Idaho State University Undergraduate Catalog 2008-2009
College of Education
Deborah L. Hedeen, Ph.D., Dean
Jack D. Newsome, Ph. D., Associate Dean
Peter R. Denner, Ph.D., Assistant Dean for Assessment
The College of Education prepares students (known as "candidates") who will enter the
profession of education. Candidates pursuing teaching, professional school personnel, 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, assessment-informed, research-guided, and
Undergraduate Degrees Offered in the College of Education
• Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in:
To facilitate candidate access to advising and other academic support
services, the College of Education is organized into four departments.
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
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
The Special Education program is accredited by the Council for
Idaho State University has an institutional commitment to the
preparation of teachers. This commitment is carried out by the
faculties of the College of Education, the College of Arts and
Sciences, and the Kasiska College of Health Professions, working in
close cooperation through the Teacher Education Committee. This
committee represents the joint curriculum and professional aspects of teacher
education and is a subcommittee of the University Curriculum Council.
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.
The coursework and clinical experiences of the Idaho State University
Teacher Education Program are designed to insure that graduates in
teacher education meet the following Idaho State Core
Standards for Beginning Teachers (CSBT) and Idaho Core Teacher Standards (ICTS):
• CSBT/ICTS 1. Knowledge of Subject Matter
The teacher understands the central
concepts, tools of inquiry, and structures of the discipline taught and
creates learning experiences that make these aspects of subject matter
meaningful for students.
• CSBT/ICTS 2. Knowledge of Human Development and Learning
The teacher understands how students
learn and develop, and provides opportunities that support their
intellectual, social, and personal development.
• CSBT/ICTS 3. Adapting Instruction for Individual Needs
The teacher understands how students
differ in their approaches to learning and creates instructional
opportunities to meet students’ diverse needs and experiences.
• CSBT/ICTS 4. Multiple Instructional Strategies
The teacher uses a variety of instructional strategies to develop student learning.
• CSBT/ICTS 5. Classroom Motivation and Management Skills
The teacher understands individual and group
motivation and behavior and creates a learning environment that
encourages positive social interaction, active engagement in learning,
• CSBT/ICTS 6. Communication Skills
The teacher uses a variety of communication techniques to foster learning and communication skills in the classroom.
• CSBT/ICTS 7. Instructional Planning Skills
The teacher plans and prepares
instruction based on knowledge of subject matter, students, the
community, curriculum goals, and instructional strategies.
• CSBT/ICTS 8. Assessment of Student Learning
The teacher understands, uses, and
interprets formal and informal assessment strategies to evaluate and
advance student performance and to determine teaching effectiveness.
• CSBT/ICTS 9. Professional Commitment and Responsibility
The teacher is a reflective
practitioner who demonstrates a commitment to professional standards
and is continuously engaged in purposeful mastery of the art and
science of teaching.
• CSBT/ICTS 10. Partnerships
The teacher interacts in a
professional, effective manner with colleagues, parents, and other
members of the community, to support students’ learning and
• CSBT 11. (ISU) Technology
The teacher uses technology in the planning, delivery, analysis, and assessment of learning and instruction.
• CSBT 12. (ISU) Literacy
The teacher supports and expands student literacy skills and models effective communication.
• CSBT 13. (ISU) Professional Studies and Research
The teacher uses alternative
theoretical perspectives and research to guide instructional decision
making and reflection on practice.
Fulfilling the general requirements of teacher education gives the
candidate for teaching a well-rounded education. Choice of a subject
major and a subject minor provides the teaching background
specialization for the secondary school teacher. Certain subject field
requirements provide for the specialization needed by elementary school
teachers. This general and specialized education is fulfilled via
courses taken by the teacher education student in the College of Arts
and Sciences and College of Health Professions. Professional education
is provided through a broad foundation in the principles and practices
of teaching with particular attention being given to pedagogy,
adaptation of instruction for all learners, educational psychology,
educational philosophy, child growth and development, child
guidance, diversity, and assessment. Transition from
teaching to actually becoming a teacher is provided during the
pre-internship and internship periods under competent and experienced
Admission, Retention, and Recommendation for Certification
To be admitted to the Teacher Education Program, candidates must meet
admission criteria described below. Procedures for admission and
retention of a candidate in the Teacher Education Program have been
established. These procedures call for a review of each individual
prior to a recommendation for certification. Copies of these standards
and procedures are available from the Idaho State Department of
Education and can be obtained from their website or from the office of the Dean of the College of Education.
responsibility of a member of the teaching profession to the total
development of young people, and notwithstanding a candidate’s
enrollment in or graduation from the College of
the Dean and the faculty of the College of Education reserve the right
to refuse to recommend a candidate for a standard teaching certificate,
or to admit a candidate to a teaching program, if such recommendation or
assignment, in the discretion of the Dean and faculty of the College of
Education, would appear to be contrary to or in violation of
Sections 33-1202 and/or 33-1208, Idaho Code.
Education of the Deaf
Individuals 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 candidates 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.
College of Education Advising Center
Paula Mandeville, Coordinator
Through the College of Education Advising Center, candidates receive specific
advising information about admission to teacher education,
undergraduate advisor assignments, transfer candidate course
evaluations, petitions, academic appeals, and certification
recommendations. The Center appoints advisors for each candidate who applies for admission to
teacher education or files an intent to become a declared
the College of Education.
All candidates who have declared a
major in the College of Education and
plan to acquire a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Music
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).
Candidates 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 Advising Center provides goal selection guidance for
in the elementary, secondary and early childhood education programs.
Candidates transferring to Idaho State University from a junior
college that is part of the statewide articulation agreement should
refer to the General Information section of this catalogue to determine
fulfillment of the university general education requirements; however,
all candidates who plan to enter teacher education and who plan to
student teach must fulfill, or have fulfilled, Goals 1 and 2.
Candidates who possess a bachelor’s degree in a discipline
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 candidate has completed a minimum of 26 semester credits of
coursework, application should be made to the College of Education Advising
Center for admission to status as a
declared major. Declaration of major must be accomplished by the time a candidate has completed 58 credits of coursework.
Advisors are appointed for each candidate who applies for admission to
teacher education or files an intent to become a declared
the College of Education. Advisors are assigned by the College of Education
for Candidates with Disabilities
you have a
diagnosed disability or believe that you have a disability that might
require “reasonable accommodation” on the part of
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 candidate to disclose a
disability prior to requesting reasonable accommodation.
Petitions from candidates concerning College of Education and/or
teacher education requirements are initiated with the advisor
forms which are available in the College of Education Advising Center. The
advisor will review the petition for form and content and provide a
recommendation. The candidate 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.
Candidates 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. Candidates who anticipate teaching (certifying) in a state
other than Idaho are advised to consult with the Dean’s
to reciprocity agreements and possible additional
requirements related to the states in
The candidate will initiate the certification process by obtaining an
application for certification from the Dean’s office. The
application must be completed by the candidate 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.
Intermountain Center for Education Effectiveness
Charles (Chuck) R. Zimmerly, Ed.D., Director
Susan Jenkins, Ph.D., Associate Director
The mission of the Intermountain Center for Education Effectiveness
(ICEE) is to collaborate with local school districts, education
agencies, professional organizations, and policy makers throughout the
Intermountain West, working within partnerships that enhance the
delivery of quality education for the candidates we serve. The 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
Policy Studies and Education Research
• Center for Accountability Systems
• Center for Economic Education
• Center for Effective Schools
• Center for Technology Solutions
• League of Schools
• Leadership Development Academy
• Collaborative partnerships with schools and businesses
Graduate Department of Educational Leadership and Instructional Design
Chair and Professor: Lawson
Professors: Frantz, Pemberton
Associate Professors: Coffland, Sammons, J. Strickland, Thomas
Assistant Professors: Meyer, Moulton, Neill, Scherz
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