PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION BLOCK

A Prescriptive, Reflective, Integrative Model for Educators
 

Introduction

Introduction

Welcome to East Central University’s Education Program. This online resource is designed to provide you with the information and documents needed throughout your professional block sequence.

The faculty of the education department wants to provide you with the support necessary to navigate through the local, state, and national teaching requirements. While this process sometimes seems daunting, the end result will make it worthwhile. Our goal is to prepare you to meet the challenges of today’s public school classroom while maintaining high academic and personal standards. The number of lives a teacher can impact far surpasses that of any profession.We want our teacher candidates to demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to ensure that the impact they make is positive. Our conceptual framework, a Prescriptive, Reflective, Integrative Model for Educators (PRIME), allows us to prepare educators at all levels with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions that ECU values for teacher education candidates; those constructs are integrated and imbedded throughout the entire education program of study.

Please read this entire online resource and become familiar with the components of the Professional Education Blocks. Most of the questions that arise can be answered here. Again, thank you for your decision to become a part of our education program. The education faculty is committed to providing you an outstanding education program and quality field and student teaching experiences. We hope this online resource will help.

Brenda Walling
Dr. Brenda Walling, Dean
College of Education and Psychology
bwalling@ecok.edu 580.559.5350

Dr. Jack Green
Dr. Jack Green, Chair
Department of Education
jgreen@ecok.edu 580.559.5240

snell
Mrs. Jennifer Snell
Director of Field Experiences

jenlsne@ecok.edu 580.559.5579

Message from Dean Walling

As Dean of the College of Education and Psychology and Director of Teacher Education it is with great pride that I welcome you to our education family.  East Central University has a long, proud history of preparing outstanding teachers.  Our programs have been continuously accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) since 1954.  We offer 16 undergraduate education programs, 11 master’s programs, and five certification programs.  Our programs are infused with teaching technology, multiple field experiences, a variety of service learning projects and the latest research based pedagogy.  We appreciate your decision to pursue your teaching degree at East Central University which will in turn allow us to continue our proud heritage of producing outstanding teachers.

Message from Dr. Green

As Chair of the Department of Education at East Central University, and on behalf of our faculty, staff, students, and alumni, I am delighted to welcome you to the Professional Education Block component of the Department of Education website!

We are proud of our department and believe that we prepare some of the best teachers in the state. Our students learn about the profession of education and the process of teaching through a combination of college classroom experiences provided by excellent university faculty and practical field experiences in public schools working with master teachers.  The work by cooperating teachers, university supervisors, school principals, and our university faculty is essential to ensure our candidates engage in a rigorous, informative, and enlightening student teaching experience. We value the opportunity to work with our colleagues in the field as their experience, perspective, and expertise are important components of our teacher preparation program.

If I can be of additional assistance, please let me know.

Sincerely,

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Message from Mrs. Snell

As Director of Field Experience and Student Teaching I am excited to welcome you to the Professional Education Block component of the ECU Department of Education Website.  From this site students, cooperating teachers, school administration and university supervisors can find a plethora of information related to the field and student teaching experiences.

I am very thankful for the dedication and commitment that our cooperating teachers, university supervisors, school principals, and university faculty exemplify to aide in the guidance and molding of pedagogy and instructional methods for our student educators.   I value these opportunities to work with colleagues in education as your experience, perspective and expertise form a major component of the teacher education program.

The pride of our education department is evident and we sincerely believe we prepare some of the most highly qualified teachers in the state at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.  We pride ourselves with providing our students with a combination of learning and observing methodology  styles and instructional methods by both excellent university faculty and practical field experiences with master teachers in the public school setting. 

Thank you for working in preparing our future teachers.

If I can be of additional assistance, please feel free to contact me at any time. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

College of Education and Psychology Mission Statement

The Mission of the College of Education and Psychology is to provide quality programs that prepare students to enter careers in the fields of Education, Psychology, and Health, and Kinesiology.

NOTICE: Any student needing reasonable accommodation to carry out their field experience or student teaching requirement should notify the Director of Field Experiences and Student Teaching at the time he or she makes an application for the class. The Director of these programs, when so notified, will arrange such accommodations with a participating school chosen by the program director.