2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jun 16, 2024  
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Education

Faculty: J. Beine, A. Christie (Director of the Graduate Program in Education),
B. Clark-Thomas, S. Doerschuk, K. Haas, S. Hamsher, M. Jakowski, P. Long
M. Rumano, R. Sommers (Dean), D. Williams

The mission of the department of education at Malone University is to, in collaboration with the liberal arts faculty and PreK-12 educational partners, provide a biblically based education which prepares knowledgeable, reflective, collaborative educators committed to serving others in order that all individuals may learn and develop to their fullest potential and interact with each other and their environment with respect, compassion, and fairness.

To accomplish the mission of the education department, Malone University seeks to prepare prospective teachers who are committed to strong academic standards and an intentional integration of faith and professional practice.

The department of Education offers the following majors: Early Childhood Education  (PreK-3), Middle Childhood Education  (4-9), Intervention Specialist: Mild/Moderate Educational Needs  (K-12), Physical Education  (PreK-12).

The department has developed Program-Intended Learning Outcomes (PILOs) for each of its four majors. These are in addition to the 12 Teacher Education Candidate Proficiencies which are listed under the School of Education and Human Development .

Early Childhood candidates:

  • Demonstrate competence in planning developmentally appropriate lessons for young learners with diverse needs.
  • Demonstrate the ability to build family and community relationships.

Middle Childhood candidates:

  • Demonstrate their knowledge of the unique developmental characteristics of middle level students concerning their physical, emotional, social, and cognitive nature and needs.
  • Demonstrate their knowledge of the philosophical foundations and programmatic structures of developmentally responsive middle level schools.

Intervention Specialist candidates:

  • Demonstrate their ability to use individualized strategies to enhance language development and teach communication skills to individuals with exceptional learning needs.
  • Demonstrate their ability to use the results of assessments to help identify exceptional learning needs and to develop and implement individualized instructional programs, as well as to adjust instruction in response to ongoing learning progress.

Physical Education candidates:

  • Demonstrate their ability to develop and plan physical education curriculum (PreK-12) that includes developmentally appropriate instructional strategies targeting state and national standards.

In addition to the University requirements for admission to the major, the above three Bachelor of Science programs require students to have both a major GPA and an overall GPA of 2.75. Admission to the above majors also requires passage of Praxis I in reading, mathematics, and writing.

Students pursuing the Early Childhood Education, Middle Childhood Education, Intervention Specialist Education, or Physical Education majors must maintain a minimum 2.75 major and cumulative GPA to progress through the teacher licensure program. To register for education courses at the 300 level or above, acceptance into Teacher Education is required. See details of the assessment requirements and criteria for teacher licensure programs in the School of Education and Human Development .


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