DEBORAH BRACKE, Assistant Professor
B.A., Minnesota; M.S., Ed.S., Western Illinois; Ph.D., Iowa
MICHAEL EGAN, Assistant Professor
B.S., Notre Dame; Ed.M., Harvard; Ph.D., Boston
RANDALL HENGST II, Professor, Co-Chair
B.S., M.Ed., Oklahoma; Ph.D., Wisconsin
CATHERINE L. HANSON, Instructor
B.A., Luther; M.A., St. Mary’s (Minnesota)
CHARLES HYSER, Professor
B.A., Cornell; M.A., Ph.D., Minnesota
MICHAEL SCHROEDER, Professor, Co-Chair
B.S., M.Ed., Ph.D., Illinois
PAT SHEA, Assistant Professor
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- in: LSFY 101 or its equivalent; PSYC 100; 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.
- 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. To be eligible the student must have:
- An Augustana grade-point average (GPA) of 3.00.*
- The signature of the major advisor of the ﬁeld in which the student is preparing to teach.
- The signature of the Education Department advisor.
- A grade of C- or better in: a. College Writing (LSFY 101) b. Introduction to Psychology (PSYC 100) c. 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 d. Eduicational Psychology and Measurement (EDUC 300)
- A passing score for the Basic Skills test administered by the Illinois State Board of Education.
* The minimal GPA requirement for standard admission to the Teacher Education Program is 3.00. Any student with a GPA in the 2.75-2.99 range shall also be considered for provisional admission to the program providing that he/she: 1) secures an oral or written statement of support from his/her academic advisor and, 2) if asked by committee chair, he/she may need to meet with the Subcommittee on Admission to and Retention in Teacher Education and present 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. Additionally, 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.
Admission to student teaching is by written application. Prior to admission the student must:
- Earn grades of C- or better in all education courses.
- Earn credits at Augustana in the areas of educational psychology, methods and clinical experience.
- Earn at least 24 credits in the ﬁeld in which student teaching is to be done.
- Have accumulated 80 or more clock hours of pre-student-teaching clinical experience.
- Have the recommendation of the advisor(s) or the chair(s) of the ﬁeld(s) in which the student is preparing to teach.
- Have the recommendation of the Education Department advisor.
- Meet all conditions of any provisions applied at the time of admission or established during the course of enrollment in the Teacher Education Program.
- Complete all work from previous terms in which "I" (incomplete) grades were received.
The minimal GPA requirement (overall and Augustana) for student teaching will be 3.00 unless the Subcommittee on Admission to and Retention in Teacher Education makes situ-ational 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 Recommend): A student receiving a Not Recommend 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 continue in the professional education sequence.
Recommendation for Certiﬁcation and Program Graduation
To be eligible for recommendation for certiﬁcation the student must:
- Satisfy all requirements of the Teacher Education Program.
- Have an Augustana grade-point average of 2.75 or better.
- Obtain the recommendation of the chair(s) of the teaching field(s).
- Obtain the recommendation of the Education Department.
To be certified in Illinois the student must:
- Pass the appropriate Assessment of Professional Teaching Exam administered by the Illinois State Board of Education.
- Be recommended by the institution providing the preparation for teaching.
NOTE: Students completing all program requirements will be awarded an Augustana degree in an approved teacher education major; however, candidates for certification must meet all standards set by the Illinois State Board of Education. 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 de-cision 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 38 credits including 300, 310, 330, 340, 360, 361, 362, 363, 364, 365, 393, 394 or 396, 422, 450, 495. To be eligible for certiﬁcation in Illinois the student must meet the standards established by the Illinois State Board of Education. Completion of a major and awarding of the degree do not guarantee certification.
SECONDARY EDUCATION PROGRAM. Teaching majors in secondary subjects are 32 or more credits. In addition, required professional courses include 33 credits in Education 300, 310, 330, 340, 380, 396, 397, 412, 422, 450, 490, one of 381-387. (Language Arts candidates also take 388 for a total of 34 credits.) To be eligible for certiﬁcation in Illinois the student must meet the standards established by the Illinois State Board of Education. Completion of a major and awarding of the degree do not guarantee certification.