MEETING OF THE MAJORS

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SCHOOL OF EDUCATION
September 22, 2014
Do you know who your education advisor is?
Do you visit MAP Works regularly?
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Overview theme of teacher preparation &
continuous assessment system, CAPs
Review critical program requirements &
resources
Review KTIP/TPA/SOE and Praxis I (CASE)
entrance and Praxis II licensure exams
Discuss attendance policy and disposition
procedures.
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Empowerment is a process – acquiring the
knowledge, skills, and dispositions to become
an effective teacher
Empowerment is an outcome – teaching to
impact student learning
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TEC - Teacher Education Committee
TEAC – Teacher Education Advisory Council
KACSE Council – KY Alternative Certification
for Special Education
Regulated by Kentucky Department of
Education and Education Professional
Standards Board.
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Continuous assessment system required for
all teacher preparation programs in KY
CU has 4 CAPs
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CAP
CAP
CAP
CAP
1:
2:
3:
4:
intent to enter teacher education
admission to the program
application to student teaching
exit from program/student teaching
◦ Get a FLASH DRIVE and save everything you do in
your EDUCATION CLASSES!
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Significant to you: a disposition assessment is
reported at every CAP and in every
professional education course
Effective dispositions are critical to your
success as a teacher
Dispositions come from professors,
cooperating teachers and anyone else you
spend significant time around professionally
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Successful completion of 4 CAPs
200 field hours; 30 PPD hours; need more
field and PPD hours than what courses
require, before CAP 3
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Successful completion of a CAP 3 portfolio
submitted in capstone courses, ED 414 & ED
416
Remember the FLASH DRIVE
recommendation!
Successful completion of a CAP 4 portfolio
submitted during student teaching placement
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Placements made primarily within 60 mile
radius; students need to plan in advance for
this requirement
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Students apply for student teaching
placements, requesting 1st, 2nd, and 3rd
choices for specific locations
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Placements are 16 weeks in length
Depending on your certification level, you
may have 1 or 2 placements of 8 weeks each
Students must demonstrate knowledge, skills,
and dispositions expected of a CU student
teacher
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Current documents:
◦ KTIP Teacher Performance Tasks/Sources
of Evidence (TPA)
◦ Instructional objectives
◦ Reflections
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Form files located in Student Learning Center
and on SOE website.
CAP forms and supporting documents such
as criminal records check forms
Curriculum contracts
Applications for student teaching
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Announcements posted in Student Learning
Center that includes PPD seminar list, SOE
advisors, postings of job opportunities,
testing information
Pertinent literature including Praxis testing
information and professional publications
SOE website
SOE Facebook
Praxis 1 Core Academic Skills for Educators (CASE)
Core Academic Skills for Educators: Combined Test (5751)
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Exams must be taken before student teaching
Exams must be passed to secure teaching
license and employment
You can graduate without passing the exams;
however, you degree will state “without
teacher certification”
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All candidates take the PLT exam – Principles
of Learning & Teaching (pedagogy)
And, a specialty exam(s) in the content
area(s)
KY sets cut-off scores for all exams
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Helpful hints document (SLC)
Study Companion (Tests at a Glance), free
download from ETS website,
www.ets.org/praxis
Study Guides available for check-out in TLRC
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KTIP – Kentucky Teacher Internship Program;
first year of employment
Sources of Evidence (Professional Growth and
Effectiveness System – TPGES;
www.education.ky.gov
The portfolio will continue in teacher
preparation and SOE components are being
integrated into courses
JOB OPPORTUNITIES!!! Visit the KDE KEPS site
for openings and check school district web
sites regularly
https://applications.education.ky.gov/KEPs/def
ault.aspx
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Kappa Delta Pi
KATE
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– Officers
– Membership Benefits
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The School of Education received national
recognition by NCATE – National Council for
the Accreditation of Teacher Education,
September 2012.
Next NCATE visit, 2019

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