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Goals and Requirements for Majors and Minors

Goals for Majors and Minors

Linfield Education Department faculty and students embody:

  1. Learning Theory & Content Knowledge
    • Draw upon research from multiple learning theories in developing praxis.
    • Use varied, engaging content pedagogy, including multiple modes of representation and communication including the purposeful use of technology and media.
    • Develop and implement effective instruction based on content knowledge aligned to professional and state standards.
    • Apply understanding of motivation and behavior to create a learning environment that encourages positive social interaction, active engagement in learning, and self-motivation.
  2. Advocacy for All Learners
    • Use a culturally responsive approach to create instruction based on the contexts of community, school, families, and individual students.
    • Collaborate with school and community resources, including families, to meet the needs of all learners.
    • Create a safe and positive classroom community based on equity, fairness, and the belief that all students can learn.
    • Plan lessons and assessments that address variation in learning styles, developmental levels, ability levels, and diversity among learners.
  3. Reflection & Action
    • Analyze formative and summative assessments, making appropriate adjustments to instruction and educational programs.
    • Demonstrate self-awareness and growth in professional characteristics.
    • Seek opportunities for professional development by engaging in research and collaborating with colleagues and other professionals.

Requirements for Majors and Minors

For an Elementary Education major: 41 credits including EDUC 150, 230, 240, 270, 302, 305, 401, 402, 448, 449, 450; 275 or MUSC 312 or HHPA 381.

For a minor in Education: 20 credits including 150, 230, 270 or 290, 302; an additional six credits in education courses selected from 205, 240, 305, 398 or approved education-related courses.

For an Elementary Education major (EL/ML) with Licemsire: admission to teacher preparation program and complete major requirements, as well as Math 135 and 136, EDUC 491, 492, 496, 497; TSPC required exams, OSP/FBI criminal history clearance, Education Department requirements. (For upper elementary and middle level teaching, substitute EDUC 290 for EDUC 270, EDUC 401 not required, and add four courses in middle level content area.)

For an Education minor with Licensure: admission to teacher preparation program and complete one of the following Linfield majors:: anthropology, studio art, biology, chemistry, creative writing, economics, English, French, German, health education, history, literature, mathematics, physical education, physics, political science, psychology, sociology, or Spanish; EDUC 150, 230, 240, 290, 302, 305, 430 (not required for health education or physical education), 493, 494, 496, 497; TSPC required exams, OSP/FBI criminal history clearance, Education Department requirements.

For an Elementary Education major with Licensure and ESOL endorsement: completion of all requirements for Elementary Education major with Licensure (see above), as well as EDUC 245, 250, 340; TSPC required ESOL exam; and specific ESOL student teaching requirements.

For an Education minor with Licensure and ESOL endorsement: completion of all requirements for Education minor with Licensure (see above), as well as EDUC 245, 250, 340; TSPC required ESOL exam; and specific ESOL student teaching requirements.

Teacher Education Program Requirements

General Requirements

  • No grade lower than a C in major and professional education coursework
  • Minimum 2.750 GPA in cumulative, major, and licensure coursework
  • Ongoing recommendation from the Linfield College Education Department
  • Adherence to the Linfield College Education Department Professional Characteristics

Pre-Admission

  • EDUC 150 Foundations of Education; Foundations of Education; meet requirements on related field experience
  • EDUC 230 Educational Psychology

Admission

  • EDUC 270 Becoming an Early Childhood Teacher (EC/EL) or EDUC 290 Content Literacy and Development in Adolescence (EL/ML; ML/HS); meet requirements on related field experience
  • OSP/FBI criminal history clearance
  • Teacher Education Program Application

Requirements Prior to Part-Time Student Teaching

  • Ongoing major coursework
  • Ongoing licensure coursework
  • Passing scores on the Protecting Student & Civil Rights in the Educational Environment Exam
  • Approved Application to Part-Time Student Teaching

Requirements Prior to Full-Time Student Teaching

  • Major coursework
  • Professional education coursework
  • Passing scores on the NES Elementary I and II exams (EC/EL; EL/ML)
  • Passing scores on appropriate NES Subject Area Test (EL/ML; ML/HS; ESOL)
  • Recommendation for Full-Time Student Teaching

Student Teaching and Seminar

Student teaching consists of two semesters of classroom experiences taken concurrently with a Seminar for Student Teaching during which the student is assigned to a state approved school that cooperates with Linfield College in teacher preparation. The student teacher shares the teaching role with the classroom teacher and completes an Education Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA) at each level of authorization. Students in both part-time and full-time student teaching are observed weekly by Linfield College supervisors. Students must provide their own transportation to assigned schools.

Oregon Preliminary Teaching License Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in an approved major
  • Part-time and Full-time Student Teaching
  • Successful completion of one edTPA (or equivalent) for the appropriate authorization level and content area
  • Passing scores on TSPC required exams
  • Minimum 2.750 GPA in cumulative, major, and licensure coursework
  • No grade lower than a C in major and licensure coursework
  • Recommendations from Linfield College supervisors and mentor teachers
  • Recommendation from Linfield College Education Department

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