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2014–2015 Graduate Catalog

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Education  

Graduate Education


Accreditation/State Approval

Viterbo University undergraduate and graduate programs in education are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE); 2010 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Suite 500; Washington, DC 20036; 202-466-7496; www.ncate.org.

 

The education program is approved by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction for the certification of teachers in the elementary and secondary schools and for the training of veterans. The Iowa Educational Leadership Program is approved by the Iowa State Board of Education and other endorsement programs are recognized by the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners.

 
Policy

(For all graduate programs in education (degree, license, endorsement, or certificate). Some programs have additional program- specific policy requirements.)

All requirements for any graduate program in education must be completed within seven years from the date of application to the graduate program. Coursework must have been taken within the last 7 years from the date of application to be applied to program requirements, with the exception of Iowa Educational Leadership programs which is limited to five years. 

 

A student must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 to complete any graduate program in education, and a grade of C or higher earned in all Viterbo University coursework. 

 

Viterbo University challenges students to be learners who assume responsibility for being part of a community of scholars. Each student is encouraged to develop a professional work ethic that reflects responsibility, initiative, and teamwork. Student presence and participation in the classroom is an important component of this challenge. In light of the above, students are expected to attend all classes. Students who are absent from class miss opportunities to contribute to the learning environment of the classroom and to learn from their colleagues. Each program has specific attendance policies. Absences from class may result in a loss of college financial aid. Federal regulation requires that students make satisfactory progress toward a degree in order to retain federal financial aid. (In programs that are eligible for financial aid.)

 

Master of Arts in Education Program

Admission


How to Apply 


Policy

Proseminar

Students must have completed a minimum 24 graduates in order to attend Proseminar (EDUC 604). This allows the student to present his/her research and participate in commencement, with the understanding that the remaining credits will be completed after Proseminar. Degrees are conferred in August as Proseminar is a summer course. If the student completes credits required for the degree after the summer session, the degree will be conferred as of the term of the completion of the credits.

 

Transfer Credit

A student may request to transfer up to nine semester credit hours, taken within seven years of application date, to be applied to the M.A.Ed. degree program.

 

Registration

Students register for graduate courses by calling 1-888-484-0011 or calling the Wisconsin/Iowa program coordinator for online courses. The Iowa and Wisconsin phone numbers and addresses are below:

  • Viterbo University campus; 900 Viterbo Drive, La Crosse, WI 54601; 888-484-0111 (registration voice); 608-796-3050 (registration fax)
  • Wisconsin Program Coordinator; Viterbo University; 2323 S. 109th St., Suite 375; West Allis, WI 53227; 414-321-4210 or 1-800-234-8721; 414-321-9113 (fax)
  • Iowa Program Coordinator; Viterbo University; 4949 Westown Parkway, Suite 195; West Des Moines, IA 50266; 515-224-4811 or 888-235-2200; 515-224-4862 (fax)  
Requirements
  • Minimum of 30 credits, including EDUC 600, 601, 602, 604, 623; written comprehensive exam taken online. (The exam will be replaced with a portfolio requirement beginning with students admitted in fall of 2015 or later.)  

Additional options for the Master of Arts in Education degree

Iowa PK-12 Principal -Supervisor of Special Education License (IA 189) plus Master of Arts in Education

Iowa Graduate Programs

  • EDUL 603, 604, 606, 607, 608, 609, 610, 611, 613, 614, 615, 616, 617, 618, 619, 620  
Wisconsin Principal’s License (WI 51) plus Master of Arts in Education

Wisconsin Graduate Programs

  • EDUL 601, 602, 604, 608, EDUL 634, 635, 636, 637, 638, 639, 640, 767  
Wisconsin Director of Instruction License (WI 10) plus Master of Arts in Education

Wisconsin Graduate Programs

  • EDUL 601, 602, 604, 608, EDUL 634, 635, 636, 637, 638, 639, 640, 704, 768  
Wisconsin Director of Special Education and Pupil Services License (WI 80) plus Master of Arts in
Education

Wisconsin Graduate Programs

  • EDUL 601, 602, 604, 608, EDUL 634, 635, 636, 637, 638, 639, 640, 651, 654, 655, 769  
Wisconsin School Business Administrator License (WI 08) plus Master of Arts in Education 
Wisconsin Graduate Programs
  • EDUL 601, 602, 608, EDUL 635, 637, 660, 661, 662, 663, 664, 665, 770  

Licensure/Endorsement/Certificate Programs

Policy
  • Completers of any program may use up to 15 credits of eligible graduate level courses to satisfy elective requirement for degree candidacy in the Viterbo University Master of Arts in Education program.  
Iowa Early Childhood Education Teacher Licensure (IA 106)

Iowa Graduate Programs

Policy

  • Completed field experience (Up to one field experience may be waived based on candidate’s professional experiences)
  • Completion of an electronic portfolio

Requirements

  • EDUC 526, 530, 552, 553, 557, 558, 562, 564, 569, 571, 572, 575, 681  
Iowa Middle School Endorsement (IA 1821, 1822, 1823, or 1824)

Iowa Graduate Programs

Policy

  • A current, valid Iowa teachers' license with either the general elementary endorsement or one of the subject matter secondary level endorsements is required.
    Note: The holder of a Middle School endorsement is authorized to teach in the two concentration areas in which the specific requirements have been completed (12 credits) as well as in other subject areas in grades five through eight which are not the core content areas. The holder is not authorized to teach art, industrial arts, music, reading, physical education and special education.
    EDUC 546 Social Studies: 12 credit hours to include U.S. History, World History, Government, Geography
    EDUC 546 Mathematics: 12 credit hours with algebra include
    EDUC  546 Science: 12 credit hours including coursework in Life, Earth and Physical Science
    EDUC 546 Language Arts: 12 credit hours in language arts to include Composition, Language Usage, Speech, Young Adult Literature, Literature Across Cultures
  • Completion of an electronic portfolio

Requirements

  • EDUC 516, 517, 531, 628  
Iowa Reading Specialist License (IA 176)

Iowa Graduate Programs

Policy

  • Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Possess a current Reading Teacher license/endorsement
    • Demonstrated two years teaching experience
    • Have a master’s degree in education OR be enrolled in Viterbo University’s Master of Arts in Education degree program
  • Completion of an electronic portfolio within six months of final course completion.
    • Candidates for the WI 17 license must also pass the Wisconsin Foundations of Reading Test.

Requirements

  • EDUC 639, 780, 785, 801  
Iowa Reading Teacher Endorsement, K-8 (Iowa 148)

Iowa Graduate Programs

Policy

  • Completion of an electronic portfolio

Requirements

  • EDUC 519, 542, 550, 568, 605, 640, 650, 681, 674  
Iowa Reading Teacher Endorsement, 5-12 (Iowa 149)

Iowa Graduate Programs

Policy

  • Completion of a Foundations of Reading within seven years of program application date and earned from a regionally accredited institution with an assigned grade of B or higher
  • Completion of an electronic portfolio

Requirements

  • EDUC 518, 520, 542, 551, 568, 605, 640, 650, 675    
Iowa Talented and Gifted Endorsement (IA 107)

Iowa Graduate Programs

Policy

  • Completion of an electronic portfolio

Requirements

  • EDUC 540, 541, 543, 544, 545  
Wisconsin Cross-Categorical License (WI 801) with emphasis in Cognitive Disabilities (810) at MC-EA (72) Developmental Level

Wisconsin Graduate Programs

Policy

  • Completion of an electronic portfolio
    • Pass the Wisconsin Foundations of Reading Test

Requirements

  • EDUC 613, 614, 619, 621, 626, 627  
Wisconsin Cross-Categorical  License (WI 801) with emphasis in Cognitive Disabilities (810) at EA-A (73) Developmental Level

Wisconsin Graduate Programs

Policy

  • Completion of an electronic portfolio
    • Pass the Wisconsin Foundations of Reading Test

Requirements

  • EDUC 613, 614, 619, 621, 626, 627  
Wisconsin Cross-Categorical  License (WI 801) with emphasis in Emotional/Behavior Disabilities (830) at MC-EA (72) Developmental Level

Wisconsin Graduate Programs

Policy

  • Completion of an electronic portfolio
    • Pass the Wisconsin Foundations of Reading Test

Requirements

  • EDUC 613, 614, 619, 621, 626, 631  
Wisconsin Cross-Categorical  License (WI 801) with emphasis in Emotional/Behavior Disabilities (830) at EA-A (73) Developmental Level

Wisconsin Graduate Programs

Policy

  • Completion of an electronic portfolio
    • Pass the Wisconsin Foundations of Reading Test

Requirements

  • EDUC 613, 614, 619, 621, 626, 631  
Wisconsin Cross-Categorical License (WI 801) with emphasis in Specific Learning Disabilities (811) MC-EA (72) Developmental Level

Wisconsin Graduate Programs

Policy

  • Completion of an electronic portfolio
    • Pass the Wisconsin Foundations of Reading Test

Requirements

  • EDUC 613, 614, 619, 621, 626, 629    
Wisconsin Cross-Categorical License (WI 801) with emphasis in Specific Learning Disabilities (811) at EA-A (73) Developmental Level

Wisconsin Graduate Programs

Policy

  • Completion of an electronic portfolio
    • Pass the Wisconsin Foundations of Reading Test

Requirements

  • EDUC 613, 614, 619, 621, 626, 629  
Wisconsin Early Childhood Education Teacher Licensure (WI 70-777)

Wisconsin Graduate Programs

Policy

  • Twenty-five (25) hours of field experience and a passing score of 147 on the Praxis II: Elementary Content Knowledge (0014 or 5014) are required prior to admission to student teaching
  • Completion of an electronic portfolio within six months of final course completion
  • Pass the Wisconsin Foundations of Reading Test

Requirements

  • EDUC 526, 530, 552, 553, 557, 558, 564, 581, 681  
Wisconsin Literacy Coaching Certificate

Wisconsin Graduate Programs

Policy

  • Students must possess a WI 316 reading teacher license to be admitted to the program
  • Documentation of competence in the stated goals and objectives of the certification program is required
  • A minimum of two site visits by the literacy coaching faculty is required

Requirements

  • EDUC 532, 533, 534  
Wisconsin Reading Specialist License (WI 17)

Wisconsin Graduate Programs

Policy

  • Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Possess a current Reading Teacher license/endorsement
    • Demonstrated two years teaching experience
    • Have a master’s degree in education OR be enrolled in Viterbo University’s Master of Arts in Education degree program
  • Completion of an electronic portfolio within six months of final course completion
    • Pass the Wisconsin Foundations of Reading Test

Requirements

  • EDUC 639, 780, 785, 801  
Wisconsin Reading Teacher License, PK-12 (Wisconsin 316)

Wisconsin Graduate Programs

Policy

  • Completion of an electronic portfolio within six months of final course completion
  • Pass the Wisconsin Foundations of Reading Test

Requirements

  • EDUC 529, 580, 605, 640, 650, 681, 683    
Wisconsin Principal’s License (Pre-K–12 Principal) (WI 51)

Wisconsin Graduate Programs

Policy

  • Completion of an electronic portfolio

Requirements

  • EDUL 634, 635, 636, 637, 638, 639, 640, 767  
Wisconsin Director of Instruction (WI 10)

Wisconsin Graduate Programs

Policy

  • Completion of an electronic portfolio

Requirements

  • EDUL 634, 635, 636, 637, 638, 639, 640, 704, 768  
Wisconsin Director of Special Education/Pupil Services (Pre-K, Pre-K–12  WI 80)

Wisconsin Graduate Programs

Policy

  • Completion of an electronic portfolio

Requirements

  • EDUL 634, 635, 636, 637, 638, 639, 640, 651, 654, 655, 769  
Wisconsin School Business Administrator (WI 08)

Wisconsin Graduate Programs
Policy

  • Completion of an electronic portfolio

Requirements

  • EDUL 635, 637, 660, 661, 662, 663, 664, 770  
Wisconsin Superintendent (WI 03)

Wisconsin Graduate Programs

Policy

  • Completion of an electronic portfolio

Requirements

  • EDUL 661, 700, 701, 702, 704, 771, ETHL 531, 532  
Iowa Principal’s License (IA 189)

Iowa Graduate Programs

Policy

  • Completion of an electronic portfolio

Requirements

  • EDUL 603, 604, 606, 607, 608, 609, 610, 611, 613, 614, 615, 616, 617, 618, 619, 620    
Wisconsin Secondary Teacher Licensure (Post-Baccalaureate)

Wisconsin Graduate Programs

 

Policy

  • Completion of required content and/or general education coursework.
  • Methods coursework in the content area (art, broad field social studies, business education, cross-categorical, English, mathematics, music, science, Spanish, technology education, or theatre).
  • 50 hours of field experience
  • Passing Praxis II score for admission to student teaching
  • Completion of an electronic portfolio for admission to student teaching and program completion
    • Cross-categorical candidates must also pass the Wisconsin Foundations of Reading Test.  

Middle Childhood through Early Adolescence (MC-EA, ages 6-12/13, grades 1-8)

  • EDUP 506, 515, 516, 520, 530, 550, 561, 582, 590; a methods course;
 

Cross-Categorical with emphasis in Specific Learning Disabilities (LD), Cognitive Disabilities (CD), or Emotional/Behavior Disabilities (EBD)

  • EDUC 613, 614, 619, 626, 629(LD) or 631 (EBD) or 632 (CD), EDUP 506, 515, 516, 520, 530, 550, 561, 582, 590
 

Early Childhood through Adolescence (EC-A, ages birth-21; grades PK-12)

Art education, business education, music education, Spanish, technology education, and theatre education.

  • EDUP 506, 515, 516, 520, 530, 550, 563, 582, 590; a methods course
 

Early Adolescence through Adolescence (EA-A, ages 10-21, grades 5-12)

Biology, broad field science, broad field social studies, chemistry, cross-categorical, English language arts, and mathematics.

  • EDUP 506, 515, 516, 520, 530, 550, 559, 582, 590, methods coursework
 

Cross-Categorical with emphasis in Specific Learning Disabilities (LD), Cognitive Disabilities (CD), or Emotional/Behavior Disabilities (EBD) (Early Adolescence-Adolescence)

  • EDUC 613, 614, 619, 621, 626, and 627 (CD) or 629 (LD) or 631 (EBD), EDUP 506, 515, 516, 520, 530, 550, 559, 582, 590  

Faculty

Graduate Faculty