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2010-11
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Education and Human Services - Educational Leadership: Classroom Teacher Programs (Library Media)

Introduction

In addition to meeting requirements for admission established by the School of Graduate Studies (these requirements can be reviewed at this Web site http://www.wright.edu/academics/catalog/grad/admissions/), candidates for these degrees who do not meet the minimum cumulative GPA requirement to waive the GRE or MAT, must submit satisfactory Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Miller Analogies Test (MAT) scores, unless otherwise noted (see Waiver of GRE/MAT).

All students considering graduate-level courses in education and human services should do so with the understanding that graduate study differs in quality expectations from undergraduate study. Graduate study requires that students be increasingly self-directed and possess strong analytical skills. Students are not guaranteed a master’s degree by attending and completing courses. Exit requirements must be met in all programs.

Admission to the College of Education and Human Services is based on the candidate’s written statement of purpose, consideration of undergraduate and/or graduate cumulative grade point average, submission of satisfactory scores on either the MAT, GRE, and letters of reference.

Technology Policy
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 mission of the college “…to prepare professionals to meet the educational, leadership, and human services needs of a diverse, democratic society,” it is necessary for our students to play an active role in the technological environment the college and Wright State University are creating to assist in the completion of this mission. 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 technological aspects of their work.

Minimum equipment requirements are recommended by Wright State University’s Computing and Telecommunications Services (CaTS). Please check the following Web Site http://www.wright.edu/cats/purchase/pcguidelines.html for current information about minimum equipment requirements.

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).

Tk20
In order for an Ohio college or university to prepare educators for licensure by the Ohio Department of Education, we must demonstrate that we meet the standards of the National Council for Accreditation for Teacher Education (NCATE). Programs that meet NCATE standards are approved to prepare educators to hold licenses in Ohio. NCATE standards require that all programs that lead to an educator license (including administrators, teachers, school counselors, etc.) must document how our programs prepare our candidates successfully to meet the challenges of today’s schools. This documentation must be uniform and systematic across all programs and licensure areas that the college offers. In addition, the college must show how faculty, staff and school partners utilize this information systematically to continuously improve our programs over time.

Since 2006 the college has utilized a data management system called Tk20 to collect key assessments to document the achievements of our candidates and programs. In order to do this, it is necessary for our faculty to ask students to submit certain assignments electronically. There is a one-time student fee of $100 to register for the Tk20 system. This system will be available to you and your professors for a period of seven years.

Admission Standards
Admission into regular status requires an overall undergraduate grade point average of 2.7 (based on a 4.0 grading system) or an overall undergraduate grade point average of 2.5, but with a 3.0 or better for the last 90 quarter hours (60 semester hours) earned toward the undergraduate degree. Admission into this status also requires approval by a degree program.

Candidates with a grade point average of less than 2.3 on a 4.0 grading system are not ordinarily admitted to graduate school. A petition process is available to formally request admissions not having met an admission standard. Candidates for admission to certain programs in the Departments of Educational Leadership and must meet additional requirements, which include letters of reference.

Waiver of GRE/MAT
Candidates to Educational Leadership master’s degree programs, may not be required to submit passing GRE or MAT scores if their cumulative undergraduate GPA is a 3.0 or higher.

Provisional
Under certain conditions, a student may be admitted provisionally (for one quarter only), pending receipt of credentials. If admission requirements are not met during the quarter in which a student was admitted provisionally, registration for future quarters will be denied and the student will lose graduate credit for any graduate courses completed during the quarter.

Conditional
Students who have an undergraduate grade point average of 2.5 or better, or who have an average between 2.3 and 2.5 with 2.7 or better in the last half of undergraduate work, may be granted conditional admission.

Regular admission to the College of Education and Human Services is granted after successful completion of 12 hours of course work with a grade of B or better in each course.

Licensure Candidate
Students who wish to complete licensure requirements at the graduate level but do not wish to pursue a graduate degree may be admitted as licensure candidates with the permission of the department in which the programs are housed. Persons pursuing a library media specialist license are required to complete the Ohio Department of Education prescribed Praxis II(s) exam for their intended area of licensure.

Nondegree Status
Persons who have a bachelor’s degree may enroll in nondegree status for graduate courses without being admitted to a graduate program. If you are accepted into degree status at a later date, a maximum of one-half (50 percent) of the graduate hours required for completion of degree requirements may consist of applicable graduate courses completed in nondegree status. Students in a nondegree status are not considered candidates in a program.

Faculty

Associate Professors
Roger Carlsen, educational leadership (technology)

Assistant Professors
Susan Berg, educational leadership (school library media)

Senior Lecturer
Marguerite Veres, educational leadership (technology)

Course of Study

Classroom Teacher: Library/Media

Introductory Course Work 14

To be taken in any sequence during the first 24 credit hours of graduate education course work: (select one from each category)

Foundations (select one) 4

EDL 712 Philosophical and Curricular Foundations

EDL 713 Applied Psychological Learning Theory

Statistics and Research 4

EDL 751 Statistics and Research for Education

Curriculum 4

EDL 773 Curriculum Development for School Leaders

Seminar 2

To be taken as a prerequisite to other EDT course work:

EDT 700 Entry Seminar for Educational Technology

Program Concentration-Library/Media* 32-33

*additional hours needed for Multi-Age licensure

EDT 731 School Library Media I: Administration 5

5

EDT 732 School Library Media II: Collection Development 5

5

EDT 733 School Library Media III: Teaching Information Literacy Skills 5

5

EDT 751 Educational Use of Video Technology 4

4

EDT 721 Cataloging and Classification 4

4

EDT 763 Young Adult Literature 4

4

OR

ED 721 Literature for Elementary Children 3

3

EDT 715 Internet and Database Searching 2

2

ED 716 Foundation of Reading Instruction 3

3

EDT 734 Internship 1

1
Required Exit Course 2
To be taken at the end of the program of study.

EDT 799 Exit Seminar in Educational Technology 2

2

A Department comprehensive portfolio will be required during the final quarter of course work on the program of study.

Total 48-49

*Students holding a valid teaching license may earn a Multi-Age Library/Media license by completing 56 hours of course work and passing the Praxis II exam for library media. Library/Media concentration course work can be applied toward these hours



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