Larry B. Harris, Ph.D., Dean
Stephanie Salzman, Ph.D., Associate Dean
T.C. Mattocks, Ed.D., Assistant 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 in the Division of Teacher Education and departments of Educational Leadership, Human Resource Training and Development, and Sport Sciences, Physical Education and Dance.
The professional degrees offered by the College of Education comply with State of Idaho and the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) 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). 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 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.
Organization of the College of Education
To facilitate student access to advising and other academic support services, the College of Education is organized into one division and three departments.
Division of Teacher Education
Peter Denner, Ph.D., Director
Professors: Coffland, Daley, Denner, Gates, Harris, Myers, Pehrsson, Sagness, Salzman, Spadafore, Stenson, A. Strickland, Yates
Associate Professors: Hedeen, Jenkins, Klug, Nunn, Pearson, Peña, Wilkins
Assistant Professors: Bliss, Luckey, Miller, Moore, Newsome
Instructors: Birdsong, Farmer, Jones, J. Strickland, Warwick
The Division of Teacher Education is comprised of the following undergraduate programs:
E. E. "Gene" Davis, Ed. D., Chair
Associate Professor: Mattocks
Assistant Professors: Creighton, Thornton
Department of Human Resource Training and Development
John Bobell, Ed. D., Chair
Professors: Bobell, Croker, Johnson, Rankin
Associate Professor: Humphrey
Department of Sport Sciences, Physical Education and Dance
Mike Lester, Ed. D., Interim Chair
Associate Professor: Lester
Assistant Professors: Noakes
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 Child and Family Studies (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 Educational Leadership.
Programs at the master's level include early childhood special education, school psychological examiner, special education, curriculum and instruction, instructional technology, literacy, educational administration, Child and Family Studies (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, school psychology, and educational administration.
A Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree is offered in Educational Leadership with concentration areas in Educational Administration, Educational Technology, Educational Training and Development, and Higher Education Administration.
Please consult the Idaho State University Graduate Bulletin for
further information on advanced degrees.
College of Education
Office of Clinical Experiences and Student Services
Richard Sagness, Ph.D., Director
The Office of Clinical Experiences and Students Services supports student teaching and other clinical experiences, and assists 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 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 main office 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 or their equivalents.
Specific general education requirements unique to individual programs
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 56 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. The Director of Teacher Education is also available for consultation.
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 (236-3599). 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 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 Director or Department Chair, 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 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 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.
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.
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:
Office of Professional Development for Schools
E. E. "Gene" Davis, Ed.D., Director, OPDS
Susan Jenkins, Ph.D., Director, Center for Economic Education
The Office of Professional Development for Schools (OPDS) coordinates professional education programs and coursework, agency/school development, business and community partnerships, and research with its related services.
These functions will be performed in cooperation with the following agencies within this office:
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Revised: March 5, 1999