum and Instruction

        Recommendation for Admission to Teacher Education: Interviews will be conducted by two-member teams comprised of Tarleton State University faculty and/or invited public school educators. Students will be asked questions similar to those that 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 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 members will vote on those candidates recommended 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 <www.tarleton.edu/~teacherfield>

        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:

Early Childhood Through Grade 4 Generalist*

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

2.     Completion of EDU 3303, 3353, 3943, 3963, 3043, EDSP 3613, and 6 hours of required Human Sciences courses with a minimum GPA of 2.6 and no grade lower than C

3.     Completion of at least 16 hours of Generalist coursework with a minimum GPA of 2.6 and no grade lower than C

4.     Completion of RDG 3113, 3843, 4093, and 4103 and ENGL 3503 with a minimum GPA of 2.6 and no grade lower than C

5.     Completion of at least 75% of any endorsement coursework with a minimum GPA of 2.6 and no grade lower than C

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

7.     Formal approval of the Tarleton Teacher Education Council

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

9.     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.

     

Grades 4 - 8 Middle School Emphases

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

2.     Completion of EDU 3303, 3353, and 4303 with a minimum GPA of 2.6 and no grade lower than a C

3.     Completion of at least 20 hours of coursework in a single academic emphasis with a minimum GPA of 2.6 and no grade lower than C, or completion of at least 42 hours in composite emphases coursework with a minimum GPA of 2.6 and no grade lower than C

4.     Completion of at least 15 hours of reading with a minimum GPA of 2.6 and no grade lower than C

5.     Completion of at least 75% of any endorsement coursework with a minimum GPA of 2.6 and no grade lower than C

6.     A GPA of at least 2.6 on all coursework that has been completed from the certificate plan

7.     Formal approval of the Tarleton Teacher Education Council

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

* It is recommended that students be within 12 hours of completing certification and degree requirements, excluding EDU 4906 and EDU 4353.

9.     Presentation and/or documentation of acceptable professional development and leadership activities. Information about requirements is available in 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.

* It is recommended that students be within 12 hours of completing certification and degree requirements, excluding EDU 4906 and EDU 4353.

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). Because Tarleton State University must verify eligibility for the ExCET, students must consult with their academic advisors or the ExCET Coordinator to determine which exams to take and when to take them.

        Before the student is granted permission to register for the test, all departmental requirements must be met. Requirements may include a practice exam and/or review sessions. Furthermore, a bar code may be denied to students registering to take ExCET tests for the first time at the last test administration of the academic year. Registration bulletins for the ExCET may be obtained by contacting the ExCET Coordinator in Room 101, E.J. Howell Building or by calling 254-968-1908.


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 or educational diagnostician should contact his or her advisor for additional departmental requirements.

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 who already hold 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 transcript evaluation fee will be charged.

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 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 Professional Development and Appraisal System (PDAS) 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.

4.        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.

5.        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

http://www.tarleton.edu/~teachered

Professors: Bradberry, Burk, Calahan, Lamb, Larmer

Associate Professors: Chipman, L. Hawke, M. Hawke, Tyler, Whitley

Assistant Professors: Allen, Anderson, Castañeda, Harris,

Hay, Jinkins, Lindsey, Lipford, Reven, K. Smith, S. Smith

Instructors: Guthrie, Sheppard-Mahaffey

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 of Early Childhood through Grade 4 and at the middle school level of Grades 4 through 8. Through this degree, students choosing early childhood certification obtain a broad-based content preparation with a strong emphasis on language arts and reading. At the middle school level, certification areas include Math, Science, Language Arts/Social Studies, and Math/Science. Supplemental certificates are available in Special Education, 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. 126-128 of this catalog. Prior to enrolling in any teacher education course work, students must pass all parts of the TASP test and complete 60 hours of coursework.

SECONDARY AND ALL-LEVEL EDUCATION

        Students working toward secondary and all-level 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- and all-level certification.

        Students obtain academic advisement for secondary and all-level 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. 125-128. 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 offered in Stephenville, Killeen, and Fort Worth. Its purpose is to prepare highly qualified individuals to serve as public school teachers in Texas. TMATE is a collaborative teacher education program between Tarleton State University and public school districts in the Tarleton service area.

        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 in the following certification areas: Early Childhood – Grade 4; Middle School (grades 4 – 8); and High School (grades 8 – 12). All-level certifications are available in Generic Special Education, Physical Education, Art, and Music. Bilingual and ESL certifications are offered only through the TMATE – Fort Worth ISD program.

TMATE Entry Requirements

        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. Passing scores on each section of TASP or acceptable scores on the General GRE are required for admission to TMATE. Applicants who submit an acceptable GRE score concurrent with admission to TMATE will be eligible to apply a portion of their TMATE credits toward a Master of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction.

        Meeting the minimum entry requirements does not constitute a guarantee of admission to the program. Applicants will be evaluated to determine an appropriate level of oral language proficiency and critical thinking ability. Additional evaluation procedures include a structured oral interview, formal writing sample, work evaluations from previous employment, performance on a standardized test of critical thinking, and additional evaluations prescribed by TMATE admission policies.

        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.

        A full description of the TMATE program is provided on the website, www.tarleton.edu/~tmate. Applicants may also contact one of the three TMATE offices:

Stephenville

Dr. Bill Larmer,

TMATE Director

Box T-0290

TarletonStateUniversity

Stephenville, TX76402

254-968-9095

larmer@tarleton.edu

Killeen

Mr. Steve Harris

TMATE Coordinator

2301 Atkinson AvenueBuilding 3

Killeen, TX76543

254-501-0163

sharris@tarleton.edu

Fort Worth

Ms. Eileen Watson

TMAT Coordinator

3150 McCart Street

Room 239

Fort Worth, TX76110

vwats@ftworth.isd.tenet.edu


BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE

IN INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES--ELEMENTARY EDUCATION

        The Bachelor of Science Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies leads to teacher certification at the Early Childhood through Grade 4 and the Middle School Grades 4 through 8 levels. New standards recently developed by the State Board of Educator Certification (SBEC) provide the framework for Early Childhood through Grade 4 Generalist and Middle School Grades 4 through 8 in Math, Science, Language Arts/Social Studies, and Math/Science certification programs that have been approved at Tarleton State University.

        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).

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, 3033, PSY 1013, PHIL 1013, 2013,

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

GEOG 1103, 1203, 2013, HIST 1013, 1023

Wellness: HLTH 1013                                                                                3

Courses Required for Major

ENGL sophomore literature                                                                        3

MATH 3033, 3053                                                                                     6

RDG 3113, 3843, EDU 3303, 3353, 4353, 4906                                          21

Additional Courses Required for Support Areas

For Interdisciplinary Studies Generalist Early Childhood through Grade 4

        F A 1353,2 MUSC 2133                                                                    6

        PSY 3033                                                                                       3

        SPAN 1014, 1043                                                                            7

        BIOL 2103, P SC 1014, SOSC 3013                                                 10

        HLTH 3513 or P ED 3803                                                                 3

        ENGL 3203, 3503                                                                            6

        EDSP 3613, RDG 4093, 4103, EDU 3943, 3963, 4043                        18

        SOC 3013                                                                                       3

        H S 2043, 2113, 3003                                                                      9

       

1 See p. 38 for additional information about Tarleton’s core curriculum requirements.

2 This course satisfies the visual and performing arts core curriculum requirement.

For Middle School Math Support Area

        PSY 2203 or 3033                                                                           3

        SPAN 1014, 1024                                                                            8

        EDU 4303                                                                                       3

        RDG 3513, 4093, 4103                                                                     9

        ENGL 3203, 3903                                                                            6

        MATH 1163,3 1204, 3023, 4043, 4053, 3003 or 3504                       19-20

        advanced MATH as advised                                                              3

        electives as advised                                                                      10-11

For Middle School Math/Science Support Area

        PSY 2203 or 3033                                                                           3

        EDU 4303                                                                                       3

        RDG 3513                                                                                       3

        ENGL 3203 or 3903                                                                          3

        BIOL 1204,4 1214,4 4014, 4703                                                        15

        GEOL 1054,4 4861                                                                           5

        CHEM 10344                                                                                   4

        PHYS 10144                                                                                    4

        E S 3303; E S 3203 or PHYS 1034                                                   6-7

        advised science elective                                                                    4

        MATH 1163,3 1204, 3023, 4043 or 4053, 3003 or 3504                      16-17

        advanced MATH as advised                                                               3

For Middle School Science Support Area

        PSY 2203 or 3033                                                                            3

        SPAN 1014, 1024                                                                             8

        MATH 4053                                                                                      3

        EDU 4303                                                                                        3

        RDG 3513, 4093, 4103                                                                      9

        ENGL 3903, 3203                                                                             6

        BIOL 1204,4 1214,4 4014, 4703                                                        15

        GEOL 1054,4 4861                                                                           5

        CHEM 10344                                                                                   4

        PHYS 10144                                                                                    4

        E S 3303; E S 3203 or PHYS 1034                                                   6-7

        advanced science elective                                                                 4

3 This requirement may also be met by taking both MATH 1073 and 1093. This course satisfies the university core curriculum mathematics requirement.

4 Any two of these courses satisfy the university lab science core curriculum requirement.


For Middle School Language Arts/Social Sciences Support Area

        PSY 2203 or 3033                                                                             3

        SPAN 1014, 1024                                                                              8

        MATH 4053                                                                                       3

        EDU 4303                                                                                         3

        RDG 3513, 4093, 4103                                                                       9

        COMS 2013; 1023 or 2033                                                                 6

        ENGL 3203, 3903                                                                              6

        advanced ENGL as advised                                                                6

        HIST 1013,5 1023,5 3043                                                                   9

        SOSC 3013 or advanced Social Science as advised                             3

        ECO 10136                                                                                       3

        GEOG 1103; 1203 or 2013                                                                 6

5 One of these courses may be counted toward the social and behavioral sciences core curriculum requirement.

6 This course may be counted toward the social and behavioral sciences core curriculum requirement.

SECONDARY AND ALL-LEVEL CERTIFICATION

     Students pursuing secondary and all-level certification must be in contact with the academic department of their intended major. Secondary certification programs are currently being developed to meet the new Texas Standards from the State Board of Educator Certification for grades 8 through 12 and all level.

      Prior to enrolling in any teacher education course work, students must pass all parts of the TASP test and complete 60 hours of coursework.

      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 2203 or 3033; EDU 3303, 3353, and 4303; and RDG 3513. The recommended sequence for secondary education course work is listed below:

PSY 2203 or 3033  Required for admission to Tarleton Teacher Education Program

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 (Practicum Semester) These courses must be taken concurrently during the semester of student teaching.

Those seeking secondary and all-level certification must seek advisement from the department of their academic major. (Refer to specific academic departments for typical curriculum.) Refer to pp. 125-128 of this catalog for specific requirements regarding: 1) admission to the Teacher Education Program; 2) retention in the Teacher Education Program; 3) admission of practicum interns; 4) placement of practicum interns; and 5) obtaining a teaching certificate.

SECONDARY AND ALL-LEVEL EDUCATOR CERTIFICATES

        The State Board of Educator Certification (SBEC) adopted Standards Based Educator Preparation programs aligned with the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). Tarleton State University currently offers the following secondary and all-level educator certificates developed within the framework of SBEC 2000 Standards. Additional certificate programs may be developed by academic departments within the next year.

EDUCATOR CERTIFICATES 2000 STANDARDS

Grades 8 – 12

ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS AND READING: ENGL 1113, 1123; 3 hours from ENGL 2013, 2203, or 2403; ENGL 2503, 3013, 3023, 3203, 4003, 4013, 4023, 4113, 4603; 3 hours from ENGL 3413, 3423 or 4153

SPEECH: COMS 1023 or 2033; COMS 2013, 2133, 3033, 3043, 3103, 4063, 4123

SOCIAL STUDIES: HIST 1013, 1023, 2013, 2023, 3043, 4403, 12 hours advanced HIST; POLS 2013, 2023, 6 hours advanced POLS; GEOG 1103, 3 hours from GEOG 1203, 2013 or 2023; ECO 2013, 2023

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

SCIENCE (Biology Emphasis): BIOL 1204, 1214, 2034, 3034, 3154, 3494, 4014, 4703; GEOL 1054, 1064, 4861; 6 hours E S electives; CHEM 1054, 1084, 2014, 4861; PHYS 1044, 1054, PHYS elective

SCIENCE (Geosciences Emphasis): BIOL 1204, 1214, 4014, 4703, GEOL 1054, 1064, 4861: 6 hours from E S 3203, 3303, 3403, or 3503: CHEM 1054, 1084, 2014, 4861; PHYS 1044, 1054, 2063

PHYSICAL SCIENCE: CHEM 1054, 1084, 2014, 4861; MATH 1204, 2094; 2104 or 3063; PHYS 1224, 2424, 3343; CHEM 3234 or PHYS 3333

LIFE SCIENCE: BIOL 1204, 1214, 2034, 3034, 3154, 3494, 4014, 4703

MATHEMATICS: MATH 1204, 1313, 2094, 2203, 3023, 3103, 3323, 4043, 4863, 9 hours approved advanced MATH

TECHNOLOGY APPLICATIONS: ENGL 3123, 4123, 4203; CIS 3083, 3463, 4153; COMS 3064; EDTC 3003, 4003

All – Level

ART: ART 1113, 1213, 2113, 2213, 2313, 2323, 2413, 3213, 3113, 3413, 3423, 3513, 3713, 4413, 4863; 15 hours advised advanced ART electives

MUSIC: MUSC 1011 or 1021; MUSC 3011, 3021, 1312, 1322, 2312, 2322, 3312, 3322, 4331, 1474, 1484, 2474, 2484, 3492, 4482 ,1261, 3112, 3122, 3153, 3163, 3263, 3273, 3283; MUSC 2262 or 2332; 2272 or 2342; 2282 & 2291 or MUSC 3353; MUSC 4442 or 4422

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

SPECIAL EDUCATION: E C – 4 Generalist; EDSP 3623, 4633, 4643, 4653

SUPPLEMENTAL CERTIFICATES*

*May be added to any grade level certificate

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL): ENGL 3203, 3703; PSY 3203; EDU 4863 (ESL Problems)

GIFTED AND TALENTED: EDU 5603, 5623, 5643, 5663, 5693

SPECIAL EDUCATION: RDG 3113, 3843; P ED 3803; EDSP 3613, 3623, 4633, 4643, 4653

CERTIFICATES BASED ON 1987 STANDARDS

Standards for the following programs will likely be changed by SBEC in the future. Please maintain contact with the appropriate academic department for the latest changes. Educator Certificates for grades 6 — 12 that may be available until new Standards are developed by SBEC are as follows:

Grades 6 - 12

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION: ACC 2033; ADMS 3193: FIN 1013, GB 1033, 3123, 4323, 4443; MGMT 3013

BUSINESS COMPOSITE: ADMS 1053, 1063, 3153, 3163, 3183, 3193, 4133, 4143: ACC 2033: MGMT 3013; GB 1033, 3123, 4323, 4443; CIS 1043, 4093: FIN 1013

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

SPANISH: SPAN 2013, 2023; SPAN 3013 or 3023 as advised; SPAN 3033, 3043, 4003; 6 hours from SPAN 4013, 4023, 4853,* 4863* (*may be repeated for credit)

TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION: I T 1053, 1063, 1173, 2053, 2143, 2153, 2253, 3143, 3173, 3233, 3273, 3333, 3503, 3933, 4053; MET 3363

THEATRE ARTS: THEA 1053, 1063, 1072, 1081, 2013, 2033, 2043, 3023, 4003, 4023, 4043; FA 1353

AGRICULTURE: AGRI 1011, A EC 3143, ANSC 1073, 3023, 4033; ANSC 4103 or 3133; A EN 2013, 2213, 2303, 3253; AS&D 3023, 4063, 4503, 4851; HORT 2003, 3603: AGRN 1053, 3014; advanced HORT or AGRN elective

HUMAN SCIENCES: H S 1023, 1053, 1101, 2023, 2053, 2103, 3003, 3013, 3043, 3053 or 4093; 3063; 3093 or 3163; 3113, 3123, 3253, 3333; 4013 or 4063, 4043, 4073


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,

Littleton, McCabe, Moseley, Newby

Associate Professors: Albrecht, Cauble, Harrison, Weissenburger

Assistant Professors: Byrd, Cameron, Dougherty, Dudley, Higham, LaBauve, LaPierre, Malone, Mauldin, McNaughten, Rynearson

Instructor: 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. Information may also be obtained from our web site: www.tarleton.edu/~dpce.

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 See p. 38 for additional information about Tarleton’s core curriculum requirements.


        6 additional hours from                                                                      (6)

                SOC 1013, 2013, 3033, PSY 1013, PHIL 1013, 2013,

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

GEOG 1103, 1203, 2013, 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 See p. 362 for PSY course descriptions.


Department of Health & Physical Education

Dr. Steve Crews, Head

Wisdom Gym

(254) 968-9186

Professors: Gillespie, Newsome, Priest, Simpson

Associate Professor: Sadler

Assistant Professors: Crews, Giles, Martin, Sandford

Instructors: Allen, Bow, Cummings, Felan, Foster, Hooten, McElroy, McKay, McMillan, Reisman, Whitten, 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 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.

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

 See p. 38 for additional 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, 3033, PSY 1013, PHIL 1013, 2013,

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

GEOG 1103, 1203, 2013, HIST 1013, 1023

Wellness: HLTH 1013                                                                                   3

                                                                                                                               

Courses Required for BS in Exercise and Sport Studies

P ED 1192, 2003, 2183, 2303, 2503, 3103, 3123, 3403, 3803, 4163,

        4203, 48032                                                                                      35

ENGL (2303 recommended)                                                                        3

BIOL 2194, 22043                                                                                      8

HLTH 2313, 3513                                                                                       6

                                                               

Additional Courses Required for Support Areas

For BS in Exercise and Sport Studies with All-Level Certification

    and Level 8-12 Additional Certification Field4

        EDU 3303, 3353, 4303, 4353, 4906                                                    18

        PSY 2203 or 3033, RDG 3513                                                            6

        Level 8-12 additional certification field                                                 12

        Level 8-12 additional certification field (advanced)                                 12

        P ED 4163                                                                                        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 See p. 354 for P ED course descriptions.

3 These courses satisfy lab sciences core curriculum requirement.

4 Certification requirements will change effective in Fall 2003 due to changes in the ExCET exam.

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)1   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.

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