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WELCOME! School of Education. Orientation: Part 1 2010. Accreditation. Accredited by - SACS - ACSI (Assoc of Christian Schools Intern’l ) - NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)

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Welcome school of education

WELCOME!School of Education

Orientation: Part 1



  • Accredited by - SACS - ACSI (Assoc of Christian Schools Intern’l) - NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)

    NCATE is highly respected in the education community and may be necessary (or preferred) for licensure in some states


  • To develop competent professionals with a Biblical world view for Christian, public, and private schools

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KNOWS Christian values, moral dimensions, and ethical implications synthesized with academic knowledge

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IMPLEMENTS skills as a gift from God, because teaching/leadership is a calling from God.

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BELIEVES and practices personal integrity, social responsibility, sensitivity to the needs of others, and the betterment of humanity

P l a c e

Program & Learning Assessment

Cycle for Educators







Overview of programs
Overview of Programs

  • Master’s degrees

    • MAT- Master of Arts in Teaching

    • MEd- Master of Education

    • EdS- Educational Specialist

  • EdD- Doctoral Degree

What is the advising guide
What is the Advising Guide?

  • Resource for LUO staff and candidates

  • Located on the Graduate Education website:

  • www.liberty.edu/advisingguide

    • Links to the Advising Guide are also located on LUOnline.com and on each Education degree page

Information on the advising guide
Information on the Advising Guide

  • Program specific:

  • - Degree Completion Plans

  • - Course Sequencing Guides

  • - Field Experience Summaries

  • - Course Competency Charts

  • Contact information

  • Gates

  • Licensure

  • Student teaching

  • Course descriptions

  • Course scheduling


  • These PowerPoint slides are on the Advising Guide 

  • Education advisors will be available during the luncheon that follows this meeting

    • Ask questions

    • Make an appointment

    • Contact at educ@liberty.edu

What are gates
What Are Gates?

  • 4 “Gates” must be passed to complete the EDUC programs

  • Each gate is a checkpoint to ensure that candidates are ready to move to the next stage

Gate 1 admissions
Gate 1-Admissions

  • Gate 1 - Admission into the EDUC program of choice

  • Once the student is fully accepted into the program, Gate 1 has been passed

Gate 2 candidacy
Gate 2-Candidacy

  • Gate 2 application submitted by candidates after 9-15 credit hours have been completed

  • Gate 2 is a checkpoint to determine if the candidate meets the requirements for the specific program or specialization

Gate 2 requirements
Gate 2 Requirements

  • Gate 2 application

  • DCP w/courses completed (including any transfer credits)

  • Course Competency Chart (Elementary and Secondary Education ONLY)

Gate 3 capstone
Gate 3 Capstone

  • Gate 3 application for capstone experience in final semester

    * LICENSURE: Submit in LiveText

    • *MAT: Student teaching (590/591)

    • * MEd: Internship (699)

    • MEd-T&L: Project and/or practicum (698)

    • EdS: Advanced research & writing (718)

    • EdD: Dissertation (990)

Gate 4 program completion
Gate 4-Program Completion

  • Completion of program

  • Submit graduation application!

  • Licensure paperwork, if applicable

What is livetext
What is LiveText?

  • LiveText is required for candidates in licensure programs

  • LiveText is used to submit benchmark assignments and create portfolios

  • LiveText is purchased by each candidate only ONE TIME (from MBS or www.livetext.com )

Advantages of livetext
Advantages of LiveText

  • Create projects/portfolios that can be viewed by professors and prospective employers

  • Receive feedback from professors

  • Access standards, outcomes and competencies

  • Access streaming educational videos, images, and other resources ($30 extra)

Teaching learning

Teaching & Learning

Master of Education

Overview of teaching learning
Overview of Teaching & Learning

  • NON-licensure program

  • 36 credit hours

  • Online; no required intensives

  • No required Praxis tests

  • Capstone course: Complete project and/or practicum

T l specializations
T&L Specializations

  • General Education - Leadership option

  • Elementary Education

  • Special Education

  • Middle School

  • Other specializations in development - Educational Technology

School of education

School of Education

Orientation: Part II




  • Licensure is strongly recommended

  • Do NOT attempt to earn licensure through a NON-licensure program

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  • Verification by Institution:

  • Completion of Approved Education Program

  • The applicant completed requirements for the

    • bachelor’s

    • master’s

    • six year (educational specialist)

    • doctorate

  • degree and finished an approved education program in the licensure area(s) of (e.g. elementary education, music, secondary mathematics, etc.)

  • Welcome school of education

    • Verification by Institution:

    • Completion of Approved Education Program

    • The applicant completed requirements for the

      • bachelor’s

      • master’s

      • six year (educational specialist)

      • doctorate

  • degree and finished an approved education program in the licensure area(s) of (e.g. elementary education, music, secondary mathematics, etc.)

  • Licensure options
    Licensure Options

    • Initial licensure: - MAT or EdS/EdD

    • Advanced licensure: - MEd or EdS/EdD

    Master of arts in teaching

    Master of Arts in Teaching

    Initial Licensure


    • Specialization: endorsement area for licensure upon completion of the program

    • Specializations available:

      • Elementary Education

      • Secondary Education (must choose content area)

      • Special Education

    Content competencies
    Content Competencies

    • Elementary and Secondary education: - content competencies required

    • Content competencies: specific for specialization/teaching endorsement

    • Competencies: courses taken in undergraduate program; additional courses may be required

      • Submit content competency chart to candidacy@liberty.edu

    • Other endorsements added through Praxis II

    Example of content competencies
    Example of Content Competencies

    • Secondary Education—Math

    Mat initial licensure tests
    MAT: Initial Licensure Tests

    TESTS required for GATE 3 application

    passing scores by Gate 3

    • Praxis II Completed for a specific content area

    • VCLA(Virginia Communications and Literary Assessment)

      • May be taken online

    • VRA (Virginia Reading Assessment)

      • Offered ONLY in Virginia

      • Elementary or Special Education only

    Gate 3 mat student teaching
    GATE 3: MAT-Student Teaching

    • Application due in prior semester

      • 2/15 for fall student teaching

      • 9/15 for spring student teaching

    • Passing scores required for Gate 3

    • Application must be submitted in LiveText

    Gate 3 student teaching internship
    GATE 3: Student Teaching/Internship

    • Placement options

      • Your own classroom/school (must beaccredited school; in your endorsement area)

      • Lynchburg area – do NOT contact schools(All local requests by LU Licensure Office)

      • Outside Lynchburg area – candidates contact schools and submit information to gate3@liberty.edu

    Mat field experience student teaching
    MAT Field Experience/Student Teaching

    • MAT candidates must complete Field Experience throughout the program

      • Candidates track experience hours on field experience log

      • Hours required in a variety of settings (see Field Summary on Advising Guide)

    • 300 hours required to complete MAT (includes practicum and student teaching), with a minimum of 150 hours of directed student teaching

    Professional opportunities
    Professional opportunities

    • Professional memberships required on FES (Field Experience Summary)

    • SOE offers two online chapters

      • ASCD

      • KDP

    Join lynchburg s professional chapter of kappa delta pi

    Join Lynchburg’s Professional Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi !

    For more information please email:

    Dr. Shante’ Moore Austin somoore@liberty.edu or

    Dr. Connie McDonald cmcdonald2@liberty.edu

      

    Kappa Delta Pi

    International Honor Society in Education

    Master of education

    Master of Education

    Advanced Licensure

    Overview of med
    Overview of MEd

    • 36 credit hour program (48 for School Counseling)

    • Specializations:

      • Licensure/Online + intensives:

        • Administration

        • School Counseling

        • Program Specialist

      • Non-licensure/Online

        • Teaching and Learning

    Advanced licensure
    Advanced Licensure

    • Administration/Supervision - must have initial licensure /*teaching experience

    • Program Specialists – must have initial licensure

      • Gifted, Early Childhood (add-ons)

      • Reading, Math must have *teaching experience

        * experience during M.Ed. Program accepted

    • School Counseling should have two years of teaching or counseling experience

      • Experience may be assistant counselor

      • Experience not required in all states

    Med field experience internship
    MEd Field Experience/Internship

    • Administration: 320 cumulative hours of structured internship - 120 hours prior to internship

    • Program Specialist: 200 hours

    • School Counseling: 300 hours, including

      • 100 hours in K-6, 100 hours in 7-12

    • Field experience will be completed throughout the program and tracked on Field Summary

    Gate 3 med internship
    GATE 3: MEd-Internship

    • Application due in prior semester

      • 2/15 for fall student teaching

      • 9/15 for spring student teaching

    • Application submitted in LiveText

    Advanced licensure tests
    Advanced Licensure Tests

    • Administration & Supervision

      • SLLA

  • Program Specialist

    • Reading: VRA002(in Virginia ONLY)

    • Math: Praxis II

    • Add-ons: No test (ECE or Gifted)

  • School Counseling

    • Praxis II

  • Education specialist ed s doctor of education ed d

    Initial & Advanced Licensure Options

    Education Specialist (Ed.S.)Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)

    Requirements listed at bottom of DCP (Degree Completion Plan)

    Eds edd licensure options
    EdS/EdD Licensure Options


    • Additional courses - courses from master’s may apply

    • Initial licensure

    • Teaching experience

    • Internship

    • Licensure tests

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    School of Education

    Orientation: Part III


    Overview of eds
    Overview of EdS

    • 30 credit hour program

    • Post-Master’s degree

    • Online

      • No intensives; unless planning to complete licensure or EdD

    • 2 cognate areas available:

      • Educational Leadership

      • Teaching & Learning

    Overview of edd
    Overview of EdD

    • 60 credit hour program

    • Online + intensives

      • 9 credit hours of intensives (3 courses)

    • 2 specialization options:

      • Educational Leadership

      • Teaching & Learning

    • Additional requirements

      • Comprehensive Exam

      • Dissertation

    Comprehensive exam
    Comprehensive Exam

    • Candidates must complete a comprehensive exam

    • Exam will be started in EDUC 719/919 (intensive) and later completed online

    • EDUC 719/919 should be taken as the last course in the program (Professional Writing and Research)


    • Research and discussion on a specific topic

    • Begin thinking of a topic and collecting resources from the beginning of the program

    • Typically 100 pages or more, but there is not an exact required length (Content is more important!)

    Failure to complete the dissertation
    Failure to Complete the Dissertation

    • Register for dissertation seminar until the dissertation is complete

    • “ABD”—”all but dissertation”(degree will not be conferred)

    • May complete EdS instead (provided the EdS is not already earned)

    Dissertation committee
    Dissertation Committee

    • All committee members must hold a doctoral degree

    • 3 committee members:

      • Chair: Full-time faculty member

      • Member 2: Full-time or adjunct faculty

      • Member 3: Local for candidate

    Dissertation defense
    Dissertation Defense

    • Candidate MUST come to campus for the dissertation defense

    • Time/date for the oral defense will be scheduled by candidate and committee chair

    • Committee will determine whether the dissertation will be accepted or returned to the candidate for additions/corrections

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    School of Education

    Study to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. II Timothy 2:15