- PQC graduates or others may submit an online application to the Post-Baccalaureate Program and then send an email to Mrs. Johnson
The goal of the Teacher Education Program is to recruit and retain talented teacher candidates dedicated to becoming certified, highly qualified educators for diverse leaners in urban environments. The EC-6 Teacher Certification program at Paul Quinn offers Quinnites the opportunity to “Live a life that matters.” Early Childhood Education is a wonderful way for students to help develop the next generation of learners and leaders. The program helps students build the necessary skills to become highly effective teachers in a demanding educational system.
The Liberal Arts major provides the path to Early Childhood through Sixth Grade Teacher Certification. After completing the Liberal Arts degree, teacher candidates begin the post baccalaureate program which focuses on preparation for the state certification exam and the professional development needed for a new classroom teacher.
Current Teacher Education Program Admissions Standards:
1. Submit typed Teacher Education Application
2. Request ALL official undergraduate transcripts be mailed directly to the Teacher Education department
3. Submit passing THEA or ACCUPLACER scores (students are encouraged to test prior to the first semester no later than the end of freshman year)
4. Maintain a cumulative GPA or 2.75 or higher
5. Complete interview with program faculty and/ or chair*
6. Submit writing sample (see application for prompt)
7. Cleared background check through F.A.S.T. – Fingerprint Applicant Service of Texas
*Interview and writing sample are assessed to determine acceptance into the program
Once admitted as a Paul Quinn College student and at least 45 hours of the CORE curriculum has been completed, potential teacher candidates must apply for admission to the Teacher Education program. As a liberal arts major, there are specific teacher education program requirements to meet prior to graduating and beginning the post-bacc program.
First and second year students, as well as transfer students are encouraged to make an appointment with an advisor in the Teacher Education division early to ensure appropriate courses and requirements are met.
The post-baccalaureate program is designed for adults who already have completed a bachelor’s degree (or higher) who wish to enter teaching. The program provides undergraduate coursework to prepare future teachers for the TExES Certification Exam. Post-baccalaureate students enroll and complete courses with undergraduate students in teacher education,
The Paul Quinn College post-baccalaureate program is accepting applications from teacher candidates who have completed a bachelor’s degree and have a cumulative GPA of 2.75. The completed degree should include a broad range of course work in English, Math, Science and Social Science, or be discipline specific such as math, history or English. If the needed hours are not completed, we can review your transcript and identify the specific courses you need to take in order to be eligible to apply for the PQC post-baccalaureate program. The courses you need may be available at PQC, or you may take them at another institution. An official transcript of all coursework will be required. Beginning September 1, 2014 an application fee of $75.00 will be required.
Please keep in mind that the post-baccalaureate program is designed for future teachers who are ready to take and pass the content portion of the TExES Certification exam, who need assistance preparing for the PPR portion of the exam and who need to complete a student teaching internship. If you have not yet applied to Paul Quinn College to be considered for the post-baccalaureate program, please visit the admissions page to begin the application process. Once accepted as a PQC student, the post baccalaureate program application will be available to you.
A new cohort of post-baccalaureate students will begin courses in August 2014. Post-baccalaureate applicants are eligible to join TExES study groups for the content exam during the fall 2014 semester.
Program Learning Outcomes for Teacher Education
1. Demonstrate content area knowledge with appropriate grade level considerations
2. Evaluate the needs of students to determine the appropriate teaching strategy
3. Identify and interpret the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and the appropriate competency domains
4. Demonstrate appropriate uses of technology in instructional delivery
5. Explain the role of assessment in effective teaching and learning
6. Evaluate the teacher’s role in society as a school and community leader
Students majoring in Liberal Arts who are on track for teacher certification will take the following pre-requisite courses in teacher education:
EDUC 2301 Intro to Education
EDUC 3300 Instructional Strategies I
EDUC 3301 Human Development and Learning
GEOG 1303 World Geography
· Examples of other required courses (depending upon certification area):
· BIOL 1425 General Biology II
· BIOL 2401 Human Anatomy I
· BIOL 2402 Human Anatomy II
· EDUC 3101 Preparation for State Exam (PPR)
· EDUC 3102 Preparation for State Exam (Content)
· EDUC 3302 Technology in Teaching
· EDUC 3305 Intro to English as a Second Language
· EDUC 3310 Instructional Strategies II
· EDUC 4001 Student Teaching Seminar
· EDUC 4300 Instructional Strategies III
· EDUC 4304 Assessment in Learning
· EDUC 4305 Classroom Management
· EDUC 4393 Children’s Literature
· EDUC 4601 Student Teaching (Elementary)
· GOVT 2302 Texas Government II
· MATH 1350 Math for Elementary Teachers I
· MATH 1351 Math for Elementary Teachers II
· READ 3301 Emergent Literacy
· READ 3304 Reading in the Elementary School
· SPAN 1302 Elementary Spanish II
· SPED 3301 Exceptional Learner
A detailed degree plan or certification plan is provided once all undergraduate transcripts have been reviewed.