WKU Curriculum Contract ? WKU Curriculum Contract ... Core Academic Skills Exam (156 R, 162

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  • WKU Curriculum Contract

    Bachelor of Arts in Social Studies (8-12)

    Non-Degree Seeking Certification-Only in Social Studies

    (This program does not lead to a degree)

    Student Contact Information:

    Last, First Middle WKU ID Number

    Street Home Phone Number

    City State Zip Code E-mail Address

    Specific degree requirements with advisement sheets attached.

  • WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY --- CURRICULUM CONTRACT

    Bachelor of Arts in Social Studies (8-12) Non-Degree Seeking Certification-Only in Social Studies

    (This program does not lead to a degree)

    SOCIAL STUDIES COURSES (TOTAL = 60) PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION (TOTAL = 31) ___ HIST 101 World Hist I 3 ___ EDU 250 Intro Teacher Ed. K-12 3 ___ HIST 102 World Hist II 3 ___ PSY 310 Ed. Psychology. 3

    ___ HIST 240 U.S. Hist I 3 ___SEC 351 Strategies 3 ___ HIST 241 U.S. Hist II 3 ___ SEC 352 Diversity 3 ___ HIST 498 Senior Seminar 3 ___ SEC 453 Management 3 ___ HIST US Hist (upper level) 3 ___ SEC 481 Social Studies 3 ___ HIST Eur Hist I (upper level) 3 ___ SEC 490 Student Teaching 10 ___ HIST Eur Hist II (upper-level) 3 ___ EDU 489 Student Teaching Seminar 3 ___ HIST non-western (upper-level) 3 ___ PS 110 Am Govt 3 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

    ___ PS 250 or 260 Comp or Int Govt . 3 ___ PS 310, 316, 326, 327, 328, 357, 370,

    373, or 435 3 GENERAL EDUCATION

    ___ GEOG 110 3 ___ GEOG 330, 350, 360, 364, 378, 425, 465,

    466, or 467 (take two) 6 See WKU catalog for guidance in selecting

    appropriate coursework to meet WKUs General

    ___ ECON 202 Micro 3 Education requirements.

    ___ ECON 203 Macro 3 ___ PSY or PSYS 100 Intro 3 ___ ANTH 120 Cultural 3 ____SOCL 100 Intro 3

  • Delineation of Unit/Program Transition Points Initial Preparation Transition Point 1: Admission to Education Preparation Programs

    Data Reviewed Minimal Criteria for Admission/Continuation

    Review Cycle

    Reviewed By

    Unit Level Data:

    Each Month Professional Education Council

    Admission Application Documentation of completion of baccalaureate degree in an approved content certification area

    Completion of application

    Overall GPA 2.75+ Adherence to Professional Code of Ethics Candidate signature Speech Proficiency C or higher in speech course Writing Proficiency 2.5+ average, no course lower than C

    Case Test Scores

    "Critical thinking, communication, creativity and collaboration skills are built into the Critical Performance Indicator Assessments to meet 21st Century Skills [Silva, E. (2008).

    Core Academic Skills Exam (156 R, 162 W, 150 M)

    Test scores are utilized to demonstrate Critical Thinking and Communication Skills.

    Letters of recommendation are required that

    can speak to a students potential success

    for teaching indicating their creativity and

    collaboration skills.

    These skills must be demonstrated successfully to pass the CPIs prior to

    Transition Point 2 and admission to Student

    Teaching or Final Experience

    Faculty Recommendations (Unit Dispositions) Total score for each faculty recommendation must be 18 or higher on the scale of 24

    Transition Point 2: Admission to Final Experience (e.g., Student Teaching, Clinical Practice, Culminating Assessment)

    Data Reviewed Minimal Criteria for Continuation Review Cycle

    Reviewed By

    Unit Level Data:

    Each Semester

    Professional Education Council

    Admission to Education Preparation Admission GPAs 2.75+ overall

    2.75+ professional education courses 2.75+ content courses

    Program Hours Completed Candidates who do not hold a Kentucky teaching certificate must successfully complete the required 200 hours of prescribed field experience connected with coursework

    Dispositions Scores All dispositions average At Standard (3+) Critical Performance Scores 3.0+ overall

    2.5+ per Kentucky Teacher Standard measured

    Transition Point 3: Program Exit Data Reviewed Minimal Criteria for Exit Review

    Cycle Reviewed By

    Unit Level Data: Each

    Semester

    Office of Teacher Services

    Seminar Course Grade C or higher - based on Teacher Work Sample holistic score of 2+

  • Student Teaching Grade C or higher - based on 7+ Kentucky Teacher Standards at or above Proficient (3+), no Standard below Developing (2), AND 11+ dispositions At Standard (3+)

    To be recommended for initial certification, an applicant must document: Completion of an approved teacher preparation program in each desired certification area; Passing score(s) on the appropriate PRAXIS II exam(s) (e.g., Content, PLT) or other assessments required for

    each desired certification area; Achievement of at least a 2.75 GPA overall, in each major and minor, and in professional education courses; Attainment of at least a C in all professional education courses, including EDU 489 and student teaching; and Completion of a portfolio based on the Kentucky Teacher Standards.

    EPSB Disclaimer: Teacher certification requirements are subject to change. Before registering for the test(s),

    please refer to the Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB) website at www.epsb.ky.gov for current

    requirements or contact the Division of Professional Learning and Assessment at 502-564-4606 or toll free 888-

    598-7667.

    Student Signature: Date: ____________

    Advisor Signature: Date: ____________