Spring 2011 Cohort (Caldwell) - Distance Education

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BS/ELEMENTARY EDUCATION
Bachelor of Science (BS) –
Elementary Education, Grades K-6
Off-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
College of Fine &
Applied Arts
Dean: Dr. Charles Duke
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
School of
Music
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.
There is a precise schedule for
delivery of cohort courses that
students must follow.
Equivalency information is provided
for those required courses.
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.
A. 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 degrees
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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
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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
STUDIES SAC.
• 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
´âáPRIOR 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 )
Site = Appalachian State University Center at Caldwell
Cohort will begin: Spring 2011
Student Teaching: Fall 2014
Delivered
by:
Spring 11
Reich
College of
Education
CI 2300
(2)
Other ASU
Colleges
Fall 11
Summer 11
RE 3240
(3)
FDN 2400
(2)
PE 3556
(2)
** MAT
2030
(3)
HIS 3728
(3)
PSY 3010
(3)
NC
Community
College or
other
institution
Spring 12
Lowerdivision
Courses
(Transfer
Core &
Cognates)
** Core
Math
Required
Complete
PRAXIS I
HED 3645
(3)
THE/ART/
MUS (3)
Summer 12
Fall 12
Spring 13
DE
(3)
CI 3000
(3)
CI 3400
(2)
CI 3750 (3)
SPE 3300
(3)
CI 3030
(4)
Summer 13
RE 3030
(3)
GS 4401
(3)
Fall 13
Spring 14
Fall 14
CI 3110
(3)
CI 4000
(4)
RE 4030
(3)
CI 4030
(3)
CI 4900:
Student
Teaching
(12)
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 lowerdivision coursework must be maintained.
• As soon as possible following each term enrolled, forward
(or have forwarded) an official/original community college
transcript directly 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 877-4230086 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 fulltime 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 is complete.
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)).
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