COEHS Highlights, Important Dates, and Announcements:

**ScholarSHIP**

2014-15 Fulbright Scholar

Congratulations

Dr. Kurt Kraus!

Dr. Kurt Kraus, Professor and Chair in the Department of Counseling and College Student Personnel at Shippensburg University, has been awarded a 2014-15 Fulbright U.S. Scholar grant to the Kingdom of Bhutan.

While in Bhutan, Dr. Kraus will support the development of counseling to serve the complex mental health and public health needs of the Kingdom of Bhutan. He will teach at the Royal University of Bhutan and consult with the Royal Ministries of Education and Health.

HIGHLIGHTS:

Kappa Delta Pi Inducts New Members

New Education Dual Certification Program 

SCHEDULING NEWS:

Students may check the course listings in the myShip portal for the most up-to-date listing of available courses.  

Spring 2015 Scheduling dates:

Graduate Scheduling:

October 20 - January 27

Undergraduate Scheduling:

October 27 - November 17

Other important dates:

September 15 - Change of major deadline for High-demand programs

October 6 - Change of Major for Non-high-demand programs.

November 3 - Final day to withdrawal from classes with "W" grade POT 1.

December 1 - Schedule clean-up for Spring

December 5 - Day and Evening classes end

December 8 - 12 - Final Exam Period

December 12 - Graduate Commencement

December 13 - Undergraduate Commencement

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College of Education and Human Services

Shippen Hall (352-360)
Shippensburg University
1871 Old Main Drive
Shippensburg, Pennsylvania 17257

Fax 717-477-4012 
General Email address: 
mailto:COEHS@ship.edu  

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Special Education Certification Testing Update 

March 26, 2012 

 

Basic Skills Test 

 Praxis I - Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST) from ETS is the old basic skills test covering reading, writing, and math.  It is still acceptable as a certification test under the following two scenarios:

  • All three PPST tests were passed prior to April 2, 2012.
  • If only one or two of the thee PPST tests were passed prior to April 2, 2012, the remaining test(s) may be passed after April 2 and the PPST scores will still count for certification purposes.
  • PPST tests may be taken in paper/pencil format on selected dates or on computer at Prometric Test Centers by appointment year-round.

 Pre-service Academic Performance Assessment (PAPA) from Pearson Evaluation is the new basic skills test covering reading, writing, and math.  It becomes available on April 2, 2012 and it must be taken by all undergraduate certification candidates who do not fit into either of the two scenarios listed above.

  • PAPA is available only on computer.  It is available year-round by appointment at Pearson Professional Centers.
  • All three PAPA modules must be taken the first time.  If retesting is required, only the module(s) that has not been passed needs to be retaken.

Special Education Content Test 

The new content tests for Special Education certification are the Special Education PreK-8 Test and the Special Education 7-12 Test. Both are part of the new Pennsylvania Educator Certification Test (PECT) series offered by Pearson Evaluation Systems. Additional information about the Special Education tests and registration for the Special Education tests is available at http://www.pa.nesinc.com/

The PECT series of tests is currently available only by appointment at Pearson Professional Centers. A list of all current centers is available at the PECT website listed above. The two listed centers closest to Shippensburg University are:

Pearson Professional Center, 801 East Park Drive, Harrisburg, PA 717-564-6755
Pearson Professional Center, 205 Granite Run Drive, Lancaster, PA 717-569-0056

Remember that all test scores must be reported to Shippensburg University.