Academic Catalog 2013-2014 
    
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Academic Catalog 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Interdisciplinary Studies in Elementary Education (grades EC-6) with All-Level Certification - Special Education (grades EC-12)


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Elementary Teacher Certification


Students seeking elementary teacher certification should pursue the Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies degree (B.S.I.S.). A minimum of 124 hours is required for the degree. Students who complete the requirements for the B.S.I.S. degree and who successfully pass the required state competency examinations will fulfill simultaneously all requirements for elementary teacher certification. Degree requirements include the following:

The University General Education Core


Total: 43 Hours


Notations:


  1. ENGL 1301  and ENGL 1302  should be taken within first year of enrollment.
  2. For BSIS degrees this requirement must be a life science.
  3. HIST 2301  and HIST 2302  are required for teacher certification.
  4. Wayland Baptist University will not accept RLGN 1301 - Old Testament History  or RLGN 1302 - New Testament History , or their equivalents, from any institution except other Baptist institutions to meet the core requirement in any Wayland degree. If a student has taken RLGN 1301 - Old Testament History  and/or RLGN 1302 - New Testament History , or their equivalents, at any institution except other Baptist institutions, then the student has two options to meet the core requirement: (1) take RLGN 1301  and/or RLGN 1302  at Wayland or (2) take RLGN 4306 , 4316 , 4317 , or 4318  in lieu of RLGN 1301 ; and/or take RLGN 4306 , 4320 , 4322 , or 4324  in lieu of RLGN 1302 . RLGN 4306  may be an option for either RLGN 1301  or RLGN 1302  as stated above, but may not count for both on the same degree plan. No other RLGN/RLED courses may substitute for either RLGN 1301  or RLGN 1302 . The Dean of the School of Religion & Philosophy must approve any exception to this policy. RLGN 1301 - Old Testament History  or RLGN 1302 - New Testament History , or their equivalents, taken at non-Baptist institutions, may be transferred as elective credit with approval of the Dean of the School of Religion and Philosophy and the Registrar.
  5. Courses marked with an * in the course description section maybe used to fulfill this requirement. Students who have served two or more years in the Armed Forces are exempt from EXSS requirements with DD-214 from basic training.

Total: 14 Hours


Major (Teaching Field)


Rather than a traditional major and minor, the B.S.I.S. degree includes an interdisciplinary program. This program focuses on the subject matter taught in the elementary school and a combination of other subject fields selected to prepare the student for the comprehensive section of the teacher certification examination.

Interdisciplinary Studies in Elementary Education (grades EC-6) with All-Level Certification - Special Education (grades EC-12)


Teachers must meet applicable high-qualified requirements for the grade level and the subject area taught.

Students who choose to take the All-level Special Education TExES cannot be hired as a teacher of record in subjects beyond 8th grade but can only serve in an inclusion support role or as consultants or co-teachers in classrooms with a teacher of record.

Students who successfully complete the EC-6 Generalist/EC-12 Special Education degree program and pass the TExES examinations (EC-12 PPR/Test 160; EC-6 Generalist/Test 101; and EC-12 Special Education/Test 161) will be considered a highly qualified teacher as required by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 No Child Left Behind for both general and special education preschool through 6th grade. Students must pass the state content area tests special education and EC-6 generalist prior to student teaching.

Professional Education


In addition to the general education core and preparation in the teaching field, all certification programs require a professional education sequence. The professional education sequence provides students with knowledge of the learner, the teaching-learning process, and effective teaching and classroom management strategies. It also provides a structured program of field experiences, beginning with classroom observation and ending with student teaching. Students must have taken and passed the basic skills test upon completion of EDUC 3301 - Principles and Practices in Education  and before taking further professional education courses. The following courses constitute the professional education sequence required for certification. Students must pass the respective state content test prior to student teaching:

Notations:


# During student teaching it is a requirement that the student take the state test for Pedagogy and Professional Responsibility (EC-12 PPR).

Recommended Course Sequence


Total: 17 Hours


Total: 17 Hours


Total: 17 Hours


Total: 18 Hours


Total: 16 Hours


Total: 18 Hours


Total: 18 Hours


Total: 12 Hours


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