Catalog of Abilene Christian University, 2005-2006 Page: 54
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54 Education College of Arts and Sciences (CAS)
Jerry Whitworth, Chair
ACU Box 28228, Abilene, Texas 79699-8228
Chambers Hall, Room 110
Edward E. Coates, Professor
Colleen Durrington, Professor
Donna B. Gee, Professor
Lloyd Goldsmith, Assistant Professor
Myra Holmans, Instructor
Dana L. Hood, Assistant Professor
Ronald N. McQueen, Instructor
Patricia Simpson, Professor
Donnie Snider, Associate Professor
Jerita Whaley, Assistant Professor
Jerry Whitworth, Professor
Shaitaisha Winston, Instructor
5. Pass all three sections of the Texas Higher Education assessment
(THEA) test, with a score on the reading section of 260 or higher,
a score on the math section of 240 or higher and a score on the
writing section of 220 or higher;
6. Have three written recommendations from faculty members
who are familiar with the student's work and can discuss the
student's potential as a teacher;
7. Complete an interview with the Teacher Education Admissions
and Review Committee;
8. Receive approval from the Teacher Education Admissions and
Any exemptions or modifications to the above requirements due
to special circumstances must be requested through the chair of the
Department of Education. All requests will be reviewed and must
be approved by the Teacher Education Admissions and Review
Committee. In addition, admission to teacher education is not the
final step in the process. In order to remain in the program, the
prospective teacher must continue to meet the GPA requirement (2.7).
Approval to take Education Block classes (411/412 and 431/432) and
to enroll in student teaching must be obtained from the Teacher
Education Admissions and Review Committee before enrolling in
Other Departmental Requirements
1. In order to remain in the Teacher Education Program, a GPA
of 2.70 and continued approval of the Teacher Education
Admissions Committee must be maintained.
2. A grade of C or better is required for all majors courses except
EDUC 411, 412, 431, 432 which require a grade of B or better.
3. Junior and senior transfer students must take the THEA and
be admitted to the teacher education program during their
first semester at Abilene Christian University to continue in
professional education course work. Arrangements to take the
THEA should be made as quickly as possible by contacting the
Office of Career and Academic Development.
Students who complete the Teacher Education Program and who wish
to obtain Texas teacher certification must pass the appropriate tests
in professional education and in the appropriate teaching fields as
required by the Texas State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC).
Approval to take the certification tests must be obtained from
the Department of Education and/or appropriate subject area
departments. Additional information is available from the
certification officer in the Department of Education. Students
seeking certification to teach foreign language must also pass the
Texas Oral Proficiency Test (TOPT). Those who do not take the
certification tests within a year after completing course work may
be subject to additional requirements.
All students who plan to complete the Teacher Education Program at
ACU are advised that the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC)
is currently revising its certification rules, regulations and procedures.
As of the publication of this catalog, many of these revisions have not
been completed. Since ACU's Teacher Education Program is accredited
by the SBEC, some changes in the requirements and procedures
contained in this catalog may be necessary. Students seeking
certification will be expected to meet the requirements in admissions,
programs, certification and degree plans that are in effect at the time
they graduate even if they are different from those in this catalog.
Students are encouraged to contact the Department of Education on
a regular basis and to maintain close communication with their
mentor-advisors to learn of changes as they occur. Degree plan
specialists and mentor-advisors will make every effort to substitute
courses for students as requirements change while continuing to
prepare students for successful completion of the certification tests.
Except with prior approval of the chair of the Department of
Education, individuals who complete their degree program at ACU
must take all required professional education courses in residence.
Approval of an exception must be obtained by completing a
Transfer Course Application.
Early childhood through 4th grade Education
4th grade through 8th grade
High School (8'h grade through 12'h grade)
All-Level (EC -12th grade) Special Education
The Department of Education offers the Bachelor of Science degree
with majors in interdisciplinary studies. Degrees are available leading
to certification at four levels: Age 3 through Grade 4, Grades 4
through 8, Grades 8 through 12, and All Level. A minor in education
may be added only when students are working toward secondary
teacher certification in an approved teaching field. Supplements
that may be added to a teaching field include English as a Second
Language (ESL) and Special Education.
The Master of Education degree is available in the following areas:
educational diagnostician, elementary teaching, high school teaching,
reading specialist, school counseling, and school principalship.
See the Graduate School section of this catalog.
The goal of the Department of Education is to prepare educators
who will have the professional knowledge and skills to work in a
wide range of roles in elementary and secondary schools both public
and private. Approximately 600 students each year prepare for
certification in some aspect of professional education. A capable
faculty provides a rich background of practical experience and
The teacher education program is accredited by the Texas State
Board for Educator Certification. Abilene Christian University is a
member of the Texas Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
and the Association of Independent Liberal Arts Colleges for
Criteria for Admission to Teacher Education
Before taking more than 6 hours of any combination of EDUC, EACH,
SPED or READ classes, a student must first be admitted to the Teacher
To be admitted to the Teacher Education Program, a students must:
1. Complete and submit an application for admission into the
Teacher Education Program;
2. Complete at least 60 semester hours of credit;
3. Have a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.7;
4. Complete 9 hours of English if elementary or middle school
major; complete 12 hours of English if secondary or all-level
major; no grade lower than a "C" accepted;
College of Arts and Sciences (CAS)
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