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Bridgewater State University Early Childhood Education Elementary Education Special Education Moderate or Severe ElementarySpecial Education PK 8 Moderate Dual Licensure Preparation amp Recommendations for Future Education Professionals ID: 761824

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Bridgewater State UniversityEarly Childhood EducationElementary EducationSpecial Education (Moderate or Severe)Elementary/Special Education PK – 8 Moderate Dual Licensure Preparation & Recommendations for Future Education Professionals P.R.E.P for teacher candidates

Objectives: to provide information about Advisors are here to guide you as you plan your “next steps” 1 2 nd Major requirements 2 Admission Requirements Professional Education Program 3 Educator Licensure Requirements

Major in liberal arts or science All education, teacher licensure majors need a second major in an approved content area 1

An approved 2nd liberal arts and science major is required for the following teacher licensure majors : Early Childhood Education PreK-2 Elementary Education 1-6 Special Education Moderate Disabilities PreK-8 or 5-12 Special Education Severe Disabilities PreK - 12 Elementary Ed 1-6 / Special Education moderate PreK – 8 *Dual Licensure The following are NOT Department of Elementary & Secondary Education teacher licensure programs and do NOT require a 2nd major:Early Education & Care SPED Communication Disorders Education Programs discussed in this presentation

Undecided? Waiting to declare your 2 nd major will likely delay your graduation date (4+ years)! If you are undecided in your second major, connect with the following BSU resources (be sure you are logged into the BSU intranet to use the links below):Your Advisor FOCUS (create a new user ~ access code: bridgew) Career ServicesFaculty Actively seek help with your decision making process. Take Steps NOW

OptionsHave you thoroughly looked into all of your options? Explore the University CatalogRead about each approved second major option you’re interested in Read Course DescriptionsWhat subjects are you most interested in? What subjects are you good at? Are you earning strong grades in your subject area? If not, talk with your AdvisorWhat topics can you envision teaching in the future?

Approved Majorsfor Licensure Programs Content Area Degree ECED, ELED & SPED MS/HS Employment Edge AnthropologyBA or BSYES NOArt (Visual)BA YESYES BiologyBA or BSYES YES GOODChemistry BA or BSYES YESEXCELLENTCommunication Studies: Dance & Theater BAYESYESEarth Sciences BA or BSYES YESGOODEconomicsBS YESNO English BA YES YES Geography BA or BS YES NO History BA YES YES Mathematics BS YES YESEXCELLENTMusicBAYESYESPhilosophyBAYESNOPhysicsBA or BSYESYESEXCELLENTPsychologyBSYESNOSociologyBAYESNOSpanishBAYESYESEXCELLENT Blue degrees require pre-calculus / calculus

NOT APPROVEDfor any education licensure program Majors that are NOT Approved for Education Licensure Any Additional Education Major (for example Early Childhood & Elementary Ed double major) Accounting and FinanceAthletic TrainingAviation SPED Communication DisordersComputer Science Criminal JusticeHealth Education (Only for Health teacher candidates)ManagementPhysical Education (Only for Physical Education teacher candidates)Social Work

2 Admission Requirements T he Professional Education Program at BSU Start W ith Your End Goal in Mind

K eep in mind… Complete Core Curriculum requirements within your first three years Complete requirements of approved 2nd major within first three years Pass all required MTELs Complete professional education courses including The Block (ECED & ELED) Sheltered English Immersion Endorsement Observation hours as requiredStudent TeachingMaintain a minimum overall GPA of 2.8Earn a minimum of 120 creditsGraduation The College of Education strongly recommends that you REPEAT low grades.

You will apply when you have completed these steps: A C or better in ENGL 101 & ENGL 102 A 2.8 overall GPA (may be increased soon)Maintain a 2.8 overall GPA (may be increased soon)Two letters of recommendation from college professors A passing score on Massachusetts Test for Educator Licensure (MTEL) Communication and Literacy Skills (01) Professional Education Program Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements Cont. Up to 40 hours of fieldwork in conjunction with one of the following courses that applies to your major : ECED 230 : Basics of Early Childhood Education (ECED Majors) ELED 220: Introduction to Elementary Education (ELED Majors)SPED 202: Introduction to Special Education (SPED moderate & severe)

Districts have different preferences for these processes. Your professor in the course requiring field work will provide more info . If you need help, ask. Some of those background checks include Criminal Offender Record Inquiry (CORI) SAFIS Fingerprint-based Background Check Field Work Safety Requirements

Consider enrolling in the prep courses BEFORE taking a test: ELED 250 for Foundations of Reading (90) MTEL MATH 113 for General Curriculum (03) MTEL Contact your education advisor for more information to confirm your plan! What other MTELS do I need? License Communication & Literacy (01)Early Childhood (02)Foundations of Reading (90)General Curriculum: multi-subject with math subtest (03) Content Area Major (i.e. English, Math, etc.)Early Childhood (PreK – 2)YES YESYESNONO Elementary Education (1 – 6)YESNOYES YES NO Dual ELED (1-6) & SPED YESNO YESYESNOModerate SPED (PreK – 8 OR 5 – 12) YESNO YESYESNOModerate SPED (5-12 only)YESNONO NO YESSevere SPED (PreK – 12) YESNONOYESNO Middle School (5 – 9)YESNO NO NO YES High School (8 – 12) YES NO NO NO YES

PREPARE How can I prepare for the MTELs? Know which MTELs you must take and get familiar by reading materials available online and taking some practice tests. Plan ahead and develop a timetable for completing your tests as soon as you are prepared. Take a non credit prep course offered through BSU Center for PK-12 Outreach.Take a 3 credit elective course: ELED 250 for Foundations of Reading (90) MTELMATH 113 for General Curriculum (03) MTEL

3 Educator Licensure Requirements Essential for a Seamless Transition into a Career in Teaching

Ensures you are fully qualified and ready for MA educator licensure Is nationally recognized as a program of excellence Has met the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education’s (NCATE) national standards for the preparation of teachers and other educators BSU’s College of Education

Build good relationships with Faculty & Advisors Choose a 2nd major you will be successful inEstablish & maintain a strong GPA Develop & strengthen skills:LeadershipPublic speakingWritingWorking with diverse populations Consider the long-term effects of your actions:Social mediaJudicial system conflicts Be Smart

Distinguish Yourself!Join SEAM (Student Education Association of Massachusetts) It’s a great way to network with your peers! Join Kappa Delta Pi (International Honor Society in Education)Get involved in activities with your peers! Join the Honors ProgramEngage in research or service-learning opportunities Find opportunities that provide you with para. teaching / tutoring experience:JUMPSTART Academic Achievement Center: Tutoring / Academic Assistance Apply to be a Peer AdvisorBecome a part of Student Life & join a club or organization Become an Orientation LeaderCommunity Service Center Are you the complete package?

? But wait… What are my next steps? Advising and Registration for Fall 2015

Meet with your Advisor to declare your 2 nd major before the end of this year Start thinking about appropriate course selection for next semesterSelect courses from the Core C urriculumEnroll in introductory courses for both majors Avoid taking classes you do not need AAC supports education majors until the end of their first year, so in the fall, you will be reassigned to a faculty advisor in each of your majors Advising is KEY

Fall 2015 Registration Dates! Advising Appointments start April 6 You will receive an email with a link to schedule your 15 min apt Bring your Registration Form with the schedule you have drafted! April 21 : HonorsApril 21: Student-Athletes (approved teams) April 23: Sophomore April 24: Freshmen Consider summer courses too…

Summer Session – think about it! Pace yourself towards graduation! Smaller class sizes with an intense focus There are two five-week sessions and one ten-week session Courses may be day, evening or on-line Main campus, Attleboro, and Cape Cod Registration opened Monday, March 16!Courses viewable on InfoBear NOWAdditional info can be found on the Continuing & Distance Education website

Have you registered for your Communication Literacy MTEL? Thank you! Click a link to the left to see the courses for your major. QUESTIONS? Elementary & Early Childhood Education Hart Hall 122, 508 531-1243 Special Education and Communication Disorders Hart Hall 248, 508 531-1226 Elementary Education Elementary Ed/Special Education Dual LicenseEarly Childhood Education Special Education (Moderate)Special Education (Severe)