The objectives of Idaho State University are designed to insure that graduates in teacher education have the following:
b. The ability to think clearly, critically, and logically.
c. An understanding of the past, the ability to evaluate the present, and the capacity to deal intelligently with the future.
d. The ability to understand and apply the basic concepts of science to relevant problems of society.
e. The ability to comprehend and make practical use of the basic facts of mental and physical health.
f. Experience in understanding of, and appreciation for, the fine arts. g. A knowledge of the basic moral, philosophical, and religious systems of the world.
Review procedures have been established for admission and retention of students in the Teacher Education Program. These procedures also 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.
Because of the responsibility of a member of the teaching profession to the total development of young people, and notwithstanding a student's enrollment in or graduation from the College of Education, the Dean and the faculty of the College of Education reserve the right to refuse to recommend a student for a standard teaching certificate, or to admit a student 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.
Full Admission to the Teacher Education Program
Students must make formal application for admission to the Teacher Education Program. Application forms are available in the Main Office of the College of Education. Standards for admission are approved by the Teacher Education Committee and are implemented by the Committee on Admissions and Standards to the Teacher Education Program, both of which are representative of subject and professional areas.
Students in teacher education are under the same general probationary policy as the rest of Idaho State University as far as probation and dismissal from the institution are concerned. However, to obtain recommendation for admission to the teacher education program and to remain in it, certain broader criteria apply which concerns the applicant's general fitness for the teaching profession. These include (1) ability to work with and to understand children; (2) proficiency in citizenship and leadership qualities; (3) proficiency in English and other academic and professional subject matter; and (4) adequate mental and physical health. Students with deficiencies in scholarship or in any of the criteria may be withdrawn from the program.
Application for admission to the Teacher Education Program is made on forms provided in the main office of the College of Education following the completion of at least 24 credits hours of college work including EDUC 200, Aide Experience. Students may not register for core courses numbered 300 and above until full admittance to the Teacher Education Program is achieved. Students who have been denied admittance to the Teacher Education Program may reapply when deficiencies have been met. Criteria for admission include the following:
Students who have been denied admittance to the Teacher Education Program may reapply; however, they must meet the standards for admission in place at the time of their reapplication to attain full admission.