MINUTES OF THE COUNCIL ON TEACHER EDUCATION

April 14, 1998

The Council on Teacher Education met at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 14, 1998, in the Schrahrer Room of the MLK Union.

Members present: Dr. Barnhart, Dr. Campanis, Dr. L. Greathouse, Dr. N. Greathouse, Dr. Henn, Dean Hitch, Dr. Hussey Dr. McGaughey, Dr. Poulter, Ms. Rippon, Ms. Traub.

Members absent: Mr. Consolino, Dr. Cosbey, Ms. Hooser, Dr. Schroeder.

Staff present: Ms. Dolson, Dr. Evans, Ms. Herrington-Perry, Academic Affairs.

Guests present: Dr. K. Andrew, Dr. A. Baharlou, Dr. D. Ebdon, Dr. C. Helwig, Dr. L. Kayser, Dr. E. Keiter, Dr. K. Kruse, Dean Wall.

I. Minutes.

Dr. L. Greathouse moved and Dr. Poulter seconded the motion to approve the Minutes of the March 10, 1998, meeting as published. The motion to approve the Minutes passed.

II. Communications.

1. Chair Greathouse announced and congratulated the new members of the Council beginning Fall 1998. The new members will be:

Dr. Patricia Poulter (Art, Music, Theatre), Dr. Richard Sylvia (English, Foreign Language, History, Journalism, Philosophy, Speech Communication), Dr. Michele Olsen (Early Childhood, Elementary and Middle Level Education), and Dr. Audrey Edwards (at-large from the College of Education and Professional Studies).

III. 98-1 Student Appeals (SA07).

Dr. Campanis moved and Ms. Traub seconded the motion to put this item on the agenda. Voting will take place later.

IV. 98-7 Revision to the Early Childhood & Elementary Education Majors (catalog description of lab hours).

Ms. Rippon moved and Dr. L. Greathouse seconded the motion to put this item on the agenda. Voting will take place later.

V. 98-4 Revision to the Early Childhood & Elementary Education Majors.

Dr. Carol Helwig, Early Childhood, Elementary and Middle Level Education, presented the revision and answered questions of the Council. The motion to approve the revision passed.

This action approves the following to become effective Fall 1998:

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

(B.S. in Education)

Early Childhood Certificate (birth-grade 3)

General Education Coursework

 

The following satisfies both University and Illinois state general education requirements:

Cultural Experience

Art course from Fine Arts Component elective1 3 sem. hrs.

Music 1421 elective1 3 sem. hrs.

_________

1Either Art or Music must be a core course from the Fine Arts Component.

1Students may be exempted on the basis of mathematics placement tests but must substitute other credit in mathematics.

 

 

Elementary Education: General Option;

Standard Elementary Certificate (K-9)

General Education Coursework

The following satisfies both University and Illinois state general education requirements:

Cultural Experience

Art course from Fine Arts Component elective1 3 sem. hrs.

Music 1421 elective1 3 sem. hrs.

_________

1Either Art or Music must be a core course from the Fine Arts Component.

1Students may be exempted on the basis of mathematics placement tests but must substitute other credit in mathematics.

 

Elementary Education: Middle School Option;

Standard Elementary Certificate (K-9) with

Subject Area Endorsement

General Education Coursework

The following satisfies both University and Illinois state general education requirements:

Cultural Experience

Art course from Fine Arts Component elective1 3 sem. hrs.

Music 1421 elective1 3 sem. hrs.

_________

1Either Art or Music must be a core course from the Fine Arts Component.

1Students may be exempted on the basis of mathematics placement tests but must substitute other credit in mathematics.

 

V. 98-5 New Program Proposal, M.S. in Natural Sciences.

Dr. Keith Andrew, Physics; Dr. Alan Baharlou, Geology/Geography; Dr. David Ebdon, Botany; Dr. Ellen Keiter, Chemistry; Dr. Kipp Kruse, Zoology; Dr. James McGaughey, Biological Sciences; Dean Wall, College of Sciences, presented the proposal and answered questions of the Council. The motion to approve the program passed (pending IBHE approval).

This action approves the following to become effective Summer 1999:

Master of Science in Natural Sciences

Aim

It is the purpose of this program of graduate study at Eastern Illinois University to offer experiences designed to advance the professional and personal competencies and scholarship of science teachers. This degree provides advanced study in the biological and physical sciences and education theory. Courses specifically designed for in-service teachers are available primarily during the summer term. Other advanced undergraduate and graduate level courses are available during the rest of the academic year. A study plan consisting of appropriate course work from participating departments will be determined in consultation with the studentís graduate advisor based upon the studentís background and interests and current or anticipated teaching assignments.

Degree Offered: M.S. Major: Natural Sciences

Disciplines

The Master of Science in Natural Sciences may be earned through the successful completion of course work offered by contributing departments in the following disciplines:

Biological Sciences

Chemistry

Earth Science

Physics

Program of Studies

Applicants must submit evidence of successful completion of accredited teacher education programs from Eastern Illinois University or other equally accredited institutions. In addition they must possess valid teaching certificates.

Scientific Core

It is assumed that applicants are interested in increasing their current competencies in one or several scientific domains. All degree candidates must successfully complete courses designated as the Scientific Core. The purpose of this group of required courses is to present aspects of fundamental theory and practice specific to scientific endeavor.

Students in the program will enroll in 2 of the 3 following courses:

SCI 5000 Contemporary Issues and Ethics for Natural Science Teachers (3 s.h.)

SCI 5001 Statistical Applications for Natural Science Teachers (3 s.h.)

SCI 5002 History of Science for Natural Science Teachers (3 s.h.)

 

Students in the program will be required to enroll in the following courses:

SCI 5003 Introduction to Research for Natural Science Teachers (1 s.h.)

SCI 5004 Special Projects for Natural Science Teachers (1 s.h.)

SCI 5005 Seminar for Natural Science Teachers (1 s.h.)

 

Discipline Component

In addition to the required Scientific Core, each student must choose one area of concentration and complete courses as specified below.

Biological Sciences (Minimum of 12 s.h. in biological sciences with thesis option; 15 s.h. minimum with non-thesis option)

Chemistry (Minimum of 12 s.h. in chemistry with thesis option; 15 s.h. minimum with non-thesis option)

Earth Science (Minimum of 12 s.h. in earth science with thesis option; 15 s.h. minimum with non-thesis option)

General Science (Minimum of 12 s.h. in biological sciences, chemistry, earth science, or physics with thesis option; 15 s.h. minimum with non-thesis option.)

Physical Science (Minimum of 12 s.h. in chemistry, physics or earth science with thesis option; 15 s.h. minimum with non-thesis option.)

Physics (Minimum of 12 s.h. in physics with thesis option; 15 s.h. minimum with non-thesis option.)

The student, in consultation with the advisor, shall select appropriate elective courses to complete the remaining hours for the degree. These courses may be taken in a single discipline or in more than one discipline; the unifying principle is their significance to the teaching field or the specialized professional work of the candidate. The unity displayed in the selection of courses of this group is the primary consideration in the process of approving the study plan.

Non-Thesis Option

If the student elects not to submit a thesis, the minimum credit required for graduation is 32 semester hours, to include the 9 semester hours of the required Scientific Core, 15-21 semester hours in an area of concentration, and 2-8 semester hours of electives to be determined by the candidate in consultation with the advisor.

 

Thesis Option

Although preparation of a formal paper or thesis is not required of candidates for the degree, Master of Science in Natural Sciences, a student may elect this alternative. If the student elects to submit a thesis, the minimum credit required for graduation is 30 semester hours to include the 9 semester hours of the required Scientific Core, 12-15 semester hours in an area of concentration, 6 semester hours of Thesis and Research and 0-3 semester hours of electives to be determined by the candidate in consultation with the advisor.

The thesis must be read by at least two faculty members other than the advisor before it is given final approval. Candidates who contemplate graduate study beyond the master's degree are urged to write a thesis.

 

Education Theory Courses

Students may elect to include graduate courses from the Department of Secondary Education and Foundations to satisfy a portion or all of the elective hours beyond the Scientific Core and Discipline Concentration requirements. Selection of appropriate courses should be made after consultation with the student's advisor.

Admission Requirements

Degree status admission to the Graduate School. In addition, each applicant must hold a valid teacher's certificate. Upon admission to the degree program, students should contact the concentration coordinator for permanent advisor assignment.

 

Study Plan Approval

The student in consultation with the advisor must obtain approval of the study plan from the program coordinator prior to the completion of 12 semester hours of graduate credits which count toward the graduate degree.

Transfer Credit

Up to six semester hours of transfer credit from another accredited graduate school may be applied to the degree. Course work must be applicable to the degree program. The concentration coordinator must approve transfer credit.

Graduate Assistantships

A number of graduate assistantships are available to qualified applicants during the Summer term. For details, contact the concentration coordinator.

 

Comprehensive Examination and the Examining Committee

The candidate for the Master of Science in Natural Sciences must successfully complete a final comprehensive examination. The nature of this examination will be determined by the Graduate Committee from the candidate's area of concentration. The candidate's examining committee shall consist of a minimum of the candidate's advisor and two other faculty members agreed upon by the candidate and advisor. Successful completion of the examination in a specific concentration must be filed in the Graduate School Office at least one week prior to the graduation date.

VI. 98-6 Revised Program, M.S. Ed. in Guidance and Counseling.

Dr. Lynda Kayser, Educational Psychology and Guidance, presented the proposal and answered questions of the Council. The motion to approve the proposal passed.

This action approves the following to become effective Fall 1998:

GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING

The Department of Counseling and Student Development offers a Masterís of Science in Education, major Guidance and Counseling. The program meets requirements for the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) and the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CASHE). Degree completion leads to certification for School Guidance in Illinois and comprehensive preparation for careers in College Student Personnel Work (CSP).

 

Degree Offered: M.S. in Ed. Major: Guidance and Counseling

Concentrations: School Counseling

College Student Personnel

 

Admission Requirements: Degree status admission to the Graduate School, MAT or GRE (General) scores.

 

Department Admission Requirements:

Complete and submit the departmental application.

Submit two departmental recommendation forms from individuals familiar with applicantís academic or work performance.

A pre-admission/orientation workshop is required. (Students who interview off-campus for a graduate assistantship in the office of Housing and Dining Services and/or the Office of Student Activities and who plan a major in College Student Personnel may have this requirement waived.)

 

Study Plan Approval:

The study plan shall be approved by the department and filed with the studentís advisor prior to the completion of 12 semester hours of graduate credits which count toward the graduate degree. An approved study plan is required for EDG 5930 Counseling Practicum.

 

Requirements for Degree:

The courses for the Master of Science in Education must total 48-50 semester hours. It is assumed that the personal and professional competence sought by the candidate includes basic education theory and specialized professional knowledge and experiences. The plan, therefore, requires that the student complete the following core courses as well as the courses identified with one of the two groups below:

 

Core Courses: (21 semester hours)

EDG 5400 -- Counseling for Cultural Diversity (3)

EDG 5600 -- Legal and Ethical Issues in Counseling (3)

EDG 5720 -- Measurement Applied to Guidance (3)

EDG 5920 -- Lifestyle and Career Development (3)

EDG 5940 -- Research in Counseling and Student Personnel (3)

EDF 5510* -- Social Foundations of Education (3)

EDP 5520* -- Understanding the Individual (3)

 

Additional Courses Required for School Certification:

EDG 5120 -- Theories of Counseling (3)

EDG 5721 -- Counseling Perspectives on Human Development (3)

EDG 5890 -- Current Practices and Problems in Counseling (4)

EDG 5910 -- Organization and Administration of Guidance and Personnel Services (3)

EDG 5930 -- Counseling Practicum (4)

EDG 6900 -- Internship (6)

EDG 6941 -- Principles of Group Counseling (3)

EDF 5500 -- Curriculum Development (3)

 

Additional Courses Required for Student Personnel Work:

EDG 5760 -- Student Services and Programs in Higher Education (3)

EDG 5770 -- Student Personnel Services and Administration in Higher Education (3)

EDG 5780 -- The College Environment and Student Development (3)

EDG 5790 -- The Modern American College (3)

EDG 5800 -- Governance and Finance in Higher Education (3)

EDG 5880 -- Practicum in Student Personnel Work in Higher Education (3)

EDG 5881 -- Practicum in Student Personnel Work in Higher Education (3)

EDP 5960 -- Consultation Skills and Organizational Development (3)

(Choose one) EDF 5530 -- Philosophy of Education: Interpretive (2), EDF 5535 -- Philosophy of Education: Clinical (2), EDF 5540 -- History of Educational Thought (2), OR EDF 5550 -- Comparative and International Education (3)

*A student may petition for a proficiency examination in any of these courses; successful completion of the examination permits the substitution of elective courses of equivalent credit in the program of studies.

All students are required to complete a final comprehensive examination or write a thesis prior to completion of the graduate degree.

Graduation Requirements: Same as for the Graduate School.

Graduate Assistantships are available. Contact Department Chair, Room 2102, Buzzard Hall, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL 61920 (217-581-2400).

VII. 98-3 Revision of COTE Bylaws.

Chair Greathouse distributed revised bylaws. The motion to approve the revised bylaws passed.

This action approves Attachment A to become effective immediately (pending the Presidentís approval).

VIII. Election of Chair and Vice Chair will be held at the next meeting, April 28, 1998.

IX. Dr. Poulter announced that Dr. Helen Krehbiel-Reed, Music, will be retiring this year. Dr. Poulter encouraged the Council members to send a note to Dr. Krehbiel-Reed expressing their appreciation for her work with COTE in the past.

 

The meeting adjourned at 2:55 p.m. Sally Dolson, Recording Secretary

 

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ANNOUNCEMENT OF NEXT MEETING

April 28, 1998, at 2 p.m.

Arcola/Tuscola Room, MLK Union

 

Agenda: 98-1 Student Appeals (SA07).

98-7 Revision to the Early Childhood & Elementary Education Majors (catalog description of lab hours).

Election of Officers.

 

 

Attachment A

 

 

Eastern Illinois University

COUNCIL ON TEACHER EDUCATION

Manual of Organization and Procedures

(Adopted 4-9-63) Revised: 4-1-74; 4-22-75;

10-12-76; 11-13-79; 12-11-84;

10-25-88; (6-17-90); 4-28-92;

10-12-93; 3-12-96; 4-14-98

 

I. Council Organization and Responsibility

 

A. Membership The Council on Teacher Education shall consist of:

1. Two ex-officio members (without vote) as follows:

 

a. Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

b. Dean, College of Education and Professional Studies, Executive Officer

 

2. Eleven elected faculty representatives, with a demonstrated commitment to teacher education who shall be seated at the first meeting in the fall, elected for three-year overlapping terms as follows:

 

a. Five members from the College of Education and Professional Studies, to be elected as follows: 1 from the Department of Special Education, 1 from the Department of Early Childhood, Elementary and Middle Level Education, 1 from the Departments of Physical Education, Leisure Studies, or Health Studies; and 2 from the College at-large (except that no department may have more than 2 members at a time).

 

b. Two members from the College of Sciences to be elected as follows: 1 from Group 1 (Communication Disorders and Sciences, Economics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology/Anthropology); and 1 from Group 2 (Botany, Chemistry, Geology/Geography, Mathematics, Physics, and Zoology).

 

c. Two members from the College of Arts and Humanities to be elected as follows: 1 from Group 1 (Art, Music, Theatre Arts); 1 from Group 2 (English, Foreign Languages, History, Journalism, Philosophy, Speech Communication).

 

d. Two members from the Lumpkin College of Business and Applied Sciences to be elected as follows: 1 from Group 1 (School of Business); and 1 from Group 2 (School of Family and Consumer Sciences, School of Technology).

 

3. Faculty Alternate Policy.

In each election, the person who comes in second, in the designated area as described in IA2, will be the alternate representative. The faculty alternate shall become a member of the Council upon the resignation of the elected representative or in the event that the Council member is unable to serve for a semester. If there is no alternate from the year in which the representative was elected, the dean of the appropriate college will--with the consent of the Faculty Senate--appoint a representative to fill out the term.

 

4. Three student members, graduate or undergraduate, in good academic standing, to be appointed by the Student Body President with the advice and consent of the Student Senate, for one year terms, as follows:

a. One from a Secondary Education Certification Program

b. One from Early Childhood, Elementary and Middle Level Education

c. One from Special Education

 

These student members will be appointed during the spring semester and will be seated by the first fall meeting of COTE. The Student Body President will solicit recommendations for both a representative and an alternate from appropriate Departments with teacher certification programs and ensure that the student members have a commitment to fulfill entire terms.

 

5. Student Alternate Policy

The student alternate shall become a member of the Council upon resignation of a student member and shall serve the remainder of the term of that member, in which case a new alternate shall be appointed as soon as possible in the prescribed manner. A student member shall be allowed an alternate for only one semester per term on the Council. An alternate shall become a temporary member of the Council when:

a. A student member has a prolonged illness or is unable to serve.

b. A student member is not on campus during the summer term.

 

B. Purpose

To develop policies for teacher education and to provide avenues of communication among all of the areas of the University concerned with teacher education. The COTE approves/disapproves, reviews, and provides oversight on all matters concerning teacher education.

 

C. Functions

1. To formulate, monitor, and revise policies for the admission and retention of preservice teachers.

 

2. To formulate and evaluate continuously policies, standards, and criteria for teacher education curricula and programs.

 

3. To review, monitor, and approve teacher education curricula.

 

4. To coordinate and report the results of follow-up studies of teacher education graduates.

 

5. To facilitate interdepartmental and intercollegiate cooperation on matters relevant to teacher education.

 

6. To assure students due process in resolving problems related to teacher education.

 

7. To request entitlement program approval and report changes in teacher education programs to the Illinois State Board of Education Program Approval Section and the State Teacher Certification Board.

 

8. To report results of teacher education studies and make recommendations to the Dean, College of Education and Professional Studies.

 

9. To assure that all teacher education programs are in compliance with the guidelines set forth by the Illinois State Board of Education Program Approval Section and the State Teacher Certification Board.

 

10. To be the final council authority on all programs preparing P-12 school personnel.

 

II. Internal Operating Policies

 

A.. Executive Officer

 

1. The Dean of the College of Education and Professional Studies shall serve as the Executive Officer of the Council.

2. The Executive Officer shall forward all Council recommendations to the President.

3. The Executive Officer shall receive written requests from students who desire exceptions to policies or procedures concerned with teacher education.

4. The Executive Officer shall report monthly to the Council the actions taken on all requests for minor exceptions to teacher education policies or procedures.

    1. The Executive Officer shall report monthly to the Council on all new requests received for major exceptions to teacher education policies or procedures.
    2. The Executive Officer shall appoint a secretary for the Council who shall be responsible for

a. scheduling Council meetings and distributing the schedule to the members at the beginning of the academic year.

b. recording minutes of the meetings.

c. handling correspondence/paperwork for the Council under the direction of the Chair. This is to include informing individuals of their status as representatives/alternates at the conclusion of faculty elections.

d. maintaining official records for the Council (i.e., minutes, proposals, student appeals, a list of COTE representatives/alternates, correspondence, etc.).

e. duplicating needed materials.

 

B. Chairperson

 

1. The Council will choose one of its elected members, whose term of office extends for at least one more year, to serve as chair of the Council. The chair will have a vote on all questions.

2. No member shall serve more than two consecutive years as chair of the Council.

3. The chair shall be elected by secret ballot at a Council meeting in April.

4. The chair-elect shall assume the duties of the chair starting with the first meeting of the fall semester following his/her election.

5. The chair shall be responsible for preparing the agenda and may consult with the Executive Officer as needed.

6. The chair shall receive and report to the Council proposals concerning course requirements in the various degrees leading to teacher certification which are within the prescribed purposes of the Council.

7. The chair shall receive and report to the Council proposals concerning changes in teacher education policies and procedures which are within the defined purpose of the Council.

8. The chair shall receive and report to the council requests from students who desire the council to review the action, or the lack of action, taken by the Executive Officer.

9. The chair should ensure that all new faculty and student members are carefully oriented to the purpose and functions of COTE prior to the second fall meeting.

10. The chair will appoint one of the Councilís elected members to serve as temporary chair during the absence of both the chair and the vice-chair.

C. Vice-Chairperson

 

1. The Council will choose one of its elected members, whose term of office extends for at least one more year, to serve as vice-chair of the Council. The vice-chair will have a vote on all questions.

 

2. The vice chair shall serve as temporary chair during the absence of the elected chair.

 

3. No member shall serve more than two consecutive years as vice-chair of the Council.

 

4. The vice-chair shall be elected by secret ballot at a Council meeting in April.

D. Council Meetings and Procedures

1. There shall be at least three Council meetings each semester or term.

2. A quorum shall consist of seven members.

3. Council meetings are open.

4. Dates, hours, and places for regular Council meetings shall be determined by the Council.

5. Special Council meetings may be called by the chair or any ex-officio member of the Council. Special meetings may also be called by a group of at least three elected members of the Council.

6. All Council members shall be notified at least 24 hours in advance of all special meetings. The agenda for the meeting shall be a part of the notification.

7. Voting matters which affect basic policy shall be delayed at least until the meeting following publication of the motion. Routine matters may be voted on immediately. Judgment of whether an item is routine or basic policy will be made by the chair.

8. Proposals receiving affirmative votes numbering more than one-half of the membership voting shall be considered as passed.

9. Council action shall be considered as final action, subject only to Presidential veto.

10. Amendments to these Council procedures may be suggested by any member of the Council. To be adopted, a proposal must receive the affirmative vote of at least two-thirds of the Council members.

  1. The chair and the Executive Officer shall consult with the Vice President for Academic Affairs if there is any question regarding procedures to be followed when joint action by the Council on Teacher Education and one or more other councils is required.
  2. Other than as stated above, Roberts Rules of Order will be followed.

13. Any faculty member may place an item on the agenda by submitting it, in writing, to the chair. Students may submit items (in writing) to a student representative on the Council. The student representative will then submit the item to the chair.