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1. What is the professional education unit at your institution and what is its relationship to other units at the institution that are involved in the preparation of professional educators?

The professional education unit at Millikin University is the School of Education (SoE). It is in the College of Professional Studies (CPS) along with the department of Exercise Science and Sport, the department of Professional Comprehensive Adult Education (PACE), and the School of Nursing. Within the CPS, these four chairs/directors report to the Dean of the College of Professional Studies.

The SoE is led by a director, the unit head, who chairs and coordinates the activities of the Committee on Teacher Education Programs (CTEP). CTEP is a strong governing committee with representatives from each of the eleven teacher education programs, crossing three of the university’s colleges (College of Arts and Sciences, College of Fine Arts and College of Professional Studies). Since CTEP serves students across the university, membership on this committee is carefully evaluated annually. The dean of the CPS is also a member of CTEP. CTEP approves all procedures associated with the teacher education programs offered at Millikin University. Planning, operational issues, and curricular revisions affecting teacher education are vetted through CTEP. Changes in program design, implementation, and evaluation must also be approved by CTEP. In matters of curriculum, approvals must then proceed through the CPS and the full university curriculum committee prior to implementation. Changes affecting university publications (such as grade point average requirements) are implemented in accordance with published university documents. CTEP provides oversight for (a) analysis of assessment data including those required for checkpoints within the candidates’ progression; (b) standards and policies regarding candidate application and performance while enrolled in the major; and (c) advising issues related to curricula and dispositions.

2. How many professional education faculty members support the professional education unit? Please complete Table 1.

Table 1

Professional Education Faculty

(Calendar Year 2009 – Spring & Fall Semesters)

 

Professional

Education

Faculty

Full-time in

the Unit

Full-time in the

Institution, but Part-time in the Unit

Part-time at the

Institution & the Unit (e.g., adjunct faculty)

Graduate Teaching

Assistants Teaching or Supervising Clinical Practice

Total # of

Professional

Education Faculty

Professor

0

0

0

0

0

Associate Professor

3

5

1

0

9

Assistant Professor

2

3

0

0

5

Visiting Professor

0

0

1

0

1

Tenure track Instructor

1

0

0

0

1

Non-tenure track Instructor

1

1

45

0

47

Non-tenure track Lecturer

3

1

0

0

4

TOTAL

10

10

47

0

67

3. What programs are offered at your institution to prepare candidates for their first license to teach? Please complete Table 2.

Table 2

Initial Teacher Preparation Programs and Their Review Status

(Fall 2009 Semester)

 

Program

Award Level

(e.g.,  Bachelor's

or Master's)

Number of

Candidates

Enrolled or

Admitted

Agency or

Association

Reviewing

Programs (e.g.,

State, NAEYC,

or Bd. of

Regents)

Program Report

Submitted for

National Review

(Yes/No)

State Approval

Status (e.g.,

approved or

provisional)

Status of

National

Recognition of

Programs by

NCATE

Art Education

Bachelor’s

6

State

No

Approved

NA

Biology Education

Bachelor’s

5

NSTA

Yes

Approved

Nationally Recognized with Conditions

Chemistry Education

Bachelor’s

3

NSTA

Yes

Approved

Nationally Recognized with Conditions

Early Childhood Education

Bachelor’s

89

NAEYC

Yes

Approved

Nationally Recognized

Elementary Education

Bachelor’s

177

ACEI

Yes

Approved

 

Nationally Recognized with Conditions

English Education

Bachelor’s

24

NCTE

Yes

Approved

Nationally Recognized

Mathematics Education

Bachelor’s

14

NCTM

Yes

Approved

 

Nationally Recognized

Music Education

Bachelor’s

136

NASM

Yes

Approved

Nationally Recognized

Physical Education

Bachelor’s

59

NASPE

Yes

Approved

Nationally Recognized

Social Science Education

Bachelor’s

17

NCSS

Yes

Approved

Revised Report Submitted

School Nurse

Bachelor’s

0

State

No

Approved

NA

4. What programs are offered at your institution to prepare advanced teacher candidates and other school professional? Please complete Table 3.

(Not applicable for us)

5. Which of the above initial teacher preparation and advanced preparation programs are offered off-campus or via distance learning technologies? What alternate route programs are offered?

Two of our initial teacher preparation programs are offered off-campus. The two programs are Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education. We offer these initial teacher preparation programs at Lincoln Land Community College in Springfield, Illinois (ECE only) and Parkland Community College in Champaign, Illinois (both ECE and El Ed). We do not have advanced preparation programs, distance learning programs or alternate route programs.


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