DEPARTMENT OF TEACHER EDUCATION



Accreditation

Certification

Teacher Education Governance And Curricula


Bachelor Of Science In Early Childhood Education

Program Of Study

Bachelor Of Science In Middle Grades Education (MGED 4-8)

Program Of Study

Bachelor Of Science In Special Education Adapted Curriculum P-12

Program Of Study


Admission To The Professional Education Unit/Teacher Education

Application For Admissions To The Professional Education Unit/Teacher Education

Requirements For Admission To The Professional Education Unit/Teacher Education

Minor In Education




The Department of Teacher Education offers the Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education, Middle Grades Education and Special Education. (Please see the Graduate Catalog for information about the graduate degrees offered.) Each degree program is approved and leads to Level-4 Teacher Certification by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission. Therefore, in addition to degree requirements, each candidate must pass all parts of the required GACE Content Exam for the pursued program of study, as well as fully meet all additional State of Georgia certification requirements before graduation.


ACCREDITATION

Teacher Education programs are accredited by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission and the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education. Albany State University is fully accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award Bachelor's, Master's and Education Specialist degrees.


CERTIFICATION

All Teacher Education programs are approved by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission. Upon completing an approved program and with the recommendation of the College of Education, graduates receive State of Georgia Level-4 certification as teachers, the basic credential for teaching in the public school in Georgia. Please note that the approved programs are designed to meet Georgia certification, and that certification requirements of the State of Georgia do change, producing changes in the requirements of the approved programs. Candidates must comply with all changes for degree requirements if the changes impact certification. All Teacher Education candidates who plan to teach should file applications for Teacher Certification during Student Teaching.


TEACHER EDUCATION GOVERNANCE AND CURRICULA

The College of Education is the University's Teacher Education Unit. All Teacher Education Programs of all departments of Albany State University are governed by the policies listed in this section. The Dean of the College of Education is the Official Certification Officer for Teacher Education with the aid of the College of Education Leadership Team.




BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

Area



Credit hours

Core Curriculum



(60 hours)

AREA A1

Communication Skills


6

AREA A2

Quantitative Skills


3

AREA B

Insitutional Options


5

AREA C

Humanities, Fine Arts and Ethics


6

AREA D

Natural Science, Math & Tech


10

AREA E

Social Sciences


12

AREA F

Courses Related to Major

 

18

EDUC 2110

Invst Crit/Contemp Issues in Education (3 hrs)



EDUC 2120

Explore Soci/Cultural Perspectives Div in Education Cnt  (3 hrs)

EDUC 2130

Exploring Teaching & Learning (3 hrs)



ISCI 2001

Life/Earth Science (3 hrs)



ISCI 2002

Physical Science (3 hrs)



MATH 2008

Foundations of Numbers & Operations. (3 hrs)



EDUC 2199

Orientation to Teacher Education (0 hrs)







Above The Core



(5 hours)





AREA G: Professional Program


(48 hours)

EDUC 3370

Classroom Management


3

ECEC 3319

Quantitative Skills


3

ECEC 3200

Curriculum in ECE


3

ECEC 3354

Science for Young Child


3

ECEC 4400

Soc Studies/Cultural. Diversity


3

ECEC 4420

Preschool Education


3

EDUC 3378

Creative/Effect Tech Performance-Based Learning

3

EDUC 4450

Measurement/Evaluation


3

SPED 3230

Contemporary Perspectives of Exceptional Students

3

Concentration Areas



Reading




ECEC 3322

Children's Reading, Literature/Lang


3

*ECEC 3355

Developmental Reading


3

*ECEC 4423

Corrective Reading


3

*ECEC 4500

Remedial Read: A Practicum


3

Mathematics




MATH 3000

Numbers and Applications


3

MATH 3001

Math Concepts/Technology


3

MATH 3112

Discrete Mathematics


3





AREA H: Teaching Experience


(14 hours)

EDUC 4400

Prep for Teachers


2

ECEC 4460

Student Teaching


12





Total required for graduation


(125 hours)





PROGRAM OF STUDY FOR THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

125 Semester hours

Freshman Year (Fall)





ASU 1201

Found. of College Success 

2

ENGL 1102

English Composition II

3

ENGL 1101

English Composition I

3

Area E 

Social Science (History)

3

MATH 1111

College Algebra

3

COMM 1100

Fund. of Public Speaking

3

Area D

Science, Math, Technology

4

HIST 1002

Intro to the African Diasp.

2

POLS 1101

U. S. & Georgia Gov. or


Area D

Science, Math, Technology

4

HONR 1161

Honors U.S. & GA Gov.

3

Above Core Option

1

Subtotal


(15 hrs)

Subtotal


(16 hrs)







Sophomore Year  (Fall)


Spring



Above Core Option

1

Above Core Option

1

MATH 1113   Pre-calculus

3

Area E Option: Social Science

3

Area E Option:  Social Science

3

Area C

Humanities/Fine Arts

3

EDUC 2110

Invst Crit/Contemp Issues in Edu

3

ISCI 2002

Physical Science

3

Area C

Humanities/Fine Arts ENGL 2111

3

MATH  2008

Found of Numbers & Op.   

3

ISCI  2001

Life/Earth Science

3

EDUC 2120

Exp Soci/Cul. Persp Div in Ed.

3

Subtotal


(16 hrs)

EDUC

2199  Orien. to Teacher Ed.

0




Subtotal


(16 hrs)







Junior Year (Fall)



Spring



EDUC 2130

Exploring Teaching & Learning

3

ECEC 4420

Preschool Education

3

ECEC  3200

Curriculum in ECE 

3

MATH 3000

Numbers and Applications

3

ECEC  3322

Children's Reading, Literature/Lang

3

ECEC 4423

Corrective Reading

3

ECEC  3355

Developmental Reading

3

ECEC 4500

Remedial Read: A Practicum

3

ECEC  4400

Soc Studies/Cultural. Diversity

3

ECEC 3319

Quantitative Skills

3

SPED  3230

Contemporary Perspectives

3

EDUC 3378

Creative/Effect Tech

3

Subtotal    


(18 hrs)

Subtotal


(18 hrs)







Senior Year (Fall)



Spring



EDUC 3370

Classroom Management

3

ECEC 4460

Student Teaching

12

EDUC 4400

Prep for Teachers

2

Subtotal


(12 hrs)

ECEC 3354

Science for Young Child

3




MATH 3001

Math Concepts/Technology

3




EDUC  4450

Measurement/Evaluation





MATH 3112

Discrete Mathematics





Subtotal


(17 hrs)








BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN MIDDLE GRADES EDUCATION (MGED 4-8)

Area



Credit hrs

Core Curriculum



(60 hours)

AREA A1

Communication Skills


6

AREA A2

Quantitative Skills


3

AREA B

Insitutional Options


5

AREA C

Humanities, Fine Arts and Ethics


6

AREA D

Natural Science, Math & Tech


10

AREA E

Social Sciences


12

AREA F

Courses Related to Major

 

18

EDUC 2110

Invst Crit/Contemp Issues in Education (3 hrs)



EDUC 2120

Explore Soci/Cul Prespec Div in Edu Cnt (3 hrs)



EDUC 2130

Exploring Teaching & Learning (3 hrs)



EDUC 2199

Orientation to Teacher Education (0 hrs)



Select three electives for your areas of concentration



ENGL 2105

Creative Writing (LA Concentration) (3 hrs)



ENGL 2204 

Advanced Composition (LA Concentration) (3 hrs)


POLS  2101

Intro to Political Science (SS Concentration) (3 hrs)


HIST 2113

Minorities in America (SS Concentration) (3 hrs)


HIST 2115

African American History (SS Concentration) (3 hrs)


CHEM 2310

Scientific Mathematics (S Concentration) (3 hrs)


MATH  2411

Basic Statistics (MATH Concentration) (3 hrs)



MATH 2008 Foundations of Numbers & Operations (M&S concentration) (3 hrs)





Above The Core



(5 hours)





AREA G: Methods/Curriculum/Content


(51 hours)

EDUC 3378

Creative/Effect Tech/Performance-Based Learning

3

EDUC 3370

Classroom Management


3

EDUC 3306

Educational Psychology


3

SPED 3230

Contemporary Perspectives of Except Students


3

EDUC 4450

Measurement and Evaluation


3

MGED 3315

Curriculum Needs for MGED


3

MGED 4439

Reading in MGED


3

Must Select Two Concentration Areas Below



Languages Arts (15 Hours)



MGED 4423

Language Arts for MGED


3

MGED 3326

Preadolescent Literature


3

ENGL 3204

Rhetoric and Writing


3

ENGL 3305

Modern Grammar


3

ENGL 3106

Technical Writing


3

Mathematics

(15 Hours)



MGED 3314

Mathematics for MGED


3

MATH 3000

Numbers & their Applications


3

MATH 3001

Mathematical Concepts Using Technology


3

(Pre-requisite MATH 1113)



MATH 3112

Discrete Mathematics


3

MATH 3213

Modern Geometry


3

Social Science

(15 Hours)



MGED 4422

Social Studies in the MGED


3

GEOG 3101

Principles of Physical Geography


3

ECON 4705

Economic History of US


3

HIST 3403

History of Georgia


3

POLS 4513

Issues in Global Politics


3

Science

(15 Hours)



MGED 4434

Science in the MGED


3

BIOL 3109

Advanced Concepts in Biological Science


4

PHYS 3001

Advanced Concepts in Physics


4

PHYS 3002

Advanced Earth & Space Science


4





AREA H: Teaching Experience


(14 hours)

EDUC 4400

Prep for Teaching


2

MGED  4461

Student Teaching


12





Total required for graduation


125 hours







PROGRAM OF STUDY FOR THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN MIDDLE GRADES EDUCATION

125 semester hours

Freshman Year (Fall)


Spring



ASU 1201

Found. of College Success  

2

ENGL 1102

English Composition II

3

ENGL 1101

English Composition I

3

Area E Option: Social Science (History)

3

MATH 1111

College Algebra

3

COMM 1100

Fund. Public Speaking

3

Area D

Science, Math, Technology

4

HIST 1002

Intro to the African Diasp.

2

POLS 1101

U. S. & Georgia Gov.


Area D

Science, Math, Technology

4

HONR 1161

Honors U.S. & GA Gov.

3

Above Core Option

1

Above Core Option

1




Subtotal

(16 hrs) 

Subtotal


(16 hrs)







Sophomore Year  (Fall)


Spring



Area F Concentration Elective

3

Above Core Option

1

MATH 1113   Pre-calculus

3

Area E Option: Social Science

3

Area E Option: Social Science

3

Area C

Humanities/Fine Arts

3

EDUC 2110   Invst Crit/Contemp Issues in Edu

3

Area F   Concentration Elective

3

Area C

Humanities/Fine Arts ENGL 2111

3

EDUC 2120     Exp Soci/Cul. Persp Div in Edu

3

Area F    Concentration Elective

3

EDUC 2199  Orientation to Teacher Edu.

0




EDUC 2130  Exploring Teaching & Learning

3

Subtotal


(18 hrs)

Subtotal


(16 hrs)







Junior Year (Fall)



Spring



EDUC 3378    Creative/Effective Teaching for Performance


MGED 4439

Reading and Writing in MGED             

3


Based Learning

3

EDUC 3306     Educational Psychology

3

MGED 3315   Curriculum Needs for MGED

3

Secondary Concentration Course

3

Primary Concentration Course

3

Secondary Concentration Course

3

Primary Concentration Course

3

Primary Concentration Course

3

Secondary Concentration Course

3

Primary Concentration Course

3

SPED  3230    Contemporary Perspectives

3




Subtotal    


(18 hrs) 

Subtotal


(18 hrs)







Senior Year (Fall)



Spring



EDUC 3370

Classroom Management

3

MGED 4461

Student Teaching

12

EDUC 4400

Prep for Teachers

2

Subtotal


(12 hrs)

Secondary Concentration Course

3




Secondary Concentration Course

3




EDUC 4450     Measurement/Evaluation

3




Primary Concentration Course

3




Subtotal

(17 hrs)









BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN SPECIAL EDUCATION ADAPTED CURRICULUM P-12

Area



Credit hrs

Core Curriculum



(60 hours)

AREA A1

Communication Skills


6

AREA A2

Quantitative Skills


3

AREA B

Insitutional Options


5

AREA C

Humanities, Fine Arts and Ethics


6

AREA D

Natural Science, Math & Tech


10

AREA E

Social Sciences


12

AREA F

Courses Related to Major


18

EDUC 2110

Invst Crit/Contemp Issues in Edu (3 hrs)



EDUC 2120

Explore Soci/Cul Prespec Div in Edu Cnt (3 hrs)



EDUC 2130

Exploring Teaching & Learning (3 hrs)



ISCI 2001

Life/Earth Science (3 hrs)



ISCI 2002

Physical Science (3 hrs)



MATH 2008

Foundations of Numbers & Operations (3 hrs)



EDUC 2199

Orientation to Teacher Education (0 hrs)







Above The Core



(5 hours)





AREA G: Professional Courses


(45 hours)

EDUC 3370

Classroom Management


3

SPED 3300

Development and Characteristics of Children with Disabilities

3

SPED 3310

Instructional Methods/Materials for Children with Disabilities

3

SPED 4400

Learning Environment and Behavior Management

3

SPED 3340

Curriculum, Transitions and Instructional Planning

3

EDUC 4450

Measurement and Evaluation


3

SPED 3230

Contemporary Perspectives of Exceptional Students

3

MGED 3315

Curriculum Needs for MGED


3





Concentration Areas



Reading (12 hours)




ECEC 3322

Children's Reading, Literature/Lang


3

*ECEC 3355

Developmental Reading


3

*ECEC 4423

Corrective Reading


3

*ECEC 4500

Remedial Read: A Practicum


3

Mathematics (9 hrs)



MATH 3000

Numbers and Applications


3

MATH 3001

Math Concepts/Technology


3

MATH 3112

Discrete Mathematics


3





AREA H: Teaching Experience


(14 Hours)

EDUC 4400

Prep for Student Teaching


2

SPED 4460

Student Teaching the Disabled


6

SPED 4470

Student Teaching in Inclusive Environments


6





Total required for graduation


(125 hours)








PROGRAM OF STUDY FOR THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN SPECIAL EDUCATION ADAPTED CURRICULUM

125 semester hours

Freshman Year (Fall)


Spring



ASU 1201

Found of College Success  

2

ENGL 1102

English Composition II

3

ENGL 1101

English Composition I

3

Area E Option: Social Science (History)

3

MATH 1111

College Algebra

3

COMM 1100

Fund. of Public Speaking

3

Area D

Science, Math, Technology

4

HIST 1002

Intro to the African Diasp.

2

POLS 1101

U. S. & Georgia Gov or


Area D

Science, Math, Technology

4

HONR 1161

Honors U.S. & GA Gov.

3

Above Core Option

1

Subtotal

(15 hrs) 

Subtotal


(16 hrs)







Sophomore Year  (Fall)


Spring



Above Core Option

1

Above Core Option

1

MATH  1113   Pre-calculus

3

Area E Option: Social Science

3

Area E Option: Social Science

3

Area C

Humanities/Fine Arts

3

EDUC 2110  Invst Crit/Contemp Issues in Edu

3

ISCI  2002

Physical Science

3

Area C

Humanities/Fine Arts

3

MATH 2008

Found. of Numbers & Op.

3

ISCI 2001

Life/Earth Science

3

EDUC  2120

Exp Soci/Cul. Persp Div in Ed.

3



EDUC  2199 Orientation to Teacher Ed.

0

Subtotal


(16 hrs)

Subtotal


(16 hrs)







Junior Year (Fall)



Spring



EDUC 2130

Exploring Teaching & Learning

3

ECEC 3319    Quantitative Skills

3

ECEC  3200

Curriculum in ECE

3

SPED 3340

Curr, Tran and Instr. Planning

3

ECEC  3322

Children's Rding, Lit./Lang

3

SPED 4400

Learning Env/Behav. Manag.

3

ECEC 3355

Developmental Reading

3

ECEC 4423

Corrective Reading

3

SPED 3300

Devt/Charac of Children with Dis

3

ECEC 4500

Remedial Read: A Practicum

3

SPED  3310

Meth/Mat for Children with Dis

3

MATH 3000    Numbers and Applications

3

Subtotal


(18 hrs)

Subtotal


(18 hrs)







Senior Year (Fall)



Spring



EDUC 3370

Classroom Management

3

SPED 4460

Student Teaching the Disabled

6

EDUC 4400

Prep for Teachers

2

SPED 4470     Student Teaching in Inc Env

6

SPED 3230

Contemp Persp of Exceptional Students

3

Subtotal


(12 hrs)

MATH 3001

Math Concepts/Technology

3




EDUC  4450

Measurement/Evaluation

3




MATH 3112

Discrete Mathematics

3




Subtotal


(17 hrs)












ADMISSION TO THE PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION UNIT/TEACHER EDUCATION

Formal admission to the study of Teacher Education is a mandatory requirement. All candidates pursuing initial Teacher Certification must be admitted to the Professional Education Unit/Teacher Education. This includes candidates who are pursuing bachelor degrees via an approved Teacher Education Program, and post-baccalaureate students who are seeking initial or additional Level-4 certification as teachers. Candidates are not eligible to take 3000 and 4000 level Education courses or Student Teach until admitted to the Professional Education Unit/Teacher Education. Candidates enrolling in 3000 and 4000 level Education courses without having met the admissions requirements to the Professional Education Unit/Teacher Education will be administratively withdrawn from class(es).



APPLICATION FOR ADMISSIONS TO THE PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION UNIT/TEACHER EDUCATION

An Application for Admission to the Professional Education Unit will be obtained from the College of Education and completed with the Academic Advisor for processing and submission. Candidates are encouraged to register for the GACE Basic Skills Examination while enrolled in EDUC 2110: Investigating Critical and Contemporary Issues in Education. Transfer candidates who have completed the requirements for admission at a previous institution should apply for Admission to the Professional Education Unit/Teacher Education their first semester of enrollment.



REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION TO THE PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION UNIT/TEACHER EDUCATION

The College of Education is a professional college. Therefore, formal action must be taken by the College for candidates desiring entry into the study of Teacher Education. The following criteria must be met to gain Admission to the Professional Education Unit/Teacher Education:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 36 semester hours from areas A, B, C, D and E of the Core with a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or above.
  2. Completion of EDUC 2110, ENGL 1101 and 1102 and MATH 1111 (or equivalent) with grades of "C" or above.
  3. Proficiency in written communication as demonstrated in EDUC 2110.
  4. Commitment to abide by the Professional Standards Commission's Code of Ethics.
  5. An acceptable history of professional dispositions and criminal background.
  6. Completion of EDUC 2199 Orientation to Teacher Education.
  7. Satisfactory completion of unique requirements of the specific program applied to and approval by the corresponding program coordinator. This may include specific achievement tests or physical performance requirements.


Transition Status: Transfer candidates are granted a waiver for one semester ONLY to fulfill all requirements for admission to Teacher Education.




GUIDELINES FOR GACE - BASIC SKILLS EXAMINATION TESTING PROGRAM

The College of Education has established the following guidelines regarding the GACE Basic Skills examination:

  1. Candidates must successfully pass or exempt the GACE Basic Skills Examination before formal admission to the Professional Education Unit.
  2. Candidates should register for and take the GACE Basic Skills Examination while enrolled in EDUC 2110.
  3. Candidates who have not successfully passed or exempted the GACE Basic Skills assessment should register for the Mastery Learning elective(s) and/or attend Supplemental Instruction sessions to receive intensive GACE Basic Skills preparation in targeted areas of weakness.
  4. Candidates should submit their official GACE scores to their Academic Advisor.


ADVISEMENT ACTIVITIES

The faculty and staff in the Department of Teacher Education provide the following advisement support services and activities to Teacher Education candidates:




FIELD AND CLINICAL EXPERIENCES

All professional education courses in the department of Teacher Education require authentic field experiences. Candidates are expected to engage in experiences with diverse candidates across a variety of grade levels as specified by their intended program of study.




BEGINNING OF SCHOOL EXPERIENCE

All candidates are required to spend approximately two weeks in a public school to observe/participate at the beginning of the school year. Candidates must apply for the Beginning School Experience during the spring semester prior to the academic year they are scheduled to student teach, whether Student Teaching in the fall or the spring. They must complete this field experience in a school setting with the level of student they will be expected to student teach. Approval and arrangements for the Beginning School Experience are made with the school by the education candidate and the Director of Clinical Experiences. Service for one year as a paraprofessional may substitute for the Beginning School Experience.




STUDENT TEACHING

Student Teaching is the capstone experience for the entry level baccalaureate programs and is conducted in accredited schools. Candidates are advised against taking additional classes while completing Student Teaching. Candidates must apply for admission to Student Teaching by attending the Pre-Student Teaching Seminar in the preceding semester (EDUC 4400 - Prep for Teaching).




ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENT TEACHING

For all Teacher Education programs, Admission to Student Teaching requires that the candidate:




INTERNSHIP AND PRACTICUM COURSES

All internship and practicum courses taken in lieu of Student Teaching are governed by Student Teaching policies and all Student Teaching requirements are applicable to these courses.

*Candidates who have not been formally admitted to the Professional Education Unit/Teacher Education will not be permitted to enroll in the Clinical Experience.



MINOR IN CsOLLEGE OF EDUCATION

A minor in Education is available to candidates who are pursuing a major outside of Education, but are interested in the field. The minor does not lead to initial certification, but provides the candidate with the foundation courses required of the Georgia Professional Standards Commission should the candidate desire to seek certification at a later time.  Candidates seeking the minor must be admitted to the Professional Education Unit/Teacher Education.