2017-2018 Graduate Studies Catalog

86 Express Teacher Certification (ETC) Dr. Raney Edmiston, Certification Officer The Express Teacher Certification (ETC) Program allows students who have completed a bachelor’s degree and who meet the requirements for admission into the HSU Teacher Preparation Program to complete teacher certification in a timely manner while earning graduate credit hours. Cost of ETC Program Students will pay the current HSU tuition rate. They may be eligible for financial aid to help with tuition costs. Contact the HSU Financial Aid Office for further information. ETC Teacher Preparation Program Admission Requirements Prior to admission to the ETC program, prospective ETC students must meet with the HSU certification officer to determine eligibility for the ETC program. At that time, the student must pay a $50 fee for the certification officer to review the student’s previous work and develop a postgraduate teacher certification plan. The ETC student must meet the requirements for admission into the HSU Teacher Preparation Program as follows: 2. Overall GPA: minimum 2.8 (must be maintained throughout the program). 3. Oral Proficiency: A or B in COMM 1301 or 1302 or successful completion of program- approved oral proficiency exam. 4. Content Field 12-15 hours: Students must have completed 12-15 hours in their content field. (15 hours for certification in math or science fields). 5. English Language Proficiency: Students must demonstrate English language proficiency through an informal interview and/or successful completion of the TOEFEL exam. 6. Interview: Students must complete a formal interview. 7. Candidate must successfully pass the PACT exam for their content field before admission and beginning any course work. Content Field Requirements ETC EC-6, 4-8, 7-12, & EC-12 students must pass the content field PACT TExES exam prior to admission to the ETC program. The State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) allows degreed individuals who have not been enrolled in an Educator Preparation Program (EPP) to take Pre- Admission Content Test (PACT) to demonstrate content proficiency for possible admission into an EPP. Prospective ETC students must meet with the HSU certification officer to determine the appropriate PACT test to meet the content field requirements. Note: Taking PACT does not ensure admittance into a program. ETC for Students Seeking EC-12 or 7-12 Certification Required Leveling Work READ 3362 Reading Instruction for Adolescent Students (no graduate equivalent) EDUC 3338 The Learning Environment (no graduate equivalent) Required Courses COHD 6325 Advanced Educational Psychology (15 hours of field experiences) COHD 6315 Child and Adolescent Development EDUC 5340 Current Issues in Special Education EDUC 5371 Organization and Management for Teaching in the Secondary Classroom (15 hours of field experiences)

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