Oct 18, 2019  
Academic Catalog 2019-2020 
    
Academic Catalog 2019-2020

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 the Bachelor of Education in Teaching and English Language Learning 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 subjects 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


This program is designed so that students must transfer in 67 semester credits (100 quarter credits) prior to completion. Prior to matriculation, students must have completed an AAOT degree OR at least 75% 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.

 

Multiple Subjects Specialization

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.

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

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

Humanities/Social Science (8 semester/12 quarter credits minimum, must include 4 quarter credits Humanities and 4 quarter credits Social Science): 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: 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.

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

 

Single Subjects Specialization: Language Arts or Social Studies Endorsements

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/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.

 

Contact the Admissions Office at 503-352-1435 or teach@pacificu.edu for more information. 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.

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.  Foreign Language Proficiency also is required, as detailed below.

Total: 40 Credits


Specialization Coursework


Total: 13-14 Credits

Single Subjects Specialization Coursework


Teaching licensure with single subjects endorsements requires additional content coursework and/or testing; please consult with the School of Education 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. Requirements include preparation, teaching and a satisfactory evaluation.

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