Jul 13, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Education


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The Education Department aims at preparing teacher candidates to work with diverse populations through the development of a strong professional commitment and a disposition that all students can learn. The department believes that becoming a teacher is a life-long journey of learning and caring.

Faculty

Chair: M. Leipold; Graduate Coordinator: R. McMahon; Professors Emeriti: D. Albanese, P. Antonacci; Associate Professors: A. Ciardiello, M. Leipold, M. Smith; Assistant Professors: C. Hardigree, A. Howerton-Fox; Clinical Faculty: D. Gunn, CFC, R. McMahon; Director of Student Teaching: E Small; Fieldwork Coordinators:  W. Zimmerman.

Objectives

The competent teacher candidate is:

  • knowledgeable of the content that is being taught;
  • an instructional guide;
  • a mediator of learning;
  • a critical thinker and problem solver;
  • a reflective practitioner;
  • an effective communicator;
  • committed to the teaching profession; and
  • committed to diversity.

The Education Department at Iona College is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), and now reports to the Council for the Accreditation of Education Preparation (CAEP). This accreditation covers initial teacher preparation programs and advanced education preparation programs. CAEP maintains our previous accreditation and we will be applying for CAEP accreditation when our next review is due in 2022.

The Education Department offers the following programs that lead to partial fulfillment of requirements for New York State Initial Teaching Certificate:

  • Childhood Education (Grades 1 - 6) (HEGIS 0802)
  • Dual: Early Childhood/Childhood: (Birth to Grade 6) (HEGIS 0802)
  • Adolescence Education: Biology (7-12) (HEGIS 0401)
  • Adolescence Education: English (7-12) (HEGIS 1501)
  • Adolescence Education: Mathematics (7-12) (HEGIS 1701)
  • Adolescence Education: Social Studies (7-12) (HEGIS 2201)
  • Adolescence Education: Spanish (7-12) (HEGIS 1105)

Additional requirements to obtain a New York State Initial Teaching Certificate:

  1. Passing of the following New York State Teacher Certification Exams:
    • edTeacher Peformance Assessment (edTPA)
    • Educating All Students Test (EAS)
    • Content Specialty Test
  2. Completion of Child Abuse Detection and Reporting, SAVE, and Dignity for All Students Act Workshops
  3. Fingerprinting

The New York State Education Department is in the process of changing regulations for teacher certification. Education majors are required to meet with their advisors regularly to receive updates regarding certification requirements.

New York State Teacher Certification Examination (NTSYCE)

Iona College Pass Rates:

Educating All Students 201 (EAS)

Total Passed 26
Total Attempts 28
Percentage Passed 92.88%

(201 Safety Net Pass Accepted through 6/30/2018)

Education Teacher Performance Assessment (EdTPA)

Total Passed 36
Total Attempts 38
Percentage Passed 100%

(201 Safety Net Pass Accepted through 6/30/2018)

CST Childhood Multi-Subject (211/212/245 and/or 221/222/245 or 902)

Total Passed 12
Total Attempts 14
Percentage Passed 85.71%

(902 Safety Net Pass Accepted through 6/30/2017)

CST Adolescent Content Areas (Math, English, Social Studies, or Spanish)

Total Passed 9
Total Attempts 9
Percentage Passed 100%

(904 Math and 903 English Safety Net Passes Accepted through 6/30/2017, 005 Social Studies and 020 Spanish Safety Nets Accepted through 6/30/2019)

Admission to the Program

Candidates seeking admission to the approved teacher certification program must:

  1. Submit the official “Request for Admissions” form.
  2. Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 with 30 credits or more at the time of admission.
  3. Have a “B” grade or better in courses in English composition, speech communications, and one mathematics course. Use of appropriate speech in the admission interview may be substituted for the required grade in speech communications.
  4. Submit three letters of recommendation.
  5. Have acceptable SAT or ACT scores submitted to the department.
  6. Provide a well-written autobiography.
  7. Be interviewed by department.
  8. Sign a “Dispositional Commitment Form.”

The Education Department’s Admissions Committee will evaluate all requests for admission to the program and monitor each candidate’s performance throughout the program and their professional dispositions.

Continuation in the Program

Any education course, including student teaching, in which a student earns less than a “C” grade must be repeated. Adolescent Education candidates must have a ‘C’ or higher in at least 30 credits in their content.

Throughout the program, teacher candidates are required to demonstrate the dispositions for effective teachers that are stated in the department’s Conceptual Framework. Candidates are also required to meet the ethical and professional standards expected of all educators that are found in the Code of Ethics. Any failure to uphold the dispositions for effective teaching and the ethical standards for educators in the profession will result in dismissal from the department.

Enrollment in any education course at the junior level or senior level is open to students who are fully declared as a major in an education degree program.

Admission to the Five Year Program

Candidates seeking admission to the BS/MST Shared Credit Adolescent Education Programs in Biology, Chemistry, English, Mathematics, Social Studies, or Spanish begin in the fall semester of their junior year in fulfilling required criteria. At the end of the spring semester of the candidates’ junior year, they are required to have completed the Declaration of Major Form that includes meeting all of the admission requirements including meeting the goals and the performance outcomes attached to the key assessments in their junior year. General admission requirements may be found in the Undergraduate Catalog and include the following:

  • Submit the official “Request for Admissions” form
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 at the time of admission (spring semester of the junior year)
  • Have a minimum grade of “B” in English composition, speech communication, and one mathematics course.
  • Submit three letters of recommendation, one submitted by Education Faculty, Provide a well-written autobiography
  • Have a successful interview with Education Faculty
  • Submit a signed “Professional Commitments and Dispositions” form
  • Complete a “Declaration of Major” form
  • Meet all of the goals and performance outcomes addressed by key assessments in Phase I of the Program.
  • Provide successful completion of standardized tests approved by NY State (GRE).

Continuation in the Program

Any education or content area course, including student teaching, in which a student earns less that a ‘C’ grade must be repeated.

Throughout the program, teacher candidates are required to demonstrate the dispositions for effective teachers that are stated in the department’s Conceptual Framework. Candidates are also required to meet the ethical and professional standards expected of all educators that are found in the Code of Ethics and in the department’s statement of plagiarism. Any failure to uphold the dispositions for effective teaching and the ethical standards for educators in the profession will result in dismissal from the program.

Required Subject Area Courses

Consult individual departments for courses required for each major.

BS in Adolescence Education: Biology
BS in Adolescence Education: Mathematics
BA in Adolescence Education: English
BA in Adolescence Education: Mathematics
BA in Adolescence Education: Social Studies
BA in Adolescence Education: Spanish

Programs

    Bachelor of ScienceBachelor of Science/Master of Science in Teaching

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