1 Middl School Education Major Application Matrials Chcklist Us th chcklist to hlp you confirm Post-Baccalaurat that you ar submitting a complt application. Application Form Chang of Major Pag or any documnt that shows proof that you addd Middl School Education Major Essay Transcript(s) Criminal History Disclosur Statmnt Notarizd Profssional Bhavior Policy--signd Complt applications can b maild to: Towson Univrsity Dpartmnt of Scondary & Middl School Education 8000 York Road Towson, MD Or hand dlivrd to Hawkins Hall Room 404F Middl School Education Application Dadlin: Non - applications ar accptd throughout th yar.
2 Dar Prospctiv Studnt: Thank you for inquiring about our Middl School tachr prparation major in th Dpartmnt of Scondary and Middl School Education. Our program offrs profssional ducation courss to studnts sking ligibility for tachr crtification through th Maryland Stat Dpartmnt of Education (MSDE). Studnts must choos two aras of contnt. Th Dpartmnt of Scondary and Middl School Education offrs middl school crtification programs in ths subjct ara combinations: Dpartmnt of Scondary & Middl School Education Towson Univrsity 8000 York Road Towson, MD t f Dr. Trry Brkly Chair Qustions? Contact: Josi Irvin Administrativ Assistant English & Math English & Scinc English & Social Studis Math & Scinc Math & Social Studis Scinc & Social Studis Rquirmnts for Admission Minimum cumulativ 2.75 GPA Submission of th Admission Matrials listd blow No dadlin Admission Matrials (continud on rvrs sid) Plas complt th following and mail to: Towson Univrsity Dpartmnt of Scondary and Middl School Education 8000 York Road Towson, MD Only compltd packts will b accptd. For Hand Dlivry only: Hawkins Hall Application Form(s) - Undrgraduat studnts submit only th Undrgraduat/Post-Baccalaurat Crtification Only Information Form. Post-Baccalaurat studnts submit both th Undrgraduat/Post-Baccalaurat Crtification Only Information Form and th Tachr Crtification Enrollmnt Form. 2. Essay Using your xprinc with childrn, schools and tachrs, discuss your dsir to tach and its importanc to your futur. Limit: On and a half to two pags (doubl-spacd, word procssd). 3. Transcripts Includ transcripts from ALL post-scondary institutions attndd. Transcripts must b official and sald. Hav th transcripts maild to you. Lav it sald in its nvlop and submit with application. Towson Univrsity transcripts may b unofficial printouts. Grads of D and blow ar not accptd. Kp for your rcords Rvisd 11/2014
3 4. CRIMINAL HISTORY DISCLOSURE STATEMENT Notarizd. Fr Notary availabl in HH 404F and HH 303. Bring 2 forms of pictur idntification. 5. CHANGE OF MAJOR/MINOR FORM Only undrgraduats nd to complt this procss. Go to: on th lft sid of th scrn is a gray mnu ara - click on Changing your Major or Minor. You will b promptd to login. Complt th form, print and submit with your application matrials. If you hav alrady compltd this stp, plas print anything showing SCED or PMSE/MSED as part of your acadmic plan. 6. PROFESSIONAL BEHAVIOR POLICY Rad ntir documnt. Complt and sign last 2 pags 7. ACCEPTANCE NOTIFICATION- If you mt th rquirmnts, w will notify you by - mail within 14 businss days aftr submission. If you do not mt th rquirmnts, w notify you by -mail along with rcommndations. 8. COURSES YOU MAY TAKE in anticipation of bing accptd into th program-- You may rgistr for Cor and Introductory Education Classs which ar listd in th documnt titld Rquird Education Courss. Th courss ar: SCED 304 Education, Ethics, and Chang (3) SCED 305 Adolscnt Larning, Dvlopmnt, and Divrsity (3) ISTC 301 Intgrating Instructional Tchnology (3) SPED 301 Introduction to Spcial Education K-12 (3) 9. TEST SCORES REQUIRED FOR ENTRY INTO SCED 341 or MSED 342 and highr, which bgins th Profssional Program. Rtain a copy of your scors as you will nd thm in th futur. Provid a copy of ONE (1) of th following bulltd tsts blow to your advisor: PRAXIS I Scors bfor August 31, 2014 will b accptd until August 31, Minimum Composit scor accptd is 527. PRAXIS CORE aftr August 31, You must pass ach catgory: Rading, Writing, and Math. Plas s for mor information about PRAXIS tsts. ACCEPTABILITY OF BASIC SKILLS: PRAXIS I AND PRAXIS CORE Prsntd qualifying scors on: Tst takrs must mt th critria listd on for ach tst. PRAXIS PRAXIS PRAXIS Nds to PRAXIS PRAXIS I I 1 prsnt CORE CORE Rading Writing Math qualifying Rading Writing PRAXIS CORE Math scors on: X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X SAT takn aftr 2005, math and critical rading composit scor of 1100; SAT - takn btwn 4/95 and 2005, math and vrbal composit scor of 1100; SAT - takn prior to 4/95, math and vrbal composit scor of 1000; ACT - composit scor of 24; GRE - (Graduat Rcord Examinations) rvisd Gnral Tst: composit of th combind vrbal and quantitativ scor of 297. Candidats who took th GRE tst prior to Sptmbr 2011 will us th old composit scor of 1000 math and vrbal composit scor of FINAL INTERNSHIP (Studnt Taching) GPA Rquirmnts 2.75 minimum GPA in your major/contnt fild 2.75 minimum GPA ovrall 3.00 minimum GPA in profssional ducation courss Kp for your rcords
4 MIDDLE SCHOOL EDUCATION MAJOR Administrd by Th Dpartmnt of Scondary & Middl School Education UNDERGRADUATE Rquird Education Courss FOR STUDENTS MATRICULATING ON or AFTER FALL 2011 REQUIREMENTS EDUC 202 Historical And Contmporary Prspctivs on Amrica s Urban Schools (3) (Cor #10) EDUC 203 Taching and Larning In A Divrs Socity (3) (Cor #13) SCED 304 Education, Ethics, and Chang (3) (Cor #14) INTRODUCTORY COURSES SCED 305 Adolscnt Larning, Dvlopmnt, and Divrsity (3) ISTC 301 Intgrating Instructional Tchnology (3) Prrquisit: Non. (May b takn bfor bing admittd to program or throughout th program) SPED 301 Introduction to Spcial Education K-12 (3) Prrquisit: Non. (May b takn bfor bing admittd to program or throughout th program) PROGRAM COURSES Studnts must b accptd into th major, and provid accptabl Praxis I, Praxis Cor, SAT, ACT or GRE scors to thir advisor bfor rciving prmission to tak th following classs in squnc. MSED 342 Principls of Middl Lvl Education (4) fild xprinc includd, transportation/travl tim rquird. Prrquisit SCED 305 MSED 460 Using Rading and Writing in th Scondary School (4) takn concurrnt with MSED 342 T a k n T o g t h r T a k n T o g t h r MSED 499 Intrnship in Middl School Education (3) Application Rquird. Takn at Profssional Dvlopmnt Schools (PDS) immdiatly prior to Final Intrnship and concurrnt with Mthods of Taching Major Subjct and MSED 461 MSED 461 Taching Rading in th Middl School Contnt Ara (3) Mthods of Taching Major Subjct (3) Rquird 2.75 GPA. Each subjct ara is rotatd within on smstr. Mthods of Taching Major Subjct (3) Rquird 2.75 GPA. Each subjct ara is rotatd within on smstr. English MSED 367 Mathmatics MATH 424 & 425 Scinc SCIE 381 Social Studis MSED 365 MSED 401 Analyzing Studnt Taching (2) concurrnt with Studnt Taching MSED 462 Sminar: Taching Rading in th SCED Contnt Aras (1) concurrnt with Studnt Taching FINAL INTERNSHIP (6) FINAL INTERNSHIP (6) English MSED 383 Mathmatics MSED 426 Scinc MSED 393 Social Studis MSED 389 FINAL SEMESTER MARYLAND STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Taching Crtificat Rquirmnt PRAXIS II Studnt must tak and pass both Middl School Praxis II tst for crtification. 5047: Middl School: English/Languag Arts 5169: Middl School: Mathmatics 5440: Middl School: Scinc 5089: Middl School: Social Studis Thr is no pdagogy tst rquird for Middl School crtification in th stat of Maryland P r o f s s i o n a l Y a r STUDENT TEACHING GPA REQUIREMENTS 2.75 Major 2.75 Ovrall 3.00 Profssional Education
5 POST-BACCALAUREATE MIDDLE SCHOOL EDUCATION PROGRAM Administrd by Th Dpartmnt of Scondary & Middl School Education Rquird Education Courss FOR STUDENTS MATRICULATING ON or AFTER FALL 2011 INTRODUCTORY COURSES SCED 305 Adolscnt Larning, Dvlopmnt, and Divrsity (3) Prrquisit PSYC 101 ISTC 301 Intgrating Instructional Tchnology (3) Prrquisit Non May b takn bfor bing admittd to program or throughout th program. SPED 301 Introduction to Spcial Education K-12 (3) Prrquisit Non May b takn bfor bing admittd to program or throughout th program PROGRAM COURSES Studnts must b accptd into th major, and provid accptabl Praxis I, Praxis Cor, SAT, ACT or GRE scors to thir advisor bfor rciving prmission to tak th following classs in squnc. MSED 342 Principls of Middl Lvl Education (3) fild xprinc includd, transportation/travl tim rquird Prrquisit SCED 305 SCED 460 Using Rading and Writing in th Scondary School (4) takn concurrnt with SCED 342 T a k n T o g t h r T a k n T o g t h r MSED 499 Intrnship in Middl School Education (3) Application Rquird. Takn at Profssional Dvlopmnt Schools (PDS) immdiatly prior to Final Intrnship and concurrnt with Mthods of Taching Major Subjct and MSED 461 MSED 461 Taching Rading in th Middl School Contnt Ara (3) Mthods of Taching Major Subjct (3) Rquird 2.75 GPA. Each subjct ara is rotatd within on smstr. Mthods of Taching Major Subjct (3) Rquird 2.75 GPA. Each subjct ara is rotatd within on smstr. English MSED 367 Mathmatics MATH 424 & 425 Scinc SCIE 381 Social Studis MSED 365 MSED 401 Analyzing Studnt Taching (2) concurrnt with Studnt Taching MSED 462 Sminar: Taching Rading in th SCED Contnt Aras (1) concurrnt with Studnt Taching FINAL INTERNSHIP (6) FINAL INTERNSHIP (6) English MSED 383 Mathmatics MSED 426 Scinc MSED 393 Social Studis MSED 389 FINAL SEMESTER MARYLAND STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Taching Crtificat Rquirmnt PRAXIS II Studnt must tak and pass both Middl School Praxis II tst for crtification. 5047: Middl School: English/Languag Arts 5169: Middl School: Mathmatics 5440: Middl School: Scinc 5089: Middl School: Social Studis Thr is no pdagogy tst rquird for Middl School crtification in th stat of Maryland P r o f s s i o n a l Y a r STUDENT TEACHING GPA REQUIREMENTS 2.75 Major 2.75 Ovrall 3.00 Profssional Education
6 Middl School Major Rquird Contnt Courss English Contnt Rquird Courss (21) I. Amrican Litratur (3 units) On of th following: ENGL 230 Main Currnts in Amrican Litratur (3) ENGL 231 Amrican Litratur to 1865 (3) ENGL 232 Amrican litratur from 1865 (3) II. British Litratur (3 units) On of th following: ENGL 221 British Litratur to 1798 (3) ENGL 222 British Litratur sinc 1798 (3) III. Divrsity in Amrican Litratur (3 units) On of th following: ENGL 233 African-Amrican Litratur (3) ENGL 234 Major Writrs in African-Amrican Litratur (3) ENGL 235 Ethnic Amrican Litratur (3) ENGL 236 Amrican Indian Litratur (3) ENGL 239 Jwish Litratur of th 19th and 20th Cnturis (3) ENGL Topics in Litratur (whn appropriat) (3) IV. Linguistics and Grammar (3 units) On of th following: ENGL 251 Applid Grammar (3) ENGL 350 Comparativ Grammar (3) III. World Litratur/Non-Wstrn Litratur (3 units) On of th following: ENGL 243 Introduction to Classical Mythology (3) ENGL 244 World Folklor (3) ENGL 248 Litratur of th Global Exprinc (3) ENGL 336 Post-Colonial Litratur (3) ENGL 341 History and Litratur of th Old Tstamnt (3) ENGL 342 Folklor and Litratur (3) ENGL 343 Myth and Litratur (3) ENGL 347 World Litratur Writtn in English (3) IV. Advancd Writing (3 units) On of th following: ENGL 310 Writing Argumnt (3) ENGL 313 Acadmic Essay (3) ENGL 315 Litrary Essay (3) ENGL 316 Writing about Litratur (3) WMST 333 Womn s Words, Womn s Livs (3) VI. Young Adult Litratur (3 units) SCED 419 Young Adult Litratur (3)
7 Mathmatics Contnt Rquird Courss (21) MATH 225 Algbra and Numbr Concpts for Middl School Tachrs (3) MATH 235 Statistics and Probability for Middl School Tachrs (4) MATH 255 Gomtry for Middl School Tachrs (3) MATH 273 Calculus I (4) MATH 274 Calculus II (4) MATH 325 Problm Solving for Middl School Tachrs (3) Scinc Contnt Rquird Courss (22) CHEM 121 & CHEM 121L Chmistry: for Allid Halth Profssions (4) BIOL 120 & BIOL 120L Principls of Biology & Principls of Biology Lab (4) PHYS 205 Physics for Middl School Tachrs (3) PHSC 206 Earth-Spac Scinc for Middl School Tachrs (3) BIOL 301 Fild and Natural Scinc (3) offrd only during FALL smstrs SCIE 355 Taching Enginring Dsign in Elmntary and Middl Schools (2) GEOG 101 Physical Gography (3) Social Studis Contnt Rquird Courss (33 includs cor rquirmnts) Anthropology (3) ANTH 207 Cultural Anthropology (3) OR ANTH 209 Amrican Cultur (3) Economics (6) ECON 201 Microconomic Principls (3) ECON 202 Macroconomics Principls (3) Gography (6) GEOG 102 World Rgional Gography (3) OR GEOG 105 Gography of Intrnational Affairs (3) GEOG 109 Human Gography (3) History (12) HIST 145 History of th Unitd Stats to th Mid-19th Cntury (3) HIST 160 World History to 1300 (3) HIST 161 World History Sinc 1300 (3) HIST 146 History of th Unitd Stats sinc th Mid-19th Cntury (3) OR HIST 102 History of Europan Civilization through th 17th Cntury (3) Political Scinc(3) POSC 103 Amrican National Govrnmnt (3) Sociology (3) SOCI 101 Introduction to Sociology (3) Kp for your Rcords Rvisd April 2014
8 Dr. Trry Brkly, Chair Hawkins Hall 404 D Qustions? Plas contact: Josi Irvin Administrativ Assistant Hawkins Hall 404 F fax Application Matrials Wbsit
9 TOWSON UNIVERSITY Middl School Major, Undrgraduat SCED Concntration/Track and SCED Post- Baccalaurat Tachr Crtification Only Application Form Offic Fax Hawkins Hall 404 F Towson ID #: Expctd Graduation Smstr: undtrmind Cll Phon #: Last Nam First Nam Hom/Prm #: DOB: Addrss: Currnt Addrss: Strt City Stat Zip Prm Addrss (if diffrnt): SELECT ONE: Strt City Stat Zip MIDDLE SCHOOL MAJOR Slct Two Aras of Study Blow: English Mathmatics Scinc Social Studis UNDERGRADUATE SCED TRACK/CONCENTRATION Slct On Ara of Study Blow: Biology Chmistry Earth Spac Scinc English Frnch History Mathmatics Physics Social Scinc Spanish Approvd Post-Baccalaurat Non-Dgr Ara of Crtification Slct On Ara of Study Blow: Biology Chmistry Earth/Spac Scinc English Frnch Grman History Mathmatics Physics Social Scinc Spanish NOTE: Studnts ar rquird to attnd a mandatory mting prior to starting SCED 499. Mtings ar usually hld in Sptmbr and March of ach yar. Chck with your SCED advisor. ACADEMIC HISTORY: List all collgiat institutions attndd and GPA: Undrgraduat Collg/Univrsity Stat Dgr Dat Rcvd. GPA Graduat Collg or Univrsity Stat Dgr Dat Rcvd. GPA Th mission of th Tachr Education Unit is to inspir, ducat and prpar facilitators of activ larning for divrs and inclusiv communitis of larnrs in nvironmnts that ar tchnologically advancd. Blow For Offic Us Only: rvisd 10/2014 SCHOOL PTS HRS GPA Total PTS HRS GPA Nots: Application Rcivd: Application Procssd: SCED ADVISOR : PS
10 Dr. Trry Brkly, Chair Hawkins Hall 404 D Qustions? Plas contact: Josi Irvin Administrativ Assistant Hawkins Hall 404 F fax Application Matrials Wbsit
11 1 Criminal History Disclosur Statmnt CRIMINAL HISTORY DISCLOSURE STATEMENT, AUTHORIZATION AND RELEASE Studnt: Studnt ID No.: Dat: Plas rad carfully As a prrquisit to th placmnt of ducation majors in fild xprincs, th Cod of Maryland Rgulations rquirs studnts to complt th following Criminal History Disclosur Statmnt. Studnts ar also rquird to updat th information containd in this Disclosur Statmnt basd on any changs in or additions to thir criminal history until th tim thy graduat or othrwis cas thir nrollmnt at Towson Univrsity. ************************************************************************************* Hav you vr bn convictd of, pld guilty to nolo contndr with rspct to, or rcivd probation bfor judgmnt with rspct to a crim against childrn, in Maryland or any othr jurisdiction? As dfind in Articl 27, 35C of th Annotatd Cod of Maryland, a crim against childrn includs child abus and sxual abus of a child (s rvrs sid of this pag). YOU NEED NOT PROVIDE ANY INFORMATION CONCERNING CRIMINAL CHARGES AGAINST YOU THAT HAVE BEEN EXPUNGED. No Ys Hav you vr bn convictd of, pld guilty or nolo contndr with rspct to, or rcivd probation bfor judgmnt with rspct to, a crim of violnc? Crims of violnc ar dfind in Articl 27, 643B of th Annotatd Cod of Maryland (s rvrs sid of this pag). YOU NEED NOT PROVIDE ANY INFORMATION CONCERNING CRIMINAL CHARGES AGAINST YOU THAT HAVE BEEN EXPUNGED. No Ys If your answr to ithr of th prcding qustions is ys, plas xplain fully attach xplanation to this statmnt, spcifying th natur and dat of th offnss(s), th nam and location of th court(s) and th disposition(s), or outcom(s), including th sntncs(s) imposd, if any. I hrby dclar and affirm undr pnaltis of prjury that th contnts of th forgoing Disclosur Statmnt ar tru and corrct and complt to th bst of my knowldg, information and blif. I undrstand that I am obligatd, and hrby agr, to updat th information containd in th Disclosur Statmnt basd on any changs in or additions to my criminal history until such tim that I graduat or othrwis cas my nrollmnt at Towson Univrsity. I also undrstand that th failur fully and accuratly to complt and updat th Disclosur Statmnt could rsult in action bing takn against m, including rmoval from a fild placmnt and/or dismissal from Towson Univrsity. I hrby authoriz Towson Univrsity and thir agnts, mploys and rprsntativs to invstigat, utiliz and dissminat th Disclosur Statmnt, and any information containd thrin or drivd thrfrom,
12 2 Criminal History Disclosur Statmnt for any and all purposs associatd with my fild placmnt and ducation profssion in th Stat of Maryland or any othr jurisdiction. I hrby rlas, discharg and xonrat Towson Univrsity and thir agnt, mploys and rprsntativs from any and all liability, loss, claims and/or damags or vry natur and kind arising out of, or in any way rlatd to, th Disclosur Statmnt, th information containd thrin or drivd thrfrom and th invstigation, dissmination or us throf. Studnt s Signatur (do not sign until instructd by Notary) Printd Nam of Studnt Local Addrss: Local Phon Numbr: 35C. Causing abus to child. 643B. Mandatory sntncs for crims of violnc. (2) Crim of violnc dfind; corrctional institutional dfind. - As usd in this sction, th trm crim of violnc mans abduction; arson in th first dgr; kidnapping; manslaughtr, xcpt involuntary manslaughtr; mayhm and maiming, as prviously proscribd undr 384, 385, and 386 of this articl; murdr rap; robbry; robbry with a dadly wapon; carjacking or armd carjacking; sxual offns in th first dgr; sxual offns in th scond dgr; us of a handgun in th commission of a flony or othr crim of violnc; and attmpt to commit any of th aforsaid offnss; assault in th first dgr; and assault with intnt to commit a sxual offns in th first dgr, and assault with intnt to commit a sxual offns in th scond dgr, as ths crims wr prviously proscrib undr formr 12 of this articl. Th trms corrctional institution includs Patuxnt (A) Dfinitions. (1) In this sction th following words hav th manings indicatd. (2) Abus mans: (i) Th sustaining of physical injury by a child as a rsult of crul or inhuman tratmnt or as a rsult of a malicious act by any parnt or othr prson who has prmannt or tmporary car or custody or rsponsibility for suprvision of a child, or by any houshold or family mmbr, undr circumstancs that indicatd that th child's halth or wlfar is harmd or thratnd thrby; or (ii) Sxual abus of a child, whthr physical injuris ar sustaind or not. (3) Child mans any individual undr th ag of l8 yars. (4) Family mmbr mans a rlativ of a child by blood, adoption, or marriag. (5) Houshold mmbr mans a prson who livs with or is a rgular prsnc in a hom of a child at th tim of th allgd abus. (6) (i) Sxual abus mans any act that involvs sxual molstation or xploitation of a child by a parnt or othr prson who has prmannt or tmporary car or custody or rsponsibility for suprvision of a child, or by any houshold or family mmbr. (ii) Sxual abus includs, but is not limitd to: 1. Incst, rap, or sxual offns in any dgr; 2. Sodomy; and 3. Unnatural or prvrtd sxual practics. (Do not writ blow this lin. To b compltd by Notary) STATE OF COUNTY OF Subscribd and sworn bfor m this day of, 20. Notary Public Rvisd 4/2012
13 Studnt Copy--Rad ntir documnt. Sign and dat last pag, front and back and submit with application Introduction and Rational TOWSON UNIVERSITY EDUCATION PROGRAM PROFESSIONAL BEHAVIOR POLICY¹ Th Tachr Education Excutiv Board (TEEB) has a rsponsibility to th ducation community to nsur that individuals whom Towson Univrsity rcommnds to th Stat of Maryland for crtification ar highly qualifid to join th ducation profssion. Th taching profssion rquirs strong acadmic prparation, mastry of pdagogy, and othr profssional comptncis. Th profssion also rquirs non-acadmic profssional bhaviors, such as intrprsonal skills, which ar as critical to succss as thos in th acadmic domain. Th goal of this Profssional Bhavior Policy is to hlp candidats dmonstrat profssional bhaviors in a school nvironmnt. This documnt sts forth thos ssntial profssional bhaviors for th ntir ducation unit. A profssional bhavior policy srvs svral important functions, including, but not limitd to: (a) providing information to thos considring taching carrs that will hlp such studnts in thir carr dcision-making; (b) srving as th basis for fdback providd to studnts throughout thir taching program rgarding thir progrss toward mastry of all program objctivs; and (c) srving as th basis for th final assssmnt of attainmnt of graduation rquirmnts and rcommndation for crtification. All candidats in ducation programs ar xpctd to dmonstrat thy ar prpard to work with studnts and adults in ducational sttings. This prparation rsults from th combination of succssful compltion of Towson Univrsity courswork, fild/intrnship xprincs, and th dmonstration of profssional bhavior that all ducators should possss. Ths profssional bhaviors ar outlind blow. EDUCATION PROFESSIONAL BEHAVIOR STATEMENT Th Tachr Education Excutiv Board (TEEB) rsrvs th right for ach dpartmnt/program to rfus, dny, or rvok th application for admission to profssional ducation programs or continuation in profssional ducation programs of any studnt whos obsrvd bhavior is dmd incongrunt with stablishd guidlins of profssional bhavior. As a profssional disciplin, ducation is vstd by th public with a trust and rsponsibility rquiring th highst idals of profssional srvic. All tachr ducation studnts agr to accpt th rsponsibility to adhr to th highst thical standards of profssional bhavior. Placing th importanc of profssional bhavior and dutis abov on s own convninc is th cornrston of profssionalism. All tachr ducation studnts ar rsponsibl for undrstanding dpartmnt- and program-spcific profssional xpctations. In addition to fulfilling all acadmic rquirmnts, succssful compltion of all fild xprincs rquirs dmonstratd profssional bhavior including, but not limitd to, punctuality, attndanc, profssional attir, discrtion, rspct for confidntiality, ffctiv and appropriat communication with Univrsity and schoolbasd studnts and prsonnl, and accptanc of divrsity. All tachr ducation studnts must xhibit bhaviors consistnt with th Univrsity's Cod of Bhavior and stablishd profssional practic in ducational and clinical sttings. Succssful compltion of all fild xprincs is a rquirmnt for continuation in th ducation program. ¹Adaptd from th Univrsity of Maryland, Collg Park (2005) Collg of Education Tchnical Standards Policy. Usd with prmission
14 Program Expctations of Bhavior Th Education Program s Expctations of Profssional Bhavior ar groupd into thr catgoris: Communication/Intrprsonal Skills, Emotional and Physical Abilitis, and Prsonal and Profssional Bhavior. Candidats nrolld in an ducation program must: Communication/Intrprsonal Skills xprss thmslvs ffctivly in standard writtn and oral English in ordr to communicat concpts, assignmnts, valuations, and xpctations with mmbrs of th larning community such as Univrsity faculty, studnts, parnts, administrators, and othr staff o Candidats writ clarly and us corrct grammar and splling. Thy dmonstrat sufficint skills in writtn Standard English to undrstand contnt prsntd in th program and to adquatly complt all writtn assignmnts, as spcifid by faculty. o Candidats communicat ffctivly with othr studnts, faculty, staff, and profssionals. Thy xprss idas and flings clarly and dmonstrat a willingnss and an ability to listn to othrs. o Candidats dmonstrat sufficint skills in spokn Standard English to undrstand contnt prsntd in th program, to adquatly complt all oral assignmnts, and to mt th objctivs of fild placmnt xprincs, as spcifid by faculty. hav communication skills that ar rsponsiv to a varity of prspctivs rprsntd in divrs classrooms and/or othr profssional nvironmnts o Candidats apprciat th valu of divrsity and look byond slf in intractions with othrs. Thy must not impos prsonal, rligious, sxual, and/or cultural valus on othrs. o Candidats dmonstrat thir awarnss of appropriat social boundaris btwn studnts and ducators and thir radinss to obsrv thos boundaris. hav th ncssary intrprsonal comptncis to function ffctivly with studnts and parnts/guardians, and to function collaborativly as part of a profssional tam o Candidats dmonstrat positiv social skills in profssional and social intractions with faculty, collagus, parnts/guardians, and studnts. o Candidats dmonstrat th ability to xprss thir viwpoints and ngotiat difficultis appropriatly, without bhaving unprofssionally with instructors, prs, or studnts. Emotional and Physical Abilitis b abl to work appropriatly with tim constraints and dadlins, to concntrat in distracting situations, to mak subjctiv judgmnts to bst srv th nds of studnts, and to nsur safty in th classroom and in mrgncy situations o Candidats dmonstrat th ability to work with frqunt intrruptions, to rspond appropriatly to unxpctd situations, and to cop with variations in workload and strss lvls. o Candidats dmonstrat th ability to multi-task and to adapt to and display flxibility in changing situations. o Candidats possss th ability to mak and xcut quick, appropriat, and accurat dcisions in a complx, strssful nvironmnt. o Candidats maintain composur and continu to function wll in a myriad of situations.
15 hav th physical stamina to work a contractual day and prform xtndd and additional dutis of a school profssional such as parnt confrncs, aftr-school vnts, and othr assignd dutis o Candidats xhibit motor and snsory abilitis to attnd and participat in class and practicum placmnts. o Candidats tolrat physically dmanding workloads and to function ffctivly undr strss. Prsonal and Profssional Bhavior arriv on tim for profssional commitmnts, including classs and fild xprincs o Candidats mt dadlins for cours assignmnts and program rquirmnts. A pattrn of rpatd absncs, latnss, and failur to mt dadlins in courss or fildwork is not accptabl. sk assistanc and follow suprvision in a timly mannr, and accpt and rspond appropriatly to constructiv rviws of thir work from suprvisors o Candidats rflct on thir practic and accpt constructiv fdback in a profssional mannr. Thy dmonstrat th ability to act upon appropriat suggstions and rasonabl criticism. o Candidats ar flxibl, opn to nw idas and willing to modify thir blifs and practics to bst srv th nds of thir studnts. dmonstrat attituds of intgrity, rsponsibility, and tolranc o Candidats dmonstrat honsty and intgrity by bing truthful about background, xprincs, and qualifications; doing thir own work; giving crdit for th idas of othrs; and providing propr citation of sourc matrials. o Candidats intract courtously, fairly, and profssionally with popl from divrs racial, cultural, and social backgrounds and of diffrnt gndrs or sxual prfrncs. o Candidats must not mak vrbal or physical thrats; ngag in sxual harassmnt; bcom involvd in sxual rlationships with thir studnts, suprvisors, or faculty; or abus othrs in physical, motional, vrbal, or sxual ways. o Candidats dmonstrat th ability to undrstand th prspctivs of othrs and th ability to sparat prsonal and profssional issus. o Candidats xhibit accptanc of and ar abl to mak appropriat adjustmnts for xcptional larnrs. o Candidats protct th confidntiality of studnt and collagu information unlss disclosur srvs profssional purposs or is rquird by law. show rspct for slf and othrs o Candidats xhibit rspct for all Towson Univrsity and school prsonnl, prs/collagus, studnts, thir parnts/guardians, and community mmbrs. o Candidats know cll phon us is prohibitd during class hours (inc.txting). o Candidats ar fr of th influnc of illgal drugs and alcoholic bvrags on univrsity prmiss and fild placmnts. Thy ar xpctd to abid by th Towson Univrsity Cod of Studnt Bhavior. o Candidats dmonstrat th ability to dal with prsonal and profssional strssors through th us of appropriat coping mchanisms. Thy handl strss ffctivly by using appropriat slf-car and by dvloping supportiv rlationships with collagus, prs, and othrs. o Candidats us sound judgmnt. Thy sk and ffctivly us hlp for mdical and motional problms that may intrfr with scholastic and/or profssional prformanc. o Candidats raliz thir rprsntations on th intrnt will b considrd within th scop of thir profssional dmanor.
16 projct an imag of profssionalism o Candidats dmonstrat appropriat prsonal hygin. o Candidats drss appropriatly for thir profssional contxts. o Candidats possss maturity, slf-disciplin, and appropriat profssional judgmnt. o Candidats attnd and assist as ndd in lssons bing obsrvd. o Candidats dmonstrat good attndanc, intgrity, honsty, conscintiousnss in work, and tamwork. social mdia policy o Th sam principls and guidlins that apply to studnts activitis in gnral also apply to thir activitis onlin. This includs all forms of onlin publishing and discussion, including blogs, usr-gnratd vido and audio, social ntworks and othr social mdia applications. Th Intrnt is nithr anonymous nor forgtful, and thr is no clar lin btwn on s profssional lif and prsonal lif on a social mdia sit. Tachr candidats nd to wigh vry posting for how it affcts thir ffctivnss as tachrs. Implmntation and Rviw Procdurs Each program of ducation will introduc this policy, and candidats will rciv a copy of th Program s Profssional Bhavior Policy and sign a Profssional Bhavior Policy Acknowldgmnt Form prior to th ntry of th clinical xprincs. Candidats in th programs will b rquird to submit an updatd Profssional Bhavior Policy Acknowldgmnt Form prior to ntry into th Profssional Yar. At various points (.g., fild xprincs) candidats will b notifid of Profssional Bhavior inadquacis that may prvnt thm from progrssing through thir program. Documntation and consnsus rgarding th studnt's functioning will b sought bfor any action is takn. Candidats who xprinc dficincis in any aras will b ncouragd to sk appropriat profssional hlp from Towson Univrsity or othr sourcs. If th problm sms to b byond rmdiation, th candidat s continuation in profssional programs, graduation, or rcommndation for crtification may b dnid. Assistanc for Individuals with Disabilitis Profssional bhavior may b mt with or without accommodations. Th Univrsity complis with th rquirmnts of Sction 504 of th Rhabilitation Act and th Amricans with Disabilitis Act of Thrfor, Towson Univrsity will ndavor to mak rasonabl accommodations with rspct to its bhavior standards for an applicant with a disability who is othrwis qualifid. "Disability" shall man, with rspct to an individual, (1) a physical or mntal impairmnt that substantially limits on or mor of th major lif functions of such individual; (2) a rcord of such an impairmnt; or (3) bing rgardd as having such an impairmnt. Th Univrsity rsrvs th right to rjct any rqusts for accommodations that ar unrasonabl, including thos that would involv th us of an intrmdiary that would rquir a studnt to rly on somon ls's powr of slction and obsrvation, fundamntally altr th natur of th Univrsity's ducational program, lowr acadmic standards, caus an undu hardship on th Univrsity, or ndangr th safty of studnts or othrs. For all rqusts for accommodations, studnts should contact Towson Univrsity's Disability Support Srvics ( ) and follow stablishd univrsity policy and procdurs. Unlss a studnt has xprssly waivd his or hr privilg to confidntiality of mdical rcords providd to substantiat ithr a disability or a rcommndation for an accommodation, program administrators to which such information has bn communicatd shall maintain such information in a mannr that prsrvs its confidntiality. Undr no circumstancs shall such information bcom part of a studnt's acadmic rcords.
17 POLICY REGARDING CONTINUANCE OR REMOVAL FROM FIELD PLACEMENTS As wll as acadmic prparation and taching skills, th taching profssion also rquirs non-acadmic profssional bhaviors, such as intrprsonal skills, which ar as critical to succss as thos in th acadmic domain. Th Education Profssional Bhavior Policy (part 2 of this documnt) dscribs th profssional bhavior xpctd of tachr candidats in all placmnts. Candidats who fail to dmonstrat appropriat profssional bhavior pdagogical skills, or mastry of contnt may b rmovd from th fild placmnt aftr othr options may b xplord. Should a school ladr rqust th rmoval of an intrn from a school placmnt, th placmnt at that school shall b ndd immdiatly. Th intrn will procd to stp fiv of this policy if th school rqusts that th intrn b rmovd from th stting. If a candidat s actions ar considrd illgal activitis, thr is an automatic rfrral to stp fiv of this policy. If a candidat fails to dmonstrat comptnc in on or mor xpctations in th school placmnt, th following policy shall b implmntd. Procdur for Rmoving Candidats from Fild Exprincs and Concurrnt Courss: 1. Th univrsity suprvisor nsurs that th mntor tachr has modld appropriat planning and instruction and has involvd th intrn in a gradual progrssion of appropriat profssional xprincs such as co-taching, small group instruction, whol class instruction, and indpndnt taching if that is warrantd. Th Univrsity suprvisor is rsponsibl for obsrving th intrn and providing both oral and writtn fdback for ach lsson obsrvd. Th mntor tachr should giv writtn fdback to any candidat that is having difficulty aftr formativ discussions with th candidat hav occurrd. 2. Whn an intrn ncountrs difficulty in th school/classroom, it is th univrsity suprvisor s rsponsibility to inform th intrn, in writing, that h/sh is not mting xpctations and to spcify th bhaviors, dispositions, knowldg, and/or skills that nd rmdiation. Onc informd of th ara(s) rquiring rmdiation, th candidat is rsponsibl for dvloping/proposing an Assistanc Plan (in rspons to th ara(s) rquiring rmdiation) with th univrsity suprvisor. Aftr rviw, discussion, and rvision (as ndd) of th proposd plan, th univrsity suprvisor, along with th mntor tachr and th intrn, will finaliz and sign an Assistanc Plan that includs th aras of waknss and th stps th intrn must follow to rmdiat thos waknsss. Th plan will includ a timlin that spcifis how and whn th candidat will b xpctd to addrss th idntifid waknsss, bnchmarks, critria, and th stps that will follow if th waknsss ar not rmdiatd within th tim fram. Each tim th univrsity suprvisor and th mntor tachr obsrv th candidat, rfrncs will b writtn as to th progrss bing mad on th Assistanc Plan. Th univrsity suprvisor will giv a copy of th Assistanc Plan to th TU dpartmnt chair or th program dirctor as a way to alrt thm that th candidat is xprincing difficulty. Should th candidat rfus to sign or fail to implmnt th Assistanc Plan, th candidat will b rmovd from th placmnt and will procd to stp fiv of this policy. 3. At th nd of th tim fram st forth in th Assistanc Plan, th intrn is ithr allowd to procd in th fild xprinc as long as h/sh is abl to maintain all of th rsponsibilitis xpctd of th xprinc, or h/sh is rmovd from th fild xprinc du to lack of progrss on th Assistanc Plan. This dcision will b mad by th univrsity suprvisor in collaboration with th dpartmnt chair; th dirctor of th Cntr of Profssional Practic (CPP) will b notifid in writing of th dcision that is mad. 4. If an intrn is rmovd from a fild placmnt, h/sh will rciv a grad of F or U for th intrnship cours. If th withdrawal occurs bfor th dadlin for officially withdrawing from courss, th candidat may b allowd to withdraw from th intrnship and rciv a grad of W for th cours. Candidats taking concurrnt courss will b allowd to finish thos courss if th courss do not rquir continuing work with childrn/studnts in th fild placmnt. Candidats may not work with othr childrn/studnts outsid of th givn placmnt to fulfill th fild placmnt componnts of th intrnship and concurrnt courss. 5. Candidats may appal th rmoval from fild placmnt to th Dan of th Collg of Education or appropriat Collg within 48 hours of bing rmovd from th placmnt. Th Dan will mak a dcision on th appal basd
18 on univrsity policy as statd in th appropriat catalog. If th Dan ruls in favor of th candidat, th candidat will b placd back in an appropriat classroom stting. Th candidat will not rturn to th original classroom or school, but may b rinstatd in an intrnship in a diffrnt stting or in a futur smstr. 6. To b rinstatd in a fild placmnt and/or th concurrnt courss in a subsqunt smstr, th candidat must mak a writtn rqust to th dpartmnt chair or th program dirctor at last 30 days bfor th bginning of th smstr in which th placmnt is sought. Individual dpartmnts will st rquirmnts for rinstatmnt.
19 Profssional Yar Assistanc Plan Towson Univrsity Studnt: Towson ID# Program: Issus Solutions Action & Dat Failur to complt this plan satisfactorily may rsult in rmoval from intrnship. Follow-Up: Copy to: Dpt. chair and TU Intrn Univrsity Liaison Cntr for Profssional Practic dat
21 Rad ntir documnt. Sign and dat last pag, front and back and submit with application. TOWSON UNIVERSITY PROFESSIONAL BEHAVIOR POLICY EDUCATION STUDENT ACKNOWLEDGEMENT FORM Within th profssional contxt to which ach candidat aspirs, all candidats must: Communication/Intrprsonal Skills b abl to xprss thmslvs ffctivly in standard writtn and oral English in ordr to communicat concpts, assignmnts, valuations, and xpctations with mmbrs of th larning community such as Univrsity faculty, studnts, parnts, administrators, and othr staff hav communication skills that ar rsponsiv to diffrnt prspctivs rprsntd in divrs classrooms and/or othr profssional nvironmnts hav th ncssary intrprsonal comptncis to function ffctivly with studnts and parnts, and to function collaborativly as part of a profssional tam Emotional and Physical Abilitis b abl to work undr tim constraints, concntrat in distracting situations, mak subjctiv judgmnts, and nsur safty in mrgncis hav th physical stamina to work a contractual day and prform xtndd and additional dutis of a school profssional such as parnt confrncs, aftr-school vnts, and othr assignd dutis Prsonal and Profssional Rquirmnts arriv (and b on tim) for profssional commitmnts, including classs and fild xprincs sk assistanc and follow suprvision in a timly mannr, and accpt and rspond appropriatly to constructiv rviw of thir work from suprvisors dmonstrat attituds of intgrity, rsponsibility, and tolranc show rspct for slf and othrs projct an imag of profssionalism adhr to social mdia policy I hav rad and acknowldg rcipt of th Profssional Bhavior Policy. I undrstand that if th critria listd abov ar not mt satisfactorily, I may b rcommndd for dismissal from th Taching Program and/or dnid th opportunity to complt th intrnship and studnt taching componnt of th curriculum. Candidat Signatur PRINTED Nam Dat This documnt should b givn to th Dpartmnt Chair. NOTE: Th Univrsity has a lgal obligation to provid appropriat accommodations for studnts with documntd disabilitis. Documntd disability studnts sking accommodations, should rgistr with th Univrsity's Offic of Disability Support Srvics and notify your cours instructor, and/or acadmic advisor prior to th start of classs and/or fild xprinc.
22 TOWSON UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF SECONDARY & MIDDLE SCHOOL EDUCATION PROFESSIONAL BEHAVIOR POLICY CANDIDATE S SELF ASSESSMENT FORM Candidat Nam: Program Ara: Instructions to candidat: Rat yourslf according to th following profssional bhaviors. Complt th sntnc, I bliv I am abl to Ky: A Frquntly B Somtims C Rarly Evr N/A Not Applicabl A B C N/A Profssional Bhaviors Exprss myslf ffctivly in writtn and oral English in ordr to communicat concpts, assignmnts, valuations, and xpctations with mmbrs of th larning community such as Univrsity faculty, studnts, parnts, administrators, and othr staff. Dmonstrat communication skills that ar rsponsiv to diffrnt prspctivs rprsntd in divrs classrooms and/or othr profssional nvironmnts. Exhibit th ncssary intrprsonal comptncis to function ffctivly with studnts and parnts, and to function collaborativly as part of a profssional tam. Work undr tim constraints, concntrat in distracting situations, mak subjctiv judgmnts, and nsur safty in mrgncis. Hav th physical stamina to work a contractual day and prform xtndd and additional dutis of a school profssional such as parnt confrncs, aftr-school vnts, and othr assignd dutis. Organiz tim and matrials, prioritiz tasks, prform svral tasks at onc, and adapt to changing situations. Arriv on tim for profssional commitmnts, including classs and fild xprincs. Sk assistanc and follow suprvision in a timly mannr, and accpt and rspond appropriatly to constructiv fdback from suprvisors. Dmonstrat attituds of intgrity, rsponsibility, and tolranc. Show rspct for slf and othrs. Projct an imag of profssionalism. I hav rviwd th Dpartmnt of Scondary & Middl School Education Profssional Bhaviors Policy and undrstand that if th critria listd blow ar not mt satisfactorily, I may b dnid th opportunity to continu in th profssional prparation program and to complt th xtnsiv intrnship componnt of th curriculum. Candidat signatur: Dat: