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Title: The Catholic University of America School of Arts and Sciences Washington, D.C.


1
The Catholic University of America School of
Arts and Sciences Washington, D.C.
  • The Department of Education
  • http//education.cua.edu/

2
The Department of Education
  • TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAMS
  • Undergraduate and Graduate

3
Pillars of Excellence Teacher Education Programs
  • NCATE Accredited State Approved Programs
  • The CUA Reflective Teacher Model
  • 4-year BA Teacher Education Programs
  • 5-year BA/MA Programs in some areas
  • A Caring Community for Learning
  • Integrated Course-Field Experiences
  • Study Abroad for Education Majors

4
Accredited Programs
  • Our Department of Education Unit has been
    accredited by the National Council for the
    Accreditation of Teacher Education since 1975.
  • Our programs have been state approved for
    licensure since 1989.
  • Most of our programs are nationally recognized by
    Specialized Professional Associations

5
A Sophisticated Teacher Education Program
  • CUAs nationally accredited teacher education
    unit and state approved Teacher Education
    programs are rigorous and require that students
    formally apply to major in Teacher Education.
    Each candidates performance is systematically
    monitored according to CUAs unit assessment
    system.

6
The CUA Reflective Teacher Model
  • CUAs Reflective Teacher Model, developed and
    refined through research and practice by CUA
    faculty, is carefully aligned with program goals,
    objectives, and national standards.
  • Candidates complete an electronic portfolio and
    an action research project that integrate the CUA
    Reflective Teacher Model.

7
Action, Reflection, Transformation
  • The CUA Reflective Teacher Model helps prepare
    pre-service teachers to consider the moral and
    ethical issues in teaching students with regular
    and special needs.

8
4 - Year Undergraduate Teacher Education
Programs
  • Early Childhood Education (Pre-K-3rd Grade)
  • Elementary Education (1st - 6th Grade)
  • Secondary Education (7th - 12th Grade)

9
Secondary Education Programs Joint Programs in
the Departments of
  • Art
  • Drama
  • English
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Modern Languages French, German, and Spanish

10
Minors in Education Optional
  • Education Studies
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Elementary Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Students may choose to complete a minor/
    subconcentration in Education typically requiring
    six or seven 3-credit courses.
  • Students may choose to major in Education and
    minor in another discipline.

11
Education Studies Program 4 - year Program
  • The Education Studies Program is designed for
    students who are interested in working in the
    field of education but not in a school setting,
    e.g., industry, businesses, hospitals, museums,
    curriculum development and technology centers, or
    after-school programs.

12
5- year BA/MA Programs
  • 5-year programs leading to a Master of Arts
    Degree in Education in some areas
  • Pre-Professional Program towards a Master of Arts
    in Special Education

13
BA/MA Teacher Education Programs
  • Secondary majors who qualify may pursue a 5-year
    program that leads to a B.A. in a specific
    content area and a Master of Arts in Education.

14
Pre-Professional Program in Special Education
  • Early Childhood and Elementary majors who qualify
    may pursue a 5-year program that leads to a B.A.
    in Early Childhood or Elementary Education and a
    Master of Arts in Special Education.

15
Graduate Teacher Education Programs
  • Secondary Education
  • Special Education

16
Our Special Education Program
  • Our Special Education program leading to a Master
    of Arts degree was developed through a federally
    funded
  • grant from the U. S. Department of Education.
  • It provides a unique model of partnership with
    several schools serving people with disabilities.
  • The program has already received recognition as
    a model for the development of special educators
    for Catholic and urban schools, and this
    reputation is growing.

17
Graduate Teacher Certification Program
  • You already hold a Bachelors Degree and you are
    interested in obtaining teacher certification in
    any of our programs. If you are not interested
    in pursuing a Master of Arts degree, the GTCP
    non-degree program is the program for you.
  • Please visit our department website for further
    information on the GTCP Program.
  • http//education.cua.edu/Certification/

18
A Caring Community for Learning
  • Small classes taught by highly-qualified,
    dedicated, full-time faculty - 100 hold
    doctorate and professional degrees
  • Advisers available throughout the year
  • Joint supervision for secondary education student
    teachers by professors from education and content
    areas
  • Interdisciplinary courses

19
Field Experiences
  • Integration of coursework with fieldwork
    throughout each candidates program of studies
  • A variety of internships in diverse settings
    Catholic, private, charter, and public schools
  • Weekly supervision by CUA faculty
  • Service learning opportunities

20
Study Abroad for Education Majors
  • The Study Abroad Program has been specifically
    designed to meet the educational needs of various
    education majors.
  • Candidates may complete distribution requirements
    and education electives abroad.
  • Early childhood and elementary education majors
    can study in Australia and several other
    countries where CUA has established connections.
  • Secondary candidates may study in Europe, Mexico,
    or Chile.  Foreign language majors regularly take
    advantage of this opportunity.
  • Secondary candidates should meet with the
    Coordinator of Secondary Education to plan for
    completion of coursework.
  • CUAs Study Abroad Office continues to expand its
    programs in other countries.

21
License and Reciprocity Agreement
  • Reciprocity Agreement Definition
  • Reciprocity Agreement with 44 states
    jurisdictions
  • Additional tests (in rare cases, additional
    coursework)

22
Contact Information Teacher Education Programs
  • Dr. Agnes Nagy-Rado, Director of Teacher
    Education/ Coordinator of Elementary Education
    nagyrado_at_cua.edu
  • Dr. Sarah Pickert, Coordinator of Early Childhood
    Education pickert_at_cua.edu
  • Dr. Joan Thompson, Coordinator of Secondary
    Education thompsjl_at_cua.edu
  • Dr. Thomas Long, Coordinator of Education Studies
    and Special Education long_at_cua.edu
  • Ms. Elsie Neely, Director of Field Experiences
    neely_at_cua.edu
  • Ms. Jennifer Kusnierczyk, Assistant
    kusnierczyk_at_cua.edu, 202-319-5801

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Department of Education Web Page
  • Please also visit our website at
    http//education.cua.edu
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