Sep 29, 2022  
Academic Catalog 2022-2023 
    
Academic Catalog 2022-2023

Teaching and English Language Learning, BEd


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Introduction


The Bachelor of Education in Teaching and English Language Learning program prepares teacher candidates to be teacher leaders and advocates. Each semester includes school-based teaching experiences, individual mentoring, and integration of coursework. Students pursuing teacher licensure through either the Full-time or Hybrid Bachelor of Education in Teaching and English Language Learning program will be prepared for the Elementary-Multiple Subjects endorsement, or a Single Subjects endorsement in Advanced Mathematics, Biology, Integrated Science, English/Language Arts, and Social Sciences; other single subject endorsements may be available with approval. English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) endorsements and Foundational (Middle grade) endorsements may be added to either an Elementary Multiple Subjects or a single subject endorsement. Students not pursuing teacher licensure will complete action research work involving education advocacy in school settings, or complete supervised work in preparation to be an educational assistant.

Admission


B.Ed. applicants must meet the admission requirements for the School of Learning and Teaching licensure programs. Prior to matriculation (start of Pacific University coursework), students must have completed an AAOT degree OR at least 80% of the Core Coursework listed below.  

Transfer Coursework

67 semester/100 quarter credits.  This includes the minimum requirements listed below plus electives, to equal at least 67 semester/100 quarter credits.

 

Elementary - Multiple Subjects Specialization

AAOT degree OR core requirements listed below:

         Core Requirements (non-AAOT students)

Writing (4 semester/6 quarter credits minimum): Must include one English Composition course

Humanities (10 semester/15 quarter credits minimum): Humanities, Communication, Philosophy, English, Literature, Art, Music, Theater, Religion, Music Performance. Must include at least one English or Humanities course; one Communication or Speech course; and one Philosophy course.

Social Science (6 semester/10 quarter credits minimum): History, Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, Economics, Political Science, Geography, Human Development and Family Studies. Must include one Psychology or Human Development and Family Studies course.

Mathematics (6 semester/10 quarter credits minimum)

Natural Science (6 semester/10 quarter credits minimum): Must include one lab course.

All Students: Education or Early Childhood Education (4 semester/6 quarter credits minimum): Must include an Introduction to Education course.

 

Single Subjects Specialization: Math or Science Endorsements

AAOT degree OR core requirements

Writing (4 semester/6 quarter credits minimum): Must include one English Composition course

Humanities (4 semester/6 quarter credits minimum): Humanities, Communication, Philosophy, English, Literature, Art, Music, Theater, Religion, Music Performance.

Social Science (4 semester/6 quarter credits minimum): History, Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, Economics, Political Science, Geography, Human Development and Family Studies.

Mathematics (6 semester/10 quarter credits minimum). Use numbers below if Mathematics is your Single Subject.

Natural Science (6 semester/10 quarter credits minimum): Must include one lab course. Use numbers below if Biology or Integrated Science is your Single Subject.

All Students: Education or Early Childhood Education (4 semester/6 quarter credits minimum): Must include an Introduction to Education course.

 

Required Credits in Endorsement Subject Area (29 semester/43 quarter – 32 semester/48 quarter total)

Mathematics: 26 semester/38 quarter approved credits in mathematics courses at the college algebra level or above.

Biology: 18 semester/27 quarter approved credits in Biology, plus 11 semester/16 quarter approved credits in Physics, Chemistry, Astronomy, or Earth Science.

Integrated Science: 11 semester/16 quarter approved credits in Earth and Space Science, 11 semester/16 quarter approved credits in Life Sciences, and 11 semester/16 quarter approved credits in Physical Sciences.

 

Single Subjects Specialization: Language Arts or Social Studies Endorsements

AAOT Degree OR core requirements listed below:

         Core Requirements (non-AAOT students)

Writing (4 semester/6 quarter credits minimum): Must include one English Composition course. Use numbers below if English is your Single Subject.

Humanities (10 semester/15 quarter credits minimum): Humanities, Communication, Philosophy, English, Literature, Art, Music, Theater, Religion, Music Performance. Must include at least one English or Humanities course; one Communication or Speech course; and one Philosophy course. Use numbers below if English/Language Arts is your Single Subject.

Social Science (6 semester/10 quarter credits minimum): History, Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, Economics, Political Science, Geography, Human Development and Family Studies. Must include one Psychology or Human Development and Family Studies course. Use numbers below if Social Science is your Single Subject.

Mathematics/Science: (8 semester/12 quarter credits minimum, must include 4 quarter credits Mathematics at or above MTH 105 and 4 quarter credits lab Science).

Education or Early Childhood Education (4 semester/6 quarter credits minimum): Must include an Introduction to Education course.

 

Required Credits in Endorsement Subject Area (27 semester/40 quarter – 30 semester/44 quarter total)

English/Language Arts: 24 semester/36 quarter approved credits in English plus 6 semester/9 quarter approved credits in Writing.

Social Science: 8 semester/12 quarter approved credits World History, 8 semester/12 quarter credits US History, 6 semester/9 quarter approved credits Geography and Culture, and 6 semester/9 quarter approved credits Government.

 

The online application is available at www.pacificu.edu/coe; applications should be sent to College of Education Admissions Office, Pacific University, 2043 College Way, Forest Grove, OR 97116.

Program Length: 2 years

Learning Outcomes

The competencies listed below are integrated into the learning objectives of the Teaching and English Language Learning, BEd curriculum, and serve as the goals for student learning outcomes within the program.

  • Understands how learners grow and develop through the ability to recognize patterns of learning and development within and across the cognitive, linguistic, social, emotional, and physical areas, and designs and implements developmentally appropriate and challenging learning experiences. 

  • Uses understanding of individual differences and diverse cultures and communities to ensure inclusive learning environments that enable each learner to meet high standards.

  • Works with others to create environments that support individual and collaborative learning, and that encourage positive social interaction, active engagement in learning, and self-motivation.

  • Understands the central concepts, tools of inquiry, and structures of the discipline(s) they teach and creates learning experiences that make these aspects of the discipline accessible and meaningful for learners to assure mastery of the content.

  • Connects concepts and uses differing perspectives to engage learners in critical thinking, creativity, and collaborative problem solving related to authentic local and global issues.

  • Uses multiple methods of assessment to engage learners in their own growth, to monitor learner progress, and to guide the teacher’s and learner’s decision making.

  • Plans instruction that supports every student in meeting rigorous learning goals by drawing upon knowledge of content areas, curriculum, cross-disciplinary skills, and pedagogy, as well as knowledge of learners and the community context.

  • Uses a variety of instructional strategies to encourage learners to develop deep understandings of content areas and their connections, and to build skills to apply knowledge in meaningful ways.

  • Uses evidence to continually evaluate their practice, particularly the effects of their choices and actions on others (learners, families, other professionals, and the community), and adapts practice to meet the needs of each learner.

  • Seeks appropriate leadership roles and opportunities to take responsibility for student learning, to collaborate with learners, families, colleagues, other school professionals, and community members to ensure learner growth, and to advance the profession.

Licensure Requirements

Students must meet Preliminary License Standards defined by TSPC which include successful completion of: edTPA, content knowledge assessment(s), and student teaching. Students must demonstrate: knowledge of U.S. and Oregon civil rights laws and professional ethics, and knowledge of subject area and curriculum standards.

Degree Requirements


To earn the Bachelor of Education (BEd) in Teaching and English Language Learning, students complete 53 credits at Pacific University. In addition, they must have earned 67 semester credits (100 quarter credits) of transferrable work. Transferrable work must include either an AAOT degree OR the Core Requirements detailed in the Admission section, above.

Total: 40 Credits


Specialization Coursework


Total: 13-14 Credits

Single Subject Specialization Coursework


Teaching licensure with single subject endorsements requires additional content coursework and/or testing; please consult with the School of Learning and Teaching for the coursework applicable to your specific endorsement.

Total: 13 Credits

Policies


Undergraduate students in the College of Education are held to the policies listed in the Forest Grove Undergraduate Students section of this catalog, the School of Learning and Teaching section of this catalog, the College of Education handbook, as well as those immediately below.

Students must:

  • Maintain a 2.75 minimum GPA in all professional education and endorsement area coursework with no grade lower that a “C”; a “C-” is not acceptable.
  • Complete all required coursework and tests required for licensure before student teaching.
  • Complete field experience, required practica and student teaching with a grade of Pass.
  • Complete requirements for an edTPA.

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