Admissions, Retention, and AdvisingThe College of Education and Human Services follows the principle, supported by the Ohio Laws and Regulations of the State Board of Education and the accrediting agencies cited above, that the college has the right and obligation to consider personal factors, as well as academic achievement, as a basis for admitting and retaining a student in its professional programs. While academic performance is a major determinant of effective performance in a profession, it is not the only one. Because there are also skills, understanding, and personal characteristics unique to a particular profession (such as teaching and rehabilitation services), students seeking admission to the college's programs must meet requirements in addition to those generally prescribed for enrollment in the university.
Prospective majors should see an advisor in the college for current admissions requirements. Information is available in the college's Student Services office.
Teacher Education Admissions PoliciesTo be considered for admission to the College of Education and Human Services' teacher education programs in integrated business education, marketing education, vocational education, early childhood education, and health and physical education, students must meet the requirements listed below. (For admissions policies for music education, see the College of Liberal Arts section of the catalog.)
All applicants for initial licensure must meet these admission requirements. All requirements are subject to NCATE and Ohio Department of Education (ODE) regulations. Application forms may be obtained from the College of Education and Human Services Student Services Web site at http://www.cehs.wright.edu/ss/.
Middle Childhood Education (without licensure) Admissions PolicyTo be considered for admission to the College of Education and Human Services middle childhood education program, students must meet the following requirement:
A Student is officially admitted tot he College of Education and Human Services, middle childhood education major, when these items are completed. Upon completion of there items, the student will receive a course of study (DARS Report) from the college's office of student services.
Rehabilitation Services Admissions PolicyTo be considered for admission to the College of Education and Human Services' rehabilitation services program must meet the following requirements:
Note: The admission policy for a rehabilitation services minor is the same as for a rehabilitation services major. Students are advised to complete an Application for Entering a Dual Major/ Double Degree Program or Adding a Minor and bring the application form to the college's Office of Student Services. Then the student will receive a course of study (DARS report) from the college's Office of Student Services.
Organizational Leadership Admissions PolicyTo be considered for admission to the College of Education and Human Services organizational leadership program, applicants must meet the following requirements:
Vocational Teacher LicensureIndividuals interested in obtaining initial vocational teacher licensure and endorsements are encouraged to contact the college's office of student services in 378 Allyn Hall, (937) 775-3086, to begin the process of admission and advising.
Transfer StudentsStudents transferring to Wright State University from other institutions or from other colleges of Wright State University must meet the same standards for admission in teacher education program in the College of Education and Human Services detailed above, including the 2.5 GPA , the completion of 45 credit hours (or equivalent) of college credit, and required scores on the PRAXIS I test for teacher education. Rehabilitation services majors need a 2.35 GPA and 24 credit hours completed. Organizational Leadership students need an associate's degree or equivalent (90 quarter hours), 2.0 GPA, and two of the three prerequisite classes listed above if no associate's degree has been earned.
Office of Professional Field ExperiencesAll of the College of Education and Human Services licensure programs include rich practicum experiences. Most placements originate from the Office of Professional Field Experiences (OPFE), located in 378 Allyn Hall. Practicums are infused in the teacher licensure programs. To sign up for a practicum experience, students must fill out the practicum online application at http://www.cehs.wright.edu/pfe/. Students must also attend the appropriate information sessions and/or orientation meetings; information regarding these meetings is detailed at the above Web site. The online application must be submitted early in the term prior to the one for which the practicum is requested (summer term excluded). For example, for a practicum requested for spring term, the online application must have been received by the first week of winter term.
The OPFE makes arrangements with local school districts within a 30-mile radius of Wright State University. Since the OPFE places over 500 students each term, school administrators have requested that our students not contact schools directly for a placement. It is imperative that all contacts for a practicum originate in the OPFE.
AdvisingThe main purpose of advising is to assist students in the development of meaningful educational plans that are compatible with their life goals. Advising is a continuous process of clarification and evaluation.
The ultimate responsibility for making decisions about life goals and educational plans rests with the individual student. Advisors assist by helping identify and assess alternatives and consequences of decisions.
Upon admission to the College of Education and Human Services, each student is assigned two advisors: a faculty advisor and a student services advisor. (Student services advisors work with all of our undergraduate students, not just those enrolled in a teacher education program.)
Your faculty advisor can:
Accessing an AdvisorStudents seeking their faculty advisor should visit during the faculty person's posted office hours and/or by appointment. Information regarding faculty advisor assignment, location, and office hours can be obtained from the college's Office of Student Services, 378 Allyn Hall.
Students wishing to consult with their student services advisor, including rehabilitation services, organizational leadership, and athletic training may do so during open advising sessions. Students are assigned an individual licensure advisor; however, students may consult with any student services advisor who is available at the time of their visit. Refer to the college's Office of Student Services Web site at http://www.cehs.wright.edu/ss/ to view the current walk-in advising dates and times, or visit the office in 378 Allyn Hall. Students who are unable to see a licensure advisor during the posted walk-in advising times may arrange for an advising appointment. Call (937) 775-3088 for appointment times, or visit the office.
RetentionTo increase their likelihood of success, students in professional degree programs must meet certain criteria, at various stages in the program, to earn recommendation for licensure and graduation. These criteria reflect academic standards and show that students can effectively perform responsibilities that include the ability to provide for students' safety; effectively communicate with students orally and in writing; provide a stable, supportive environment that will promote student growth; and manage the instructional program for individuals, and for small and large groups.
Faculty members, on the basis of their knowledge of students and their professional observations, evaluate students' progress in meeting these criteria and decide whether to retain and recommend students for teacher licensure and graduation.
Students in Rehabilitation Services should meet with their faculty advisor throughout their course of study to discuss their career goals and future as a rehabilitation services provider. Rehabilitation Services majors earn a Bachelor of Science degree.
Athletic TrainingThe athletic trainer is a qualified health care professional, educated and experienced in the management of health care problems of the physically active. In cooperation with physicians and other allied health care personnel, the athletic trainer is an integral member of the athletic health care team in secondary schools, colleges and universities, professional sports programs, sports medicine clinics, industrial settings, and other health care settings. The mission of the WSU athletic training program is to provide the opportunity for students to gain knowledge, skills, and experiences, as well as to develop positive attitudes in working with the physically active, injured, or ill.
The Athletic Training Program at Wright State is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). Graduates of the program will also be eligible for the Board of Certification (BOC) examination and to apply for Ohio licensure from the Ohio Occupational Therapy (OT)/Physical Therapy (PT)/Athletic Training (AT) Board.
For the most current information, please contact the Department of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation (HPR) and the Office of Athletic Training, Room 316 E. J. Nutter Center, call (937) 775-3259/3223/3827, or check the Web site at http://www.cehs.wright.edu/academic/health_physed/athletic_train/index.php
Athletic Training Admissions and ProgressionFor information about admission to the athletic training program, please contact the Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPR) and the Office of Athletic Training, Room 316 E. J. Nutter Center, call (937) 775-3259/3223/3827, or check the Web site at http://www.cehs.wright.edu/academic/health_physed/athletic_train/index.php.
Athletic Training (ATR) Program DescriptionThe Athletic Training Program, leading to a Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.Ed.), with or without teaching licensure, is designed to meet students' individual needs. The baccalaureate program in athletic training is a separate major within the Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation in the College of Education and Human Services. In order to be eligible to apply to the athletic training program, students should be accepted as degree-seeking students at Wright State University. Each spring a set number of students is selected for admission to the athletic training program for the following fall. The number of students selected depends on the number of approved clinical instructors and clinical settings available. The application deadline is March 1st. Please visit the following http://www.cehs.wright.edu/academic/health_physed/athletic_train/index.php and look at the "Program Information and Important Downloads" section in the left column for more information. The ATR curriculum is 10 quarters in length. ATR courses are sequential, beginning each fall. These classes cannot be taken out of sequence.
Athletic Training Program, Level I (Year 1)Students are enrolled in the following courses each quarter
Athletic Training Program, Level II (Year 2)To progress to Level II, students must meet the following requirements:
Athletic Training Program, Level III & IV (Years 3 & 4)To remain in good standing in the ATR program, the student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5. In addition, the student shall demonstrate commitment to the program and proficiency in athletic training knowledge and skills.
Transfer StudentsThe athletic training curriculum is 10 quarters in duration, beginning each fall. The program is sequential and therefore cannot be completed in less time. The application deadline is March 1 for the following fall. for more information on the application process, Please visit out Prospective Students Web site at http://www.cehs.wright.edu/academic/health_physed/athletic_train/prospective.php. All ATR classes must be taken at Wright State.
Program Information Application ProcessStudents interested in athletic training should forward the following information to the Education Coordinator on or before March 1:
NOTE: Athletic training students are required to maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5. Current WSU students with a GPA below 2.5 will not be interviewed or considered for admission.
Technology PolicyAll College of Education and Human Services students, graduate and undergraduate, part-time and full-time, will be expected to certify that they own or have access to a computer and the Internet for admission to the college.
To meet the college mission of "preparing professionals to meet the educational, leadership, and human services needs of a diverse, democratic society," it is necessary for our students to be actively engaged in the technological environment the college and Wright State University are creating. An increasing number of classes and options will become available to students using a variety of distributed learning formats; library resources are available in a growing number of full-text formats; and global connections via telecommunications will be part of daily operations. Students preparing to become professionals in education and human service areas must demonstrate appropriate and effective skills and knowledge in the technological aspects of their work.
Minimum equipment standards are either a Power Macintosh or Pentium-based Personal Computer (PC). The college supports Macintosh computers in faculty and staff offices, and maintains computer labs. Wright State University has purchased a site license for most Microsoft software (for details see the Web site for Wright State's Computing and Telecommunications Services, http://www.cats.wright.edu/, for details). The college's standard software packages are currently Office 2003 (Word, Excel, Powerpoint), FileMaker Pro, and Internet Explorer; the specific packages, however, are subject to change.
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