2011-12 FINAL 1-30-12
DEBORAH BRACKE, Assistant Professor
B.A., Minnesota; M.S., Ed.S., Western Illinois; Ph.D., Iowa
MICHAEL EGAN, Assistant Professor, Certification Officer
B.S., Notre Dame; Ed.M., Harvard; Ph.D., Boston College
H. RANDALL HENGST, Professor, Co-Chair, Assessment Coordinator
B.S., M.Ed., Oklahoma; Ph.D., Wisconsin-Madison
KATIE HANSON, Instructor
B.A., Luther; M.A., St. Mary’s (Minnesota)
CHARLES HYSER, Professor, Director of Elementary Education
B.A., Cornell; M.A., Ph.D., Minnesota
MICHAEL SCHROEDER, Professor, Co-Chair, Director of Secondary Education
B.S., M.Ed., Ph.D., Illinois
PAT SHEA, Assistant Professor, Director of Clinical Experiences
B.A., Notre Dame College; M.A., Mundelein; M.A., Washington University; Ph.D., St. Louis University
Entering the Program
Admission to the first Education course, EDUC 300: Educational Psychology and Measurement.
Students may be enrolled in EDUC 300 when they have:
- Earned at least 27 semester credits including AP and transfer courses.
- Declared an education major.
- Met with an education advisor to plan their schedule and discuss qualifications.
- Earned a minimum Augustana GPA of 3.00. Students with overall GPAs of 2.75-2.99 may be enrolled if space is available and they have had at least one term with a 3.0+ GPA.
- Earned at least a C or equivalent in: LSFY-101 or its equivalent; and PSYC-213, 214 or 216 (whichever is required by the education major). The 200-level PSYC course may be taken concurrently with EDUC-300. Note: Grades of C- or lower are not accepted by the State of Illinois in courses required for certification. See your Education Department advisor for more information about this requirement.
- Taken or registered for the Illinois Basic Skills Test. Registration is done at www.icts.nesinc.com. Testing is conducted at locations throughout Illinois.
Admission to Teacher Education
Admission to the Teacher Education Program is by written application and is required for students to take any EDUC course beyond EDUC-300.
- Earned an Augustana grade-point average (GPA) of 3.00.*
- Secured the signature of the major advisor of the ﬁeld in which the student is preparing to teach.
- Secured the signature of the Education Department advisor
- Earned a grade of at least C or equivalent in:
a. LSFY-101 or its equivalent;
b. Child Development (PSYC-213) for elementary education majors or Adolescent Development (PSYC-214) for secondary education majors or Lifespan Development (PSYC-216) for K-12 art, foreign language and music majors;
c. Educational Psychology and Measurement (EDUC-300)
- Earned a passing score for the Basic Skills test administered by the Illinois State Board of Education.
1) secures an oral or written statement of support from his/her academic advisor;
2) earns a 3.0 in the term during which EDUC-300 was taken; and,
3) if asked by the committee chair, meets with the Subcommittee on Admission to and Retention in Teacher Education and presents a convincing case for his/her admission to the program.
Students dismissed from the Teacher Education Program because of GPA deﬁciencies will be required to wait a minimum of one term before reapplying to the program. Reapplication procedures will be monitored closely, taking individual student considerations into account. A student may be readmitted to the program only once. In order to be readmitted the student must secure a letter of support from his/her major advisor and personally meet with the Subcommittee on Admission to and Retention in Teacher Education. At that particular meeting the student must present a convincing case for readmittance.
1. Earned grades of at least C or equivalent in all education courses.
2. Earned credits at Augustana in the areas of educational psychology, methods and clinical experience.
3. Earned a minimum of 24 credits with grades of at least C or equivalent in the ﬁeld in which student teaching is to be completed.
4. Completed 80 or more clock hours of pre-student-teaching clinical experience.
5. Secured the recommendation of the advisor(s) or the chair(s) of the ﬁeld(s) in which the student is preparing to teach.
6. Secured the recommendation of the Education Department advisor.
7. Met all conditions of any provisions applied at the time of admission or established during the course of enrollment in the Teacher Education Program.
8. Completed all work from previous terms in which "I" (incomplete) grades were received.
The minimal Augustana GPA requirement for student teaching will be 3.00 unless the Subcommittee on Admission to and Retention in Teacher Education makes allowances for a student in the 2.75-2.99 range.
Grading for Student Teaching
P (Pass): A student receiving a Pass grade receives credit for the experience and is allowed to continue in the professional education sequence.
NR (Not Recommended): A student receiving a Not Recommended grade will not receive departmental recommendation for certiﬁcation but will receive college credit for the experience.
F (Fail): A student receiving a Fail grade does not receive credit for the experience and may not, except by petition, continue in the professional education sequence.
Recommendation for Certiﬁcation and Program Graduation
To be eligible for an Augustana College recommendation to the State of Illinois for certiﬁcation the student must have:
1. Satisfied all requirements of the Teacher Education Program.
2. Passed the Illinois Content Test in the field for which certification is being sought.
3. Secured the recommendation of the chair(s) of the teaching field(s).
To be certified in Illinois the student must:
1. Passed the appropriate Assessment of Professional Teaching Exam administered by the Illinois State Board of Education.
2. Met the standards established by the Illinois State Board of Education.
3. Secured the recommendation of the institution providing the preparation for teaching.
NOTE: Students completing all teacher education program requirements will be awarded an Augustana degree in an approved teacher education major. However, completion of a major and awarding of the degree do not guarantee certification.
Provision for appeal of decisions: A decision by the Subcommittee on Admission to and Retention in Teacher Education may be appealed to the Teacher Education Committee. A decision by the Teacher Education Committee may be appealed to the Faculty. The student has the right to be represented by an attorney during the appeal process.
MAJOR IN ELEMENTARY EDUCATION. A professional sequence consisting of 27 credits including 300, 330, 340, 360, 361, 362, 364, 366, and 450. To be eligible for teacher certification in Illinois the student must also successfully complete 391F, 391W, 391S, 422 and 495. See your education department advisor for information regarding supporting courses in other departments that are also required for certification.
SECONDARY EDUCATION PROGRAM. Teacher candidates in K-12 and secondary education complete professional courses including Education 300, 310, 330, 340, 380, 396, 397, 412, 422, 450, 490, and one of 381-387. Exceptions apply to Music and Art candidates. See your Education Department Advisors for details. All teacher candidates also complete a teaching major in Art, Biology, Chemistry, Earth & Space Science (Geology), English, Geography, History, Physics, French, German, Latin, or Spanish. See each department for information on its major.