2002-03 Bulletin
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SCHOOL OF EDUCATION AND PSYCHOLOGY



 
Department
Members
Mark Haynal, Dean; Austin Archer, Cleona Bazzy, Robert Egbert, Hollis James, Ginger Ketting-Weller, Tamara Randolph, Gail Rittenbach, Lee Stough.
 




The School of Education and Psychology offers programs leading to a Bachelor of Science degree with majors in elementary education and special education, and a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in psychology. Minors are available in education, early childhood education, special education, and psychology, and preparation is provided for state and denominational certification in elementary education, special education, or secondary teaching. With careful planning, a bachelor's degree and the first teaching certificate may be earned in four years of study.
 
For a description of programs leading to a master's degree in Education or Counseling Psychology, see the Graduate Bulletin.
 
Title II of Higher Education
Walla Walla College
School of Education and Psychology
Report Card for 2000 - 2001
 
Mission: The School of Education and Psychology at Walla Walla College supports the mission of the college and assists students as they acquire knowledge and expertise in their fields of study within the context of Christian faith. To this end our faculty and students are committed to:
 
     • quality in scholarship and research;
     • the development of social, moral, and spiritual values; and
     • the integration of learning, faith, and service.

 
Teacher Preparation Programs: WWC offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education and in Special Education. Teacher certification is also available to those who wish to teach in Early Childhood Education and in various content areas at the secondary school level. Additional information can be found at http://www.wwc.edu/academics/departments/education.
 
Student Characteristics: The Teacher Certification Program enrolled 72 students during the 2000-2001 academic year. Most of these students were undergraduates of traditional college age.
 
Admission Requirements:

 
      • Junior class standing or a score of at least 23 on the ACT or a score of at least 1040 on the SAT.
      • Minimum GPA of at least 2.75 in all course work that applies to certification requirements.
      • Formal application, law enforcement background check, and moral character clearance.

 
For a complete description, see: http://www.wwc.edu/academics/bulletins/undergrad/current/educ.html.
 
Accreditation:

 
      • Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges
      • Accrediting Association of Seventh-day Adventist Schools, Colleges, & Universities
      • All of the college's teacher preparation programs are approved by the Washington State Board of Education.

 
CONTEXTUAL INFORMATION:

 
Best Practices:

 
      • Blend of theory and practice. Teacher certification candidates spend between 62 and 150 clock hours observing and assisting in K-12 classrooms prior to student teaching.
      • Methods of teaching courses are aligned with Washington state's Essential Academic Learning Requirements (EALRs).
      • Portfolios are used formatively and summatively to document "positive impact on student learning" in the K-12 setting.

 
Notable Features and Accomplishments:

 
      • Three of our professors of education are recipients of the Thomas & Violet Zappara Excellence in Teaching Award.
      • In 2000-2001, one elementary education major received the Outstanding Senior Award for Elementary Education.
      • In 2000-2001, 12 teacher certification candidates were awarded the Eleanor Schofield Memorial Teachers' Scholarship.
      • In 2000-2001, one elementary education major received the Richard and Dena Hammill Scholarship.

 
PROGRAM STATISTICS:

 
S.1Total number of students in your teacher preparation program, all specializations in academic year 2000-200172
S.2Number of students in supervised student teaching in academic year 2000-200136
 

 
Number of faculty members who supervised student teachers:

 
S.3AFull-time faculty in professional education3
S.3BPart-time faculty in professional education but full-time in the institution0
S.3CPart-time faculty in professional education, not otherwise employed by the institution13
S.4Total faculty student teaching supervisors (Sum of S.3A, S.3B, S.3C)16
S.5Student teacher/faculty ratio3:1
S.6AThe average number of student teaching hours per week required24
S.6BThe total number of weeks of supervised student teaching required10
S.7Average total number of hours required240
 

 
This report is provided in accordance with the requirements of The Higher Education Act, Title II, Section 207 (f) (1) and (2).
 

To see the 1999-2000 Report, go to reportcard 99-00.html
 




The department offers these degrees and majors.

Degrees
* MAJOR IN ELEMENTARY EDUCATION (Bachelor of Science)
* MAJOR IN SPECIAL EDUCATION (Bachelor of Science)
* PREPARATION FOR SECONDARY TEACHING
* MINOR IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
* MINOR IN EDUCATION
* MINOR IN SPECIAL EDUCATION
* MAJOR IN PSYCHOLOGY (Bachelor of Arts)
* MINOR IN PSYCHOLOGY



Courses
* EARLY CHILDHOOD (CHLD)
* EDUCATION (EDUC)
* PSYCHOLOGY (PSYC)
* SPECIAL EDUCATION (SPED)