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					                                   College of Education
                               Division of Teacher Education




               Education Licensure
                             Program
                Application Packet




For Information Contact:
      Undergraduate and Transfer Students:           Post –Baccalaureate Students:
      Ashley Kuehlwein                               Kris Dalton
      503-838-8675                                   503-838-8482
      Akuehlwein05@wou.edu                           daltonk@wou.edu

                              www.wou.edu/education
                                    Western Oregon University
                                       College of Education
                                     345 N. Monmouth Ave.,
                                     Monmouth, OR 97361
                           503-838-8704 (phone) * 503-838-8228 (fax)
                                       education@wou.edu
                                  Division of Teacher Education
                         Initial Teaching Licensure Education Program
Dear Applicant:

Welcome to the Initial Licensure Education program in the College of Education, Division of Teacher Education
(DTE) at Western Oregon University! The application process for the Undergraduate/Post-Baccalaureate candidates
involves a number of steps to complete prior to submitting an application packet. Acceptance into this program is
competitive, it is your responsibility to prepare and present all necessary documents to be an eligible for an
interview as a teacher candidate. The first step is to identify the grade levels you plan to teach.

      Oregon has four authorization levels that are aligned with licensure requirements.
              Early childhood                 valid for age 3 to grade 4
              Elementary                      valid for grades 3-8
              Middle level                    valid for grades 5-10
              High school level               valid for grades 7-12

The Undergraduate/Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Education Program is available in two ways, we have a full-time program
which starts twice a year, in the Fall and the Spring. The application process occurs two terms prior to the starting term.
The second option is a part-time evening program (DegreePLUS) which begins once a year in January. Both the full-time
and the part-time cohorts offer licensure for Early Childhood only, ECE/Elementary, Elementary/Middle, Middle/High
School and High School authorization.

Classes for the full-time program are offered on campus during the day. The part-time program (DegreePLUS) classes
are offered on campus one night a week (Thursday) with 50% online support. The DTE website will be updated with
important dates for information sessions available on the 1st Tuesday of each month during 2009 - 2010. Application
materials and information regarding key dates are available through the Education Office or the website provided at the
bottom of this page. It is important for Education students to work closely with their faculty advisor to make sure they
have their transcripts reviewed and program planning sheet or contract completed.

Once you have been admitted to the Education program there will be an ongoing, systematic review of your progress.
It will include, but is not limited to, observations of your performance working with youth, faculty evaluations,
demonstrated competence in academic and professional work, and recommendations from those who observe you in
your field experience classroom.

We have been fortunate over the 152-year history of Western to find many bright, charismatic, and competent
students who wish to enter the teaching profession. We hope that you will be one of those students who will carry on
the tradition of excellence in Western Oregon University Teacher Education Programs. Thank you for your interest.

If you have any questions regarding the application procedures, please contact the Education Office, Room 202, in
person, by phone at (503) 838-8471 or email education@wou.edu.


Sincerely,
Dr. Mary Reynolds

Dr. Mary Reynolds, Program Coordinator
Division of Teacher Education

     Division of Teacher Education: Education Building, Room 202 -- 503-838-8471
                  www.wou.edu/education/teacher_ed/undergrad.php
                              email: education@wou.edu
                                       College of Education
                                  Division of Teacher Education

           Undergraduate and Post-Baccalaureate Education Program
Full-time program: Begins every Fall and Spring term – Application deadlines
                   Fall entry: Jan., 15th Spring entry: Oct., 15th
Part-time program: Begins every Winter term – Application deadline: Oct., 15th
(DegreePLUS)


Important Details to complete.
   1. Complete Phase I and II requirements prior to applying for the licensure program.
          a. Passing a basic skills test (CBEST or PRAXIS I)
          b. Complete a 30 hour volunteer/observation experience
          c. Gain a letter of recommendation related to the 30 hour experience
          d. GPA minimum of 2.75
          e. Pass the ORELA test if you will be doing early childhood/elementary/middle
             authorization levels
          f. Have a transcript evaluation completed if you are applying as a post-bacc student.
          g. Have a file review completed by AALC advisor if you are an undergraduate
             student and request to transfer into phase II in the Education program.
          h. Attend an Information Session held on the first Tuesday of each month, from 6:00
             to 7:00 p.m., in the COE building.
          i. Enroll in the ED 312 class

Phase II begins once students have been assigned an advisor in the Division of Teacher Education.
Students will finish any remaining LACC courses and begin focusing on the teaching
Authorization/Major or Focus Area courses. Students need to meet with their DTE Advisor each
term to discuss their progress, their plan for future terms, and have their advising hold
removed. Postbacc students will meet with Kris Dalton daltonk@wou.edu 503-838-8482 to
file a Transcript Evaluation form.

   2. Testing Websites

       Admittance into the Education program requires passing the basic skills test (either the
       CBEST or Praxis I), below are connections for both testing websites. You can log into the
       website and request a computerized test; they are available every two weeks.
       You can also visit us in the Education Office, Room 202 to pick up information and
       Registration Bulletins, or contact the appropriate testing service:
           C.B.E.S.T. California Basic Education Skills Test http://www.cbest.nesinc.com or
              telephone (916)928-4001
           Praxis Series (NTE) Registration http://www.ets.org or telephone (800 )772-9476
           Oregon Educator Licensure Assessments www.orela.nesinc.com or
              telephone (916) 928-4017
                                 College of Education * Division of Teacher Education
                     Undergraduate or Post-Bacc APPLICATION TO THE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION
Personal Information:
     Last Name _________________________ First Name ______________________ MI ________         V#: _________________________________

     Mailing Address: Street ____________________________________ City ___________________ State ___________ ZIP: _______________
     Phone Number:______________________ Cell Phone: ______________________ Email address: __________________________________

Prior Education:

     Undergraduate Applicant: GED Graduate? Yes______ No______ What High School did you graduate from? _____________________
     City ________________________ County _________________ State _____________ When do you wish to begin the program?

     Post-Bacc Applicant: Do you have: Bachelors degree? Yes: ____ No:           _____ Masters degree or higher? Yes: _____ No: ____

     BA/BS Major: ____________ School: _____________________ Date of Graduation: ____________________

     Additional Degree: _____________________ School: __________________         Date of Graduation: ____________________



Cohort Application Details:   Undergraduate and Post-Bacc Teacher Education program is available full-time or part-time (DegreePLUS)

Full-time Term (Fall or Spring) Term______ Year ______ or       Part-time Term (WIN ONLY) Term______ Year _______

What Authorization Level are you planning to teach (Please check one) Early Childhood Only_____ Early Childhood/Elementary _____
Elementary/ Middle Level _____ Middle Level/High School _____ High School Only___

Focus or Academic Major/Licensure Endorsement Area(s):
Early Childhood Only & ECE/Elementary (e.g. Art, Math, Health, etc.) Focus Area 1 ___________________ Focus Area 2 _________________
Elementary/Middle Level       Focus Area ________________________________
Middle Level/High School - Academic Major /Licensure Endorsement Area(s)                MY OVERALL GPA IS __________
                   Options:
                   Language Arts
                   Mathematics: Basic Math or Advanced Math
                   Social Studies
                   Science: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, or Integrated Science
                   Health and/or PE
                   Spanish
Test Scores: (Copies of ALL tests must be included in application packet)
Basic Skills (For all levels) indicate test taken: CBEST ____ OR PPST ____ OR C-PPST ____
Scores: Reading ___ Writing ______ Math_____ Total _________


For Early Childhood, ECE/Elementary, ELEM//Middle or MID Level/High School Levels, Check MSAT or ORELA:
MSAT _____ Content Knowledge Score _____ Content Area Exercises Score _____ Total _____
ORELA ____ Section One Score _____ Section Two Score _____ Total _____
PRAXIS Specialty Tests: Test name _____________ Score ______ Test name _______________ Score _______
Test name _____________ Score _______        Test name _______________ Score ______________


Optional Information for statistical use only:
Gender Male _____ Female _____ Date of Birth _______________ Race or Ethnic Origin White _____ American Indian/Alaskan Native _____
Hispanic _____       African American _____ Asian American _____ Undeclared _____


____________________________________________________                             _________________________
Student Signature                                                                Date


12/06/2009
                                                  College of Education
                                             Division of Teacher Education
                                 Undergrad/Post-Bacc Education Program
Character Questions

Answer each question with a “YES” or “NO” in the space to the left of the question. Any “YES” answers must be fully
explained in the space below (or attach additional pages as needed). Western Oregon University will utilize
information listed as a part of the documentation in considering an applicant for admission to a program.

                1. Have you ever left any educational or school-related employment, voluntarily or involuntarily, while the
                   subject of an inquiry, review or investigation of alleged misconduct or alleged violation of professional
                   standards of conduct or when you had reason to believe such investigation was imminent?

                2. Are you currently the subject of an inquiry, review or investigation for alleged misconduct or alleged
                   violation of professional standards of conduct?

                3. Have you ever failed to complete a contract for educational services in any educational or school-
                   related position, or for any alleged misconduct or alleged violation of professional standards of conduct
                   been placed on leave by your employer or left such employment prior to the end of the contract term?

                4. Have you ever had a professional certificate, credential, or license (of any kind) revoked or suspended
                   or have you been placed on probationary status for any alleged misconduct or alleged violation of
                   professional standards of conduct?

                5. Have you ever been denied a professional license for which you applied or granted a professional
                   license on a conditional or probationary basis for any alleged misconduct or alleged violation of
                   professional standards of conduct?

                6. Have you ever surrendered a professional license of any kind before its expiration?

                7. Have you ever been disciplined by any public agency responsible for licensure of any kind, including
                   but not limited to educational licensure?

                8. Have you ever been convicted or been granted conditional discharge by any court for: (a) any felony;
                   (b) misdemeanor; or (c) any major traffic violation, such as: driving under the influence of intoxicants or
                   drugs; reckless driving; fleeing from attempting to elude a police officer; driving while your license was
                   suspended, revoked or used in violation of any license restriction; or failure to perform the duties of a
                   driver or witness at an accident?

                9. Have you ever been arrested or cited for any offense listed in question (8) above which is still pending
                   in court?

                10. Have you ever entered a plea of guilty or No Contest relative to any charge for an offense listed in
                    question 8?

                11. Have you ever had any civil judgment or other court order entered against you resulting from abuse,
                    assault, battery, harassment, intimidation, neglect, stalking, or other threatening behavior toward other
                    persons?

 I hereby certify that the information on or relating to this form is true and correct and grant the College of Education permission
 to check civil and criminal records to verify any statement made on this report. I understand that the College of Education may
 deny admission to a program or revoke permission for student teaching or practica upon evidence that I knowingly made false
 statement on this form. Any change in the information indicated above must be reported and will be subject to review.


                      ________________________                   _________________                 ________________
Signature of Student Teacher Candidate                             V# Number                          Date
09/14/2009
                                    College of Education
                               Division of Teacher Education

ESSAY QUESTION – SUMMARY OF EXPERIENCE WITH YOUTH

Please write a summary that includes details of your experience with children or youth. Indicate
the type of classroom or program you were in, projects undertaken, amount of time and
involvement, diversity experienced, and any other information that may be relevant. Be specific
in describing your interactions with children or youth and your level(s) of responsibility.


     All candidates must respond to the essay question. Please submit a handwritten
response, in ink, two page maximum. If may attach and use lined paper if needed.
                                                                          College of Education
                                                                     Division of Teacher Education
                                                                 Initial Teaching Licensure
ACADEMIC PROGRAM FACULTY RECOMMENDATION
Submit two recommendation forms by asking faculty to complete this form on your behalf. If you have been out of college for more than 5 years, a supervisor can
complete this form.

Candidate Name: _____________________________________                       ID Number: _______________________
                   (PRINT Last,         First)
Course Number/Title:________________________________________ University: _________Term/Year:____________ Grade Earned: ______
FACULTY/SUPERVISOR: Please complete this fo rm by markin g the a ppropriate boxes. Mail in a sealed envelope marked Co nfidential to: KAREN JOHNSON,
COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, ROOM 202, 345 N. Monmouth Ave, Monmouth OR 97361. OR FAX: (503) 838-8228 Thank you!

Not Applicable               Serious Concerns                     Needs Improvement                         Emerging                     Acceptable
NA                                    0                                    1                                   2                              3
                     The candidate displays behaviors      Occasionally but not consistently,   The candidate is at an emergent        The candidate
                     contrary to those expected for this   the candidate displays the desired   level; the behaviors may not be   consistently displays the
                                 dimension.                           behaviors.                           consistent.               desired behaviors.
DIMENSIONS                                          N/A    012           3
COLLABORATION The candidate works with
others to achieve a common goal
HONESTY AND INTEGRITY The candidate
demonstrates truthfulness, professional behavior,
and trustworthiness.
RESPECT The candidate honors, values, and
demonstrates consideration and regard for oneself
and others.
SCHOLARSHIP AND COMMITMENT TO
LEARNING: The candidate values learning for
self and students
EMOTIONAL MATURITY The candidate
demonstrates situation appropriate behavior

LEADERSHIP AND RESPONSIBILITY The
candidate acts independently and demonstrates
accountability, reliability, and sound judgment.

CONSIDERING ALL ACADEMIC
                                                                              FACULTY/SUPERVISOR SIGNATURE: FACULTY/SUPERVISOR PRINTED NAME: DATE
FACTORS, WE RATE THIS CANDIDATE:                                              OF EVALUATION:
Considering ALL factors, we recommend that (mark the appropriate box):                                                  COMMENTS:
The candidate be admitted to the Professional Education Program.                                                        (use additional sheets if necessary)
The candidate’s admission be deferred.
The candidate’s admission to candidacy be denied.
                                          College of Education
                                     Division of Teacher Education
                              Initial Teaching Licensure Program


           PROFESSIONAL CHARACTERISTICS DEMONSTRATED BY THE STUDENT



DISPOSITIONS FORM


The teaching profession has historically valued and upheld high professional and ethical standards for
teachers. The College of Education is committed to preparing candidates with high levels of
professionalism. The Division of Teacher Education believes it is important for you to be aware of
and understand the characteristics of professionalism prior to program admission.

Faculty at WOU will use this form to assess your professionalism each term during field experiences
and in classes, as warranted. The College reserves the right to advise your continuation or
termination in the program based on assessment of your professionalism.

Please carefully review the attached list of PROFESSIONAL CHARACTERISTICS DEMONSTRATED
BY THE STUDENT Dispositions. KEEP PAGES 2 AND 3 FOR YOUR PERSONAL RECORDS. This
page, FORM G, will be signed as your verification of receiving, reading, understanding and retaining
this list of expectations.

Should you have any questions regarding the form or the process, please contact the Director of
Field Services and Licensure, Sue Thompson, (503) 838-8828.




______________________________________________________                   _____________
PRINTED NAME    / Signature                                               Date

         Your signature acknowledges that you have read and are retaining
             the attached 2-page PROFESSIONAL CHARACTERISTICS
              DEMONSTRATED BY THE STUDENT: Dispositions Form
4.3 Reflects on performance and attitudes as a teacher
    • Reflects upon and evaluates effectiveness as a teacher, and seeks to improve skills
    • Receives feedback in a positive manner and makes necessary adjustments
    • Regularly re-assesses his/her commitment to the profession
    • Evaluates instruction and student interactions and modifies as needed

Emotional Maturity: The student demonstrates situation appropriate behavior.
5.1 Is self-confident and enthusiastic
    • Displays enthusiasm for teaching and the subject matter
    • Demonstrates self-confidence through body language, voice tone, eye contact, preparedness
    • Exhibits energy, drive, and determination to become a professional educator

5.2 Is dependable, conscientious, and punctual
    • Arrives early or on-time
    • Completes assigned tasks in a timely manner
    • Follows through with assignments and expectations

5.3 Models social skills, character traits and dispositions desired in students.
    • Establishes caring and mutually respectful relationships with students
    • Explicitly teaches and models desired behaviors and attitudes

Leadership and Responsibility: The student acts independently and demonstrates accountability, reliability,
and sound judgment.
6.1 Is aware of and acts according to school policies and practices
    • Has obtained and read school policy manual
    • Adheres to class, school, and district rules and policies.

6.2 Advises students in formal and informal settings
    • Shows concern for all aspects of a student’s well-being, is alert to signs of academic and behavioral
       difficulty, and responds appropriately
    • Actively listens to and advises students, making referrals as appropriate

6.3 Meets work schedule demands
    • Is prepared for lessons and other responsibilities
    • Meets and consults with mentor teacher each week to plan lessons

6.4 Is aware of the importance of professional appearance and demeanor
    • Dresses professionally
    • Displays a positive attitude
    • Communicates in a professional manner

6.5 Demonstrates initiative, in an acceptable manner, for introducing programs or practices in a school
or classroom
    • Make suggestions at faculty meetings
    • Offers ideas to mentor teacher and other instructional team members around instructional, curricular, and
        behavioral needs of students

Signature of the Student Who Has Read This Form:
Signature acknowledges only that the student has had an opportunity to read this report; it does not
imply concurrence with the information reported.
            PROFESSIONAL CHARACTERISTICS DEMONSTRATED BY THE STUDENT
                                 Dispositions Form

Collaboration: The student works with others to achieve a common goal.
1.1 Interacts constructively with peers/colleagues, administrators, supervisors, staff, mentor teachers, and
parents
   • Shows consideration and respect for thoughts and feelings of others
   • Demonstrates effective verbal and non-verbal communication skills
   • Demonstrates flexibility with others
   • Solicits suggestions and feedback from others
   • Maintains communication with colleagues, supervisors, and mentor teachers when questions or concerns
       arise
   • Recognizes a range of valid viewpoints

1.2 Functions as a contributing member of an instructional team to achieve long-term curriculum goals,
state content standards, and district standards (term 4)
    • Communicates effectively both verbally and non-verbally
    • Shares ideas and materials
    • Offers ideas and observations at IEP meetings

Honesty and Integrity: The student demonstrates truthfulness, professional behavior, and trustworthiness.
2.1 Displays honesty and integrity
    • Maintains confidentiality
    • Elicits trust and respect from both peers and supervisors
    • In completing course and field experience assignments, produces original work and credits sources when
       appropriate

Respect: The student honors, values, and demonstrates consideration and regard for oneself and others.
3.1 Is respectful of cultural patterns and expectations within a community context
    • Presents self in a professional manner (e.g., dress, communication)
    • Speaks and behaves in a manner that is sensitive to linguistic and cultural differences and respects the
        dignity and worth of others
    • Establishes good rapport with students and colleagues
    • Seeks to address the varied learning needs of students in his/her classroom, including lower-performing
        children and those with disabilities
    • Recognizes and respects identities informed by a group’s historical context

Commitment to Learning: The student values learning for self and students.
4.1 Exhibits energy, drive, and determination to make one’s school and classroom the best possible
environment for teaching and learning
   • Plans and delivers instruction that engages all students in his/her classroom and addresses their learning
       needs
   • Values ongoing assessment as essential to the instructional process

4.2 Demonstrates a commitment to students’ learning
    • Implements research-based strategies
    • Proposes ideas and solutions that address curriculum, instruction, and classroom management
    • Locates and/or creates materials that bring about student learning
    • Assumes responsibilities, locates materials and resources, and improves teaching
    • Reflects upon and evaluates effectiveness as a teacher, and seeks to improve skills
    • Reflects on and offers ideas to address curricular, instructional and classroom management matters
    • Engages students in discovering how knowledge is constructed
    • Actively and consciously looks for stories, wisdom, action, and creations of knowledge from diverse
      perspectives
                                  WESTERN OREGON UNIVERSITY
                                        College of Education
                              POST- BACCALAUREATE Initial Licensure
                                     Transcript Evaluation Form

Name:                                             V-number: ____________          Date: _________________

Email: _________________________________          Home Phone:                    Cell Phone: _____________

Address: __________________________________________________________________________________
                                                      City,                         State             Zip
Degrees:
BA/BS from:                                                     Major:
Date granted:

Additional Degree(s): __________________________________ University: ___________________________
Date Granted: _______________

This Initial Licensure Program is designed to meet:      Start Term/Year: ________________________

____    Initial Teaching License I                Endorsement (s):__________________________________
____    High School Authorization Only
____    High School/Middle School Authorization
____    Middle School/Elementary Authorization    Focus Area(s): ___________________________________
____    ECE/Elementary Authorization
____    Early Childhood Authorization


   Faculty contact information is listed below by Authorization level; please setup an advising
 appointment with the faculty advisor to review your transcripts. You can submit this form and
    copies of your transcripts to the College of Education office, Susan Griffin, prior to your
                       appointment to help facilitate the advising session.

Early Childhood/Elementary – Dr. Mary Reynolds 503-838-8830 email: reynolm@wou.edu

Elementary/Middle – Dr. Mark Girod 503-838-8518 email: girodm@wou.edu

Middle/High School or High School –
       Health – Dr. Mark Girod 503-838-8518 email: girodm@wou.edu
       Language Arts – Dr. Marie LeJeune 503-838-8450 email: lejeunem@wou.edu
       Mathematics – Dr. Rachel Harrington 503-838-8831 email: harringr@wou.edu
       Physical Education - Dr. Mark Girod 503-838-8518 email: girodm@wou.edu
       Science - Dr. Mark Girod 503-838-8518 email: girodm@wou.edu
       Social Studies – Dr. Gwenda Rice 503-838-8832 email: riceg@wou.edu

To apply to the Initial Licensure program as a Post Baccalaureate student you must have:

1) Minimum GPA of 2.75                      4) Meet with Faculty Advisor to review transcripts
2) Passing CBEST or PRAXIS I test           5) Be admitted to WOU as a Post-Baccalaureate student
3) passing ORELA tests #1 and #2            6) Attend a COE Orientation Meeting
7) Have no more than 8 hours remaining prior to entering the teacher licensure program

Evaluation of Transcripts for Post-Baccalaureate completed: ______________________________
                                                                         Faculty Advisor       Date
                                                               Western Oregon University

                   Curriculum -- Division of Teacher Education Undergraduate Program Rev 12/09
                                 Full-Time Licensure Education Program with classroom and practicum obligation

                    ECE Only, ECE/Elem                                  Elementary/Middle                                 Middle/HS, HS Only
Term 1   ED442W Human Development & Learning               ED433W Human Development and Learning (3 cr)      ED433W Human Development and Learning (3 cr)
12 cr    Through Literacy (3 cr)
                                                           ED477 Literacy at the Middle Level (3 cr)         ED496 Interdisciplinary and Advanced Teaching
         ED452 (SSt/LA) Applied Human Learn I or ED453                                                       Strategies (3 cr)
         (Math/Sci) Applied Human Learn II (3 cr)          ED421 Technology Integration I (3 cr)
                                                                                                             ED421 Technology Integration I (3 cr)
         ED421 Technology Integration I (3 cr)             ED446D Environments for Diverse Learners (3 cr)
                                                                                                             ED446D Environments for Diverse Learners (3 cr)
         ED446D Environments for Diverse Learners (3 cr)
Term 2   ED418W Assessment, Plan and Instruction (3cr)     ED418W Assessment, Plan and Instruction (3 cr)    ED418W Assessment, Plan and Instruction (3 cr)
12 cr
         ED443 Developing Literacy (3 cr)                  ED444 Fluency in Literacy (3 cr)                  ED444 Fluency in Literacy (3 cr)

         ED452 (SSt/LA) Applied Human Learn I or ED453     ED436 or ED434 Content Pedagogy (3 cr)            ED436 or Ed434 Content Pedagogy (3 cr)
         (Math/Sci) Applied Human Learn II (3 cr)          **Health/PE Majors – See Advisor for Substitute   **Health/PE Majors – See Advisor for Substitute
                                                           Prior to Program Entry**                          Prior to Program Entry**
         ED411 Field Experience I (3 cr) (1/2 days in
         schools, afternoons, 9 weeks)                     ED411 Field Experience I (3 cr) (1/2 days in      ED411 Field Experience I (3 cr) (1/2 days in schools,
                                                           schools, mornings, 9 weeks)                       mornings, 9 weeks)
Term 3   ED450 Authorization Specialty And Classroom       ED450 Authorization Specialty And Classroom       ED450 Authorization Specialty And Classroom
12 cr    Management (3 cr)                                 Management (3 cr)                                 Management (3 cr)

         ED412 Field Experience II (3 cr) (1/2 days in     ED412 Field Experience II (3 cr) (1/2 days in     ED412 Field Experience II (3 cr) (1/2 days in
         schools, mornings, 9 weeks)                       schools, mornings, 9 weeks)                       schools, mornings, 9 weeks)

         ED461D Differentiating Instruction for Diverse    ED461D Differentiating Instruction for Diverse    ED461D Differentiating Instruction for Diverse
         Learners (3 cr)                                   Learners (3 cr)                                   Learners (3 cr)

         ED444 Fluency in Literacy (3 cr)                  ED436 or ED434 Content Pedagogy (3 cr)            ED436 or ED434 Content Pedagogy (3 cr)
                                                           **Health/PE Majors – See Advisor for Substitute   **Health/PE Majors – See Advisor for Substitute
                                                           Prior to Program Entry**                          Prior to Program Entry**

Term 4   ED498 Full Time Student Teaching (10 cr)          ED498 Full Time Student Teaching (10 cr)          ED498 Full Time Student Teaching (10 cr)
12 cr    ED429 Professional Development Seminar (2cr)      ED429 Professional Development Seminar (2cr)      ED429 Professional Development Seminar (2cr)

Notes: ED 312 (3 credits) is also a licensure requirement and must be taken pre-program. Field experience courses are out in schools.
Terms 1, 2 and 3 have some classes that are either taught at a school or have embedded field experiences as part of the course.
                                                       College of Education Division of Teacher Education
   Curriculum - Division of Teacher Education Undergraduate/Postbacc Program
                                            Part-Time Licensure Education with classroom and practicum obligation.

   Hybrid classes are offered on campus one night a week with 50% online support over 6 terms.
             ECE ONLY & ECE/ELEM Authorization                      Elementary/Middle Authorization                     MID/HS & High School Authorization
Term 1       ED 421 Technology Integration 1 3 cr.                  ED 421 Technology Integration 1 3 cr.               ED 421 Technology Integration 1 3 cr.
 6 cr.       ED 446D Environments for Diverse Learners (3 c.r)      ED 446D Environments for Diverse Learners (3 cr.)   ED 446D Environments for Diverse Learners (3 cr.)
Winter
 2011
Term 2       ED 442W Human Development & Learning Through           ED 433W Human Development & Learning (3 cr.)        ED 433W Human Development & Learning (3 cr.)
             Literacy (3 cr.)
 6 cr.                                                              ED 434 Content Pedagogy (3 cr.) SEE BELOW           ED 434 OR ED 436 Content Pedagogy (3 cr.)
             ED453 (Math/Sci) Applied Human Learn II (3 cr.)
Spring                                                              ***Health & PE Majors see ADVISOR***                SEE BELOW ***Health & PE Majors see
 2011                                                                                                                   ADVISOR***
 Term 3      ED 450 Authorization Specialty and Classroom           ED 450 Authorization Specialty and Classroom        ED 450 Authorization Specialty and Classroom
  6 cr.      Management (3 cr.)                                     Management (3 cr.)                                  Management (3 cr.)
Summer       ED 461D Differentiating Instruction for Diverse        ED 461D Differentiating Instruction for Diverse     ED 461D Differentiating Instruction for Diverse
  2011       Learners ( 3 cr.)                                      Learners ( 3 cr.)                                   Learners ( 3 cr.)
 Term 4      ED 443 Developing Literacy (3 cr.)                     ED 477 Literacy at the Middle Level (3 cr.)         ED 496 Interdisciplinary and Advanced Teaching
  9 cr.      ED 418 Assessment, Plan and Instruction (3 cr.)        ED 418 Assessment, Plan and Instruction (3 cr)      Strategies (3 cr.)
  Fall                                                                                                                  ED 418 Assessment, Plan and Instruction (3 cr.)
  2011       ED 411 Field Experience 1 (3 cr.) 1/2 days             ED 411 Field Experience 1 (3 cr.) 1/2 days in       ED 411 Field Experience 1 (3 cr.) 1/2 days in
             In schools, 9 weeks                                    schools, 9 weeks                                    schools, 9 weeks
Term 5       ED 444 Fluency in Literacy (3 cr. )                    ED 444 Fluency in Literacy (3 cr. )                 ED 444 Fluency in Literacy (3 cr.)
 9 cr.       ED 452 (SSTT/LA) Applied Human Learning I              ED 436 Content Pedagogy (3 cr.)                     ED 436 Content Pedagogy (3 cr.)
Winter                                                              ***Health & PE Majors see ADVISOR***                ***Health & PE Majors see ADVISOR***
 2012
             ED 412 Field Experience II (3 cr.)                     ED 412 Field Experience II (3 cr.)                  ED 412 Field Experience II 3 cr. (1/2 day in
             ½ day in schools, 9 weeks                              ½ day in schools, 9 weeks                           schools, 9 weeks)
Term 6       ED 498 Full Time Student Teaching (10 Cr)              ED 498 Full Time Student Teaching (10 Cr)           ED 498 Full Time Student Teaching (10 Cr)
 12 cr.      ED 429 Professional Development Seminar (2 cr.)        ED 429 Professional Development Seminar (2 cr.)     ED 429 Professional Development Seminar (2 cr.)
Spring
 2012



   *** Notes: ED 312 Students, Teachers, Schools and Society class is also a licensure requirement and should be taken prior to starting or during
   the first year of the program. Field experience courses are out in the schools.
   12/2009
                             Division of Teacher Education
                         Initial Teaching Licensure Education


SAMPLE LETTER OF DOCUMENTATION


•      Age Appropriate Setting - Grades that you will be credentialed to teach
•      1 letter must be sealed and confidential and you, the volunteer, MAY directly receive
the envelope
•      Each recommendation generally represents a 30 clock-hour commitment
•      It is best if the experience is within the last 3 years

                     Public School/Institution or Agency Official Stationery

Date


To Whom It May Concern:

   Name of Applicant, description of commitment and setting, indicate dates the candidate
   participated- Kris Dalton assisted at Sunshine Elementary in Salem, Oregon, in my fourth-grade
   classroom. She spent 3 hours per week, for a total of 10 weeks, during the fall of 2005. There are 28
   students in my classroom. Nearly three-quarters of the children are learning English as their second
   language, and our school serves families who are below-average economically. They are a
   challenging, but very responsive group of learners.

   Responsibilities/tasks/performance-Mrs. Dalton was always on time, prepared and dependable.
   Whenever she was given a task, she listened carefully to my directions and was diligent in carrying
   out my instructions. Her responsibilities included working with children in their small, 5 member
   reading groups, grading papers, supervising playground activities, and teaching 3 special interest
   science lessons to the entire class.

   More specific information- Kris’ teaching is becoming more and more proficient. Her 3 lessons
   required extensive planning and preparation as well as cleanup. Students were actively engaged
   while she was teaching, and answered an informal post-session questionnaire with nearly 90%
   success. The students had never heard of Manatee prior to Mrs. Dalton’s lessons, and now list them
   as one of their very favorite animals!

   Prediction of success based upon personal observation- I have supervised all of Mrs. Dalton’s
   work, and verify that she has demonstrated the enthusiasm, commitment, intellect, organizational
   skills and energy needed to be an effective teacher. I highly recommend her to the Teacher
   Education Program.

   Additional contact information- Please don’t hesitate to contact me if I can provide any
   additional information. My e-mail address is teacher@Sunshineschool and phone number is
   503777-7777.

   Sincerely,


   Original Signature Mrs.   Jean Washburn
                                 Sophia R. Becker
                        888 N. Craven Drive #22 Monmouth, OR 97361 503-838-
                                      0000 sbecker@yahoo.com




OBJECTIVE
Seeking fifth grade teaching position at Monmouth Elementary School in Monmouth, OR.

EDUCATION
B.S., Education Expected June 2007 with Elementary/Middle Level Authorization
and Spanish Minor Western Oregon University, Monmouth, OR
  Hampton Honors Scholar Mexico Study Abroad Program
•      Taught in Durango Elementary School classroom using fluent Spanish.
•      Studied people and culture while living with Mexican host family.


TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Student Teacher September 2006 – Present Crest Drive Elementary School, Eugene, OR
•      Taught academic, social, and motor skills to elementary students.
•      Prepared objectives and outlines for courses of study and assisted in developing curriculum.
•      Counseled students when adjustment and academic challenges arose and met with parents.
•      Prepared, administered, and corrected tests.


Teaching Assistant September 2005 – May 2006 Zinniker Elementary School, Dallas, OR
•     Created engaging lesson plans to increase student’s interest in subject manner.
      Led small group projects as part of multi-faceted mathematics teaching initiative by
      supervisory teacher.
•     Developed positive relationships with students, parents, teachers & school administration.
•     Assessed learning outcomes and exceeded state mathematic learning levels.


COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
Salem Boys & Girls Club, Salem, OR
•     Mentored at-risk youth in decision making skills.
•     Connected with parents and siblings to increase accountability for program participants
•     Documented progress interactions through weekly reports to supervisor.


AFFILIATIONS Example Provided By: Service Learning & Career Development
    •Oregon Network for Education (ONE) @ Western Oregon University
                                          www.wou.edu/student/career
    •Club Ed at Western Oregon University
                                Division of Teacher Education
                       Initial Teaching Licensure Education Program

                                 SOME THOUGHTS ON THE INTERVIEW

The final step of the application process involves a 25 minute interview. Typically, the interview
is conducted by two members of the WOU faculty, one from the College of Education and one
from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

First of all, relax! The interview is not a test of your knowledge, but rather is an opportunity for
you to expand and illuminate your written application. In the interview you are invited to discuss
your application in further detail, including your previous experiences working with youths as
well as your professional goals.

It may be helpful for you to know that all students are asked to respond to a prescribed list of
questions. As faculty invite you to dialog with them, they will look for evidence of qualities which
are deemed important to being successful members of the teaching profession. The following list
of positive attributes was assembled by WOU faculty:

the ability to communicate ideas
enthusiasm and warmth
poise and confidence in a social setting
an ability to use the English language effectively
insight and reflective thought
the ability to articulate clearly
empathy and concern for the well-being of others
breadth and richness of background experience
the ability to engage in professional dialogue with colleagues
an ability to make interpersonal and social connections
the ability to establish an open and caring rapport with others
a dedication and commitment to the teaching profession
a sincere desire to teach
clear professional goals
an interest in current issues
a personal investment
interest and excitement
mature/responsible behavior
ability to be nurturing and trustworthy with children