Education Major and Minor Requirements

Department Chair: D. Moffett
Coordinator of Elementary Education Field: J. Stone
Coordinator of Field – Grades 5-12: S. Hall
Teacher Licensing Advisor: D. Moffett
Accreditation and Assessment Coordinator: D. Moffett
Department Members: S. Hall, J. Martinez, D. Moffett, A. Schulz

Majors: Elementary Education
Minor: Elementary Education – English as a New Language (ENL) for Elementary Teachers (non-licensure), Education Studies (open to all majors except Elementary Education)

Licensure in Secondary Content Areas: Students wishing to obtain Indiana teacher licensure in a secondary content area must complete a Franklin College major and all other degree requirements, the minor in education studies, and a post-baccalaureate student teaching experience as well as pass all Indiana requirements for licensure. To apply for a post-baccalaureate student teaching experience, students must earn their degree from Franklin College and graduate with a minimum GPA of a 3.0/4.0. Additional information can be found at https://www.doe.in.gov/licensing/transition-teaching.

The Teacher Education Program at Franklin College focuses on preparing competent, caring decision makers. It is an outgrowth of the liberal arts structure of the college. The foundation of the Franklin College Education Program is the extensive practical experience that students gain by working with children and experienced teachers in accredited school classrooms. Each Franklin College Elementary Education Department methods course is tied to a co-requisite field experience. Students acquire knowledge of how children learn, methods of teaching, and the workings of a school community through these experiences. Depth of knowledge is provided by the college’s rich and rigorous liberal arts and departmental curricula.

The Franklin College Teacher Education Program is standards-based, performance-driven, assessment conscious, and is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)/ Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and the Indiana Department of Education. These accreditations recognize the high standards of Franklin College and its education department in the preparation of K-12 educators. Such accreditations also allow program graduates to be eligible for recommendation for teacher licensure in the state of Indiana and in any state with Indiana reciprocity.

Compliance with regulations established by the Indiana Department of Education may alter the Education Department policies, curricula, and course content regardless of the student’s enrollment date in the program. Students are advised to work closely with the Education Department academic advisors to keep abreast of any and all changes.

Transfer Credit for Elementary Education Program
EDE 225: General Methods for Effective Instruction and junior- and senior-level courses are not subject to transfer credit approval. 

Minimum Grades for Elementary Education Program
A teacher education candidate must receive a grade of a “C” or better in any professional education course. No grade below a “C-“ will be accepted in any content course designated/required for certification.

Students may enroll in the sophomore level sequence of courses if they have met the following criteria:
•  2.75 GPA cumulative
•  Display appropriate dispositions for teaching
•  Successfully complete EDE 124

Minimum Grades for Education Studies Minor
A “C” minimum is required for the minor courses. Please note that those wishing to pursue licensure must have an overall GPA of 3.0 or above.

Background Reports
The Franklin College Teacher Education Program is a field-based program. A student in the program will have many interactions with K-12 learners. A student is expected to be a law-abiding citizen and will be required to pass criminal history and background checks prior to each term in order to participate in field school experiences, internships, off-site course activities, and student teaching. If a placement is rejected by a school due to issues with the student’s criminal history or background check, the College has no further obligation regarding placement for that term. Those pursuing the Education Studies Minor will be required to pass criminal history and background checks prior to the two required internships.

Admission to Elementary Teacher Education
To be considered for admission into the Elementary Teacher Education Program, for fall of the junior year, students must submit a formal application to the education department. Registration for junior-level courses and application to the program do not guarantee admission to the program.

The education department reviews each application individually according to established criteria for admission to teacher education. Admission criteria include:
•  3.0 GPA cumulative
•  recommendation for admission by the faculty
•  no grade below a “C” in any professional education course
•  no grade below a “C-” in any content course designated/required for certification
•  display appropriate dispositions for teaching
•  satisfactory grade in all education field experiences/internships
•  passing scores on each of the basic skills tests or documentation verifying that the student has met one of the exam alternatives approved by the Indiana Department of Education
No student will be permitted to take a 300/400 level professional education courses, field experiences or internships until he/she has gained admission to the Teacher Education Program. 

Candidates admitted to the teacher education program are reviewed regularly to ensure that satisfactory progress is being made toward graduation and licensure. To continue in the program, candidates must meet all standards established by the education department which include:
•  cumulative GPA of 3.0 (A=4.00) at the end of each academic semester/term
•  no grade below “C” in any professional education class*
•  no grade below a “C-“ in any content course designated/required for certification
•  a grade of “S” in all education field experiences and internships appropriate dispositions for teaching

*for elementary education majors professional education courses include: KIN 322, FNA 420 and all those with EDE prefixes.

Approval for Student Teaching – Elementary Education
Student teaching applications must be submitted to the education department in the junior year. A student teaching placement will only be sought for those candidates who have successfully met all program requirements to date and who have been approved for a student teaching placement by the education department faculty.

Additional Fees
•  It is the responsibility of the student to register for and pay the fees associated with the basic skills test (for admittance into the program) and the pedagogy and content (for state licensure) tests.
•  All Education Field Experiences carry a $20 fee.
•  A one-time fee of $175 will be charged during the spring of the senior year as an honorarium for the cooperating teacher.
•  Once a school corporation accepts a student for a field experience or intensive term internship, a $50 fee may be charged for withdrawing from or failing to complete the internship.
•  Once a school corporation accepts a student for a student teaching placement, a $100 fee may be charged for withdrawing from or failing to complete the student teaching internship.

Licensure Requirements – Elementary Education
To be recommended for an Indiana State Teaching License by the Franklin College Licensing Advisor, a student must submit an on-line license application and meet all state and college licensing requirements, including:
•  Completion of all college and elementary teacher education program requirements for graduation
•  Completion of student teaching with earned grade of “C” or higher
•  Completion of college senior competency practicum with earned grade of “C” or higher
•  Achieve passing scores on all standardized tests required for licensing and have official scores on file at Franklin College
•  Provide proof of current CPR/Heimlich/AED certification
•  Provide proof of satisfactory completion of Suicide Awareness Program

Academic Advising
Every student has an academic advisor who assists with curricular and class scheduling matters and some phases of career planning. While the academic advisors and other personnel are available for assistance, the primary responsibility for taking appropriate and required courses to meet graduation requirements rests with the student.

Elementary Education Program
Successful completion of the Franklin College Elementary Education Program enables a program graduate to be eligible for a K-6 Elementary Generalist license to teach in primary and intermediate grade settings. All coursework and field experiences/internships align with Indiana’s developmental and content standards for elementary generalists as adopted by Indiana in December 2010. 

Elementary Education
The elementary teaching program is based on a broad general education background with a major in elementary education. The program is tightly structured. Consequently, interested students must work closely with their advisors to complete related-area requirements in a timely, sequential manner. Two intensive term internships are required for elementary education majors.

Elementary Education majors must take the following liberal arts exploratory courses to satisfy program and graduation requirements: Creative Arts: FNA 420; Human Behavior: PSY 117; Scientific Thinking: BIO 114; Diversity: GEO 220; International: ENG 117 or ENG 118.

Elementary Education Major

Professional Education Requirements: Students must earn at least a “C”
EDE 124 Introduction to Teaching and American Education
EDE 222 Child Development and Educational Psychology
EDE 223 Children’s and Adolescent Literature
EDE 225 General Methods for Effective Instruction
EDE 227 Grammar and Linguistics
EDE 230 Survey of Exceptional Child/Inclusion
EDE 315 Human Diversity in the Classroom
EDE 336 Science and Teaching I
EDE 337 Science and Teaching II
EDE 344 Teaching and Learning Literacy I
EDE 345 Teaching and Learning Literacy II
EDE 365 Mathematics Methods for Elementary Teachers I
EDE 366 Mathematics Methods for Elementary Teachers II
EDE 443 Interdisciplinary Unit Planning
EDE 444 Methods of Teaching Elementary Social Studies
EDE 456 Professional Development
EDE 457 Effective Methods for Assessment and Evaluation
EDE 499 Senior Competency Practicum
FNA 420 Fine Arts for Elementary Teachers
PED 322 Methods of Teaching Physical Education and Health for the Elementary Classroom Teacher

Additional required coursework: Students must earn at least a” C-“
MAT 323 Mathematics for Elementary Teaching I
MAT 324 Mathematics for Elementary Teaching II

One of the following courses: Students must earn at least a “C-
ENG 117 World Literature I
ENG 118 World Literature II

Exploratory coursework requirements: Earned credit required (see Grading and Credit System section of the catalog)

One of the following courses
HIS 120 United States History to 1877
HIS 121 United States History since 1877 

All of the following courses
BIO 114 General Biolog
GEO 220 Geography
PSY 117 General Psychology

Optional Coursework
EDE 330 Mild Intervention in Elementary Education
EDE 401 CPR/AED/Heimlich Certification for Education Majors

Field Experiences: A grade of Satisfactory “S” is required in all field experiences. Students must earn at least a grade of “C” in EST 489 Student Teaching.
EFE 284 Field Experience in Elementary Education
EFE 384 Field Experience in Elementary Education
EFE 385 Field Experience in Elementary Education
EFE 484 Field Experience in Elementary Education
EST 489 Student Teaching in Elementary Education

Intensive Term: A grade of satisfactory “S” is required in all internships
Intensive Term Course
INE 200 Internship in Education
INE 300 Internship in Education

Elementary Education Major – Required Minor
The following minor is required for the elementary education major:

English as a New Language (ENL) for Elementary Teachers
This minor is only available to Elementary Education majors and does not lead to English as a New Language Licensing for Indiana teachers. Students must earn at least a “C”
EDE 223 Children’s and Adolescent Literature
EDE 227 Grammar and Linguistics
EDE 345 Teaching and Learning Literacy II
EDE 315 Human Diversity in the Classroom
EFE 484 Field Experience in Elementary Education

One of the following courses: Students must earn at least a “C-“
ENG 117 World Literature I
ENG 118 World Literature II

Education Studies Minor (non-licensure): Courses and internships combined equal 18 hours of credit.
The Education Studies Minor may be combined with any major outside of elementary education. All minor courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better. The courses may be completed in any sequence except for those required as prerequisites for the second internship.

Students planning to complete a Post-Baccalaureate Student Teaching Experience to prepare for Indiana state teacher licensure must combine this minor with a major prior to graduation. Please note that participation in a Post-Baccalaureate Student Teaching Experience requires acceptance into the program and an overall minimum GPA of 3.0 upon graduation.

Core Requirements (15 total credit total)
EDS 210 Educational Philosophy, Law, and Ethics (3 credits)
EDS 222 Child Development and Education Psychology (2 credits)
EDS 315 Human Diversity in the Classroom (3 credits)
EDS 328 Instructional Strategies, Educational Technology, and the Learning Process (3 credits)
EDS 422 Content Reading (2 credits)
EDS 457 Effective Methods for Assessment and Evaluation (2 credits)

Plus, two Intensive Term Internships: A grade of satisfactory “S” is required for all internships. (3 total credit hours)
INS 200 Internship in Secondary Education (1 credit)
INS 300 Internship in Secondary Education (2 credits)

 

POSTED-Nov. 20, 2018