College of Education

Dr. Jill Burk, Dean

E. J. Howell Building, Room 105
(254) 968-9089
http://www.tarleton.edu/~coe

Dr. Diane Taylor, Certification Officer
(254) 968-9817
Ms. Sue Owens, Testing Coordinator for Certification
(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 supplemental 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 2000-2001 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 submit to the Office of Admission for Teacher Certification the following documents which can be found in the Handbook for Teacher Certification at www.tarleton.edu/~certification:

a. Application for admission to the Teacher Education Program;
b. A completed and signed Acknowledgment and Responsibility Form;
c. A completed and signed certificate plan provided by the Certification Office; and
d. 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), or supplemental coursework;
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 teaching field(s), supplementals or coursework
e. Satisfaction of TASP requirements;
f. Completion of EDU 3303 and PSY 2203 or 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. Completion of COMS 1013 or its equivalent with a grade of B or better
k. Completion of the prescribed critical thinking skills test;
l. Approval of the Teacher Education Council based on recommendations from the department head of the student's teaching field(s), or supplemental course work and the Certification Officer; and
m. Departments may require documented professional development and/or leadership activities. Check with individual departments for requirements.

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.

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

Note: The State Board for Educator Certification may require disclosure of previous arrest, conviction and/or deferred adjudication and may refuse to issue an educator certificate for a person who has been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor for a moral turpitude crime which relates to the teaching function. Pursuant to §22.082, Texas Education Code, the State Board for Educator Certification may access any criminal history information pertaining to you and held by any law enforcement or criminal justice agency. The State Board for Educator Certification may refuse to confer state certification based on such criminal history information.

Pursuant to §22.083, Texas Education Code, a school district and private school may access any criminal history information pertaining to you and held by any law enforcement or criminal justice agency. A school district or private school may refuse to provide a placement for field experience or employ you based on your criminal history. A school district or private school must report to the State Board for Educator Certification if the school district or private school obtains or has knowledge that an applicant or holder of an educator certificate has a criminal history.

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 available online at www.tarleton.edu/~certification);
b. Completed application (found in Handbook for Teacher Certification)
c. $20 fee 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; and
h. 3 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) and no grade lower than C in all courses in the following areas: professional development, emphasis area(s), reading, and supplemental coursework;
b. Minimum GPA of 2.6 on all courses listed on the certification plan;
c. Satisfaction of TASP requirements;
d. Completion of EDU 3303 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; and
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, 4043, 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 supplemental 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 supplemental 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 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. 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 2203 or 3033, and RDG 3513 with a minimum GPA of 2.6 and no grade lower than C;
3. No grade lower than a C and a minimum grade point average of 2.6 in the teaching fields or supplemental course work;
4. Completion of at least 75% of the hours in each teaching field, or supplemental course work; (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
The Certification Office must verify the following before a student will be recommended for certification online.
1. Degree earned;
2. Passing scores on each portion of the TASP test;
3. Successful in passing all ExCET/TExES tests required for initial certification;
4. Completion of all course work on Certification Plan;
5. Written documentation and advisor approval for course substitutions; and
6. Minimum 2.6 GPA met in required areas on certificate plan and a minimum 2.6 GPA overall on certificate plan.

To apply online go the the State Board for Educator Certification web site at www.sbec.state.tx.us click on “SBEC Online”, then click on “Applicants/Educators.” On the next screen, click on “For access to the Online System, click here.” This will open a new window where you will either click on “Apply” or log in with your username and password if you have already created an account.

SBEC Information: 1 (888) 863-5880 – Toll Free, M – F, 7:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. CST

Letters of Completion: SBEC will email a letter acknowledging receipt of online application for certification and another e-mail will be sent when Tarleton State University has recommended the online certificate.

In addition to degree requirements, students must attain passing scores on the Examination for the Certification of Educators in Texas (ExCET) and/or the Texas Examinations of Educator Standards (TExES). Because Tarleton State University must verify eligibility for the ExCET/TExES, students must consult with their academic advisors or the Testing Coordinator for Certification 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. Registration bulletins for the ExCET/TExES may be obtained by contacting the Testing Coordinator for Certification in Room 101, E. J. Howell Building or by calling 254-968-1908. Additional testing information can be found at www.tarleton.edu/~excet.

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. Students 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 and all-level certification will be advised in the academic department of their major. Information about education courses and all-level certification requirements may be obtained in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction (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 emphasis 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). The Certification Officer 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 and 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, Lindsey, Reven, S. Smith, Tyler, Whitley
Assistant Professors: Allen, Anderson, Boggs, Castañeda, Currin, Gambill, Harris, Hay, Jinkins, Lipford, K. Smith, Sopko
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, at the middle school level of Grades 4 through 8 and All Level Special Education. 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 Generalist, 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 and Technology Applications. 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. 121-125 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 professional development 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. 121-125. 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 already 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. The 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 for a teaching position with a school district within a 125-mile radius of Tarleton. (Interns in the TMATE-FWISD program must seek employment in Fort Worth ISD.) 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
Tarleton State University
Stephenville, TX 76402
254-968-9095
larmer@tarleton.edu
Killeen
Dr. Steve Harris
TMATE Coordinator
2301 Atkinson Avenue Building 3
Killeen, TX 76543
254-501-0163
sharris@tarleton.edu
Fort Worth
Ms. Eileen Watson
TMATE Coordinator
7400 Garza Street
Fort Worth, TX 76116
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 Generalist and in Math, Science, Language Arts/Social Studies, and Math/Science certification programs as well as All Level Special Education 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

 
Semester Hours
University Core Curriculum
See p. 38 for additional information about Tarleton’s core curriculum requirements.
47
 
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 1353,1 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 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 1163,2 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 1204,3 1214,3 4014, 4703

15

GEOL 1054,3 4861

5

CHEM 10343

4

PHYS 10143

4

E S 3303; E S 3203 or PHYS 1034 or PHYS 1134

6-7

advised science elective

4

MATH 1163,2 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 1204,3 1214,3 4014, 4703

15

GEOL 1054,3 4861

5

CHEM 10343

4

PHYS 10143

4

E S 3303; E S 3203 or PHYS 1034 or PHYS 1134

6-7

advanced science elective

4
2 This requirement may also be met by taking both MATH 1073 and 1093. This course satisfies the university core curriculum mathematics requirement.
3 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 1013,4 1023,4 3043

9

SOSC 3013 or advanced Social Science as advised

3

ECO 10135

3

GEOG 1103; 1203 or 2013

6
4 One of these courses may be counted toward the social and behavioral sciences core curriculum requirement.
5 This course may be counted toward the social and behavioral sciences core curriculum requirement.
   
For Middle School Generalist  

PSY 2203 or 3033

3

SPAN 1014, 1043

7

EDU 4303, RDG 3513, 4093,4103

12

BIOL 1204, 1214, GEOL 1054, CHEM 1034, PHYS 1014

20

E S 3203, 3303, BIOL 4014

10

MATH 1163, 3003 or 3504, 3023, 4053

12-13

HIST 3043, ECO 1013, GEOG 1103

9

ENGL 3903

3
   
For All Level Special Education  

EDU 4303, RDG 3513, 4093, 4103

12

SOSC 3013

3

BIOL 2103, P SC 1014

7

E ED 3804

3

ENGL 3503

3

PSY 3033

3

SPAN 1014, 1043

7

EDSP 3613, 3623, 4623, 4633, 4643, 4653, 4663, 4673

24

 

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 excluding developmental courses.

A student seeking provisional certification to teach in secondary schools (grades 8-12) 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. 121-125 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
COMPUTER SCIENCE: CIS 1033 or 3003; 1103 or 3033; 2403 or 3303; 2413 or 3313; 3153, 3403, 3513, 3893
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, 2034, 4861: 9 hours from E S 3203, 3303, 3403, or 3503; CHEM 1054, 1084, 2014, 4861; PHYS 1044, 1054, 2063; HYDR 1103; 2 hours advanced GEOL or E S
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 3153, 3463 or 1163, 4153; COMS 3064; EDTC 3003, 4003. GRADUATE LEVEL: CIS 5603, 5613, 5623, 5633, 5653, EDTC 5493, 5593

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

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: E C – 4: EDSP 3613, 3623, 4633, 4643, 4653, 4663;
4 - 8: EDSP 3613, 3623, 4633, 4653, 4663; 8 - 12: EDSP 3613, 3623, 4633, 4643, 4663, RDG 3113, 3843, and MATH 3033.

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, Dougherty, Dudley, Higham, Kerr, LaBauve, LaPierre, Leopold, Malone, Rynearson, Winn
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 and from our office at Tarleton-Central Texas; phone 254-519-5464.

THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN PSYCHOLOGY

 
Semester Hours
University Core Curriculum
See p. 38 for additional information about Tarleton’s core curriculum requirements.
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Courses Required for BS in Psychology  
ENGL 2303, COMS 3043
6
CIS elective
3
BIOL 2194, 22041
8
SOC 1013 or 2013;2 PHIL 1013 or 20132
6
minor field of study (at least 6 advanced hours)
18
electives (at least 6 advanced hours)
17
PSY 1013, 3303, 3354, 42033
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 41033
9
advanced PSY elective
3

1 These courses satisfy university core curriculum lab science requirement.
2 Counts toward university core curriculum requirement for social and behavioral sciences.
3 See p. 354 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: Bow, Cummings, Felan, H. Foster, R. Foster,
Hooten, McElroy, McKay, L. Reisman, C. Strickland
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

 
Semester Hours
University Core Curriculum
See p. 38 for additional information about Tarleton’s core curriculum requirements.
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Courses Required for BS in Exercise and Sport Studies  
P ED 1192, 2003, 2183, 2303, 3103, 3123, 3803, 4203, 48031
26
ENGL (2303 recommended)
3
BIOL 2194, 22042
8
HLTH 2313
3
 
Additional Courses Required for Support Areas  
For BS in Exercise and Sport Studies with All-Level Certification  
For BS in Exercise and Sport Studies with All-Level Certification
and Level 8-12 Additional Certification Field3
 

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

 
   
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
   

1 See p. 347 for P ED course descriptions.
2 These courses satisfy lab sciences core curriculum requirement.
3 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) 1292. Team Sports. (1 2)
1122. Bowling. (1 2)1 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)
1282. Tennis Badminton. (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.