College of Education Undergraduate

The College of Education offers undergraduate programs leading to the initial state teaching certificate/license in

Admission
The student must be admitted into Spalding University prior to applying for admission into the College of Education. Admission to the College of Education requires:

Admission to student teaching/clinical practice requires:

Continuous Assessment
Teacher candidates are assessed at various stages of their programs. Major transitions occur at each of the following: (1) admission to the College of Education, (2) admission to student teaching/clinical practice, (3) exit from student teaching/clinical practice, and (4) program completion and recommendation for certification/licensure.

Professional Dispositions and Behaviors Growth Process
The College of Education has defined the Educator as Leader as a professional who embodies six (6) specific Functional Dimensions which include: (1) Change Agent/Transformational Leader; (2) Knowledgeable Practitioner; (3) Persevering Advocate; (4) Continuous Assessor; (5) Technologically Astute Practitioner; and (6) Responsible Professional. Educator leaders are visionary, ethical, caring, reflective, creative, and knowing and demonstrate these professional dispositions when interacting with students, families, colleagues, and communities. Assessment of Initial Certification and Advanced Program candidates occurs at various points/Gates, from the initial admission to the program, to admission to student teaching, to candidacy for M.Ed., etc. As a part of the assessment at each of the Gates, satisfactory demonstration of the professional dispositions referenced above must be demonstrated. The Professional Disposition and Behavior Growth Process allows for assessment, feedback and monitoring of growth needs on the part of College of Education initial certification and advanced program candidates. This process is independent of other legal or academic processes taking place at Spalding University.

Certification/Licensure
A candidate who completes a program (including professional portfolio) and required tests will be eligible for the initial teaching credential. Students must apply through the College of Education. Test scores and official copies of all college/university transcripts must be included in the application to the Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board. Students who desire out-of-state teaching credentials should consult their advisors and/or the Dean of the College of Education.


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