Wright State University 2005-2006Undergraduate Catalog
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Admissions, Retention
  and Advising

Degrees and Areas of
  Study

Recommendation for
  Licensure

Student Organizations
Athletic Training
Biological Sciences
  Education

Business Education:
  Integrated

Chemistry Education
Early Childhood
  Education

Earth Sciences
  Education

English Education
General Sciences Education
Health Education and
  Physical Education
  Multi-Age

History Education
Marketing Education
Mathematics Education
Middle Childhood
  Education

Modern Languages
  Education

Music Education
Organizational
  Leadership

Physics Education
Political Science
  Education

Psychology/Sociology
  Education

Rehabilitation Services
Science Education
Social Studies Education
Visual Arts Education
Career and Technical
  Education

Admissions, Retention, and Advising

The 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, sign language interpretation, 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 Office of Student Services.

Teacher Education Admissions Policies

To be considered for admission to the College of Education and Human Services' teacher education programs in integrated business education, marketing 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.)
  1. Complete at least 45 academic credit hours
  2. Attain at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA
  3. Achieve a required score on each section of the Praxis I Test
  4. Submit a completed CEHS Teacher Education Program Application packet which includes
    1. evidence of GPA and Praxis I scores;
    2. a self-assessment statement, which includes the applicant's career goals and a signed character statement;
    3. two recommendation forms, at least one from a faculty member;
    4. a writing sample of 250-500 words.
  5. Complete an interview
Meeting these requirements does not guarantee admission to the teacher education program. A student is officially admitted to the College of Education and Human Services program at the professional discretion of the faculty and staff.

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 Policy

To be considered for admission to the College of Education and Human Services middle childhood education program, students must meet the following requirements:
  1. Complete at least 45 academic credit hours,
  2. Attain at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA,
  3. Submit the statement of good moral character and Declaration of Middle Childhood Subject Area Concentration Area form (available from any college advisor).


A Student is officially admitted to the College of Education and Human Services, middle childhood education major, when these items are completed. Upon completion of these items, the student will receive a course of study (DARS Report) from the college's Office of Student Services.

Sign Language Interpreter Admissions Policy

To be considered for admission to the College of Education and Human Services sign language interpreter program, students must meet the following requirements:

  1. A.A. degree in sign language interpreting or the equivalent
  2. Cumulative grade point average of at least 2.35
  3. Base line proficiency of American Sign Language as determined by the SLI    faculty of the Department of Human Services
  4. Successful completion of writing skills test
  5. Admission interview by the SLI Interview Committee

A Student is officially admitted to the College of Education and Human Services, sign language interpreter major, when these items are completed. Upon completion of these items, the student will receive a course of study (DARS Report) from the college's Office of Student Services.

Rehabilitation Services Admissions Policy

To be considered for admission to the College of Education and Human Services rehabilitation services program, students must meet the following requirements:
  1. Complete at least 24 academic credit hours,
  2. Attain at least a 2.35 cumulative GPA,
  3. Complete a Change of Major Application.
A student is officially admitted to the College of Education and Human Services, rehabilitation services major, when these items are completed. Upon completion of these items, the student will receive a course of study (DARS Report) from the college's Office of Student Services.

Note: The admission policy for a rehabilitation services minor or dual major 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 Policy

To be considered for admission to the College of Education and Human Services organizational leadership program, applicants must meet the following requirements:
  1. A completed associate's degree or equivalent (90 quarter hours);
  2. Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher;
  3. If an associate's degree has not been earned, two of the following: ACC 204 (Accounting Principles I), EC 204 (Principles of Microeconomics), TMK 200 (Technical Marketing-available at Wright State University-Lake Campus)
A student is officially admitted to the College of Education and Human Services, organizational leadership major, when these items are completed. Upon completion of these items, the student will receive a course of study (DARS report) from the college's Office of Student Services.

Career and Technical Teacher Licensure

Individuals interested in obtaining initial education 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 Students

Students transferring to Wright State University from other institutions or from other colleges of Wright State University must meet the same standards for admission to the teacher education programs 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 the 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 Experiences

All 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.

Advising

The 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:
  • assist you with decisions relating to your career choices;
  • assist you with other issues relating to professional development and ethics;
  • determine appropriateness of course substitutions or program changes (in concert with a licensure advisor);
  • interpret institutional requirements
  • increase your awareness of educational resources available;
  • evaluate your progress toward your professional goals;
  • facilitate the development of decision-making skills;
  • reinforce the need for student self-direction;
  • refer you to other institutional and community support services where appropriate.
Your student services advisor can:
  • prepare an individual program of study for your degree program, including the college's athletic training, organizational leadership, and rehabilitation services programs;
  • assist you in choosing the proper courses to prepare for your future career, and—for those in a teacher licensure program—to meet state licensure requirements;
  • help you determine the best sequence for the courses you should take for licensure and graduation;
  • help you choose the best program possible by discussing the uniqueness of your specific situation;
  • answer questions about university or licensure requirements;
  • consult with you about course substitutions or program changes;
  • provide clearance and approval services for new students entering programs, approve initial field placement or practicum applications, approve student teaching applications, and approve graduation applications;
  • provide a "senior check" for students who have approximately 70 hours remaining to be completed.
Because of the sequential nature of many courses and the prerequisites needed in both professional and academic components of the degree programs, students are strongly encouraged to consult an advisor before registering. Any deviation from the specified curriculum should be discussed in detail with an advisor. The college provides undergraduate guidebooks for teacher education programs. Early childhood education (ECE) undergraduate students can access the ECE Handbook during Phase 1, online through course studio. In RHB 201, undergraduate guidebooks are distributed for the rehabilitation services program. These guidebooks should be studied carefully and kept with all academic records.

Accessing an Advisor

Students 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.

Retention

To 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.

 

Technology Policy & Technology Fee

For admission to the college, all 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.

In order 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 requirements are recommended by Wright State University's Computing and Telecommunications Services (CaTS). For current information regarding minimum requirements, go to http://www.wright.edu/cats/purchase/pcguidelines.html.

The college supports Macintosh computers in faculty and staff offices and maintains a computer lab. Wright State University has purchased a site license for most Microsoft software (see the Web page for Wright State's Computing and Telecommunications Services, http://www.wright.edu/cats, for details).

Students entering programs that require formal assessment activities will be billed a one time, non-refundable, $100 technology fee. For more information, visit the college's Web site at http://www.cehs.wright.edu.

Athletic Training

The 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 Athletic Training Education (CAATE). Graduates of the program will also be eligible to take 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 Progression

For current 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 Description

The 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
  • Fall: ATR 261, ATR 284
  • Winter: ATR 262, ATR 286, ATR 302, and HPR 250
  • Spring: ATR 360, ATR 386, and HPR 251

Athletic Training Program, Level II (Year 2)

To progress to this level, students should meet the following requirements:
  • Complete 45 quarter hours
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Complete first-year course work with an average grade of B or better (i.e. ATR 261, ATR 284, ATR 262, ATR 286, ATR 302, ATR 360, ATR 386, HPR 250, HPR 251)
  • Complete all ATR classes with a grade of C or better
  • Demonstrate proficiency in athletic training knowledge and skills
  • Be admitted to the College of Education and Human Services before or during fall quarter of the student's second year in the program (if intending dual major in HPR).

Athletic Training Program, Level III (Year 3)

To progress to this level, students should meet the following requirements:

  • Complete 90 quarter hours
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Complete second-year course work with an average grade of B or better (i.e. ATR 361, ATR 384, ATR 385, ATR 303, ATR 285)
  • Complete all ATR courses with a grade of C or better
  • Demonstrate proficiency in athletic training knowledge and skills

Transfer Students

The 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 Process

Students interested in athletic training should forward the following information to the Education Coordinator on or before March 1:
  • Completed application form
  • Recommendation forms (three) from the following individuals
    • A current or former employer/administrator
    • A current or former teacher
    • A certified athletic trainer or coach
  • Typed statement of 250 words or less describing life experiences the applicant brings to WSU's ATR program
  • Unofficial high school and (if applicable) college transcript
  • Current Medical History Form, including HBV records
  • Proof of current physical exam
  • Signed Technical Standards Form
  • Copy of WSU acceptance letter

The staff will review applications. Interviews will be conducted with qualified individuals, and students will be notified of admittance into the Athletic Training Program by April 15.

Retention/Probation Policy

The following policy will be used for any ATR student who is experiencing academic difficulties. It will be in effect when a student drops below a cumulative grade point average of 2.5. The student will be placed on probation until the cumulative GPA is raised to the minimum 2.5 or above. Guidelines—mandatory study tables with a minimum of six hours weekly, tutoring, no team travel, and a reduction of weekly field experience hours.

If a student falls below 2.5 for two consecutive quarters, he/she will not be permitted to accumulate any further field experience hours.

If a student falls below 2.5 for three consecutive quarters, he/she will be dismissed from the program.



 
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