The Educational Media and Technology Program is a teacher licensure program.
Students may take the program as an additional license to an elementary (K-6) license, or they may take it as a stand-alone teacher education major. Upon completion of the program, the graduate will be licensed as a K-12 school library media specialist.
There is a national need for people to fill these positions at all school levels.
The class size in the school library media specialist program is small with much individual attention given to each student. The program enjoys a close working relationship with area schools and offers early and ongoing field experiences for students in the school library media center setting.
Educational Media as a Stand-Alone Major and License
Students take the educational foundations courses for the middle/secondary education major (23 credits) and the subject matter courses for educational media and technology (35 credits). The total program includes an additional 10 credits of student teaching/practicum which takes place in a school media center.
Educational Media as an Additional License
Students take the required education courses in whatever teaching area they choose (elementary or middle/secondary) and additionally take 24 credits of subject matter courses in educational media. The student teaching/practicum component is 4 credits. This combination of programs may result in the student carrying an overload of credits some semesters.Middle/Secondary Education Foundations Courses
Freshman year: Introduction to Teaching, Introductory Field Experience.
Sophomore year: Child in the Classroom, Human Relations, Secondary Health and Drug Education, Classroom Environment, Middle Level Field Experience.
Junior year: Special Needs Education, Teaching Process, High School Field Experience.
Senior year: Student Teaching Seminar.
Educational Media and Technology Courses
Sophomore or Junior year: Educational Resources for Children and Young Adults, Organization of Educational Resources, Collection Development of Educational Resources, Retrieval of Educational Resources.
Junior or Senior year: Technology and Instructional Design, Design and Production of Educational Resources.
Senior year: Educational Media Leadership, Practicum (Student teaching).
Admission and Retention Procedure and Policies
The Education Department uses a progressive admissions policy. A student applies for initial admission in the sophomore year. During the junior year, the student applies for admission to student teaching. The criteria for admission to the major include:
a. Completion of Minnesota Teacher Licensure Exams (MTLE).
b. Successful completion of Education Department application.
c. Completion or a plan for completion of all prerequisite coursework.
d. A minimum overall and EDU GPA of 2.8, and a minimum of "C" in all coursework required for the major.
The criteria for admission to student teaching include:
a. Completion of all prerequisite coursework.
b. A cumulative St. Scholastica and EDU GPA of 2.8, and a grade of "C" or better in all coursework required for the major.
c. Successful completion of all field experiences.
d. Demonstrate satisfactory progress toward achievement of Standards of Effective Practice through portfolio development and course assessments.
e. Recommendation from the EDM Program Director.
For Further Information
If you would like more information about our program or financial aid contact:
The College of St. Scholastica
1200 Kenwood Avenue
Duluth, Minnesota 55811
(218) 723-6046 or 1-800-447-5444
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