College of Education
The College of Education prepares students who will enter the profession of education. Students pursuing teaching or administrative careers in schools and other education agencies will find an assortment of integrated programs organized to meet their professional aspirations. All programs of the College are experiential, collaborative, problem-centered, standards-based, research-guided, and technologically-supported. The College is organized into the Division of Teacher Education and departments of Educational Leadership and Sport Science and Physical Education.
The professional degrees offered by the College of Education comply with State of Idaho standards for certification and licensure that ensure reciprocity standards with many other states.
The College of Education is fully accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). The preschool laboratory is accredited by the National Academy of Early Childhood Programs. The Bachelor of Music Education is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music in the Department of Music, which is in the College of Arts and Sciences. The School Psychology program is accredited by the National Association of School Psychologists. The Special Education program is accredited by the Council for Exceptional Children.
The College of Education shares responsibility with the College of Arts and Sciences and the Kasiska College of Health Professions for many of the secondary level teacher education degrees.
Organization of the College of EducationTo facilitate student access to advising and other academic support services, the College of Education is organized into one division and two departments.
Division of Teacher Education
Professors: Denner, Harris, Hedeen, Jenkins, G. Nunn, Peña, Rankin, A. Strickland
Associate Professors: Bliss, Jenkins, Klug, Jack Newsome, Pearson, Sammons-Lohse, J. Strickland
Assistant Professors: Coffland, Horejsi, Luckey, Julie Newsome, Ray, Squires
Instructors: Allred, Alverson, Brandvold, Farmer, Graham, Jacobsen, Kauer, Klaas, Lin, Mason, Moulton, Tobias, Wasia
Adjunct Faculty: Bosley, Collins, Crumley, Cuoio, Feige, Homan, Kane, Ketterling, Larson, Little, Losinski, McKenna, S. Nunn, Reilly, Schroeder, Shaw, Spangler, Steinlicht, VanOsdol, West, Wyckoff
Emeritus Faculty: Benintendi, Browning, Coffland, Craven, Cullen, Gates, Hogge, Lerch, Lloyd, Marcum, Noakes, Pehrsson, Rexroat, Salzman, Spadafore, Stenson, Williams
The Division of Teacher Education is comprised of the following program areas:
Department of Educational Leadership
- Business Education
- Child and Family Studies
- Literacy Education/Library Science
- Math, Science and Technology Education
- School Psychology
- Social Science Education/Foundations
- Special Education
Cynthia Lee A. Pemberton, Ed.D., Chair and Professor
Associate Professor: Frantz, Mathews, Thomas
Department of Sport Science and Physical Education
Mike Lester, Ed.D., Chair and Professor
Associate Professor: Lyons
Assistant Professors: Head
Instructor: Cordingley, Fauré, Watters
Adjunct Faculty: Anderson, Angle, Backstrom, Ball, Christenson, Conlin, Darling, Dayley, Dustin, Field, Galindo, Hamilton, Hampsten, Hetrick, Horton, Jackson, John, Johnson, Joyce, Kriner, LeBlanc, Lewis, Lindsay, Luckey, Marshall, Milder, Newlee, Newsome, Nielsen, Norton, Olson-Elle, Peyton, Priddy, Reichman, Rockwood, Rose, Saito, Schmalz, Skinner, Smith, Sorenson, Stenersen, Stiger, Tadehara, Taysom, Wabrek, Weinberg, Welch, E. Williams, S. Williams
Degrees OfferedUndergraduate degrees offered within the College of Education are:
Graduate degrees include Master of Education, Master of Physical Education, Educational Specialist, and Doctor of Education Leadership.
- Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education
- Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science in:
- Elementary Education
- Family and Consumer Sciences
- (Home Economics)
- Human Exceptionality
- Physical Education
- Secondary Education
- Bachelor of Music Education
Programs at the master's level include child and family studies (options in family studies, early childhood education, and early childhood special education), curriculum leadership, education administration, human exceptionality (options in special education and school psychological examiner), instructional technology, literacy, and physical education/athletic administration.
A sixth year certificate is offered in education administration.
A planned fifth-year option is available in teacher education.
Sixth year specialist degrees (Ed.S.) are offered in special education, school psychology, and education administration.
Education of the DeafIndividuals interested in becoming certified teachers of children who are deaf/hard of hearing in Idaho will need to meet all requirements of the Idaho State Board of Education. Undergraduate students preparing to do this should consult the Office of the Dean, College of Education, as well as the Teacher Education Program for details about admission into an undergraduate program in Elementary, Secondary or Special Education. Individuals who have completed the required undergraduate teacher education program should consult the Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders, and the Education of the Deaf, Kasiska College of Health Professions, for information about the graduate degree program in the Education of the Deaf.
Student Academic Advising Center
Paula Mandeville, Coordinator
Through the Student Academic Advising Center, students receive specific advising information relative to admission to teacher education, undergraduate advisor assignments, transfer student course evaluations, petitions, academic appeals, and certification recommendations.
General Education Requirements
All students who have declared a major in the College of Education and plan to acquire a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Music Education degree must complete all goals of the university general education requirements (Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10A or 10B, 11, and 12). Students pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree must complete Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, two of Goals 6, 7, and 8; and three of Goals 9, 10A or 10B, 11 and 12. A checklist available in the College of Education Student Academic Advising Center provides goal selection guidance for students in the elementary, secondary and early childhood education programs.
Students transferring to Idaho State University from a junior college that is part of the statewide articulation agreement should refer to the section entitled "Statewide Articulation and Associate Degree Policy" in the General Information section of this catalogue to determine fulfillment of the university general education requirements; however, all students who plan to enter teacher education and who plan to student teach must fulfill, or have fulfilled, Goals 1 and 2.
Students who possess a bachelor's degree in a discipline other than education and desire to complete requirements for a teaching certificate in any area, must complete, or have completed, Goals 1 and 2 or their equivalents.
Specific general education requirements unique to individual programs in the College of Education are listed with the program in this section of the catalogue.
Declaration of Major
When a student has completed a minimum of 26 semester credits of coursework, application should be made to the Student Academic Advising Center in the College of Education for admission to status as a declared major. Declaration of major must be accomplished by the time a student has completed 58 credits of coursework.
Advisors are appointed for each student who applies for admission to teacher education or files an intent to become a declared major in the College of Education. Advisors are assigned by the Student Academic Advising Center.
Reasonable Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
If you have a diagnosed disability or believe that you have a disability that might require "reasonable accommodation" on the part of the instructor, please call the Director of the ADA and Disabilities Resource Center, (208) 282-3599. As a part of the Americans with Disabilities Act, it is the responsibility of the student to disclose a disability prior to requesting reasonable accommodation.
Petitions from students concerning College of Education and/or teacher education requirements are initiated with the advisor on forms which are available in the Student Academic Advising Center. The advisor will review the petition for form and content and provide a recommendation. The student next seeks the signature and recommendation of the appropriate Director/Department Chair, then files it in the Dean's office for review and/or action. Petitions concerning general education requirements of the university must also have the signature of the Assistant Dean, College of Arts and Sciences.
Students who successfully complete the teacher education program at Idaho State University are eligible to receive the Idaho State University recommendation for the Standard Elementary certificate, the Standard Secondary certificate, or the Standard Exceptional Child certificate. Students who anticipate teaching (certifying) in a state other than Idaho are advised to consult with the Dean's office as to reciprocity agreements and possible additional requirements related to the states in question.
The student will initiate the certification process by obtaining an application for certification from the Dean's office. The application must be completed by the student and returned with the transcript order and check or money order for the certificate attached. After the end of the semester, the necessary paperwork will be processed and signed by the certification officer and forwarded to the State Department of Education Certification Office. The College of Education maintains a record of all individuals recommended for certification. The Dean is the official certification officer for the College of Education; all requests for certification must be processed and signed by the certification officer before the papers can be processed by any state Office of Certification.
Idaho State Board of Education and Idaho State University College of Education Policy on Technology Assessment
Consistent with the Idaho State Board of Education Rule on technology assessment, effective September 1, 1999, all graduates from the ISU College of Education recommended for initial Idaho certification (kindergarten through grade 12) must demonstrate technology competency by passing the Idaho Technology Portfolio Assessment.
Students must use one of the following options for completing the Idaho Technology Portfolio Assessment:
Further information on meeting this requirement may be obtained from the Office of the Associate Dean in the College of Education.
- Completion of the portfolio in conjunction with EDUC 311, OR
- Completion of the portfolio independently using the guidelines for Preparation of the Idaho Technology Portfolio.
Intermountain Center for Education Effectiveness
E. E. "Gene" Davis, Ed.D., Director
Susan Jenkins, Ph.D., Director, Center for Economic Education
The Intermountain Center for Education Effectiveness (ICEE) coordinates professional education programs and coursework, agency/school development, business and community partnerships, and research with its related services.
These functions are performed in cooperation with the following agencies within this office:
- Center for Accountability Systems
- Center for Economic Education
- Center for Effective Schools
- League of Schools
- Magic Valley Partnership
- Region VI Partnership
- Collaborative partnerships with schools and businesses
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Revised: July 2003