BS/ELEMENTARY EDUCATION Bachelor of Science (BS) – Elementary Education, Grades K-6Off-Campus, Part-time/Evening Degree-Completion Program Appalachian State University Center at Caldwell Beginning Spring Semester 2011
INFORMATION TO FOLLOW • The Elementary Education major • Structure of the program • Appalachian Learning Alliance • Delivery of Courses • Costs • Appalachian admissions requirements • Application process
APPALACHIAN’S OFF-CAMPUS PROGRAM • Appalachian has delivered its courses off-campus since the early 1950’s. In 1999, Appalachian and ten regional community colleges joined to form the Appalachian Learning Alliance. • Current ALA partner institutions: • Appalachian State University • Caldwell Community College & Technical Institute • Catawba Valley Community College • Cleveland Community College • Forsyth Technical Community College • Isothermal Community College • Mayland Community College • McDowell Technical Community College • Surry Community College • Western Piedmont Community College • Wilkes Community College
POSITION WITHIN APPALACHIAN Appalachian State University Chancellor: Dr. Kenneth Peacock College of Arts & Sciences College of Business Reich College of Education Dean: Dr. Charles Duke School of Music College of Fine & Applied Arts Among departments within this college is the: Department of Curriculum & Instruction Department Chairperson: Dr. Michael Jacobson Among the programs offered by this department is: BS/Elementary Education
PROGRAM OF STUDY 128 semester hours (sh) are required for graduation Lower-division courses transfer from a community college (or other accredited institution) Upper-division courses required for the major, will be delivered to the cohort by Appalachian Lower-division community college courses are responsibility of student. Equivalency information is provided for those required courses. There is a precise schedule for delivery of cohort courses that students must follow. Courses are delivered only once to each cohort.
ELEMENTARY EDUCATION MAJOR • Core Curriculum requirement … met by 44 hour CAA Core or AA degree or AS degree • Professional Core requirements • Major requirements • Secondary Academic Concentration (SAC) • Service obligations
CORE CURRICULUM • Appalachian’s core curriculum requirement should be completed prior to beginning the cohort. Core may be met in one of two ways – A or B. • Recommended:With a NC community college advisor, identify how to complete (and document on an official transcript) what you’ve accomplished/may need to accomplish toward one of these three options: • * 44sh, CAA Core or • * Associates of Art or • * Associates of Science degreescontinued on next slide …
CORE CURRICULUM, continued • Appalachian’s core curriculum requirement can be met by: • B. ASU’s General Education Core • * May be better for those with previous ASU course credits, primarily older coursework, and/or primarily out-of-state coursework. • * May (in most cases, likely) will require completion of some coursework on-campus in Boone. • * The cohort’s Program Manager can assist with review toward this option.
PROFESSIONAL CORE CURRICULUM • CI 2300 Teaching and Learning in the Digital Age • FDN 2400 Critical Perspectives on Teaching and Learning • PSY 3010 Psychology Applied to Teaching • SPE 3300 Creating Inclusive Learning Communities • CI 3400 Policies and Practices in Educational Assessment • CI 4900 Student Teaching (full-time, 12 sh)
COURSES FOR THE MAJOR • MAT 2030 Math for the Elementary School Teacher • ENG/RE 3240 World Literature for Children • PE 3556 How Children Move • HED 3645 Health Education in the Elementary School • HIS 3728 History of North Carolina • ARTS Elective Art, Music, or Drama • CI XXXX Directed Elective • CI/MAT 3030 Investigating Mathematics and Learning • CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE …
COURSES FOR THE MAJOR, continued • RE 3030 Foundations of Literacy • CI/SPE 3000 Learner Diversity • GS 4401 Science Teaching in the Elementary School • CI 3110 Social Studies in the Elementary School • CI 3750 Integrating Media & Technology into Teaching • CI 4000 Elementary School Curriculum and Instruction • CI 4030 Teaching Mathematics in the Elementary School • RE 4030 Development of Literacy for Learning
SECONDARY ACADEMIC CONCENTRATION (SAC) • NC State licensure requires a Secondary Academic Concentration. This cohort will pursue the SOCIAL STUDIESSAC. • Required courses are available through community colleges and the cohort. • SAC coursework must be completed prior to Student Teaching. • You may substitute another, or complete an additional, SAC; contact the cohort’s Program Manager to discuss options.
20/20 SERVICE LEARNING PROGRAM • As a requirement for the program, you must volunteer a minimum of 20 hours toward each: • Community Service – A description of the requirements and process will be provided in the Directed Elective course (tentatively planned for Summer Semester 2012). • Service Learning – to be completed during several cohort courses.
IMPORTANT PRE-REQUISITES • PRIOR TO ENTRY, SPRING SEMESTER, 2011 You must complete the core math requirement; it is a pre-requisite for the cohort’s MAT 2030 course. Identify core math options from your community college. • PRIOR TO SUMMER SEMESTER, 2012 • You must be admitted to RCOE Teacher Education, which requires passing the PRAXIS I test. • PRIOR TO FALL SEMESTER, 2014 (Student Teaching, CI4900) • You must complete all required core, cognate, and SAC courses.
TIME IN SCHOOL SETTINGS • Certain cohort courses require time in actual school settings. You must plan ahead to ensure this additional time can be committed for each: • PSY 3010, Psychology Applied to Teaching – 40 hrs • SPE 3300, Creating Inclusive Learning Communities – 40 hrs • CI 3000,Learner Diversity - 40-50 hrs • CI 4000, Elementary School Curriculum and Instruction – • 150 hours • CI 4900, Student Teaching – a 12-credit course/full-time in a classroom setting
ASSOCIATED COSTS • Certain degree requirements will incur costs. Currently, the following may be expected for the BS/EE program: • Criminal Background Check, 1st cohort semester, field experience: approx $25 • Criminal Background Check, end of 4th semester, Teacher Education requirement: approx $25 • Criminal Background Check, last semester/prior to Student Teaching: approx $25 • Student Teaching fees (unlikely) • Diploma fee: $15
Caldwell BS/Elementary Education Cohort Tentative Schedule of Courses(Social Studies Second Academic Concentration ) Complete PRAXIS I
LOWER-DIVISION COURSEWORK • It is your responsibility to identify, apply and register for, and complete identified core and SAC coursework for the BS/EE degree. Equivalent community college courses will be identified on an official Admissions checklist, and assistance/ advising is available from the cohort’s Program Manager. • Dual (concurrent) enrollment in Appalachian and community college courses is permitted. • Community college grades do not transfer - only courses and hours. However, a minimum 2.0 GPA on transferred lower-division coursework must be maintained. • As soon as possible following each term enrolled, forward (or have forwarded) an official/original community college transcriptdirectly to your program manager.
UPPER-DIVISION COURSEWORK • **Follow Appalachian’s academic calendar, not Caldwell TCC. • Courses will be offered only ONCE to each cohort; take courses as they are made available. Any not satisfactorily completed must be accomplished asap, where and when possible. • Faculty travel to the site • Evening courses (typically 6:00-9:00 pm) • 1-2 days/week total, Fall & Spring Semesters; Summer Semesters will be scheduled as required • Weekend courses possible (e.g. 9am-4 pm, selected Saturdays) • Two-way audio-video (via NCIH) • Web-based coursework
REQUIRED GRADES • You must maintain a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average (GPA) on Appalachian coursework, in order to continue to meet Teacher Education requirements. • You must earn a minimum grade of 2.0 (C) in each required major course. C- is not adequate.
ADMISSION TO TEACHER EDUCATION • Teacher Education status is required of all education majors. In order to register for cohort courses Summer 2012 and beyond, you must meet all requirements and be admitted to Teacher Education by the College of Education. The cohort’s Program Manager will assist you with the application process. • By April 2012 – you must have: • Attained acceptable scores on PRAXIS I (or an equivalent) • Completed total college credit of at least 45 sh • Completed at least 12 sh, and a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA, on Appalachian coursework • Completed CI 2300 and FDN 2400, and the equivalent of ENG 1000 - with a minimum of a “C” (2.0) grade in each; C- is not sufficient • Completed a speech/hearing clinical assessment; this will be delivered, free, to the cohort
PRAXIS I SCORES PRAXIS I measures basic skills in reading, writing, and math – and sufficient scores in all three categories are required for advancement into Reich College of Education’s Teacher Education status. Minimum scores, required by the NC Dept. of Public Instruction: Reading 176 Writing 173 Mathematics 173 or a total of at least 522 or sufficient SAT/ACT scores
PRAXIS I PREPARATION • www.ets.org provides PRAXIS registration and preparation information – including free, downloadable test prep documents. • Search the Appalachian Library catalog: “Pre-Professional Skills Tests Study Guides” Info can be mailed to you, and is shelved at selected Appalachian Learning Alliance libraries. The Distance Learning Reference Library desk: toll-free 877-423-0086 or live chat www.library.appstate.edu/distance_learning. • Workbooks are available online and through bookstores • Community college developmental courses focus on subjects • Additional assistance may be delivered, given sufficient demand
RESOURCES • Appalachian State University, the Reich College of Education, and the Office of Extension & Distance Education are committed to providing a quality education experience, as conveniently as possible, to its off-campus cohorts and students. • Resources and support include: • Library materials and resources available electronically, through the mail, and on-site. • ASU student identification cards will be created and mailed to you. An ID card is required for access to on-campus library materials. • A student financial account and student computer account will be assigned to you. Student Accounts Office: 800-355-4084 ext 2113, and AppalNet/Technical Support: 800-355-4084 ext6266. • If you need accommodation(s) for a disability, please review Office of Disability Services information at www.ods.appstate.edu and contact ODS, 828-262-3056, as soon as possible. ODS will also be available, by appointment, at the ASU Center at Hickory and ASU Center at Burke - prior to Fall Semester 2010; contact ODS for an appointment.
OFFICE OF DISABILITY SERVICES (ODS) • If you have a disability and may need reasonable accommodations: • Contact the ODS by phone at 828-262-3056 or www.ods.appstate.edu • Complete the registration process for Extension and Distance Education Students via www.ods.appstate.edu • ODS will have designated dates at off-campus host sites posted via ODS website and D.E. website
ADVISING • Advising and assistance will be available from the cohort’s … • Academic Advisor, RCOE Department of Curriculum & Instruction – for all academic issues • Program Manager, Office of Extension & Distance Education –for non-academic and logistical cohort support issues including applications, registration, financial aid/scholarships/student accounts, lower-division requirement advising, etc.
COSTS • Appalachian State University • Estimated Tuition & Fees • 2009-10 Academic Year • $112.25 per semester hour (in-state student) • $494.25 per semester hour (out-of-state student) • Tuition and fees are set annually, and modest annual increases • can be expected. • Each course will vary in requirements for textbooks, etc. Text information will be provided asap prior to each semester. The Appalachian Bookstore stocks all required texts, and can ship orders off-campus.
FINANCIAL AID • Federal financial aid is available for students • who qualify. The free financial aid form – FAFSA – • is used; March 15 is the recommended submission deadline each year. www.fafsa.ed.gov 800-4-FED-AID • For more information about financial aid, see the College Foundation of North Carolina website at: www.cfnc.org • Appalachian State University’s Financial Aid Office: • 800-355-4084 ext 2190 • www.financialaid.appstate.edu • Appalachian off-campus programs typically provide 6 sh (half-time benefits). • Students who take required lower-level courses through a community college will report those hours for financial aid via a Consortium Agreement form.
The cohort’s Program Manager, and other support professionals, in the Office of Extension & Distance Education are available and happy to assist you. • 800-355-4084 • www.ext-dl.appstate.edu
GRADUATION • Appalachian’s commencement occurs each May and December. On- and off-campus students graduate together on the Boone campus. • Those with at least 48sh of Appalachian coursework are eligible for graduation with honors. The Dean’s List is available for full-time students, and therefore is not offered to off-campus students. • This cohort is scheduled • to graduate December 2014 …
APPLICATION TO ASU We welcome applications to APPALACHIAN STATE UNIVERSITY … for the Spring 2011, Caldwell, BS/Elementary Education Cohort. ** There is real benefit to early submission of complete applications! Cohort seats are offered first-come/first-served … and confirmation of admittance can be provided as early as possible prior to the program start. For assistance, contact Reneé Cook: 800-355-4084
APPLICATION PROCESS • ONLINE applications for the Spring 2011 Caldwell BS/EE cohort will be accepted through December 1, 2010. • Go to www.distance.appstate.edu to access the application. Click the Forms link on the left. Select Undergraduate Application for Admission. • Set up an account by creating a username and password. • Follow directions and complete the application.
APPLICATION • An application cannot be evaluated until it iscomplete. • This requires: • That all required information, outlined on the ONLINE application, is provided • A $50 application fee • An original and official high school transcript (or GED or AHSD scores) • Original and official transcripts from each college/institution where you enrolled (whether or not you completed course(s)).