Walsh University Graduate Catalog 2013-2014
In the MAED there are four major transition points candidates should be knowledgeable about. The first occurs at admission with entry into the graduate program; the second occurs at entrance to the graduate practicum; the third is at the exit from graduate capstone experience; and the last point is at graduation with program follow-up. This follow-up occurs through the use of surveys to candidates and their employers.
Data is collected at each gate to measure program effectiveness and to determine adjustments in the curriculum to ensure each MAED candidate adequately meets the minimum standard for the six candidate proficiencies. Candidates should be aware of deadlines and program requirements for each transition point and should work closely with their advisors to ensure all pre-conditions are met in a timely basis.
Transition Point #1 Entry Into The Graduate Program
Transition Point #1 for students in the MAED program occurs during the admissions process. Candidates pursuing admission to the MAED would need to complete or submit each of the following:
Transition Point #2 Entry Into Graduate Practicum
In order to move into the next phase of the graduate program, MAED, the candidate must successfully fulfill the following requirements:
Transition Point #3 Exit From Graduate Practicum
Transition Point #4 Program Follow-Up
The Education Placement Office (Hannon Center #110)
The personnel in the Education Placement Office serve as coordinators for all field experience assignments, BCII background checks, admission to the Teacher Preparation Program, pre-clinical practice/clinical practice placements. The Education Placement Office is also the source for all documents, application forms, testing information booklets, and PRAXIS registration materials. The Placement Office staff assists candidates as they proceed through these various application points, including admission into the Teacher Preparation Program and application for pre-clinical practice / clinical practice. Completion of all educational and content coursework, and passing all required Praxis II tests are prerequisites for student teaching.
A criminal background check and FBI check is required for all education students prior to entering any classroom for observations, field experiences and/or pre-clinical/clinical practice. Only students who have submitted a clear check are permitted to participate in any observations, field or clinical experiences.
All students applying for the Teacher Preparation Program and Pre-Student/Student Teaching should be aware that prior criminal convictions, whether or not the conviction has been expunged, can affect his/her ability to obtain a license to teach in the State of Ohio and/or affect his/her ability to obtain employment in a pre-school program, parochial school, public school district or chartered non-public school. It is the student’s responsibility to determine whether he or she is eligible for licensure and/or employment as a teacher in the State of Ohio. Each Walsh University education student is responsible for maintaining the high moral and ethical standards necessary to be included in field experiences, pre-student/student teaching and to become licensed to teach in the State of Ohio.
Title II Information
On the Ohio Praxis II group of written tests of educational theory and techniques for the 2011/2012 academic year, Walsh University candidates achieved a pass rate of 97% on the Principles of Learning and Teaching K-3; 5-9, and 7-12 tests.
Candidates who took the following content tests passed at a 98% rate: Early Childhood Education and Special Education Knowledge-based Core Principles test. The summary pass rate for all tests is 98%.
The Division of Education’s Teacher Preparation Program enrolled 75 candidates who completed the program during the 2009-2010 reporting period. For additional data on the Praxis II scoring, please contact the university’s Office of Admissions or visit the Walsh University website at www.walsh.edu.