James DePaepe, Ph.D., Dean
The College of Education consists of the departments of Counselor Education and Special Education; Education; Occupational Education; and Physical Education and Dance; the Bureau of Educational Research and Services; and the Office of Field Experiences. Undergraduate programs leading to degrees in teaching fields are offered in early childhood education, elementary education, secondary education, music education, special education, and vocational teacher education. Non-teaching degrees are offered in home economics, human exceptionality, physical education, and corporate training.
The professional education portion of the teacher education program is provided through the four academic departments in the College of Education. Student teaching and other field experiences are administered through the Office of Field Experiences.
Standing of the College
The College of Education is fully accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC). Counselor Education programs are approved by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). The Bachelor of Music Education degree is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music through the Music Department. Programs of study in the College are planned to meet state of Idaho certification requirements, and many other states as well.
Bureau of Educational Research and Services
The Bureau of Educational Research and Services was established to facilitate research by the College of Education faculty members and graduate students, and to be of assistance to the local school districts and other educational institutions. The League of Schools, a consortium consisting of 15 school districts within the College of Education service area is housed in the Bureau. The Bureau serves as the academic outreach office for the College of Education . Services to the field, including credit and non-credit professional development activities are provided through the Bureau.
Degrees and Programs Offered
Undergraduate degrees offered within the College of Education are the Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education; Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education; Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education; Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science in Human Exceptionality; Bachelor of Music Education; Bachelor of Science in Vocational Teacher Education; and Bachelor of Science in Corporate Training. A planned fifth year program in teacher education is also offered.
Graduate degrees include Master of Education, Master of Physical Education, Master of Counseling, Educational Specialist, and Doctor of Education.
Programs at the masters level include early childhood special education, mental health counseling, school counseling, school psychological examiner, special education, student affairs and college counseling, curriculum and instruction, reading, educational administration, home economics, occupational training management, and physical education. A sixth year certificate is offered in educational administration. Sixth year specialist degrees (Ed.S) are offered in counseling, special education, and school psychology.
Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degrees are offered in Counselor Education and Counseling and Educational Administration. Please consult the Idaho State University Graduate Bulletin for further information on advanced degrees.
General Education Requirements
All students who have declared a major in the College of Education and plan to acquire a Bachelor of Arts degree must complete all goals of the university general education requirements; i.e., Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10A or 10B, 11, and 12. Students pursuing a Bachelor of Music Education degree must complete Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10A, 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.
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 the Teacher Education Program 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. 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 24 semester credits of coursework, they should apply to the College of Education for admission to status as a declared major in the program of their choice. Declaration of major must be accomplished by the time a student has completed 90 credits of coursework.
For additional information, please contact the main office complex of the College of Education.
Advisors are appointed for each student who applies for admission to the Teacher Education Program or files an intent to become a declared major in the College of Education. Advisors assist students in choosing teaching areas or in planning programs to qualify them for particular positions. Students in secondary education are required to have an advisor in the College of Education, an advisor in their major field of study and an advisor in their minor field of study. Department chairs are also available for consultation.
Petitions from students concerning College of Education and/or teacher education requirements are initiated with their advisor on forms which are available in the Main Office of the College of Education. The advisor will review the petition for form and content and sign it to indicate the student has had the benefit of discussing it with him/her. The student next seeks the signature of his/her department chair, then files it with the Dean of the College of Education for review and/or action. Petitions concerning general education requirements of the university must also have the signature of the chair of the General Studies Committee of the university.
Students who successfully complete the teacher education program at Idaho State University and present scores achieved on the National Teachers Examination (NTE) tests of General Knowledge, Communication Skills, and Professional Knowledge are eligible to receive the Idaho State University recommendation for the Standard K-3 certificate, the Standard Elementary certificate, the Standard Secondary certificate, or the Standard Exceptional Child certificate. Students completing these programs and requirements are also eligible for the Idaho State University recommendation for certification in many other states through reciprocity and institutional accreditation status. Students completing approved programs in counseling, school psychology, and educational administration are also eligible for a recommendation for certification.
Students who anticipate teaching (certifying) in a state other than Idaho are advised to consult with the certification officer in the Dean's Office in the College of Education as to reciprocity agreement and possible additional requirements related to the states in question. Procedures. The student will initiate the certification process by obtaining an application for certification from the College of Education Main Office. The application must be completed by the student and returned to the Dean's Office 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 by the certification officer and forwarded to the Dean of the College of Education for signature and then to the State Department of Education Certification Office. The College of Education maintains a record of all individuals recommended for certification. The Dean of the College of Education is the official certification officer for the College of Education; all requests for certification must have a recommendation from the Dean before the papers can be processed.