HSSU 2018-20 CATALOG
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College of Education Degree Programs

Information contained in this section of the University Catalog is subject to change over the life of this catalog due to modifications being made state-wide in college of education programs. Therefore, be advised that changes may be made to this catalog's College of Education Educator Preparation Program (EPP) requirements as necessary to conform to modifications made and approved by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the Missouri State Board of Education.

BRIEF OVERVIEW
 
Commitment to Diversity
 
The College of Education at Harris-Stowe State University offers baccalaureate programs designed to enrich and enhance the academic as well as socialization experiences of its students. Toward this end, diversity pervades the curriculum, the field placements, faculty, and clinical staff.  Candidates understanding of their culture and respect and responsiveness for others is a basic premise of the College of Education.
 
Commitment to Technology
 
Faculty and candidates in the College of Education integrate technology throughout their experiences in course and field placements. Technology is viewed as improving teaching effectiveness, enhancing instruction and managing students and assessment while motivating students to engage in the use of technology to enhancetheir performance (CAEP). 
 
Commitment to Quality Assurance
 
The EPP has a commitment to a culture of assessment to ensure that candidates meet national, state, CAEP, and EPP standards through multiple assessments.
 
Operational procedures ensure that the EPP regularly assesses its overall performance.
 
Assessments are used to improve the learners, the learning process and the impact completers have on students in P-12 schools.
 
The quality assurance system monitors candidates, completers impact on P-12 school and operational effectiveness.

Conceptual Framework

The Educator Preparation Program (EPP)’s conceptual framework revolves around the principle of preparing a culturally sensitive population of individuals who will adapt and perform successfully in an ever-changing technological world. The theme undergirding this work is “Reflective Practitioners for a Diverse Society.” The framework is aligned to state, national, career readiness, learning/common core, and accreditation standards and informs the EPP’s mission and structure.
 
The College of Education believes that effective teachers are professionals who possess and exhibit competence, respect for diversity, professionalism, and reflection. The College of Education trains teachers to be Reflective Practitioners, counselors, users of technology, skilled instructors, organizers of learning, diagnostic prescribers, communicators with parents, masters of content, deliverers of content, evaluators of student progress, inclusionary strategists, managers of behavior, and advocates for social justice.
 
The orchestration of the preparation of effective teachers is premised on Harris-Stowe State University’s continuous commitment to the preparation of effective teachers and leadership for its collaborative efforts in the simultaneous renewal of teacher education and schooling. Integration of technology, research, and diversity permeate the curriculum.
 
Instructional approaches consistent with trends, research, and best practices in the preparation of teachers are used to develop long, established ideals and values of successful teachers. Candidates are monitored on an ongoing basis and the Education Preparation Program (EPPs) Unit’s faculty members use these evaluations, along with input and feedback from the professional community, to review and modify all education programs.
 
 
The College of Education offers the following degree programs:
 
 
This degree program consists of a general education foundation, a professional studies component, and clinical experience. Graduates are prepared to teach young children from birth through grade three.
 
 
This program offers the following elective areas of concentration:
  • Art
  • Biology
  • Computer Education
  • Computer Science
  • Cross Categorical Special Education
  • Early Childhood Education
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Multicultural
  • Music (Vocal)
  • Natural Science
  • Physical Education
  • Psychology
  • Social Science
  • Speech and Theater
This degree program prepares its graduates to teach at the elementary school level, in grades one through six. The program also consists of a general education foundation, a professional studies component which includes content mastery, teaching methodology, and clinical experiences as well as one of the elective concentrations identified above. Current topics in diversity and technology are included.
 
 
The B.S. in Middle School Education degree program offers the following elective subject-matter options:
  • Mathematics 
  • Natural Science 
  • Social Science
This degree program prepares its graduates to teach at the middle school level, in grades five through nine in one of the subject-matter areas identified above. The degree program also consists  of a general education foundation, a professional education component and the student’s elected subject-matter  specialty. Current topics in diversity, technology and research undergird the program.
 
 
The B.S. in Secondary Education degree program offers the following elective subject-matter options:
  • English 
  • Mathematics 
  • Social Science 
  • Unified Science: Biology 
This degree program prepares its graduates to teach at the secondary school level, in grades 9-12 in one of the subject-matter areas identified above. The degree program also consists of a general education foundation, a professional education component, and the student’s elected subject-matter specialty. Current topics in diversity, technology, and research are included.
 
The Primary Goal
 
The goal of the Educator Preparation Programs (EPP) is to advance the preparation of highly competent classroom teachers who are fully credential by the state of Missouri in their respective grade-levels.
 
Degree Program Guidelines
 
The academic guidelines, upon which all of the University’s education degree programs are based, are the standards set forth by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation Program (CAEP), under which these programs have the approval of that accrediting body. In addition, Harris-Stowe’s  education degree programs are in full compliance with the requirements of the state of Missouri and the Specialized Professional Association (SPA). Students must complete all assessments, including the Missouri General Education Assessment (MoGEA), Missouri Educator Profile (MEP), the Missouri Content Assessment (MOCA), and the Missouri Preservice Teacher Assessment (MOPTA).
 
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
 
Admission to the College of Education requirements and electronic application may be found online on the College of Education webpage. 
 
Note: Students are strongly urged to consult their academic advisor or College of Education faculty advisor to be certain of their academic status and readiness for applying for teacher education admission. Students cannot enroll in restricted courses if they have not been formerly admitted to the Educator Preparation Program (EPP). 
 
The requirements for admission are as follows:
  • Application for Admission
  • Successful passage of the MoGEA (Missouri General Education Assessment)
  • Cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.75
  • Completion of required General Education courses

The Admission Process

Once all admission requirement documents have been submitted electronically and verified, the applicant will receive a letter electronically notifying them of their admission status.
 
Admission to Student Teaching
 
The following criteria are applied in determining an applicant’s eligibility for admission to student teaching. The applicant must:
  • Have satisfactorily completed all requirements for admission to one of the University’s education degree programs
  • Have taken and passed the Missouri Content Assessment (MoCA)
  • Have a CGPA of at least 3.0
  • Have completed all professional education courses (except courses in which presently enrolled)
  • Have completed all courses in subject matter areas (except courses in which presently enrolled)
  • Submit an application for student teaching to the College of Education’s Clinical and Field Experiences team
REQUIREMENTS FOR MISSOURI TEACHER CERTIFICATION

Completion of all course/program requirements including:

  • MoGEA prior to admission
  • Cumulative 3.0 or higher
  • MEP Career Assessment
  • 120 course credits specified for each major
  • MoCA Content prior to Student Teaching
  • MoPTA during Student Teaching
  • Exit Competency met (Content Knowledge Assessment (MoCA) score required prior to student teaching)

REQUIREMENTS FOR DEGREE CONFERRAL

The requirements for degree conferral at Harris-Stowe State University are as follows:

  • Minimum 120 credit hours (depending on the degree program)
  • Minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • A DESE (Department of Elementary and Secondary Education) cumulative GPA of at least 2.75
  • Minimum Final Grade in all professional components of degree program. Middle School and Secondary Education majors must have earned a grade of “B” or higher in subject matter areas of specialization
  • Content Knowledge Assessment score in the appropriate examination area. This passing score must be obtained in order to participate in commencement, graduation, receipt of the B.S. Degree, or recommendation for certification
 
The Educational Studies Program engages students in the investigation of educational theory, policy, research, and practice from a variety of disciplinary perspectives. This degree program encourages students to think critically and creatively about the processes of teaching and learning, psychology, human development and progress, and about the place of education in society. Students also study practical applications such as technology in the classroom and curriculum development. The Educational Studies degree program prepares the individual to work in the areas of educational research or policy, and to do graduate study in education or a related field.
 
The College of Education Educational Studies Program is committed to preparing professionals to meet the needs of all learners in an era of rapidly increasing ethnic, racial, and linguistic diversity and technological change. Individuals who earn a degree in Educational Studies may become counselors or school psychologists, work in non-profits and policy agencies, or earn a graduate degree in education, sociology, anthropology, psychology, English, linguistics, and other fields. Graduates may also find rewarding careers in social sciences, law, educational services, workforce development and training, advocacy, and mediation.
 
Note: This degree does not lead to teacher certification. Individuals with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Educational Studies who are interested in a career as a pre k-12 classroom teacher must meet all state requirements and complete an approved educator preparation program.
 
Admission Requirements
 
The requirements for admission into the Educational Studies program are as follows:
  • Application for Admission
  • Cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.75
  • Completion of required General Education courses
The Admission Process
 
Once all admission requirement documents have been submitted electronically and verified, the applicant will receive a letter electronically notifying them of their admission status.
 
REQUIREMENTS FOR DEGREE CONFERRAL
  • Minimum 120 credit hours
  • Minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Complete the last 30 semester credit hours of course work at Harris-Stowe State University
Note: Dependent upon degree and area of concentration, some courses may not be counted if previous credit for the course(s) have been received. Course credit will be countedonce.
 
The appropriate number of electives must be added to each program to ensure that the minimum 120 credit hours is met upon verification that all other course requirements have been satisfactorily completed. Admission to the College of Education is required for all certification programs and for Educational Studies.
 
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