Dalton State 2013-14 Catalog

Initial Certification in Early Childhood Education or Early Childhood Education with ESOL

Dalton State College provides a premier education program that is committed to preparing competent, collaborative, reflective and caring teachers who can bring diverse learners to high academic achievement and who contribute significantly to their school environments. The Post-Baccalaureate Initial Certification Teacher Education program in Early Childhood Education prepares teacher education candidates who have received a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college in a field other than education, to become certified in teaching children grades pre-kindergarten through fifth grade. The ESOL endorsement prepares teacher education candidates to teach children in grades Pk-12 in an ESOL classroom. Prerequisites for admittance in to the Teacher Education Program include:  overall cumulative GPA of 2.7, passing scores on the GACE Basic Skills Exam or provide evidence of exemption (SAT = 1000 or ACT=43 - scores must be completed and reported no later than 5 years before the teacher application deadline), proof of approved background check, proof of professional liability insurance, proof of completion of the mandated reporter training course and acceptance in to the Teacher Education Post-Baccalaureate Initial Certification program is required before enrollment in the blocked sequence of professional courses.

Professional Education

Block I 13-16
Teach Students Who are Excepti
Classroom Management
Algebra for P-8 Teachers
Curriculum and Assessment
Teach Cont & Proc:Lang Arts Ed
Professional Sem Block I (2 days per week field experience)
Block II13-16
Appl Ling for Teachers of ESOL
Teach Cont & Proc: Read Educ
Teach Cont & Proc: Math Educ
Teach Cont & Proc: Soc Stu Edu
Geometry for P-8 Teachers (Optional for Summer Block)
Professional Seminar Block II (2 days per week field experience)
Summer Semester Block 3-9
Children's Literature
Culture and Education
And one of the following:
Geometry for P-8 Teachers (Optional for Summer Block)
Prob & Stat for P-8 Teachers (Optional for Summer Block)
Block III13-16
Assess & Correc: Math Educ
Teach Cont & Proc: Sci Educ
Assess/Correction Read Educ
Prob & Stat for P-8 Teachers (Optional for Summer Block)
Methods of Teaching ESOL
Professional Seminar Block III (2 days per week field experience)
Block IV12
Expl Act in PE, Art & Music
Teaching Internship
Professional Seminar Block IV (15 weeks in field experience)
Total Hours66-69