The College of Education offers undergraduate programs leading to the initial state teaching certificate/license in
Admission to the College of Education
The student must be admitted to Spalding University prior to applying for admission into the College of Education. Admission to the College of Education requires:
Professional Dispositions and Behaviors Growth Process
The College of Education has defined the Educator as Leader as a professional who embodies six (6) specific Functional Dimensions which include: (1) Change Agent/Transformational Leader; (2) Knowledgeable Practitioner; (3) Persevering Advocate; (4) Continuous Assessor; (5) Technologically Astute Practitioner; and (6) Responsible Professional. Educator leaders are visionary, ethical, caring, reflective, creative, and knowing and demonstrate these professional dispositions when interacting with students, families, colleagues, and communities. Assessment of Initial Certification and Advanced Program candidates occurs at various points/Gates. As a part of the assessment at each of the Gates, satisfactory demonstration of the professional dispositions referenced above must be demonstrated. The Professional Disposition and Behavior Growth Process allows for assessment, feedback, and monitoring of growth needs on the part of College of Education initial certification and advanced program candidates. This process is independent of other legal or academic processes taking place at Spalding University.
Admission to Co-teaching/Clinical Practice
Admission to co-teaching/clinical practice requires:
A candidate who successfully completes all program requirements will be eligible for the initial teaching credential. Students must apply for certification through the College of Education. Test scores and official copies of all college/university transcripts must be included in the application to the Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board.