Nov 17, 2019  
2011-2012 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2011-2012 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Interdisciplinary Studies, Education, B.S.


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To Teach Grades K-6, 4-8, PreK-3

This curriculum is designed for but not limited to students who are preparing to teach the elementary, middle grades, and preK-3. For those seeking licensure, the program consists of General Education core, a major in Interdisciplinary Studies and a minor in Professional Education, Student Teaching, and the accompanying Teaching Seminar. Program completers in teacher education at Austin Peay continue to perform at a high level on Praxis II licensure examinations.

K-6 Concentration


Students successfully completing this program and required licensure examinations will be eligible to teach grades K-6 in Tennessee schools. Specific admissions criteria and curriculum requirements are available from advisors in the College of Education.

  Credit Hours
General Education (see TBR Common Core )
University-Wide Freshman Seminar Requirement
41
1

4-8 Middle School Concentration


Students electing this program will be licensed to teach grades 4-8 in Tennessee.

  Credit Hours
General Education (see TBR Common Core )
University-Wide Freshman Seminar Requirement
41
1

Cognate Areas for Middle Grades 4-8


Middle Grades 4-8

Select one of the Cognate Areas listed below. Consultation with a College of Education advisor is strongly recommended. Courses taken to meet General Education requirements may not be counted as part of a cognate.

Additional Requirements for Licensure and Graduation: 3 Credit Hours


Interdisciplinary Studies: PreK-3 Licensure Program


Students successfully completing this program and required licensure examinations will be eligible to teach grades PreK-3 in Tennessee schools.  Specific admissions criteria and curriculum requirements are available from advisors in the College of Education.

  Credit Hours
General Education (see TBR Common Core) 41
University-Wide Freshman Seminar Requirement 1

 

 

Professional Education Minor


 (Required for licensure in all endorsement areas:  PreK-3, 4-8, 7-12 and K-12)

This minor leads to licensure for students seeking teacher licensure in all fields.  Successful completion of this minor, successful completion of Clinical Practice (with seminar), and required licensure examination leads to teaching licensure for grades K-6, 4-8, PreK-3, 7-12, and K-12.  Testing requirements and other prerequisites for full admission to Teacher Education will require consultation with an education advisor.  For students not seeking licensure but a minor in Professional Education, contact the College of Education Dean.

Other Licensure Options Through the College of Education


In addition to the teacher licensure options noted above (K-6, 4-8, and Special Education), licensure is also available in the following secondary and K-12 specialty fields.

Art (K-12)
Biology (7-12)
Chemistry (7-12)
English (7-12)
French, Spanish, German or Latin (7-12)
Government (7-12)
Health and Human Performance (K-12)
History (7-12)
History with Economics (7-12)
History with Geography (7-12)
History with Government (7-12)
History with Psychology (7-12)
History with Sociology (7-12)
Mathematics (7-12)
Music, Instrumental (K-12)
Music, Vocal and General (K-12)
Physics (7-12)
Theatre (7-12)

Consult the individual academic departments for information about the majors that lead to these teaching licensures.

Additional Requirements


Clinical Teaching


All students seeking undergraduate certification are required to complete a full clinical semester (student teaching) at the appropriate levels (10 credit hours). Student teaching is taken concurrently with a seminar (2 credit hours). Student teaching is required for completion of the B.S. degree. Students will contact the Coordinator of Clinical Teaching Experiences for enrollment in appropriate student teaching courses. Full Admission Status must be attained for approval for student teaching. Completion of required Praxis II specialty examinations are components of Full Admission status.

PRAXIS II Licensure Examination


All students seeking teacher licensure must complete PRAXIS II licensure examinations required by the State of Tennessee. Attaining minimum scores on required PRAXIS II specialty examinations prior to Full Admission to Teacher Education is required. For information about these requirements, please consult the Certification Office in the College of Education (Claxton 206). Tennessee Department of Education revisions of test score requirements supercede Bulletin criteria at matriculation.

Portfolio Development and Presentation


All students seeking certification are required to develop a Live Text electronic portfolio that represents professional growth and development across the full program of study. The purchase and development of a Live Text electronic portfolio is required in all professional education and restricted enrollment courses in majors leading to licensure. The presentation of the electronic program portfolio is an essential element of the summative assessment activities conducted during the Teaching Seminar (EDUC 4950 , 2 credits) and is a requirement of program completion and licensure.

Non-Licensure Option


Students selecting the Interdisciplinary Studies major or Special Education major but not wishing to seek teacher licensure may select an approved University minor other than Professional Education Minor and clinical teaching. Course substitutions for clinical teaching and seminar must be preapproved by the Dean of the College of Education.

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