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  • Standards for Educator Preparation Programs | Springfield College
    and Rehabilitation Studies Professional and Continuing Studies Social Work Application Forms Online Inquiry Application Freshman Application Transfer Application Graduate Student Life Student Life Academic Success Center Babson Library Campus Recreation Career Center Counseling Center Dean of Students Dining Services Health Center Multicultural Affairs Offices and Services Parents Families Public Safety Residence Life Richard B Flynn Campus Union Staff Directory Student Activities Student Government Association Student Volunteer Programs Spiritual Life SC Alert Title IX Veterans Resources Athletics News Search Springfield College Submit Alumni Faculty Staff Current Students Prospective Students Give to Springfield College Directions Directory PrideNET Educator Prep and Licensure Standards for Educator Preparation Programs Section Menu Educator Prep and Licensure Educator Prep and Licensure Teaching and Counseling Programs Standards for Educator Preparation Programs Undergraduate Requirements Graduate Requirements Undergraduate Programs Graduate Educator Preparation Handbooks Practica Applications and Process Practicum Resources and Forms Standards for Educator Preparation Programs All of the Springfield College educator preparation programs have undergone a rigorous review process and have been recognized by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as approved programs In order to ensure the quality of our graduates we have numerous standards in place These include requirements for admission standards for practicum placement and exit requirements For

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  • Undergraduate Programs | Springfield College
    Application Freshman Application Transfer Application Graduate Student Life Student Life Academic Success Center Babson Library Campus Recreation Career Center Counseling Center Dean of Students Dining Services Health Center Multicultural Affairs Offices and Services Parents Families Public Safety Residence Life Richard B Flynn Campus Union Staff Directory Student Activities Student Government Association Student Volunteer Programs Spiritual Life SC Alert Title IX Veterans Resources Athletics News Search Springfield College Submit Alumni Faculty Staff Current Students Prospective Students Give to Springfield College Directions Directory PrideNET Educator Prep and Licensure Undergraduate Programs Section Menu Educator Prep and Licensure Educator Prep and Licensure Teaching and Counseling Programs Standards for Educator Preparation Programs Undergraduate Programs Undergraduate Program Early Childhood Education Undergraduate Program Elementary and Special Education Undergraduate Program Health Family and Consumer Sciences Undergraduate Program Secondary Education Undergraduate Program Physical Education Graduate Educator Preparation Handbooks Practica Applications and Process Practicum Resources and Forms Undergraduate Programs Springfield College offers undergraduate programs leading to initial licensure in the following program Program Grade Level Early Childhood Teacher of Students With Without Disabilities PreK 2 Elementary 1 6 Health Family and Consumer Science All Secondary Education Biology 5 8 8 12 English 5 8 8 12 History 5 8 8

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  • Practica Applications and Process | Springfield College
    they must officially apply for placement by attending a Practicum Application Meeting held by the Office of Educator Preparation and Licensure Practicum Application meetings are scheduled twice a year once in early fall and once in early spring semesters Students are required to bring this Educator Preparation Handbook as a reference to this meeting The process for practicum application will be reviewed in detail and students will be notified of all deadlines for submission of documents Students are required to fill out a practicum application form specific to their program On the application students provide the following information preferences related to placement sites e g travel time distance type of school grade level grades for all prerequisite coursework MTEL scores if available and a record of their pre practicum experience s Application forms can be found on the Springfield College website under the current students section Click on the Educator Preparation and Teacher Licensure Practica Applications link under Academic Resources Click on undergraduate or graduate applications Type your information directly onto the screen rename and save as a Word document then print Sample applications are provided in the handbook When the student has completed the application he she must obtain the appropriate departments signatures Applications are to be submitted by the student to the Office of Educator Preparation Licensure by the due date Applications will not be accepted without the appropriate signatures Resumes Students must submit three copies of an approved current resume The Career Center will conduct resume construction workshops specific to educator preparation students It is recommended that students attend one of these workshops After students have drafted a resume they must schedule an appointment to have one of the counselors in the Career Center review their resume The person you meet with will sign off on an approval form indicating that your resume is complete and error free You must submit this signed form with the final version of your resume to the Office of Educator Preparation Licensure by the due date Resumes will not be accepted without this approval form Transcripts Students fill out an unofficial transcript request form so that we may obtain a copy of an unofficial transcript to use as part of the practicum placement process Approval of Tentative Sites Once tentative site requests have been determined an email will be sent to students with their tentative sites Students have an opportunity to approve the tentative site by responding to their email If a student does not give email approval it is assumed that the student has no preference If a student is not satisfied with a particular site the student must immediately notify the Educator Preparation Office Placement Request The Educator Preparation Office sends a request letter to the desired school to see if they have a practitioner who is qualified and willing to accommodate a practicum placement A copy of the student s resume and transcript is sent with this request letter The Interview and Interview Record Students should not call

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  • Practicum Resources and Forms | Springfield College
    of the supervision session to formally document progress and guide student development The college supervisor and the supervising practitioner will complete this form a minimum of two times during the pre practicum and three times during the practicum It is important to separate the forms and leave a copy for the student so he she can reflect on the feedback between observations One copy should be retained by the college supervisor to be placed in the student s file at the end of each semester Preservice Performance Assessment Guidelines SC PPA Rubric The rubric and guidelines should be used to determine whether or not there is evidence that the candidate has met each of the standards and indicators detailed on the preservice performance assessment form They can be found in program specific Fieldwork Handbooks Practicum Midterm Evaluation The student supervising practitioner and college supervisor must complete a midterm evaluation The purpose of the midterm evaluation is to indicate whether or not the candidate is on track to meet the license specific professional standards and to identify the candidate s strengths and areas needing improvement for each standard Midterm Assessment of Subject Matter Knowledge The supervising practitioner completes this form at the middle of the practicum The results of this assessment should be discussed in a three way meeting student supervising teacher and college supervisor at the midterm There is a separate subject matter knowledge form for each teaching program Intervention Warning Form This form should be filled out at the midterm if there is any chance the practicum student may not be able to meet all state professional standards and is at risk of not being recommended for licensure Practicum Final Evaluation Preservice Performance Assessment Form The college supervisor is responsible for submitting the final preservice performance assessment PPA form to the Educator Preparation Office Students are responsible for providing evidence of how each professional standard has been met Students must submit a draft copy of the preservice performance assessment form with the evidence column filled in to their college supervisor and supervising practitioner prior to the midterm A revised copy of the PPA with only the evidence column filled in must be submitted to the college supervisor and supervising practitioner 3 5 days prior to the final evaluation meeting The college supervisor and supervising practitioner must verify add and or subtract evidence from the form fill out all other sections sign each page and sign the last page of the form indicating whether or not the candidate has met all of the standards This form must be submitted to the Office of Educator Preparation Licensure together with the practicum report Things to Remember Practicum Report This is a list of things to remember regarding the official Practicum Report and the PPA Practicum Reports The practicum report serves as page one of the Preservice Performance Assessment form It should be completed on an ongoing basis using black ink only to sign this form after each observation It is to be

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  • Undergraduate FAQs | Springfield College
    to prepare students as both elementary classroom teachers and special education teachers Why do I have to do both elementary and special education The philosophy of the education department is to train elementary and special education teachers to be better prepared to collaborate with other teachers and meet the needs of all students Through the dual licensure program students will be positioned to be hired for either teaching position It will make you more marketable What if I transfer and or fall behind taking classes You will still need to complete all program requirements and should be well positioned to student teach for both How do I do two practicum experiences in one semester We provide you a placement that allows you to work with a special education and elementary education teacher for the entire semester in a site where these two teachers already work together You spend the majority of your time the first 7 10 weeks in the role of the elementary classroom teacher however during this time you do participate in IEP meetings one on one sessions with students with special needs and other duties typically part of the role of a special education teacher Then during the last 5 7 weeks of the semester you focus exclusively on shadowing the special education teacher and assuming as many responsibilities as possible See the 14 week calendar used for placement in inclusion classrooms and the special education practicum checklist Is it possible to do two distinct practicum experiences one in an urban setting and one in a suburban setting Yes as long as you do your practicum during the spring semester and start in January as soon as school is back in session e g Jan 2 or 3 and go for 16 weeks or 80 school days

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  • Graduate FAQs | Springfield College
    all required MTELs before entering the program This includes the MTEL Communication Literacy Skills test as well as the required content knowledge MTELs dependent on licensure area For additional information please go to the MA DESE website I have a bachelor s degree and want to get a master s in education what do I need to do First you need to determine the area and level you would like to teach Click here for a list of graduate programs offered at Springfield College Once you decide you can look at the program s fact sheet to view the course of study and download the transcript review form that corresponds to you program I already have a master s degree do I need to get another master s No the master s degree is optional You can just take the courses required for graduate level initial licensure What do I major in Your major is designated at the time of admission and often includes a concentration For example students in the Elementary licensure program à EDUCATIONAL STUDIES major with an elementary concentration School guidance counseling program à PSYCHOLOGY major with a school guidance counseling concentration For more information refer to the college catalog or contact the Educator Preparation Office How long will it take to complete the program Generally it takes a student about 2 years However depending on how many pre requisites you need and whether you attend full time or part time can shorten or lengthen the amount of time to complete a program The initial licensure residency program special education secondary and elementary education begins each June and concludes the following June Additional coursework is required for graduate students who wish to pursue a M Ed or C A G S certain programs only What pre requisites do I need to take It depends on your previous education coursework and the program you will pursue For pre requisites click on the area of interest Educational Studies Fact Sheet Elementary Education Elementary Education Fact Sheet Physical Education Initial Licensure Program Physical Education Initial Fact Sheet Physical Education Professional Licensure Program Physical Education Professional Fact Sheet School Guidance Adjustment Counseling School Guidance Counseling Fact Sheet Secondary Education Secondary Education Fact Sheet Special Education Special Education Fact Sheet When am I admitted to a specific educator preparation program Graduate students are admitted to the Educator Preparation program when they are admitted to the Springfield College graduate school Is there anything else I need to do once I m accepted Yes All graduate students must fill out the Graduate Educator Preparation Registration Form during the first semester they are enrolled The Director of Educator Preparation and Licensure Dr Davis Delano usually visits graduate classes during this time to hand out this form and answer questions about the program and licensure Are GREs required If so where can I take them Applicants for the Exercise Science and Sport Studies Physical Education Teaching Administration Physical Therapy Program Sport Management and Recreation Program or

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  • MTEL Review Sessions and Practice Tests | Springfield College
    Center Dean of Students Dining Services Health Center Multicultural Affairs Offices and Services Parents Families Public Safety Residence Life Richard B Flynn Campus Union Staff Directory Student Activities Student Government Association Student Volunteer Programs Spiritual Life SC Alert Title IX Veterans Resources Athletics News Search Springfield College Submit Alumni Faculty Staff Current Students Prospective Students Give to Springfield College Directions Directory PrideNET Educator Prep and Licensure MTEL Review Sessions and Practice Tests Section Menu Educator Prep and Licensure Educator Prep and Licensure Teaching and Counseling Programs Standards for Educator Preparation Programs Undergraduate Programs Graduate Educator Preparation Handbooks Practica Applications and Process Practicum Resources and Forms MTEL Review Sessions and Practice Tests Communication Literacy Skills Tests Reading Writing Review Sessions Springfield College offers orientation sessions and a 5 credit test review course in preparation for the Communication Literacy Test See below for a brief description of each of these MTEL 3 hour Orientation Sessions for 1st time test takers Designed to give students an overview of the reading and writing tests Register by calling the Office of Educator Preparation Licensure 748 3155 MTEL test prep course SPCO 201 Building Communication Literacy Skills 5 s h credit Designed to help students prepare for the reading and or writing tests Comprehensive test prep course over 10 hours Individual needs will be assessed and addressed Register by completing an add drop form or through the regular registration process For more information on the review sessions for the MTEL Communication and Literacy Test call the Office of Educator Preparation Licensure 748 3155 MTEL Subject Test Review Sessions Designed by various departments to review the content on particular subject tests Register by calling the appropriate department e g physical education education history For more information on subject test review sessions call the appropriate School or Department

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  • MTEL Study Materials | Springfield College
    to the subject tests The Official THEA Texas Higher Education Assessment Test Study Guide formerly The Official TASP Texas Academic Skills Program Study Guide by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and the Texas Education Agency National Evaluation Systems 2004 1993 Amherst MA Cliff s TASP Preparation Guide Jerry Bobrow 1994 Cliff s Notes Lincoln NB The Complete Preparation Guide to TASP 1998 Learning Express New York NY The Prentice Hall THEA Study Guide for Writing Karen W Hackley and Robin P Nealy 2002 Pearson Education Inc Upper Saddle River NJ 07458 The Prentice Hall TASP Study Guide for Reading L Irene Duke and Emily Moore 2004 Pearson Education Inc Upper Saddle River NJ 07458 100 Passages to Reading Comprehension by Allan Sack and Jack Yourman order two books Student Reader Vocabulary Workbook with the companion teacher manuals that have answers American Guidance Service 4201 Woodland Rd P O Box 190 Circle Pines MN 55014 1796 E mail agsmail agsnet com Web Site www agsnet com Phone 800 328 2560 Fax 763 786 9077 MCAS Workbook Diagnostic Test packs for English Language Arts grades 4 8 10 History Social Science grades 4 8 10 Mathematics grades 4 8 10 Science Technology grades 4 8 10 Buckle Down Publishing Company P O Box 2180 Iowa City IA 52244 To order call 1 800 776 3454 READY for RICA A Test Preparation Guide for California s Reading Instruction Competence Assessment James J Zarrillo 2002 Pearson Education Inc Upper Saddle River NJ 07458 THEA Test Study Guide The Official THEA Test Study Guide www lesley edu certification html Workshops for General Curriculum Early Childhood Foundations of Reading MTEL tests Websites Mechanics Grammar support Capital Community College Grammar bytes Grammar book Purdue University Tidewater Community College Judy Vorfeld s Grammar help Univ of IL Grammar Handbook Websites Communications Literacy basic skills Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure THEA Practice Test CBEST Practice Test CA Teacher s Test Subject Test Resources RICA Sample Questions CSET Practice Tests Biology Campbell and Reece any edition MTEL Math 03 Prepare for the New General Curriculum Subtest by Mary Desouza Resource for Foundations of Reading test Resources on Reserve in BabsonLibrary To find out if a book is available use the Voyager Online Catalog and choose the course reserve tab Choose instructor Davis Delano Linda Search This will bring up the list of resources on reserve for Dr Davis Delano and whether or not they are available The resources listed below pertain to the teacher test Title Description 100 passages reader 100 Passages to develop reading comprehension Vocabulary workbook Workbook to accompany 100 passages reader see above MCAS 10 history MCAS workbook for history social studies grade 10 MCAS 10 language arts MCAS workbook for English language arts grade 10 MCAS 10 mathematics MCAS workbook for mathematics grade 10 MCAS 10 science technology MCAS workbook for science technology grade 10 MCAS 4 history MCAS workbook for history social studies grade 4 MCAS 4 language arts MCAS workbook for English language

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