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son and or teacher education coordinator. The recommendation is ihen
forwarded to the college dean's office for final review and action. Students
must also comply with the IL'P 3-Stcp Process tor Ieacher Education as
appropriate to their current status This information can he viewed on the
College of I ducalion and I ducational Technology website at huh
edm at ion.

IUP 3-Step Process for Teacher Education

Step 1 . Application for Teacher Education

Eligibility requirements for enrolling in the professional education sequence

which includes I l)l \ ''tin »01, EDU( 242. 342. 442. I DSP 477

• A minimum of 48 credits and a 3 cumulative GPA

• Successful completion ol Praxis I I namini (PPST) with the

minimum blisbed by I irtmcni ol

I ducation (PDI 1

• Completion of the following ci I by the major with a

ide .'i i .,1 highei I NGI 101 121 ' I DSP
credits in Math* 1 'See 111.10 >i i.. 1 ipo m requirement)

\ii 14 \cl 1 - 1 1 learances and Vt 114 Federal Fingerprint
(Continuing enrollment in II I* reachci Preparation Program is required
toi clearances 10 remain valid)

nplelion ol speech, healing .\\\d IH test

Proof ot 1 iability Insurance (annual update required) I'si a membership

01 private insurance tniiisi have a minimum "I 'si 000,000 per ell

ol $3,000,000 per occurrence ii obtained via private

• Satisfactorily completed essay

• Reviewed evidence ol starting an electronic portloho to include ( I) and

portfolio evaluation

\dv isor's recommendation and signature

II P education maiors are encouraged to lake the Praxis I they

are prepared foi the exams I (tensive review materials and specialized

workshops are available Students who are not successful alter two attempts
are required to meet with the associate dean tor Ieacher I ducation foi a

Step 2. Application for Student Teaching
Eligibility requirements tor student teaching placement:

• Successful completion of Step I

• A 3 (i cumulative < IPA

• Successful completion of Praxis II Examination. Scores must meet PDI
requirements at the lime the candidate makes application for teacher

• Act 34 and Act I 5 I (annual update required)

• Proof of liability insurance (annual update required) - PSEA member-
ship or private insurance (must have a minimum of SI. 000.000 per
claim and an aggregate of S3.000.000 per occurrence if obtained via
private insurance) Effective August 31. 2006.

• I ompletjon of all major courses, methods courses, and liberal studies
sciences courses with a grade of C or higher

• Updated electronic portfolio review to include CD and portfolio

• Adv isor's recommendation and signature

Step 3. Application for Graduation and Pennsylvania Teacher

I hgibilitv requirements for graduation:

• Successful completion of Step 2

• Successful completion ot 'Student Teaching
\ 3 cumulative GPA

• Final approval of electronic portfolio to include CD and portfolio

• Completed teacher work sample

• Completed application for graduation

• Completed application for Pennsylvania Ieacher Certification

• The recommendation of your academic advisor

• The recommendation of the IIP Ieacher Certification Officer

Appeal Provision

A student who believes that any requirement of this policy has been
inequitably applied or that he she merits special consideration may appeal
through the proper sequence of channels: academic advisor, chairperson.
and finally the associate dean for Ieacher Education Appeals must be made
before the end of the next regular academic semester following the

I very effort should be made to resolve the appeal through the desenbed
process If. at the conclusion of the appeals process, the student is still in
disagreement with the findings, the student may request review before the
Ieacher Education Appeals Committee of the Academy for Teacher Prepa-
ration I he committee will be composed of three members representing the
faculty t<\ the Academy for Teacher Education Preparation, the Teacher

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Education Coordinator's Council, and senior teacher preparation students
To initiate an appeal, the student must file a form obtained at the Office of
the Associate Dean lor leaeher Education. Appeals will be heard only
during the regular academic semester. The student will he expected to
submit written documentation of Ins her complaint about the process of
review lor continuation or eligibility in the teacher education program.
I'he committee will review the materials and make us recommendation to
the associate dean for Teacher Education. A final decision rests with the
associate dean tor Teacher Education, who is the certification officer.

Federal Higher Education Act Title II

This act requires all institutions that educate teachers to publish annually
the passing rates on Praxis tests lor their Program Completers. The annual
report for IUP can be found at the website education.

Student Teaching

Student teaching is designed to be the culminating learning experience for
prospective teachers. Student teachers practice teaching and managing a
classroom under the supervision of a full-time master teacher in an off-
campus center. A university supervisor is assigned to work with individual
student teachers and their cooperating master teachers. To gain admission
to student teaching, applicants must have achieved a minimum cumulative
GPA of 3.0. In addition, students must complete all requirements of the 3-
Step Process and should complete all other components of the Liberal
Studies and professional core before student teaching. Some programs have
standards above the minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and/or course grade
expectations above the minimum grade of C. Each student should counsel
with his her advisor for information about specific program requirements
related to qualification for student teaching. He or she should also check
the College of Education and Educational Technology web pages regularly
for the most current information ( education).

Student teaching is the capstone experience in the program of the emerg-
ing professional educator. Student teaching assignments are the responsibil-
ity of the university. To avoid conflicts of interest, students will normally
not be assigned to districts from which they graduated or to districts in
which they permanently reside or to schools in which an immediate family
member is employed. Exceptions to this policy may be made in large urban
school districts such as Pittsburgh and Philadelphia where there are numer-
ous elementary and secondary schools so avoidance of assigning student
teachers to their "home school area" can be achieved. Any exception to
this policy must be approved by the dean. College of Education and Educa-
tional Technology, or his her designee. All official policies and procedures,
regarding the student teaching experience, are included as part of the Col-
lege of Education and Educational Technology^ official Handbook for Stu-
dent Teaching. Copies of the handbook are available for purchase at the
Co-op Bookstore. The handbooks are also available for download as part of
the Teacher Education website at

All teacher education programs leading to a certificate issued by the
Pennsylvania Department of Education require that candidates complete
field placements including student teaching in a school setting or intermedi-
ate unit. Under current law, no placement can be made until a candidate
presents Pennsylvania Criminal Record (Act 34) and Child Abuse Clear-
ances (Act 151 ), as well as Act 1 14 (FBI fingerprinting Record) Candi-
dates lor these programs should be aware that some districts or intermedi-
ate units may not accept placements if any criminal record is reflected on
these background checks. Candidates with a criminal record, even a
summary offense, are asked to disclose this history to their program upon
entry so that a determination can be made about whether placement will be
possible. Some serious offenses, typically involving child welfare, preclude
state certification. Students who do not provide the required background
checks or for whom the teacher I ducation Office cannot find an
acceptable placement will he terminated from the program. Copies of
candidate clearances must he on file with the Teacher Education Office
prior to the student's beginning any school or intermediate unit placement.

Field Placements

The Office of Teacher Education determines final placements for all field-
work conducted in the public schools In accordance with university policy,

students must be officially enrolled in the course for which the fieldwork is
being done. Students entering a classroom without being duly registered are
m violation of university policy and may place themselves at risk legally.
Therefore, registration for all field placements is mandator) and requires
payment of a SI 00 placement fee

All official policies ami procedures for field experiences are included as pari
of the field Experience I and II handbook, which can he purchased at the
local Copies Now store. The handbooks are also available for download as
part of the Teacher Education website at www

International Student Teaching Opportunities

IUP students enrolled as teacher education majors in most certification
areas are eligible to participate in a half-semester Student teaching abroad
program. Early Childhood Education Pick ( u.ide h ma|ors may not par-
ticipate in international student teaching assignments Students participate
in this program during the semester in which the) register to student teach,
cither in the fall or the spring. The) are assigned to a teaching site in the
United States for the first half of the semester I he second half of the
student teaching experience is completed in an overseas site. 1 he pro
provides students with teaching experiences in one of the following
countries: Copenhagen, Denmark; London. England: Worcester. England:
Paris, fiance. Malahide. Ireland; and Gronigen, The Netherlands. Teaching
assignments are made for most certification areas.

Students wishing to participate m this program must have a cumulative
GPA of 3.0 or better and a GPA of 3.0 or better in the professional core
subjects and the major. The student teacher must demonstrate competence
in effective classroom teaching practices. recei\ mg a minimum grade of H
in the midsemester evaluation. Upon approval of the IUP supervisor, the
international student teaching assignment is confirmed.

In addition to II P tuition and fees, students must pay a Stud) abroad fee ol
S500. Travel costs, personal expenses, and living accommodation costs for
room "board (paid to the host family) are the responsibility of the student.
Living accommodations are arranged with host families near teaching sites

Applications may be made anytime: however, preference is given to stu-
dents who submit application materials one year before the) student teach
Interviews for tentative acceptance will be scheduled with the
Student Teaching Committee two semesters prior to Student leaching I or
more information, contact the Department of Professional Studies in
Education at 724-357-2400.

Removal of a Student Teacher from a Student Teaching

The policy for the removal of a student teacher from a student teaching
placement can be found at the website education.

Certification Requirements

College of Education and Educational Technology requirements tor recom-
mendation fol certification as a teacher, as well as the intermediate steps
leading to commonwealth certification, are outlined in the 3-Stcp Process
flic requirements include:

• a minimum grade of C in all professional education courses and a 3.0
cumulative GPA

• review and recommendation b) the major academic advisor indicating
completion of all university and departmental teacher education

• completion of student teaching with a minimum gradi

• successful completion of the Praxis I. Praxis II. and Praxis Specially
Area lesis

• successful completion of PDI Form 430

• competenC) in working with students with special needs (Special

I ducation)

• completion and submission ol electronic portfolio, including CD and
portfolio evaluation

Applications lor certification cannot be processed until the student
completes the B S.Ed, degree oi lis equivalent

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Commonwealth Requirements for Teacher Certification

il Kcludcs Vocational 1iisiiikiioii.iI i crtification See "( entei foi ( area
and rechnical Personnel Preparation.")

Certification standards foi commonwealth public school teachers are estab
hahed by the Pennsylvania Departmenl ol I ducation and the Pennsylvania
Board ol I ducation l"he academic advisoi ol the Ii ijoi depart

men! must verify foi the dean ol the College ol I ducation and I ducational
rcchnology ili. ii .ill academic requirements are met I Ik- student's name is
then placed on the graduation list

Applicants foi certification must sign .1 statement attesting to I nited
Slates citizenship Applicants who are not citizens must have an imn
visa which permits them 10 seek employment within the I unci States, and
the) must have declared the intent to become citizens >>i the I nited States
Applicants must also submit .1 physical examination report and certify the)
,iK- not in the habit ol using narcotic drugs in any form, Jo nol use exces-
sive amounts of intoxicating beverages, are not currently under indictment
by legal authorities, and have nol been convicted of a criminal offense

Applicants who are unable 10 meet oik- 01 more ol these requirements must
submit .1 lull explanation with the application In addition, the) must attest
u> the fact ih. 11 .ill 111101111.111011 supplied in the application is accurate

11k- Pennsylvania Department of Education issues an Instructional I
certificate to beginning teachers upon graduation from anil recommenda-
tion hv the College ol Education and Educational techno

Dual Certification

ITie departments of Professional Studies in I ducation ami special Educa-
tion and Clinical Services have developed guidelines foi students wishing 10
complete academic requirements lor a second certification

Students majoring in 1 lementar) Education ma) do ilus in Deaf] ducation
01 1 ducation of! xceptional Persons; Majors in Deaf Education or i duca-
tion of Exceptional Persons ma) Jo this in Elementary Education.

Application forms lor dual certification arc available in the offices ol the
two departments. Applications must he approved b) the student's advisoi
and b) the department chairperson or assistant chairperson of both depart-
ments. Students arc advised that the completion of requirements will take
approximate!) two extra semesters, and the) ma) wish to explore the
possibility ol completing the second certification at a graduate level

Professional Certification Application Fee

All applicants lor leachei ( ertification 01 Professional Education Certi-
fications from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania through 11 I' will be
assessed a $100 application lee Applicants lor add-on and second certifica-
tions proeesseJ through 11 T will also he assessed this lee Requests lor
processing out-of-state teacher certification applications will he assessed a

processing lee per request

Changes in Pennsylvania Standards for Teacher Certif ication

The State Board ol Education adopted changes that affect all of Pennsyl-
vania's teacher and educational specialist certification programs b) adding
9 credits or 270 hours or equivalent combination lor adaptations and
accommodations for diverse students in an inclusive selling and ) credits or
4(1 hours or equivalent combination to meet the instructional needs ol
English Language 1. earners. Although these regulator) changes became ef-
fective on September 22. luoi. the Pennsylvania Departmenl of Educa-
tion has noi yet developed final requirements tor colleges universities to
follow I ficrcfore. additional program requirements will he developed anJ
incorporated into a candidate's certification program 10 compl) with new
regulations for certifying teachers thai become effective on January 1.

The Stale Board of Education also adopted changes specific to earl) child-
hood, elemental) (K-6), and special education New certification guidelines
will appl) January I. 2(11 J, regardless of a candidate's enrollment dale.
Candidates seeking current certifications must complete their programs hs
December 31, 2012.

Centers and Clinics

1 Ik- six centers and one c linii tupp 1 I Jim ation and

I I 10 the uin.

community and citizens ol the ( ommonwealth ol Pennsylvania to include

11 dial sen ii ncnt, and instruction

II Speech and Hearing < link is staffed b
facult) .11 1 J supervised graduate student iworkii

in Sp i.iie-ot ihc.ui equipment, clinic

personnel provide diagnosis ol speech problems ami hearing tests and
evaluations, as well as a regular program ol therapy foi clients \s part ol
ilus program, clinic Blafl members provide testing and necessai
Ik scickcs io all teachci education candidates, who must meet strict

in. I Ii. aruig 1 || nances Regularly enrolled Students al the University,

including all teacher certification candidates, are eligible to receive these
services without charge

( hiid siudc Center pun ides opportunities foi School p
graduate students in the post-master's certification and doctoral pro-.
10 acquire professional skills under the supervision ol certified facult)
supervisors ( linic personnel provide psychoeducational assessment foi
children and adolescents with learning and or behavior problems I he> also
provide consultation foi parents and puhlic school personnel involved with

these children

Ihe Center fur Rural i.iiuj Education offers educator naming.
resources, and consultation i"i gifted and high-ability students in rural
Pennsy Kama anJ then families Assessment ami child family counseling are
provided in conjunction with the [UP Child Development Center Ilus

center is supported by faculty from the departments of Special I ducation
and Clinical Ser\ ices and I ducational and School Psychology

I he ( enter lor Educational and Pribram Evaluation (l I PI 1. housed

in the Departmenl oi Educational and School Psychology, provides ser-
vices 10 school Jisincis. human service agencies, educational consultants,
and publishers Specifically, die < I Pi provides consultation and program
evaluations, data analysis, consultation and program evaluation design lor
grant submissions, and workshops and in-service presentations. Ihe ( I PI .
undei close facult) supervision, trams graduate students in research design.
data analysis, and program evaluation. The CI PI: can also help meet Act
4S mandated staff development requirements

I lie Literacy ( enter, housed within the Department of Professional Stu-
dies m Education, provides opportunities lor graduate students in the \l I J
in Literacy program 10 gain experience toward a Reading Specialist Certifi-
cation. The center offers assessment and instruction in reading and writing
for children and adolescents I hese instructional sessions arc offered in the
fall, spring, and summer terms Family literacy services are also available.

Ihe Center for Counselor Training and Sen ices iCC I Si seeks to
advance Ihe knowledge base ol undergraduate and graduate students as well
as mental health professionals through the promotion and creation of pro-
1 1 11. linings The center is stalled hv faculty memhers from (he De-
partment of Counseling Io successfully implement its mission statement,
the 'tis has been established with the following goals m mind: 1 1 organize
regularly scheduled professional trainings on menial health and educational
topics relevant 10 ihe counseling profession. 2 1 offer opportunities lor
menial health professionals and educators in the region lo learn from
nationally and internationally recognized leaders and educators in the
counseling profession. 3) enable (he Department of Counseling to enhance

Us relationships and professional reputation with students, other II P
departments, professionals m the region, alumni, internship supervisors,
and national leaders: 4 1 provide consultation services for school districts
and counseling agencies: and 5 1 create and offer literature (pamphlets and
books) and audiovisual producls for educalors and menial health profes-

Ihe Applied Media and Simulation Games (enter | WtSCiC I is
housed in (he Department of Communications Media. The \\1Sti( is dedi-
cated to exploring current and emerging multimedia, simulation, and game
technologies thai can enhance communication experiences and environ-
ments. I he AMSGC aims to create an interdisciplinary juxtaposition of
entertainment and learning, leaching and lechnology. and conceptual


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foundations and concrete skills AMSCiC students receive a conceptual
understanding of communications media, a practical knowledge of the
development of multimedia, interdisciplinary grounding in their field, and a
grasp of how to apply what they have learned. The AMSGC works with
industry and educational partners to produce and develop 3-D animation.
3-D simulations, data visualization solutions, and computer applications.

Specialized Instructional Facilities

The Audio Studio has multi-track analog recording and digital capabilities.
Students are able to digitally mastei professional-quality tracks. Both
analog and digital facilities arc housed in sound-dampened studios and
supplemented by radio production and recording studios for medium- and
small-group recording sessions.

The Advanced Audio Lab includes five digital audio workstations with
professional-grade audio monitors, converters, and software supporting up
to 192 tracks of CD and DVD quality audio. The stations are linked with a
state-of-the-art analog/digital network enabling audio sources to be shared
across stations. In addition, the lab includes various microphones and
musical instruments to support recording projects.

The Digital Media Institute provides students with real-world experience
in pre-production, production, and post-production of digital media. The
institute's primary technologies utilize advanced video techniques, such as
"green screen" and digital video recording. They also include related media
technologies such as animation, digital photography, video streaming, and
advanced audio production.

The Full Body Motion Capture/Digital Effects Lab includes the equip-
ment to support full body motion capture for multiple actors. This includes
specialized capture hardware and software, supplemental motion manage-
ment and conversion software, 3-D rendering software and hardware, and
additional data transmission and storage hardware and devices.

The Graphics Multimedia Lab. located on the ground floor of Stouffer
Hall, provides a variety of software applications, black-and-white and color
printing capabilities, color scanner, and a negative film scanner. The
facility is used for instruction in graphics, as well as multimedia production.
Software applications available in the lab include Macromedia Fireworks.
Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and Macromedia Authorware.

The Photography Studio provides industry-standard photography studio
equipment for students to create photographs in custom-controlled

The Portfolio Assistance Center offers assistance in the completion of
the electronic portfolio. The staff can assist in the use of the scanners,
digital cameras, and video-editing hardware and software. A wealth of other
software programs is available, along with workshops to assist with the
digital portfolio.

The Radio Station at IUP. WIUP-FM, is a 1600-watt, noncommercial,
student-operated facility. Students from a variety of majors volunteer as and news and sports staff members. There are also many opportunities
for students to host a variety of different types of music shows.

The Speech-Language Pathology Video Observation Lab is housed in

the IUP Speech and Hearing Clinic. Funded by a Pennsylvania Department
of Education Link-to-I.earn Higher Education Technology grant in 2002.
this is the only lab that utilizes a unique system for the digital video capture

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