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2022-2023 Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

School of Education


The Shawnee State University School of Education is dedicated to preparing highly skilled educators at the undergraduate level and supporting professional development of practicing professionals at the graduate level. Degree and professional licensure programs are available in teaching as well as non-teaching areas for undergraduate and graduate students.

The School of Education is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). 

Teacher Licensure Programs

The vision of teaching that guides the teacher education programs at Shawnee State University is to prepare “Learner-Centered Inquiring Professionals.” The teacher preparation programs require a strong foundation in an academic content or teaching area with the rigor of a professional credentialing program. This program prepares entry-level teachers and other professionals for the dynamic responsibilities of contemporary schools and agencies. Our program emphasizes lifelong learning in addition to the acquisition of specific skills and knowledge that are essential for any teacher.

The Teacher Education program provides a well-articulated arrangement of field and lab experiences designed to screen students for desired teacher qualities, provide a wide range of classroom experiences, and result in documentation of individual skills and experience through a professional portfolio. The teacher education program culminates in a clinical (student teaching) experience that evaluates professional competency and potential.

All of the licensure programs lead to a greater mastery of a teaching or professional specialization, an increased understanding of the liberal arts perspective, a research-based professional education core, and a greater sense of the need to contribute one’s abilities to the present community through service and to future communities through students’ lives.

Programs and Licensure offered by the School of Education

Bachelor of Science in Education (BSE) with Licensure in:

     Early Childhood Education (Grades PreK-3)
     Early Childhood Special Education (Grades PreK-3)    
     Middle Childhood (Grades 4-9)
     Multi-Age Intervention Specialist (Grades K-12)
     Primary Education (Grades PreK-5)
     Primary Intervention Specialist Blended (Grades PreK-5)    
 

Education Studies (BSE) Non-Licensure in:

     Early Childhood Studies
     Professional and Related Studies
     Reading and English Education Studies
    

Adolescent to Young Adult (Grades 7-12) Licensure in conjunction with departments in the College of Arts and Sciences:

     Bachelor of Arts in English/Humanities
          Integrated Language Arts    
     Bachelor of Science in Mathematical Sciences
          Integrated Mathematics
     Bachelor of Science in Natural Science
          Earth Science
          Integrated Science
          Life Science
          Physical Science
     Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences
          Integrated Social Studies
 

Multi-Age Visual Arts Licensure (PreK-12) in conjunction with Shawnee State University’s:

     Bachelor of Fine Arts


Minor/Certificate (Non-Teaching)

     Deaf Studies
     Intervener Technical Certificate Program


Graduate Programs in the School of Education

    Teacher of Deaf/Hard of Hearing
    Teacher of Visual Impairments


Master of Education

     Curriculum and Instruction
     Intervention Specialist
   
 
Endorsements
 
    4/5 Endorsement (may be added only to Early Childhood Licensure)
   
 
 

School of Education

All of the licensure programs lead to a greater mastery of a teaching or professional specialization, an increased understanding of the liberal arts perspective, a research-based professional education core, and a greater sense of the need to contribute one’s abilities to the present community through service and to future communities through students’ lives.

For More Information:

Gay Lynn Shipley, Ph.D., Assistant Dean and Director, School of Education
Phone: 740.351.3565
 
Polly Brown, Academic Administrative Assistant II
Phone: 740.351.3451

School of Education
Shawnee State University, 940 2nd Street
Portsmouth, Ohio 45662
Fax:  740.351.3603
 

The Office of Preprofessional Services

The Office of Preprofessional Services provides assistance in the following areas to current and potential education students of Shawnee State University:

  • Chalk and Wire
  • Student Recruitment
  • Field Experience Placement
  • Student Teaching Placement
  • Graduate Follow-up
  • Transfer Credit Review
  • Program Admissions
  • Examination Registration Information
  • Licensure 

For more information contact:

          Jean Eagle, Clinical and Field Experience Coordinator
          E-mail: jeagle@shawnee.edu
          Phone: 740.351.3297

          Amy Queen, Coordinator, Visual Impairment Education
          E-mail: aqueen@shawnee.edu
          Phone: 740.351.3073

          Kelli Smith, Coordinator, Teacher of DHH Project
          E-mail: ksmith3@shawnee.edu
          Phone: 740.351.3571

School of Education
Shawnee State University, 940 2nd Street
Portsmouth, Ohio 45662

Fax:     740.351.3603
 

The Dr. Miller & Genevieve Toombs Children’s Learning Center at Shawnee State University (CLC)

The CLC is a preschool which serves children ages three, four, or five years old. It is operated in conjunction with the School of Education and is located on the campus of Shawnee State University. In addition to providing preschool and extended care services, the CLC functions as a laboratory school for the University’s early childhood licensure programs.

For More Information:

Heather Howard, Director
E-mail: @shawnee.edu
Phone: 740.351.3252

Vacant, Department Administrative Assistant I
E-mail: @shawnee.edu
Phone: 740.351.3851

Children’s Learning Center
Shawnee State University
940 Second Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662-4344

Fax:     740.351.3184
 


Undergraduate School of Education Program Information

Eligibility Criteria for Level 1:  Selective Admissions and Retention

All programs offered by the School of Education are by selective admission and retention.

Admission to Teacher Education: To be considered for admission to teacher education, a student must complete the following criteria:

  • Satisfactory completion of at least 24 credit hours of university/college coursework
  • Qualifying scores on currently mandated examinations.
  • 2.75 overall GPA
  • Completion of the following courses with a grade of “B-” or higher.  Note: If ACT scores are available and met (English 18, Math 22, Reading 21), a grade of “C” or above is sufficient.” This section cannot be exchanged for Basic Competency Skills* listed below.
    • EDUC 1115
    • ENGL 1101 or 1102
    • ENGL 1105
    • MATH 1100/GEP Quantitative Reasoning course
    • PSYC 1101
  • Satisfactory evaluations for field experience in EDUC 1115
  • Completion of application, including signature, on statement of good moral character
  • Successful Federal and State background clearances (Primary Education and Primary Intervention Specialist Blended students must complete health packet and reference forms).

Students receiving admission to teacher education are eligible to register for education courses as they meet necessary prerequisites and Level requirements.

Special Note:

Admission to teacher education does not guarantee admission to a licensure program, student teaching, or recommendation for teacher licensure. Please consult the Teacher Education Handbook online at education@shawnee.edu or a faculty advisor for more information. The Teacher Education Handbook has detailed requirements for admission and retention.

 

Basic Competency Skills*

Applicants may qualify via a combination of scores/grades (e.g., ACT English, ACT Reading, and a grade of “B-” in MATH1100). ACT, Core Academics Skills Evaluation, and grades from specific GEP courses may be combined to meet this threshold. Students must complete current Level requirements before enrolling into specific courses. Currently mandated examinations and scores are required for advancement in the program.

  • English/Reading
    • ACT score in English of 18 or higher with a course grade of “C”
    • Grade of “B-” or higher in ENGL1101 or 1102 and ENGL1105
  • Reading
    • ACT score in Reading of 21 or higher with a course grade of “C”
    • Grade of “B-” or higher in ENGL1101 or 1102 and ENGL1105
  • Math
    • ACT score in Math of 22 or higher with a course grade of “C”
    • Grade of “B-” or higher in GEP Math

 

Transfer, Postbaccalaureate, SSU Graduate Policy

Transfer students should review this catalog for transfer credit information. A grade of “C-” or higher with an overall 2.75 GPA is required for all transfer credit. No exceptions will be made for any student entering a teacher preparation program. Grades earned at the student’s previous institution will be used in determining program GPA requirements.

Postbaccalaureate students who graduated from an accredited institution with an overall GPA of 2.75 or higher in an appropriate content area may register for licensure only. The programs leading to adolescent to young adult licensure are best suited for postbaccalaureate students. Currently mandated tests must be passed prior to admission as a licensure only student. Any deficient areas must be met prior to recommendation for licensure. All applicable GPA and minimum grade requirements apply. Students registering for the licensure only option do not earn a degree from Shawnee State University; all coursework applies only to licensure requirements regardless of credit hours earned. A postbaccalaureate student who feels s/he may be eligible to earn the bachelor’s degree may have his/her program reviewed and credit transferred into a degree program.

SSU graduates who have not begun the teacher preparation program are considered postbaccalaureate students and are required to meet the same guidelines listed above.

Students who began their professional preparation at Shawnee State as undergraduates must meet the applicable undergraduate program requirements.

Alternative Pathways to Teaching

The Alternative Resident Education Licensure process is initiated by the applicant by contacting the Ohio Department of Education at 1-877-644-6338 or 888-886-0181 (TTY). Shawnee State University supports the State of Ohio’s alternative pathways to teaching programs by providing coursework as required by law. SSU requires an application and information to be submitted by candidates for this option. Some required courses are offered on a limited basis and restrictions do apply. Contact the School of Education for additional information.  Please also see ODE’s website:  http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Teaching/Licensure/Resident-License-Options/Alternative-Resident-Educator-Licenses. 

 


Graduate Degree Admission Requirements

Please visit the Graduate Center section of this catalog for more information about admission to Graduate level programs.