Annual Title II Report Card

2012–2013 Title II Report Card

Teacher Education Mission

The mission of Teacher Education at Bradley University is to prepare teachers who will be effective leaders, advocates, and life-long learners. We believe that teaching and learning are dynamic, interactive, life-long processes based on empowering interactions among learners.

Teacher Preparation Programs

Bradley University offers 18 baccalaureate programs leading to state teacher certification and graduate-level certification programs in Educational Administration and School Counseling.

Student Characteristics

Most undergraduates (95 percent) are of traditional college age; 95 percent attend full-time, and 87.4 percent are Illinois residents. Seventeen percent of all students are minority students. The average ACT score for the fall 2012 freshmen was 25.7. Undergraduate enrollment is 4,873. Graduate enrollment is 578. Total enrollment is 5,451.

Admissions Requirements

Admission to Teacher Education Program: Candidates must have earned a minimum grade point average of 2.5 overall, 2.5 in education courses, and a 2.5 in their content major or concentration. Candidates must have earned grades of not less than a C in COM 103, ENG 101, and a mathematics course that meets university general education requirements. They must have completed a prescribed group of education courses for each major with the appropriate GPA and no Ds, passed the Illinois Certification Test of Academic Proficiency, demonstrated appropriate pre-professional behaviors and dispositions, been cleared on a check of criminal history, and received a satisfactory vote of the faculty.

Admission to Student Teaching: Candidates must have maintained a minimum grade point average of 2.5 overall, 2.5 in education courses, and a 2.5 in their content major or concentration. They must have been advanced to candidacy, passed the Illinois Certification Test in their content area, and been cleared on the State Police fingerprint check.

Accreditation

Bradley University is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools; the College of Education and Health Sciences is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)/Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP); and all teacher preparation programs are approved by the Illinois State Board of Education. Individual teacher preparation programs are accredited by one of the following: National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI), National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS), National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), and Council for Exceptional Children (CEC).

 Best Practices

  • Practicum experiences in the schools begin the freshman year and continue each year of the program, increasing in responsibility.
  • Each candidate will have clinical experiences in the full range of his or her certification and in a diverse setting.
  • The university has Professional Development School partners at each level from early childhood through high school.

 Notable Features and Accomplishments

  • The Department of Teacher Education received notification in August 2012 that all teacher education programs were nationally recognized by their respective Specialized Professional Associations (SPAs).
  • The Department of Teacher Education received University Senate approval for 15 course modifications and 5 program modifications to finish the alignment of the curriculum of each of the respective programs in the Department of Teacher Education to the newly revised Illinois Professional Teaching Standards.
  • The new History/Social Studies education program, which received national recognition from the National Council for the Social Studies Standards, was implemented in fall 2012.
  • Dr. Cecile Arquette was awarded a Fulbright to teach English to pre-service English teachers at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Chile, from March–July 2014.
  • Dr. Dean Cantu, chairperson, began a two-year term as president of the Illinois Association for Teacher Education in Private Colleges (IATEPC).
  • Dr. Jana Hunzicker received the 2012–2013 College of Education and Health Sciences’ Joan L. Sattler Endowed Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching.
  • Dr. Sherrie Pardieck received the 2012–2013 College of Education and Health Sciences’ Center for Research and Service Annual Faculty Award for Service.
  • The Department of Teacher Education was notified in February 2013 by the Illinois State Board of Education that the Illinois State Educator Preparation and Licensure Board (SEPLB) approved all teacher education programs at Bradley University, as follows: Early Childhood Education; Early Childhood/Elementary Education; Elementary Education; English Language Arts; Family and Consumer Sciences; Foreign Language–German, French and Spanish; Learning Behavior Specialist (LBS I); Mathematics; Music; Science–Biology, Chemistry, and Physics; Social Science–History; and Visual Arts.

 

Illinois Certification Testing System
Annual Institution Report

Program Year 2012–2013  Bradley University 

Number of Program Completers: 127

      Test Field/Category

Number
Tested

Number
Passed

Pass Rate

Statewide
Pass Rate

Basic Skills

Basic Skills Test

127

127

100%

100%

Professional Knowledge/Pedagogy

101

Apt: Birth To Grade 3

9

--

--

100%

102

Apt: Grades K-9

54

54

100%

100%

103

Apt: Grades 6-12

31

31

100%

100%

104

Apt: Grades K-12

35

35

100%

100%

Academic Content Areas

105

Science: Biology

2

--

--

100%

106

Science: Chemistry

2

--

--

99%

107

Early Childhood Education

9

--

--

99%

110

Elementary/Middle Grades

69

69

100%

100%

111

English Language Arts

6

--

--

100%

114

Social Science: History

11

11

100%

100%

115

Mathematics

6

--

--

100%

135

Foreign Language: Spanish

1

--

--

99%

143

Music

9

--

--

100%

145

Visual Arts

2

--

--

100%

163

Special Ed. General Curriculum

22

22

100%

100%

Other Content Areas

172

Family And Consumer Sciences

5

--

--

100%

Teaching Special Populations

155

Learning Behavior Specialist I

22

22

100%

100%

Pass rates are not shown for tests taken by fewer than 10 students.