Iowa Board of Educational Examiners

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Archive for November 2012

NEW BOARD OF EDUCATIONAL EXAMINERS WEBSITE

I’m pleased to announce the Board of Educational Examiners has created a new, user-friendly website with great navigation tools.  Please visit our new website at http://www.boee.iowa.gov.  You are also invited to connect with us on Twitter, Facebook and our blog.  You will find the links on the bottom of our new website.  We will then keep you apprised of current events and proposed rules from the BOEE.

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November 29, 2012 at 3:14 pm

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Changes to Science Endorsements

The Board of Educational Examiners is revising the science endorsements. One of the first changes is the endorsement requirements for each science endorsement will align with the Common Core. Thus colleges that prepare science teachers will ensure that their students understand the essential concepts and skills in pedagogy and content to enable teachers to be well equipped to teach science as it relates to the Common Core.

The second change was a revision of the general science and physical science endorsements into one secondary basic science endorsement. This endorsement will authorize the person to teach general science, physical science, basic integrated science and middle school science. (Anyone who already has the general science or physical science endorsements will continue to hold those endorsements.)

The last revision is the all science endorsement will now be attainable through a four year college program. One half of the school districts have one science teacher yet most college programs do not prepare science teachers to teach all areas of science. Many administrators asked for this change because their new teachers had to obtain a Class B conditional license in one or more areas of science. The all science endorsement includes credits, concepts and skills in earth and space science, life science/biological science, physics/physical science, and chemistry.

The rule will be effective December 19.

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November 20, 2012 at 4:12 pm

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Teaching Algebra for High School Credit

The Board of Educational Examiners has proposed a rule to allow certain individuals to teach Algebra in grades 5-8 for high school credit.

13.28(12) Mathematics.

5-8 Algebra for HS Credit.  The holder of this endorsement must hold either the K-8 mathematics or middle school math endorsement and has completed a College Algebra or Linear Algebra class.

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November 19, 2012 at 4:31 pm

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