Teacher Education 4+1 Option
This tuition free option is available only to Wabash students in laboratory science majors.
Students wishing to use this option should begin Teacher Education course work prior to or during their senior year at Wabash.
To be eligible, students must be graduates and must have a major in a laboratory science and an academic minor.
The tuition free coursework applies only to Teacher Education courses taken in the 9th and 10th semester, the post-baccalaureate licensure year.
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Applicants must be lab science majors. You must have been admitted to the Teacher
Education Program prior to graduation and fulfill the Program requirements to remain in good standing during your fifth year on campus. You may apply in your junior year or by the fall of your senior year.
Candidates must submit
- Two current letters of recommendation
- Take and pass both the Praxis I & Praxis II tests
- Provide a recent Indiana Limited Criminal History background clearance
- Submit transcripts of undergraduate work showing at least a 2.5 overall gpa with a “C” or better in major courses.
- Successfully completed the admission portfolio
- Submit the Student Teaching Application
Courses & Program Requirements
Each candidate admitted will take the following courses and complete the required performance assessments on the standards for the license in his field. EDU 101, 201, 230, 302, 403, 420, & 422.
Junior or Senior Year
- Complete requirements of major & minor
- Complete education courses: EDU 101 and EDU 201 or 230
- Apply for admission to the Teacher Education 4+1 Option
- Complete program requirements
- By the end of your senior year, apply for Student Teaching
Ninth Semester (Fall after graduation)
- Continue education courses (EDU 201 or 230, 302, 403)
- Successfully pass Junior Teaching Report
Tenth Semester (Spring after graduation)
- Complete student teaching (EDU 420, 422)
- Submit and pass Classroom-Based Research Project & Senior Portfolio
Evaluation for Licensure Recommendation:
The candidate will participate and be evaluated in all field experiences attached to the above courses, as well as meet retention requirements in the program outlined in the Guide for Teacher Education and briefly listed below.
- Junior Report - reflective analysis of 2-week teaching unit in EDU 302
- Senior Report - organized around the Program Goals, turned in upon completion of Student Teaching
- Classroom-based Research (CBR) report and presentation conducted during student teaching, presented and due upon completion of Student Teaching
- Verification of Student Learning - concise report exhibiting middle or high school students' learning due upon completion of Student Teaching
MAJORS, MINORS AND OTHER PROGRAMS OF STUDY
- BUSINESS (MINOR)
- COMPUTER SCIENCE (MINOR)
- EDUCATION STUDIES (MINOR)
- ENGINEERING (DUAL-DEGREE)
- FINANCIAL ECONOMICS
- GENDER STUDIES (MINOR)
- HISPANIC STUDIES
- INTERNATIONAL STUDIES (MINOR)
- MODERN LANGUAGES
- MULTICULTURAL AMER. STUDIES (MINOR)
- PRE-MEDICINE (PRE-PROFESSIONAL)
- POLITICAL SCIENCE