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ARCHIVED 2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
ARCHIVED 2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Elementary Education, B.A.


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The Education Department offers a newly redesigned, undergraduate licensure program in  education to prepare elementary, secondary, K-12 art, K-12 foreign language and in conjunction with the Department of Music, K-12 music teachers. It is an experience-oriented teacher education program based on the liberal arts. The faculty of the education department is committed to the serious study of education and the promotion of professional standards to foster innovation in professional preparation. This commitment encompasses social issues such as equity and capacity-based learning, with an emphasis on preparing candidates to teach in diverse school settings. The program is approved for licensure by the Illinois State Board of Education. Teacher education programs differ from other programs at the College in that additional specific criteria must be met in the area of general education, as well as in the area of the major.

For additional programs and courses in this department, see Education .

Note:


Grades below "C-" in professional education courses and field experiences are not accepted for the education major, education supplemental major or licensure.

If a student receives a "no pass" in a field experience, the student must retake the field experience the next time it is scheduled. If a student passes the field experience but not the class, then both must be retaken.

Additional Requirements for the B.A. Degree


Students must demonstrate elementary competence in a foreign language. For more information, see the B.A. Degree Requirements  within the Academic Regulations section of this catalog.

Elementary Licensure Requirements


The following courses, while not required for the elementary education major, are required for teacher licensure at the elementary level.

Progression Points - Elementary


The Department of Education has established the following Progression Points as ways for department faculty to ensure students are undertaking experiences needed to prepare them for the profession of teaching. Each checklist is designed to be met by teacher candidates at important points along their journey to becoming a teacher. Once all experiences of a Progression Point are met, a teacher candidate is ready to move forward in the program.

Progression Point 1: Admission to the Teacher Education Program


Course Requirements:

  • Complete EDUC 101, PSYC 100, EDUC 228, 260, and EDUC 235 with a grade of C- or above
  • Complete EDUC 291 with a grade of P

GPA Requirements: 

  • Earn an overall cumulative GPA of 2.75 or better in all courses taken at and transferred to North Central College
  • Earn a GPA of 2.75 or better in all courses taken for and transferred in to the Elementary Education major

Evaluation Requirements:

Dispositions:

  • Recommendation from candidate's EDUC 101 instructor
  • Self-evaluation of Dispositions from EDUC 101
  • Dispositions Recommendation from candidate's EDUC 228 and EDUC 260 instructors

Field Experiences:

  • Field Experience Recommendation from EDUC 101
  • Mentor Teacher Recommendation from EDUC 291
  • Supervisor Recommendation from EDUC 291
  • Transfer Students Only: Complete EDUC 196 Internship and Field Experience Evaluation if an equivalent of EDUC 101 is transferred in to North Central College

Note: Teacher candidates must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program (TEP) to take EDUC courses at the 300- or 400-level.

Progression Point 2: Progression to Student Teaching Residency


Course Requirements:

  • Complete of all professional education courses for the Elementary Education major with a grade of C- or better with the exception of EDUC 492, 494, and 496, the Student Teaching Residency course package

GPA Requirements:

  • Earn an overall cumulative GPA of 2.75 or greater in all courses taken at and transferred to North Central College
  • Earn a GPA of 3.00 or better in all courses taken for and transferred in to the Elementary Education major

Recommendation Requirements:

  • Mentor Teacher Recommendations from EDUC 391 and 491
  • Supervisor Recommendations from EDUC 391 and 491
  • Practitioner Interview Recommendation (e.g., teachers and administrators)
  • Receive a recommendation from the Department of Education for Student Teaching Residency

Additional Requirements:

  • Complete the practice edTPA as required for EDUC 362 Elementary Methods-Literacy II and EDUC 401 Elementary Assessment of Learning
  • *Earn a passing Score on the ILTS Elementary content test (#197, 198, 199, and 200)

* Illinois State Board of Education requirement enforced by North Central College

Progression Point 3: Licensure


  • *Pass EDUC 492 Pre-Residency Seminar, EDUC 494 Student Teaching Residency Seminar and EDUC 496 Student Teaching Residency with a grade of C- or better
  • *Earn a passing Score on the edTPA teacher performance assessment
  • *Complete all other necessary requirements to earn a bachelor's degree

* Illinois State Board of Education requirement enforced by North Central College

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