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The required foundation and professional courses for teacher preparation and licensure are administered by the Department of Curriculum and Supervision. These courses are designated by the course prefixes EDF and EDCS.
Chair: Osman Alawiye, Ph.D., J.D.
Osman Alawiye, Ph.D., J.D., Curriculum and Instruction, Law
Linda S. Beath, Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction
Andrea Bowman, Ed.D., Curriculum and Instruction, Supervision
Franklin D. Carlson, Ed.D., Social Studies, Curriculum and Instruction
Cindy C. Emmans, Ed.D., Technology Education
Madalon Lalley, Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction, Supervision
Luetta Monson, Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction, Middle Schools
Steven A. Schmitz, Ed.D., Curriculum and Instruction, Administration
Henry Williams, Ed.D, Supervision
Dennis L. Martinen, Ed.D., Curriculum and Instruction, Supervision
Barbara A. Phillips, Ph.D., Administration, Supervision
Don B. Woodcock, Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction, Supervision
Kim M. Jones, Ph.D., Supervision
Foundation and professional courses in the Department of Curriculum and Supervision, in close cooperation with other departments, prepare students for the initial teaching certificate in elementary, middle/junior, or high schools. Students must be admitted to the Teacher Education program, as well as to the University, before enrolling in teacher education courses.
PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION PROGRAM OPTIONS
Alternate professional education programs have been developed for students preparing to teach. Students preparing to teach must complete one of the two following options:
Option I is a campus-centered approach to teacher preparation. Students should begin Option I during the second or third quarter of the sophomore year.
Since EDCS 300 is offered only in August-September for Option I, students should enroll for EDCS 300 prior to their junior year. Student teaching is completed at one of the approved off-campus locations.
(2835 - secondary)
Option II is a field-based approach to teacher preparation. The program requires students to be off-campus two quarters. Students can begin this program any quarter except summer. The first quarter off campus (9 cr.) will be completed at a CWU designated field center. The 9 credit block consists of EDCS 300.1 and EDCS 392. (Students usually take one or two evening classes to make up a full load of 15-16 cr.) The second quarter off-campus is the student teaching experience which may be done in any of the approved off-campus locations. Check catalog for course descriptions, prerequisites, and requirements for completing courses. Some must be taken in sequence. See an advisor.
Courses Credits Option I: EDCS 300, Pre-Autumn Field Experience 4 EDF 301, Teaching: An Orientation 3 Option II EDCS 300.1, Teaching: Introductory Field Experience 4 EDCS 392, Practicum 5 OPTIONS I AND II PSY 314, Human Development and the Learner 4 EDF 302, Introduction to Students with Exceptionalities 4 *PSY 315, Educational Psychology 4 *EDCS/BSED 316, Educational Technology 3 *EDCS 311, Teaching: Curriculum, Methods, and Materials 5 *EDCS 444, Educational Issues and Law 3 *EDCS 442, Student Teaching 16 Select one Socio-Cultural course: 3-5 EDCS 431, Intercultural Education (3) ETS 101, Ethnic Awareness (4) ANTH 130, Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (5) SOC 365, Minority Groups (5) *These courses require completion of EDF 301 and PSY 314 as prerequisites. (Option I) *These courses require completion of EDCS 300.1, EDCS 392, and PSY 314 as prerequisites. (Option II) **These courses count toward breadth requirements. Option I and II - Elementary Total 49-53 Additional Requirement for Secondary Teaching Majors (Options I and II): EDCS 424, Reading in the Content Fields 3 NOTE: EDF 302, EDCS 424, or EDCS 444 may be completed after student teaching. Option I and II - Secondary Total 52-56
Students must complete a minimum of 16 quarter credits of student teaching on an all day basis for one quarter. To qualify for certification to teach in more than one specialization, students must meet all requirements listed in the catalog for each specialization.
Applications for student teaching must be made in the Curriculum and Supervision Office.
Student teaching assignments are made according to the following policies:
1. All prerequisites in the course description for student teaching must be completed.
2. One quarter in residence at CWU is required before a student may be assigned to student teaching, unless an exception is approved by the Chair of the Department of Curriculum and Supervision.
3. Students must be endorsed for student teaching by their major and minor departments. The endorsement requires completion of 75 percent of the major and minor areas. See major and minor department for advising.
4. Most student teaching assignments will be made at centers outside Kittitas County.
5. Student requests for choice of student teaching centers and grade levels will be considered. Final responsibility for student teaching placement rests with the Chair of the Department of Curriculum and Supervision.
6. Student teachers wishing to enroll in additional coursework during their student teaching experience, must obtain the approval of the Curriculum and Supervision Department Chair.
7. A minimum GPA of 3.0 for the last 45 quarter credits or overall accumulative (using all college course work) is required prior to student teaching.
8. Requests to enroll in courses during student teaching must be approved by the Curriculum and Supervision Department Chair.
9. Fingerprint clearance from both the Washington State Patrol and FBI must be on file in the Office of the Associate Dean of the College of Education and Professional Studies.
10. Applications for certification must be on file in the Office of the Associate Dean of the College of Education and Professional Studies one quarter prior to student teaching.