The Middle Level Education Professional Program
Upon completion of 60 hours of course work, including the completion of the 11-semester-hour education core (EDTE 201, EDFI 300, EDTE 400, and EDPY 401 and EDPY 401P), the candidate may apply for admission to the Professional Education Program in Middle Level Education. For admission to the professional program the candidate must have:
Upon completion of 60 hours of course work, including the completion of the 9-semester-hour education core (EDTE 201, EDFI 300, and EDPY 401), the candidate may apply for admission to the Professional Education Program in Middle Level Education. For admission to the professional program the candidate must have:
See College of Education for professional program admissions requirements, certification requirements, and other academic opportunities.
Grade of C or Better Required
On the basis of reviews of curriculum for the B.A. and B.S. degrees, the program faculty determined that the experiences listed within EDTE 400 are better designed and executed in EDTE 201, EDML 321, EDML 598, and EDML 599. Elimination of this course maintains consistency with other undergraduate teacher programs in the Department of Instruction that have removed EDTE 400, allowing transfers between degree programs more easily and candidates to graduate on time.
The study guide for the Middle Level Social Studies Praxis II exam requires teacher candidates to have background knowledge of general economic principles. The current list of social studies specialization courses does not contain an economic course. The request to add ECON 224 as an option in the concentration addresses this shortcoming.
The admission professional program is being adjusted to reflect previously approved removal of EDPY 401P (this action was never updated in this section of the bulletin) and the removal of EDTE 400.
Based on five years of data review, the Middle Level Education program faculty determined that the professional program essay did not serve as a strong indicator of teacher candidate subsequent displays of professional dispositions. This finding is consistent with education scholarship; individuals who submit dispositions essays that are acceptable do not necessarily display them consistently. Note: The professional program information appears only on the Departmental Bulletin Page: http://bulletin.sc.edu/preview_entity.php?catoid=37&ent_oid=483 . This information applies to both the BA and BS programs.
We are adding ECON 224 as an option in the Social Studies concentration to better support middle level social studies teacher candidates in passing the Praxis II content area exam.
The admission professional program is being adjusted to reflect previoulsy approved removal of EDPY 401P (was never updated in this section of the bulletin) and the removal of EDTE 400. Also, the Middle Level Education no longer requires an amission essay for professional program. Language referring to the essay is being removed. Note: The professional program inforamtion appears only on the Departmental Bulletin Page: http://bulletin.sc.edu/preview_entity.php?catoid=37&ent_oid=483 . This inforamiton applies to both the BA and BS programs.
Returned for changes requested by the ITE curriculum committee.
Thank you for submitting your proposal to the Committee on Curricula & Courses. We are moving your proposal forward to the Faculty Senate. We appreciate your patience and commitment to undergraduate and graduate education.
Minor edits: Delete essay requirement, delete EDTE 400 to reduce overall hours from 123 to 122 and add ECON 224 as an option for social studies.
No BOT, CHE or SACS requried.
This program update will be reflected in the 2018-19 Undergraduate Academic Bulletin.