James DePaepe, Ph.D., Dean
The College of Education prepares students who are interested in the profession
of teaching and who are seeking a comprehensive understanding of the complex
processes associated with learning and teaching. Students pursuing teaching or administrative careers in schools, agencies, or the corporate world 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 ten program areas: 1) Business Education; 2) Child and Family, which includes a preschool laboratory; 3) Educational Administration; 4) Elementary Education 5) Family and Consumer Sciences (Home Economics); 6) Physical Education and Dance; 7) School Psychology; 8) Secondary Education; 9) Special Education; and 10) Vocational Teacher Education/Corporate Training/Occupational Training Management.
The professional degrees offered by the College of Education comply with state of Idaho standards for certification and licensure and with reciprocity standards of many other states.
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). 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 credited by the National Association of School Psychologists.
The College of Education shares responsibility with the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Health Professions for many of the secondary level teacher education degrees.
The primary purpose of the organization of the College of Education is to provide a student-centered environment. The College is administratively organized into two divisions, and each division contains five Program Areas.
Timothy P. Winter, Ph.D., Director
Professors: Coffland, Denner, DePaepe, Gates, Pehrsson, Sagness, Salzman, Spadafore, Stenson
Associate Professors: Daley, Horton, Klug, Pearson, Pena, Strickland
Assistant Professors: Hedeen, Rylance
Instructors: Bary, Birdsong, Farmer
Division I is comprised of the following program areas and program area leaders:
1) Child and Family
Sandra Wilkins, Ed.D. (Early Childhood Teacher Education, Early Childhood Special Education)
2) Elementary Education
Richard Pearson, Ed.D. (Elementary Teacher Education)
3) School Psychology
Gerald Spadafore, Ph.D. (Graduate only)
4) Secondary Education
Albert Strickland, Ph.D. (Secondary Teacher Education)
5) Special Education
Carol Stenson, Ph.D. (Special Education Teacher Education, Human Exceptionality)
Rubalee Myers, Ph.D., Director
Professors: Bobell, Johnson, Jones, Lloyd, Myers, Rankin
Associate Professors: Croker, Davis, Humphrey, Jenkins, Lester, Rowe, Wilkins, Winter
Assistant Professors: Mathews, Noakes, Rinehart, Sebren, Wilson
Division II contains the following program areas and program area leaders:
1) Business Education
Roger Rankin, Ph.D. (Business Education Teacher Education)
2) Educational Administration
D. Gary Jones, Pd.D. (Graduate only)
3) Family and Consumer Sciences
Ruth Wilson, Ph.D. (Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher Education, Family and Consumer Sciences)
4) Physical Education & Dance
Michael Lester, Ed.D. (Physical Education Teacher Education, Physical Education, Dance, Coaching)
5) Vocational Teacher Education/
Corporate Training/Occupational Training Management
Robert Croker, Ed.D. (Corporate Training, Vocational Teacher Education) (Occupational Training Management, Graduate only)
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 Family
and Consumer Sciences (Home Economics); 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 Arts and Bachelor of Science in
Physical Education; Bachelor of Science in Vocational Teacher Education; and Bachelor
of Science in Corporate Training.
Graduate degrees include Master of Education, Master of Physical Education, Educational Specialist, and Doctor of Education.
Programs at the master's level include early childhood special education, school psychological examiner, special education, curriculum and instruction, reading, educational administration, family and consumer sciences (home economics), occupational training management, and physical education.
A sixth year certificate is offered in educational administration.
A planned fifth-year option is available in teacher education.
Sixth year specialist degrees (Ed.S) are offered in special education and school psychology.
A Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree is offered in Educational Administration.
Please consult the Idaho State University Graduate Bulletin for further information on advanced degrees.
Office of Clinical Experiences and Student Services
Richard Sagness, Ph.D., Director
The Office of Clinical Experiences and Students Services was initiated to support student teachin and other clinical experiences, and to assist students with academic service needs. Services include admission to teacher education, undergraduate advisor assignments, transfer student course evaluations, petitions, academic appeals, and certification recommendations. Applications for clinical placements are processed and placements are made through this office.
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. A checklist is available in the College of Education administrative complex provides goal selection guidance for students in the elementary 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.
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, application should be made to the Office of Clinical Experiences and Student Services 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 90 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 Office of Clinical Experiences and Student Services. Division Directors and Program Area Leaders are also available for consultation. The College of Education utilizes both faculty and peer advisors.
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 Center of Services for Students with Disabilities (236-3912). 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 Office of Clinical Experiences and Student Services. The advisor will review the petition for form and content and provide a recommendation. The student next seeks the signature and recommendation of his/her Division Director, then files it with the Director of Clinical Experiences and Student Services 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 teacher education 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 certification and endorsement(s). Students who anticipate teaching (certifying) in a state other than Idaho are advised to consult with the Office of Clinical Experiences and Student Services in the College of Education as to reciprocity agreement and possible additional requirements related to the states in question.
Process. The student will initiate the certification process by obtaining an application for certification from the Office of Clinical Experiences and Student Services. 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 Director of Clinical Experiences and Student Services and forwarded to the State Department of Education Certification Office. The College of Education maintains a record of all individuals recommended for certification. The Director of Clinical Experiences and Student Services 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.
Office of Standards and Assessment
Stephanie A. Salzman, Ed.D., Director
The functions of the Office of Standards and Assessment include maintenance of student databases, direction of accreditation and program evaluation, and development of College reports to outside agencies as required. Through the generation and maintenance of databases and coordination of assessment activities, the Office of Standards and Assessment supports ongoing evaluation of the purposes, goals, and outcomes of College of Education programs and assists administration, faculty, and students in making decisions relative to the planning, design, and analysis of academic programs and student services.
Bureau of Educational Research & Services (Professional Development for Schools)
E.E. "Gene" Davis, Ed.D., Director, BERS
Susan Jenkins, Ph.D., Director, Center for Economic Education
The Bureau of Educational Research and Services (BERS) has been reorganized to perform the following functions: (1) educational programs and coursework; (2) agency/school development; (3) business and community partnerships; and (4) research with its related services.
These functions will be performed in cooperation with the following agencies
within this office:
Idaho State University Academic Information
Revised: April 12, 1996