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    Governors State University
   
 
  Dec 18, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Governors State University Academic Catalog

College of Education


Shannon Dermer, Interim Dean



Faculty in the College of Education

  

Undergraduate Programs Overview

The College of Education prepares teachers and psychology-related professionals to function effectively in a variety of roles. The Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education programs are designed and delivered to meet the educational needs of those preparing to work as teachers with young children (birth through grade 8). Students seeking licensure for the Middle Grades will find information within the Elementary Education Program. In addition, the College of Education offers a Bachelor of Arts program in Psychology and Counseling to prepare students for entry into the mental health field and preparation for related graduate studies.

All undergraduate curricula emphasize a solid combination of liberal studies to enhance thinking and communication skills.

Undergraduate instruction combines classroom lectures with extensive field experience. The College of Education maintains excellent relationships with school districts in Cook and Will counties where student teaching and field work take place. Schools and mental health facilities throughout the Chicago area provide rich and diverse settings for the experiences related to the Psychology program.

"IAI" course designations refer to the statewide Illinois Articulation Initiative previously discussed and found at website www.itransfer.org.

Licensure and Accreditations

The college offers undergraduate programs approved by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) and subject to ISBE rules for initial teacher licensure in Elementary Education (which includes Middle Grades licensure) and Early Childhood Education. The college is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

Degree Requirements for Undergraduate Programs

The university degree requirements for undergraduate programs are listed in the Bachelor's Degree Requirements  section of this catalog.

Requirements for specific degree programs are listed below under Programs Offered.

Graduate Programs Overview

The College of Education prepares counselors, psychologists, teachers, and school administrators to function effectively in a variety of instructional, guidance and counseling, and leadership roles. The graduate programs in Reading, Early Childhood, Multicategorical Special Education and Urban Teacher Education, offered by the college are designed to meet the educational needs of those who work as teachers in the region's schools. In addition, the college offers programs in Psychology, Counseling, and Educational Administration to meet the needs of students preparing to enter those fields or developing expertise for career advancement. Additionally the College of Education offers two doctoral programs: Counselor Education and Supervision and Interdisciplinary Leadership.

The graduate programs in Early Childhood Education, Multicategorical Special Education, Reading, Urban Teacher Education, School Counseling, School Psychology, and Educational Administration (Principal Leadership, Chief School Business Official, and Superintendent) are fully approved by the Illinois State Board of Education to offer related Illinois licenses. Students completing the graduate programs described below are also well prepared to pursue doctoral programs at other institutions. Graduate instruction combines classroom lectures with extensive field experience. Field experience takes place in school districts and in mental health facilities throughout the Chicago area.

Licensure and Accreditations

The college offers graduate programs approved by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) and subject to ISBE rules for teacher licensure in the areas of early childhood education, middle grades endorsement, administration, reading, special education, urban teacher education, school counseling, and school psychology. The College is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education. The Counseling program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs.

Degree Requirements for Graduate Programs

The university degree requirements for graduate programs are listed in the Master's Degree Requirements  section of this catalog.

Requirements for specific degree programs are listed below under Programs Offered.

Programs Offered

Division of Education

Programs

Bachelor of Arts

Master of Arts

Doctor of Education

Graduate Certificate

Division of Psychology and Counseling

Programs

Bachelor of Arts

Master of Arts

Doctor of Education

Specialist Degree

Minor

Graduate Certificate