Catalog 2015-2016

Education

Teaching Faculty

Professor Jennings  
Assistant Professor Jackson (chair) 
Adjunct Teaching Staff Clark

 

Description

Hendrix College is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) for the preparation of secondary teachers. In order to be recommended for teacher licensure, students must complete all Hendrix College graduation requirements, all departmental requirements, all subject matter preparation requirements, and all state requirements. A listing of these requirements may be obtained from the Education Department.

The Major in Elementary Education, K-6, is not accepting new students.

Major in Elementary Education, K-6

16 courses distributed as follows:

  • BIOL 101  Concepts of Biology 
  • CHEM 101  Chemistry of the Environment  
  • MATH 120  Functions and Models  
  • PHYS 171  Introductory Earth Science with Lab  
  • EDUC 205  Foundations in Education 
  • EDUC 220  Educational Psychology 
  • HIST 270  Arkansas History 
  • EDUC 330  Children's Literature 
  • EDUC 360  Inclusive Education 
  • EDUC 402  Teaching Reading in K-6  
  • EDUC 422  Teaching Language Arts and Social Studies, K-6 
  • EDUC 426  Teaching Math and Science, K-6 
  • EDUC 450  Introduction to Student Teaching, K-6 
  • EDUC 451  Student Teaching, K-6  (3 credits)

Senior Capstone Experience

The Senior Capstone Experience for the elementary education major involves successful completion of EDUC 451  Student Teaching . In addition, the senior capstone grade is based on the evaluation of the student's "Hendrix College electronic Portfolio Evaluation form." The form consists of the 22 objectives used by the Arkansas Teacher Excellence and Support system (TESS), which is also known as the "Charlotte Danielson Teacher Evaluation Model." The student must write a narrative, reflection, and present two pieces of teaching evidence for each objective. Finally, students must complete a successful interview with the Teacher Education Committee, which includes an evaluation of the electronic portfolio.

Minor in Elementary Education, K-6

7 courses distributed as follows:

  • EDUC 205 Foundations in Education 
  • EDUC 220  Educational Psychology 
  • EDUC 330  Children's Literature 
  • EDUC 360  Inclusive Education  
  • EDUC 402  Teaching Reading in K-6 
  • EDUC 422  Teaching Language Arts and Social Studies, K-6  
  • EDUC 426  Teaching Math and Science, K-6

 

Minor in Secondary Education

6 courses distributed as follows:

  • EDUC 205  Foundations in Education 
  • EDUC 220  Educational Psychology 
  • 1 methods course from the following: 
              EDUC 431  Methods in the Secondary School: English Language Arts 
              EDUC 432  Methods in the Foreign Languages, K-12  
              EDUC 433  Methods in the Secondary School: Mathematics  
              EDUC 434  Methods in the Secondary School: Life/Earth Science 
              EDUC 435 Methods in the Secondary School: Social Studies  
              EDUC 439  Methods in the Secondary School: Physical/Earth Science 
  • 3 courses from the following: 
              EDUC 290  Science in Society  
              EDUC 315  Critical Issues in Education 
              EDUC 360  Inclusive Education 
              EDUC 375  Research and Measurement in Education  
              EDUC 390  Cultural Geography 
              EDUC 400  Topics in Education

Licensure

General requirements for all students seeking licensure in the State of Arkansas

  • The Program for the Bachelor of Arts Degree as listed earlier in the Catalog 

  • The course requirements for one of the licensure areas listed (below)

 

Licensure in Elementary Education, K-6

  • Complete the course requirements for a major in elementary education, K-6 

Licensure in Secondary English/Language Arts, 7-12

  • EDUC 205  Foundations in Education 
  • EDUC 220  Educational Psychology  
  • EDUC 360  Inclusive Education  
  • EDUC 431  Methods in the Secondary School: English/Language Arts 
  • EDUC 460  Introduction to Student Teaching, 7-12 
  • EDUC 461  Student Teaching, 7-12  (3 credits) 
  • ENGL 117  Grammar and Composition  or its equivalent (approved by the chair) 
  • The course requirements for a major in English.

Licensure in French, German, Latin or Spanish, K-12

  • EDUC 205  Foundations in Education 
  • EDUC 220  Educational Psychology  
  • EDUC 360  Inclusive Education 
  • EDUC 432  Methods in Foreign Languages, K-12 
  • EDUC 470  Introduction to Student Teaching, K-12 
  • EDUC 471  Student Teaching, K-12  (3 credits)
  • The course requirements for a major in French, Spanish, German, or Classics (with a focus on Latin).

Licensure in Secondary Life Science, 7-12

  • EDUC 205  Foundations in Education 
  • EDUC 220  Educational Psychology  
  • EDUC 290  Science in Society  
  • EDUC 360  Inclusive Education  
  • EDUC 434  Methods in the Secondary School: Life/Earth Science  
  • EDUC 460  Introduction to Student Teaching, Secondary, 7-12 
  • EDUC 461  Student Teaching, Secondary, 7-12  (3 credits) 
  • PHYS 210, PHYS 211, or PHYS 230  General Physics I 
  • PHYS 170 or PHYS 171  Introductory Earth Science 
  • The course requirements for a major in biology, biochemistry/molecular biology, or environmental studies (natural science concentration: biology).

Licensure in Secondary Mathematics, 7-12

  • EDUC 205  Foundations in Education 
  • EDUC 220  Educational Psychology  
  • EDUC 360  Inclusive Education 
  • EDUC 433  Methods in the Secondary School: Mathematics  
  • EDUC 460  Introduction to Student Teaching, Secondary, 7-12 
  • EDUC 461  Student Teaching, Secondary, 7-12  (3 credits) 
  • The course requirements for a major in mathematics.

Licensure in Secondary Physical Science, 7-12

  • EDUC 205  Foundations in Education  
  • EDUC 220  Educational Psychology  
  • EDUC 290  Science in Society 
  • EDUC 360  Inclusive Education 
  • EDUC 439  Methods in the Secondary School: Physical/Earth Science  
  • EDUC 460  Introduction to Student Teaching, Secondary, 7-12   
  • EDUC 461  Student Teaching, Secondary, 7-12  (3 credits) 
  • BIOL 150  Cell Biology 
  • PHYS 170 or PHYS 171  Introductory Earth Science  
  • The course requirements for a major in chemistry, physics, or chemical physics.

Licensure in Secondary Social Studies, 7-12

  • EDUC 205  Foundations in Education 
  • EDUC 220  Educational Psychology  
  • EDUC 360  Inclusive Education, K-12, with lab 
  • EDUC 390  Cultural Geography   
  • EDUC 435  Methods in the Secondary School: Social Studies  
  • EDUC 460  Introduction to Student Teaching, Secondary, 7-12  
  • EDUC 461  Student Teaching, Secondary, 7-12  (3 credits) 
  • HIST 270  Arkansas History 
  • The course requirements for a major in history, politics, psychology, religion, sociology/anthropology, or philosophy.

Admission to the Teacher Education Program

All students interested in the Hendrix Teacher Education Licensure Program are urged to attend an annual meeting held at the beginning of each academic year.  Students interested in teacher licensure should complete an informal admission process to the Teacher Education Program. This process includes completing an on-line application and having an individual interview with a member of the Hendrix Education Department. At this interview, all requirements necessary for licensure are explained to the student.  

During the spring semester prior to the academic year of student teaching, the teacher licensure candidate should make formal application to the Teacher Education Committee for admission to the Hendrix Teacher Education Program. At this time, the student must be able to meet the following criteria: 

  • Achieve a passing score on the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators tests (Reading, Writing, and Mathematics) or meet ACT and SAT score requirements (ACT composite score of 24 and reading, math and writing scores of 22 or SAT composite score of 1650 and reading, math and writing scores of 510). 
  • Have a "C" or better in all education courses.  
  • Receive favorable outcomes from background check and child maltreatment checks.  
  • Have and maintain at least a 2.7 cumulative GPA.  Likewise, a candidate must have and maintain a 2.7 GPA in his/her major.  If not, the candidate cannot reapply until the next spring semester. 
  • Have a favorable recommendation submitted from the candidate's major department. 
  • Have a plan to complete all methods courses prior to the student teaching experience and complete the teacher education program for licensure and college graduation requirements by the end of his/her senior year. 
  • Demonstrate those character traits (such as integrity, dependability, and personal acceptance of other persons regardless of race, sex, age, religion, culture, or handicap) that are deemed essential in a secondary teacher. 
  • Prepare an e-folio based on the Teacher Education Committee guidelines and submit the e-folio to the Teacher Education Committee for review and approval. This process includes the successful completion of an interview with the Teacher Education Committee. 

Upon the completion of formal admission to the program (through the junior e-folio process), the chair of the student's major department and the student's advisor are officially notified of the student's interest in teacher education. Licensure requirements and student files will be kept in the Education Department. 

Requirements for Initial Teaching License

During the senior year, students enrolled in the Teacher Education Program must complete the specified education courses, including student teaching. At the completion of the student teaching experience, the Teacher Education Committee will review the record and e-folio of each candidate before recommending to the State of Arkansas that an initial teaching license be issued. This record will include, but is not limited to, the following: 

  • The recommendations of the student's cooperating teacher and the Hendrix supervisor of the student teaching experience. 
  • The applicant's academic record, which must show at least a 2.7 cumulative grade average. 
  • The completion of all Hendrix College requirements for a bachelor of arts degree. 
  • The completion of all course requirements of the State of Arkansas for the appropriate initial teaching license. 
  • The student's completed e-folio. 
  • The successful completion of an interview with the members of the Teacher Education Committee at the end of student teaching. 
  • The successful completion of all of the required Praxis II tests (NOTE: See the Education Department or www.ets.org/praxis for a list of minimum scores for the Praxis tests.) 

After the completion of all requirements, the student may make application to the Hendrix Teacher Licensure Officer for approval for the initial license. The Teacher Licensure Officer will sign the Arkansas teacher licensure application only when the candidate has been approved by the Teacher Education Committee and when all requirements are met for licensure and for graduation.

Program Course Listings

The courses for this program are organized into the following categories:

Education Courses

EDUC 205

Foundations in Education

This course addresses the history of American education from colonial times to the present, with emphasis on current issues and trends in education (i.e. exceptional children, multicultural education, schools of choice). It examines the history of education from colonial-1865, 1865-1919, and 1919-present. Emphasis is placed on curriculum alignment: writing lesson objectives, effective teaching methods, Program for Effective Teaching, Pathwise, and student assessment.

Historical Perspectives HP
EDUC 220

Educational Psychology

Emphasis is placed on selected aspects of the learner, the learning process, and the learning situation, related to middle school and secondary education. Includes a field experience. Prerequisite: EDUC 205 recommended.

EDUC 205 recommended.
Social and Behavioral Analysis SB
EDUC 290

Title Unavailable

EDUC 315

Title Unavailable

EDUC 330

Title Unavailable

EDUC 360

Inclusive Education

A study of the philosophical, legal, and social foundations of an inclusive approach to adolescent education based on the belief that all children can learn. Emphasis is placed on national standards and state frameworks for developmentally appropriate practices, curriculum, assessment, and environment. Field experience focuses on specialized teaching in the middle and high school setting. Prerequisite: EDUC 205 and EDUC 220.

EDUC 205 and EDUC 220.
EDUC 375

Title Unavailable

EDUC 390

Title Unavailable

EDUC 400

Topics in Education

A topics course in education. This course can be repeated for additional credits as long as the section topics are different. Recent section topics include the future of urban education, English as a Second Language Learners, high-poverty schools, closing the achievement gap in reading and mathematics, and education in developing countries. Consult the online course schedule for information about the topics currently scheduled to be taught.

EDUC 402

Title Unavailable

EDUC 422

Title Unavailable

EDUC 431

Methd Second Sch-Eng Lang Art

Study of special methods of teaching secondary school English Language Arts to students of diverse backgrounds and abilities. This course emphasizes higher order thinking skills, instructional technology, current research, classroom climate, and micro-teaching. Includes a field experience. Prerequisites: EDUC 360.

EDUC 360.
EDUC 432

Title Unavailable

EDUC 433

Title Unavailable

EDUC 434

Title Unavailable

EDUC 435

Methd Second Sch-Soc Studies

Study of special methods of teaching secondary school social studies to students of diverse backgrounds and abilities. This course emphasizes higher order thinking skills, instructional technology, current research, classroom climate, and micro-teaching. Students study innovative and creative strategies for teaching social studies in the secondary school including content and concept development and their application in the social studies classroom. Includes a field experience. Prerequisites: EDUC 360.

EDUC 360.
EDUC 439

Title Unavailable

EDUC 460

IntroStudentTch,Secondary,7-12

A two-week, full-day course during the student teaching semester. As an introduction to secondary school student teaching, students examine the implications of classroom practices such as classroom management, differentiated instruction and assessment, Program for Effective Teaching, the student teaching evaluation process, as well as lesson and unit planning. Legal and ethical issues in teaching are also a part of the course. Prerequisite: Completion of all methods courses.

Completion of all methods courses.
EDUC 461

StudentTeach, Secondary, 7-12

Student teaching in an Arkansas 7-12 classroom, twelve weeks. The student teaching site is selected by the Hendrix Education Department and must be within a 50-mile radius of the campus. Prerequisite: Completion of all methods courses.

Completion of all methods courses.
Professional and Leadership PL
EDUC 470

Title Unavailable

EDUC 471

Title Unavailable

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