2013-14 General Bulletin

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Cleveland Hearing & Speech 419
www.case.edu/artsci/teachlic
Phone: 216.368.0792; Fax: 216.368.5227
Denise Davis, Director of Teacher Education

Case Western Reserve University offers several programs leading to the Ohio teaching license.  Teacher Licensure programs are offered in Art Education and Music Education at the undergraduate (Bachelor of Science) and graduate (Master of Arts) level. A unique feature of these programs is that each is offered in cooperation with a University Circle Institution—the Cleveland Institute of Art and the Cleveland Institute of Music.

In addition, several departments within the College of Arts and Sciences offer undergraduate majors leading to the following Ohio teaching licenses:  Adolescent to Young Adult (grades 7-12) in Integrated Language Arts (English major), Integrated Social Studies (history major), Integrated Mathematics (math major), Life Science (biology major) and Physical Science (chemistry and physics majors).  A Multi-Age license is offered for Pre-Kindergarten through grade twelve in French, Spanish and Latin. Students wishing to pursue a teaching license in one of these areas declare education as a second major and follow the appropriate course sequences leading to licensure.

Teacher Licensure programs at Case Western Reserve University are accredited by the Ohio Department of Education and the Ohio Board of Regents, and nationally, by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC). In addition, the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) accredits the Music Education Program.

Program Faculty

Denise K. Davis, EdD
(Teachers College, Columbia University)
Full-time Lecturer, Department of Music; Director of Teacher Education

David Bellini, MA
(Cleveland State University)
Part-time Lecturer
Educational Psychology

Jared Bendis, MA
(Case Western Reserve University)
Adjunct Lecturer, Department of Art History and Art

Gary Ciepluch, PhD
(University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Associate Professor, Department of Music

Judy Flamik, BA
(Lake Erie College)
Part-time Lecturer, Department of Art History and Art; University Supervisor
Art Education

Matthew Garrett, PhD
(Florida State University)
Assisstant Professor, Department of Music

Susan Herron, MA
(John Carroll University)
Part-time Lecturer

Kathleen Horvath, PhD
(The Ohio State University)
Associate Professor, Department of Music

Lisa L. Koops, PhD
(Michigan State University)
Associate Professor, Department of Music

Sandra Noble, MA
(Michigan State University)
Part-time Lecturer, Department of Art History and Art; University Supervisor
Art Education

Tim Shuckerow, MA
(Case Western Reserve University)
Director of Art Education and Art Studio

Undergraduate Programs

Ohio Teacher Education Programs

Teacher Education may be chosen as a second major by students whose primary major is in a field in which Case Western Reserve has teacher licensure programs approved by the Ohio Board of Regents and the Ohio Department of Education. The teacher education major requires 34 credit hours in professional education.

Adolescence/Young Adult teacher licensure (grades 7-12) is available in integrated language arts, integrated social studies, integrated mathematics, life sciences, chemistry, and physics.  Multi-Age licensure (grades PreK-12) is available in French, Spanish and Latin.  For information concerning specific subject area requirements, go to the departmental descriptions for Biology, Chemistry, English, History, Mathematics, Physics, Classics or Modern Languages.

The education course requirements are as follows: 

EDUC 255Literacy Across the Content Areas3
EDUC 301Introduction to Education3
EDUC 304Educational Psychology3
EDUC 325Content Area Special Methods I2
EDUC 326Content Area Special Methods II2
EDUC 338Seminar and Practicum in Adolescents3
EDUC 340Curriculum and Methods3
EDUC 386Introduction to Instructional Technology3
EDUC 390Student Teaching & Professional Development Seminar3
EDUC 394Student Teaching Practicum9
Total Units34

Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA in all professional education courses, a 2.7 GPA in the specific content area, and a cumulative overall GPA of 2.7 to be recommended for Ohio teacher licensure.

As noted above, Case Western Reserve University also offers teacher licensure programs in Art Education and Music Education at the undergraduate (Bachelor of Science) and graduate (Master of Arts) levels. For further information on Art Education, see the Department of Art History and Art description in this bulletin; for Music Education, see the Department of Music description.

EDJC Courses

EDJC 395. Independent Study in Education. 1 - 3 Unit.

Independent Study in Education is offered for students with special interests and/or commitments that are not fully addressed in other education courses and who wish to work independently.

EDUC Courses

EDUC 200. Introduction to Supplemental Instruction (SI). 1 Unit.

This course is designed to develop and reinforce skills necessary for facilitating Supplemental Instruction through the use of pedagogical knowledge, Instructional strategies, understanding of learning theory, understanding the principles and techniques of differentiated Instruction, and understanding group dynamics. Prereq: Cumulative GPA of 3.25.

EDUC 255. Literacy Across the Content Areas. 3 Units.

Literacy Across the Content Areas is a three semester hour course on the teaching of reading and writing in the content areas that include instruction in organizing instruction (creating effective units and lessons), use of protocols for oral language development (including strategies for English as Second Language learners, and strategies for word skill development, reading comprehension and assessment for instructional purposes. Students will also explore new literacies that include the ability to learn, comprehend, and interact with technology in a meaningful way. Integral to the course is an eight hour field experience in a local high school. Federal legislation pertaining to the education of children with disabilities as well as Ohio Graduation Tests in content areas requirements are included.

EDUC 301. Introduction to Education. 3 Units.

The historical, sociological, and philosophical role of education in a diverse society. Contemporary practices and issues are introduced, researched, and debated. Issues of professional development. Application of research to instructional methodologies. Clinical/Field experiences required. Research project required for graduate students. Offered as EDUC 301 and EDUC 401.

EDUC 304. Educational Psychology. 3 Units.

Application of psychological principles as they relate to various educational learning theories. Principles and practices of measurement and evaluation. Learning developmental differences between child, adolescent, and young adult growth. Continuation of professional development. Application of research to instructional methodologies. Clinical/Field experiences required. Research project required for graduate students. Recommended preparation: PSCL 101. Offered as EDUC 304 and EDUC 404.

EDUC 325. Content Area Special Methods I. 2 Units.

This methods course, designed for licensure candidates in secondary or multi-age areas, specifically emphasizes the methods inherent in teaching the subject area of licensure. The first of two courses, EDUC 325 builds on the student's previous understanding of the methods involved in teaching their particular subject. The course will consist of weekly guided observations in a local high school classroom under the mentoring of a master teacher, various forms of exploring content and pedagogy, and monthly discussions in a special format called the "Reflective Triad" - composed of each CWRU student, his/her master teacher in the high school, and a CWRU faculty member in the content area. Additionally, the course involves introductory lesson design and teaching. Prereq: EDUC 301, EDUC 304.

EDUC 326. Content Area Special Methods II. 2 Units.

This methods course, designed for licensure candidates in secondary or multi-age areas, specifically emphasizes the methods inherent in teaching the subject area of licensure. This course is a continuation of the sequence and is the second of two courses. EDUC 326 continues students' work in the first seminar to understand, design and teach their content. The course consists of weekly guided observations in a local high school classroom under the mentoring of a master teacher, various forms of exploring content and pedagogy, and monthly discussions in a special format called the "Reflective Triad" - composed of each CWRU student, his/her master teacher in the high school, and a CWRU faculty member in the content area. Additionally, the course involves more sophisticated lesson design in the content area, content integration, an introduction to designing instruction to meet the needs of diverse learners, and teaching. Prereq: EDUC 301, EDUC 304, EDUC 325.

EDUC 338. Seminar and Practicum in Adolescents. 3 Units.

Supervised field placement and attendance in early childhood, child, and adolescent settings including preschools, schools, hospitals, and neighborhood centers. This class is used to fulfill requirements by the Ohio Department of Education teacher licensure program. Recommended preparation: PSCL 101, EDUC 301, EDUC 304, and permission of program director. Offered as EDUC 338, PSCL 338, and SOCI 338.

EDUC 340. Curriculum and Methods. 3 Units.

This curriculum and methods course is offered for students enrolled in the teacher licensure program. It involves in-depth study of pedagogy within an integrated and interdisciplinary model. The course emphasizes standards for grades seven through twelve. Demonstrated understanding of constructivist theory, the application of developmental and learning theories, and state and national standards in curriculum content, curriculum design, instruction and assessment are central to the course. Prereq: EDUC, 301, EDUC, 304, EDUC 325, EDUC 326.

EDUC 386. Introduction to Instructional Technology. 3 Units.

This course is designed to address the basic technology skills, which are required of all teachers. The course uses both concept and project based learning activities. Each of the projects is centered on a set of activities designed to allow students to demonstrate a particular subset of competencies. The course will not always provide step-by-step directions for completing projects; instead it will promote the use of existing information and help resources to allow students to develop the ability to learn new technology independently. Each of the projects will also contain the opportunity for the student to reflect on how technology impacts their teaching. Course projects are designed to assess both a basic comfort level with learning and using technology tools and the student's ability to apply technology to improve teaching and learning. The nature of the course is a mix of technology and should engage teachers in thinking about ways to improve their teaching. Offered as EDUC 386 and EDUC 486.

EDUC 390. Student Teaching & Professional Development Seminar. 3 Units.

This course is taken in conjunction with student teaching and provides a forum for processing what students experience throughout the semester. Additionally, the course guides the professional development of each student. The course helps students integrate state and national standards in their teaching. The Teacher Performance Assessment (TPA) is addressed in this course and becomes part of the student teaching portfolio. Individual advisement is a critical component and involves resume writing, interview skills, job placement information and preparation for state mandated licensure exams. Prereq: EDUC 301, EDUC 304, EDUC 325, EDUC 326, EDUC 340. Coreq: EDUC 394 - Student Teaching Practicum - is taken in conjunction with the Student Teaching Seminar.

EDUC 394. Student Teaching Practicum. 9 Units.

This practicum represents a fifteen week student teaching experience involving curriculum design and implementation. Each student teacher plans and teaches a comprehensive unit, moving from guided practice to assuming full teacher responsibility within the school culture. Video analysis, pre- and post-teaching lesson analyses, problem-solving, and reflective dialogue are key emphases of the practicum. The Teacher Performance Assessment is a component of the student teaching.

EDUC 395. Independent Study in Education. 1 - 3 Unit.

Independent Study in Education is offered for students with special interests and/or commitments that are not fully addressed in other education courses and who wish to work independently. Offered as EDUC 395 and EDUC 495.

EDUC 401. Introduction to Education. 3 Units.

The historical, sociological, and philosophical role of education in a diverse society. Contemporary practices and issues are introduced, researched, and debated. Issues of professional development. Application of research to instructional methodologies. Clinical/Field experiences required. Research project required for graduate students. Offered as EDUC 301 and EDUC 401.

EDUC 404. Educational Psychology. 3 Units.

Application of psychological principles as they relate to various educational learning theories. Principles and practices of measurement and evaluation. Learning developmental differences between child, adolescent, and young adult growth. Continuation of professional development. Application of research to instructional methodologies. Clinical/Field experiences required. Research project required for graduate students. Recommended preparation: PSCL 101. Offered as EDUC 304 and EDUC 404.

EDUC 486. Introduction to Instructional Technology. 3 Units.

This course is designed to address the basic technology skills, which are required of all teachers. The course uses both concept and project based learning activities. Each of the projects is centered on a set of activities designed to allow students to demonstrate a particular subset of competencies. The course will not always provide step-by-step directions for completing projects; instead it will promote the use of existing information and help resources to allow students to develop the ability to learn new technology independently. Each of the projects will also contain the opportunity for the student to reflect on how technology impacts their teaching. Course projects are designed to assess both a basic comfort level with learning and using technology tools and the student's ability to apply technology to improve teaching and learning. The nature of the course is a mix of technology and should engage teachers in thinking about ways to improve their teaching. Offered as EDUC 386 and EDUC 486.

EDUC 495. Independent Study in Education. 1 - 3 Unit.

Independent Study in Education is offered for students with special interests and/or commitments that are not fully addressed in other education courses and who wish to work independently. Offered as EDUC 395 and EDUC 495.