College of Education, Engineering, & Professional Studies

Dr. Hector Carrasco, Dean


Academic Departments

Automotive Industry Management and Engineering Technology

Majors: Automotive Industry Management (BS)
Civil Engineering Technology (BSCET)
Minor: Automotive Industry Management

Engineering

Majors: Engineering (BSE)
Industrial Engineering (BSIE)
Industrial and Systems Engineering (MS)
(See Graduate Programs section of catalog.)
Minors: Engineering
Industrial Engineering


Exercise Science, Health Promotion, and Recreation

Major: Exercise Science, Health Promotion and Recreation (BS)
    Emphasis Areas
            Athletic Training
            Community/Commercial Recreation
            General Exercise Science
            Health Promotion/Wellness
            K-12 Physical Education Teacher
                Preparation
            Outdoor Adventure Leadership
Minors: Coaching
Exercise Science and Health Promotion  
Recreation      


Nursing

Major: Nursing (BSN)
Nursing (MS)
    (See Graduate Programs section of catalog.)
  

Teacher Education

Major: Education (M.Ed.)
    (See Graduate Programs section of catalog.)

Licensure Areas: Elementary
Secondary
K-12

Minors: Education
Reading
 

Mission

The College of Education, Engineering, and Professional Studies degree programs reflect Colorado State University-Pueblo’s professional focus and are designed to prepare graduates for positions in  industry, education, business, and governmental agencies.

The mission of the College is to offer a career-oriented education that efficiently and effectively prepares students to excel as professionals.

Mission objectives:

  • To be the premier educational institution in Southern Colorado that provides professional programs.

  • To be the preferred source in Southern Colorado for consulting services, research effort, service learning, and other linkages to the public schools, industry, and the community.

  • To be recognized for effectiveness in the professional development of faculty, staff, and students.

The College embraces the model of continuous improvement through the use of assessment in evaluating and improving student learning.



DEPARTMENT OF AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY MANAGEMENT AND ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY

Department Chair: Sylvester A. Kalevela


AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY
MANAGEMENT PROGRAM

Program Coordinator:  Ronald Darby

Faculty: Darby, Robbe, Sefcovic

The major in automotive industry management leads to a Bachelor of Science (BS) Degree and is designed to prepare its students for automotive industry  management careers by providing automotive  management skills, supported by the business and technical background requisite for success in the automotive industry. The curriculum emphasizes personnel supervision, financial analysis, customer relations, warranty administration, sales promotions, techniques of technical problem-solving, service management, marketing, merchandising and distribution methods used by the automotive aftermarket, automotive manufacturer and import industries.

Program Goals

  • Prepare students with the appropriate knowledge and skills to enter the workforce as productive, accountable and responsible employees.

  • To provide students with theoretical and hands-on laboratory experiences designed to develop the knowledge and skills for success in automotive management careers.

  • To utilize an advisory committee of automotive business leaders to advise and support the AIM program on a range of issues, which includes keeping the curriculum current with industry needs.

Expected Student Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the AIM curriculum, the graduate should:

  • Possess technical knowledge and understanding of various automotive systems-engines, suspension and brakes, power trains and drive lines, fuel and emissions, electrical and electronic…

  • Possess knowledge and understanding of the operation and management of the automotive parts business—financial systems, computerized management and inventory control systems, customer relations, environmental regulations…

  • Possess knowledge and understanding of general business operations—courses taken within the Hasan School of Business that comprise a minor in Business Administration, plus additional selected courses.

General Requirements for the AIM Program

  • AIM majors are required to complete an approved curriculum with a minimum grade of C (2.00) earned in all major courses.

  • AIM majors are required to demonstrate intellectual skills and knowledge in related business courses to satisfy the minor and institutional requirements.

  • AIM minors are required to complete the approved curriculum with a minimum grade of C (2.00) earned in all minor courses.

Specific Requirements for the AIM Major

AIM Courses Titles Credits
AIM 105 Intro to the Parts & Service Industry

1

AIM 115  Automotive Engine Design, Operation and Repair 

5

AIM 125/L  Automotive Suspension & Brake Systems/Lab 

4

AIM 155  Automotive Parts Operations 

4

AIM 165/L  Automotive Power Trains & Drive Lines/Lab 

4

AIM 235/L  Automotive Fuel Systems & Exhaust Emissions/Lab 

4

AIM 245/L  Automotive Electrical Systems I/Lab 

4

AIM 255/L  Automotive Electrical Systems II/Lab 

4

AIM 265  Automotive Parts Management Systems 

4

AIM 305  Auto Customer Service Regulatory Issues 

3

AIM 325  Fuels and Lubricant Production, Marketing and Conservation 

3

AIM 335  Automotive Shop Practices 

5

AIM 345  Advanced Automotive Systems 

5

AIM 405  Personal Selling Methods & Techniques 

4

AIM                   425  Automotive Financial Management 

       5

_________
TOTAL  59


Other Required Courses

Courses  Titles 

Credits

ACCTG  201  Principles of Financial Accounting 

3

ACCTG   202  Principles of Managerial Accounting 

3

BUSAD  302  Ethical Issues 

3

CIS Course(s)   Guided Electives

2

ECON  201  Principles of Macroeconomics 

3

ECON  202  Principles of Microeconomics 

3

FIN  330  Principles of Finance 

3

MGMT  201  Principles of Management

3

MGMT  311  Operations and Quality Management 

3

MGMT  318  Human Resource Management 

3

MKTG  340  Principles of Marketing 

3

MATH  156  Intro to Statistics 

3

SPCOM  103  Speaking and Listening 

3

 __________
 TOTAL    38


AIM majors are required to complete the business courses required by the major but not included in the BUSAD minor with a grade point average of 2.0 (C).

Institutional and General Education

Please refer to the General Education Requirements in the Undergraduate Programs section of this catalog or refer to your individual program’s curriculum sheet.


Specific Requirements for the AIM Minor

AIM Courses  Titles 

Credits

AIM  115  Automotive Engine Design, Operation and Repair 

5

AIM  235/L  Automotive Fuel Systems and Exhaust Emissions/Lab 

4

AIM   245/L  Automotive Electrical Systems I/Lab

4

Approved AIM Electives (min) 

7

 __________
 TOTAL    20


Outcomes Assessment Activities

  • The program will keep a portfolio for each AIM major and minor containing a record of achievement, showing improvement in intellectual skills, knowledge and capacities between entrance and graduation.

  • Required courses are monitored to assure that quality of content and delivery is maintained to a high standard.

  • A National Advisory Committee meets to assess and offer advice to the program faculty and students regarding the quality of the AIM program.

  • Graduate placement within the area of study is monitored.

CIVIL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM

Program Coordinator: Sylvester A. Kalevela

Faculty: Kalevela, Mincic

The major in civil engineering technology leads to a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering Technology (BSCET) Degree. This program is accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, 111 Market Place, Suite 050, Baltimore, MD 21202, Telephone: (410) 347-7700.

Program Goals

The goal of the Civil Engineering Technology (CET) program at Colorado State University-Pueblo is to provide an integrated educational experience so that its graduates are:

  • Competent in solving civil engineering problems, meet the needs of industry, and become successful individuals as civil engineering practitioners and in endeavors outside the field of civil  engineering;

  • Have sufficient knowledge and understanding of the principles of engineering sciences, mathematics, engineering graphics, and computer applications that provide the foundation of the civil engineering technology and on which they can continue to build their technical knowledge and expertise; and

  • Have a quality general education including literature, humanities, and social sciences to help them become well-rounded individuals and committed to sustaining a life-long pursuit of knowledge, continuous improvement and professional success.

An additional program goal is to maintain accreditation as defined by the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.

Program Focus

The major is designed to produce civil engineering technologists who (a) are capable of performing engineering surveys, (b) can perform standard analysis and design of elements of structures, water supply and disposal systems, and transportation systems, (c) are capable of conducting standard laboratory and field tests for construction materials and soils, and (d) are competent to function as construction project managers.

The civil engineering technology curriculum places emphasis on hands-on experience obtained through laboratory activities that include: (a) testing of construction materials, (b) developing of technical solutions to problems using established engineering analysis and design principles, (c) performing cost and economic analyses of technical solutions, and (d) developing plans and schedules for construction projects.

Expected Student Outcomes

General Requirements

  • Graduates are required to complete an approved program of study with a cumulative GPA of 2.000 or better in their major courses.

  • Graduates are required to demonstrate skill and knowledge in the areas of quantitative analysis and science by having a cumulative GPA of 2.000 or better in the mathematics and physics courses.

  • Civil engineering technology majors are required to demonstrate the ability to solve problems appropriate to their discipline, acquire computer skills, and to complete a final senior-year technical project requiring an oral and written presentation.

Specific Requirements for the CET Major

It is expected that CET graduates should have the appropriate skills and knowledge regarding surveying and drafting. In addition, they should have a knowledge of basic construction materials along with the fundamentals of statics, strength of materials, hydraulics, water resources, transportation systems, structural analysis and design.

 
Technical Sciences for Civil Engineering Technology

Courses  Titles 

Credits

CET  202  Statics 

3

CET  206  Strengths of Materials 

4

CET  222  Dynamics 

3

CET  226  Engineering Problem Solving 

2

 ___________
 TOTAL    12



Civil Engineering Technology Courses

Courses  Titles 

Credits

CET  101 Introduction to Civil Engineering Technology 

2

CET  102 Surveying I 

3

CET  103 Surveying II 

3

CET  115 Civil Drafting I 

3

CET  116 Civil Drafting II 

3

CET  207 Construction Materials & Methods 

3

CET  208 Concrete & Asphalt Materials 

3

CET  305 Construction Cost Estimating II 

3

CET  315 Soil Mechanics Technology 

3

CET  316 Structural Analysis 

3

CET  372 Traffic Control and Analysis 

3

CET  404 Structural Steel Design 

3

CET  405 Reinforced Concrete Design 

3

CET  411 Hydraulics 

3

CET  412 Hydrology 

3

CET  415 Water & Sewer Systems Design 

3

CET  455 Senior Project Seminar 

1

CET  456 Senior Project 

3

CET  473 Highway Design 

3

 __________
 TOTAL    54


Civil Engineering Technology Elective Courses
(Select two courses for a total of 6 credits.)

Courses Titles 

Credits

CET 216 Advanced Surveying II 

3

CET  303  Construction Management 

3

CET  304 Construction Cost Estimating I 

3

CET   313 Architectural Drafting I 

3

CET  314  Architectural Drafting II 

3

CET  401  Land Surveying 

3

CET  475  Engineer-in-Training Preparation 

3

CET  491  Special Topics 

1-3 Var

CET  495  Independent Study 

1-3 Var

 _________
 TOTAL    6



Technical Elective

Course  Title 

Credits

Technical Elective   (3 credit hours)

3



Math, Science and Computer Courses

Courses  Titles 

Credits

CIS  100  Intro to Word and Windows 

1

CIS  103  PowerPoint and Web Publishing 

1

CIS  104  Excel Spreadsheets 

1

CHEM  111/L  Principles of Chemistry/Lab 

4

MATH  121  College Algebra 

4

MATH  124  Pre-Calculus Math 

5

MATH  126  Calculus & Analytic Geometry I 

5

PHYS  201/L  Principles of Physics I/Lab 4

 4

 __________
 TOTAL    25
 

General Education Requirements in Written
Communication, Humanities, History and
Social Sciences 

24

 
Institutional and General Education

To complete the General Education requirements, students are required to take a total of 35 credit hours consisting of the skills and knowledge components as specified under the undergraduate General Education Requirements section of this catalog. Civil Engineering Technology (CET) students take 11 of the 35 credit hours of the general education requirements under the required math and physical science courses.

Therefore, the CET majors are expected to take 24 credit hours to complete the skills and knowledge components of the general education requirements. The skills and knowledge components include (a) Written Communication (6 credit hours), (b) Humanities and Speech Communication (9 credit hours), and (c) History and Social Sciences (9 credit hours). Please refer to the undergraduate General Education Requirements section of this catalog for actual courses taken to fulfill the skills and knowledge components.

Co-curricular Activities

The faculty supports and encourages the involvement of engineering technology majors in at least one technical organization specific to each discipline and actively encourages student participation in such organizations.

Outcomes Assessment Activities

  • To be eligible for graduation, all civil engineering technology majors are required to take an exit examination. The results of the exit examination will be used in the evaluation of the program. Test results will have no effect on student’s GPA.

  • Graduates and their employers will be surveyed as to program satisfaction and job performance following their graduation.


Civil Engineering Technology Typical Schedule of Courses

Freshman - Fall

Courses  Titles 

Credits

CET  101  Intro to Engineering Technology 

2

CET  102  Surveying I 

3

CET  115  Civil Drafting I 

3

CIS  100  Intro to Word & Windows 

1

CIS  103  PowerPoint and Web Publishing 

1

CIS  104  Excel Spreadsheets 

1

MATH  121  College Algebra 

4

 __________

 TOTAL    15

Freshman - Spring

Courses  Titles 

Credits

CET  103  Surveying II 

3

CET  116  Civil Drafting II 

3

ENG  101  Composition I 

3

MATH  124  Pre-Calculus Math 

5

General Education, Knowledge Component 

3

 __________
 TOTAL    17


Sophomore - Fall

Courses  Titles 

Credits

CET  202  Statics 

3

CET  207  Construction Materials & Methods 

3

CET  226  Engineering Problem Solving 

2

MATH  126  Calculus & Analytic Geometry I 

5

SPCOM  103  Speaking and Listening 

3

 __________
 TOTAL    16


Sophomore - Spring

Courses  Titles 

Credits

CET  206  Strength of Materials 

4

CET  208  Concrete and  Asphalt Materials 

3

CET  222  Dynamics 

3

ENG  102  Composition II 

3

General Education, Knowledge Component 

3

 __________
 TOTAL    16


Junior - Fall

Courses  Titles 

Credits

CET  316  Structural Analysis 

3

CET  411  Hydraulics 

3

CHEM  111/L   Principles of Chemistry

4

PHYS  201/L  Principles of Physics I/Lab 

4

General Education, Knowledge Component 

3

 __________
 TOTAL    17



Junior - Spring

Courses  Titles 

Credits

CET  305  Construction Cost Estimating II 

3

CET  315  Soil Mechanics Technology 

3

CET  372  Traffic Analysis and Control 

3

CET  412  Hydrology 

3

General Education, Knowledge Component 

3

 __________
 TOTAL    15


Senior - Fall

Courses  Titles 

Credits

CET  405  Reinforced Concrete Design  

3

CET  415  Water & Sewer System Design 

3

CET  455  Design Seminar  

1

CET Elective 

3

Technical Elective 

3

General Education, History 

3

 __________
 TOTAL    16



Senior - Spring

Courses  Titles

Credits

CET  404  Structural Steel Design 

3

CET  456  Senior Project  

3

CET   473 Highway Design 

3

CET Elective  

3

 __________
 TOTAL    12

 

Total required credit hours  

124

 

 
MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM

Program Coordinator: Wade Bailey

Faculty: Bailey

A Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology (BSMET) and a minor in MET are currently offered; but no new students will be admitted to the program major or minor.

Students currently enrolled in the MET major or minor  program have until Spring 2009 to complete their program.

Program Goals

  • To prepare graduates in mechanical engineering technology to function effectively throughout the engineering spectrum.

  • To graduate students who can apply to theoretical foundations and skills of their discipline to solve practical engineering problems by using existing technology.

  • To maintain accreditation for all programs as defined by the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.

Expected Student Outcomes

General Requirements

  • Graduates are required to complete an approved program of study with a cumulative GPA of 2.000 or better in their major courses.

  • Graduates are required to demonstrate skill and knowledge in the areas of quantitative analysis and science by having a cumulative GPA of 2.000 or better in the mathematics/physics, and  chemistry courses.

  • All mechanical engineering technology majors are required to demonstrate the ability to solve problems appropriate to their discipline, to use computer skills and to complete a final senior-year technical project requiring design and fabrication of a working model followed by written and oral presentations.

  • All mechanical engineering technology majors are required to study at least one computer language and to demonstrate their knowledge by applying computer programs to their daily class problems.

Specific Requirements for the MET Major

MET majors will obtain a knowledge of drafting, computer-aided design, materials, fluids, thermodynamics, all phases of manufacturing, robotics, and the design process. This program is accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, 111 Market Place, Suite 050, Baltimore, MD 21202, Telephone: (410) 347-7700.

Engineering Technology Core Courses

Courses 
Titles 

Credits

ET  101  Introduction to Engineering Technology 

2

ET  202  Statics 

3

ET 206  Strengths of Materials 

4

ET   300 Project Planning, Scheduling and Management 

3

 ______________
 SUB-TOTAL    12


Mechanical Engineering Technology Courses

Courses  Titles 

Credits

MET  105  It’s a Material World 

4

MET  112  Mechanical Drafting (CAD) 

3

MET  203  Manufacturing Processes I 

4

MET  204  Manufacturing Processes II 

3

MET  311  Quality Control 

3

MET  322  Dynamics of Machinery 

3

MET  341  Thermal and Fluid Principles I 

3

MET  352  Design of Machine Elements 

3

MET  356  Design Seminar 

1

MET  361  Computer Integrated Manufacturing 

3

MET  441  Thermal and Fluid Principles II 

3

MET  442  Design of Energy Systems 

3

MET  456  Senior Project 

3

MET  460  Instrumentation and Control 

3

Approved MET Electives 

6

Approved Technical Electives 

6

 ______________
 SUB-TOTAL    54


Math, Science and Computer Courses

Courses 
Titles 

Credits

CHEM 111/L  Principles of Chemistry/Lab 

4

CIS 100 Intro to Word & Windows 

1

CIS  104  Excel Spreadsheets 

1

EET  250  Electrical Fundamentals and Applications 

4

ET  226  Introduction to Programming 

2

MATH  121  College Algebra 

4

MATH 124  Pre-Calculus Math 

5

MATH  126  Calculus & Analytic Geometry I 

5

PHYS  201/L  Principles of Physics I/Lab 

4

PHYS  202/L  Principle of Physics II/Lab 

4

 ______________
 SUB-TOTAL    34


Institutional and General Education

Please refer to the General Education Requirements in the undergraduate section of this catalog. For the knowledge component, MET majors need to take nine credits (three courses) each in the areas of Humanities (includes SPCOM 103) and Social Sciences (includes History). No additional courses are needed in Science and Technology.

Outcomes Assessment Activities

  • To be eligible for graduation, all mechanical engineering technology majors are required to take an examination. The results of the examination will be used in the evaluation of the program.  The results for individual students will be kept in strict confidence; however, any individual student can obtain her/his results for advisory purposes. Test results will have no effect on student’s GPA.

  • Graduates and their employers will be surveyed as to program satisfaction and job performance during the first, third and fifth years following graduation.

MET MINOR

A minor in MET is currently offered; but no new students are being accepted into the minor program.

The MET minor is designed for students in the math, science, and technical areas of study. Their     background in math and physics is essential to understanding the technical courses. Students from other areas of study may have to take additional courses in math and physics.


DEPARTMENT OF ENGINEERING

Department Chair:  Jane M. Fraser

Faculty: Carrasco, DePalma, Fraser, Jaksic, Sarper,
 Sinkhorn

The Department of Engineering offers the following engineering programs:

  • The Bachelor of Science in Engineering with a Mechatronics specialization (BSE-Mechatronics),
  • The Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering (BSIE),
  • The Master of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering (MS),
  • The Pre Engineering program,
  • The Minor in Engineering, and
  • The Minor in Industrial Engineering.

The BSE-Mechatronics is a 4-year program that can be completed at CSU-Pueblo. The program began in Fall 2005 and the first students will graduate from the program in Spring 2008. Mechatronics combines mechanical and electrical engineering with computers to create devices that make our lives better. Electrical and mechanical systems, controlled by computers, are at the core of a wide range of processes and products. Robots, the Mars Rover, a heart-lung machine, a computer controlled telescope, and a nano-scale microscope are all examples of mechatronics. The BS in Engineering with specialization in mechatronics is a flexible, broad degree that prepares graduates to work in many industries.

The BSIE is a 4-year program that can be completed at CSU-Pueblo. The program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202, telephone: (410) 347-7700. As defined by the Institute of Industrial Engineers, “industrial engineering is concerned with the design, improvement and installation of integrated systems of people, materials, information, equipment, and energy. It draws upon specialized knowledge and skill in the mathematical and physical sciences, together with the principles and methods of engineering analysis and design, to specify, predict and evaluate the results to be obtained from such integrated systems.” Industrial engineering is a major branch of engineering with applications in manufacturing, service, governmental, and non-profit organizations. Industrial engineers are productivity and quality specialists who deal with the human aspects of work in addition to the advanced technologies of computer software and production related hardware.

A student can receive the BSE-Mechatronics and BSIE degree simultaneously by taking 30 additional credit hours over one degree alone, including a second senior design project.

For more information on the MS degree with a major in Industrial and Systems Engineering, see the Graduate Studies section of this catalog.

In the Pre-Engineering program, students seeking to major in some area of engineering other than industrial engineering or engineering with a mechatronics specialization (for example, civil, electrical, or mechanical engineering) can complete at least 60 credits that will transfer to other engineering schools.

The Department of Engineering has found that transfer students are very successful in our programs and we welcome transfer students. About half our graduates began their degrees at other institutions.


BSE-MECHATRONICS

The BSE program has the following educational objectives and outcomes, which have been approved and are reviewed regularly by the BSE Advisory Board.

BSE-Mechatronics Program Outcomes

The BSE-Mechatronics program is designed so that students graduate from the program with the following abilities and knowledge:

  • An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering,

  • An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data,

  • An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs,

  • An ability to function on and lead multi-disciplinary teams,

  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems,

  • An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility,

  • An ability to communicate effectively,

  • The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context,

  • A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning,

  • A knowledge of contemporary issues, and

  • An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

BSE-Mechatronics Educational Objectives

During the first few years after graduation, BSE-Mechatronic graduates should be able:

  • Conduct low-level designs and modifications of mechatronic systems,

  • Trouble shoot and support existing mechatronic systems,

  • Work directly with suppliers and customers of mechatronic systems,

  • Manage small and support large engineering projects,

  • Assume ownership and accountability for engineering projects,

  • Function well on teams of engineers with different skill levels,

  • Implement basic quality control principles,

  • Write sound technical documents such as requests for proposals, grant applications, project specifications and technical reports,

  • Continue their education at the graduate level, and

  • Obtain additional engineering certifications.


Specific Requirements for the BSE-Mechatronics Degree

EN Courses  Titles 

Credits

EN  101  Problem Solving for Engineers  

3

EN  103  Introduction to Engineering 

2

EN  107  Engineering Graphics 

2

EN  211  Engineering Mechanics I 

3

EN  212  Engineering Mechanics II 

3

EN  231/L  Circuit Analysis I/Lab 

5

EN  260  Basic Electronics 

2

EN  263  Electromechanical Devices 

3

EN  321  Thermodynamics I 

3

EN  324/L  Material Science and Engineering/Lab 

4

EN  343  Engineering Economy 

3

EN  360  Control Systems I 

3

EN  361  Digital Electronics 

4

EN  362  Introduction to Mechatronics 

3

EN  363  Virtual Machine Design 

3

EN  365  Stochastic Systems Engineering 

4

EN  430  Project Planning and Control 

3

EN  441  Engineering of Manufacturing Process 

4

EN  443  Quality Control & Reliability 

3

EN  460  Control Systems II 

3

EN  462  Industrial Robotics 

3

EN  473  Computer Integrated Manufacturing 

3

EN  488  Engineering Design Project 

3

EN  493  Senior Seminar 

2

Technical Electives 

6

 __________
 TOTAL    80

Other Required Courses

Courses 
Titles 

Credits

MATH  126  Calculus & Analytic Geometry I 

5

MATH  224  Calculus & Analytic Geometry II 

5

MATH  207  Matrix & Vector Algebra with Applications 

2

MATH  337  Differential Equations I 

3

PHYS  221/L  General Physics I/Lab 

5

PHYS  222/L  General Physics II/Lab 

5

ENG  101  Composition I 

3

ENG  102  Composition II 

3

SPCOM  103  Speaking and Listening 

3

General Education 

15

 __________
 TOTAL    49



DEGREE TOTAL 

129

Technical electives must be chosen from an approved list or have the approval of an Engineering advisor. General Education courses must include depth in some area.


Typical Schedule of Courses for the BSE-Mechatronics Degree

Freshman Year

Courses 
Titles 

Credits

EN  101  Problem Solving for Engineers  

3

EN  103  Introduction to Engineering 

2

EN  107  Engineering Graphics 

2

ENG  101  Composition I 

3

ENG  102  Composition II 

3

MATH  126  Calculus & Analytic Geometry I 

5

MATH  224  Calculus & Analytic Geometry II 

5

PHYS  221/L  General Physics I/Lab 

5

General Education 

3

 __________
 TOTAL    31


Sophomore Year

Courses 
Titles  Credits
EN  211  Engineering Mechanics I 

3

EN  212  Engineering Mechanics II 

3

EN   231/L Circuit Analysis I/Lab 

5

EN  260  Basic Electronics 

2

EN  263  Electromechanical Devices 

3

EN  324/L  Material Science and Engineering/Lab 

4

MATH  207  Matrix & Vector Algebra with Applications 

2

MATH  337  Differential Equations I 

3

PHYS  222/L  General Physics II/Lab 

5

 __________
 TOTAL    30



Junior Year

Courses 
Titles 

Credits

EN  321  Thermodynamics 

3

EN  343  Engineering Economy 

3

EN  360  Control Systems I 

3

EN  361  Digital Electronics 

4

EN  362  Introduction to Mechatronics 

3

EN  363  Virtual Machine Design 

3

EN  365  Stochastic Systems Engineering 

4

EN  441  Manufacturing Processes 

4

EN  443  Quality Control & Reliability 

3

SPCOM  103  Speaking and Listening 

3

 __________
 TOTAL    33



Senior Year

Courses 
Titles

Credits

EN  430  Project Planning & Control 

3

EN  460  Control Systems II 

3

EN  462  Industrial Robotics 

3

EN  473  Computer Integrated Manufacturing 

3

EN  488  Engineering Design Project 

3

EN  493  Senior Seminar 

2

Technical Electives 

6

General Education 

12

 __________
 TOTAL    35


BSIE

The BSIE program has the following educational objectives and outcomes, which have been approved and are reviewed regularly by the BSIE Advisory Board.

BSIE Program Outcomes

The BSIE program is designed so that students graduate from the program with the following abilities and knowledge:

  • An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering;

  • An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data;

  • An ability to design a system, component, or process to achieve or improve efficiency, quality, and safety;

  • An ability to function on and lead multi-disciplinary teams,

  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems,

  • An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility,

  • An ability to communicate effectively,

  • The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context,

  • A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning,

  • A knowledge of contemporary issues; and

  • An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

BSIE Educational Objectives:

During the first few years after graduation, BSIE graduates should be able to:

  • Identify root causes of symptoms and fix problems in situations where data and resources may be lacking and multiple problems may exist,

  • Function well on teams of engineers with different skill levels,

  • Obtain jobs of increasing responsibility applying industrial engineering skills and knowledge to a wide range of problems in a wide range of industries,

  • Continue their education, for example, in MS, PhD, and MBA programs,

  • Obtain additional certifications, such as Professional Engineer, Six Sigma Black Belt, or Certified Manufacturing Engineer, and

  • Achieve management positions.

Specific Requirements for the BSIE Degree

EN Courses  Titles 

Credits

EN 

101 

Problem Solving for Engineers  

3

EN 

103 

Introduction to Engineering 

2

EN 

107 

Engineering Graphics 

2

EN 

211 

Engineering Mechanics I 

3

EN  212  Engineering Mechanics II 

3

EN  215  Introduction to Industrial and Systems Engineering 

3

EN  231/L  Circuit Analysis I/Lab 

5

EN  321  Thermodynamics 

3

EN  324/L  Material Science & Engineering/Lab 

4

EN  343  Engineering Economy 

3

EN  365  Stochastic Systems Engineering 

4

EN  420  Simulation Experiments 

4

EN  430  Project Planning 

3

EN  439  Time and Motion Studies 

2

EN  440  Safety Engineering 

3

EN  441  Engineering of Manufacturing Processes 

4

EN  443  Quality Control and Reliability 

3

EN  471  Operations Research 

3

EN  473  Computer Integrated Manufacturing 

3

EN 475  Facilities Planning and Design 

3

EN  477  Operations Planning and Control 

3

EN  488  Engineering Design Projects 

3

EN  493  Senior Seminar 

2

Technical Electives 

6

 __________
 TOTAL    77


Other Required Courses

Courses 
Titles 

Credits

MATH  126  Calculus & Analytic Geometry I 

5

MATH  207  Matrix & Vector Algebra with Applications 

2

MATH  224  Calculus & Analytic Geometry II 

5

MATH  337  Differential Equations I 

3

PHYS  221/L  General Physics I/Lab 

5

PHYS  222/L  General Physics II/Lab 

5

ENG  101  Composition I 

3

ENG  102  Composition II 

3

SPCOM  103  Speaking and Listening 

3

General Education 

15

 __________
 TOTAL    49


DEGREE TOTAL 

126


Technical electives must be chosen from an approved list or have the approval of an Engineering advisor. General Education courses must include depth in some area.


Typical Schedule of Courses for the BSIE Degree

Freshman Year

Course 
Titles 

Credits

EN  101  Problem Solving for Engineers  

3

EN  103  Introduction to Engineering 

2

EN  107  Engineering Graphics 

2

ENG  101  Composition I 

3

ENG  102  Composition II 

3

MATH  126  Calculus & Analytic Geometry I 

5

MATH  224  Calculus & Analytic Geometry II 

5

PHYS  221/L  General Physics I/Lab 

5

General Education 

3

 __________
 TOTAL    31


Sophomore Year

Courses 
Titles 

Credits

EN  211  Engineering Mechanics I 

3

EN  212  Engineering Mechanics II 

3

EN  215  Introduction to Industrial and Systems Engineering 

3

EN  231/L  Circuit Analysis I/Lab 

5

EN  324/L  Material Science and Engineering/Lab 

4

PHYS  222/L  General Physics II/Lab 

5

MATH  207  Matrix & Vector Algebra with Applications 

2

MATH  337  Differential Equations I 

3

SPCOM  103  Speaking & Listening 

3

General Education 

3

 __________
 TOTAL    34


Junior Year

Courses 
Titles 

Credits

EN  321  Thermodynamics I 

3

EN  343  Engineering Economy 

3

EN  365  Stochastic Systems Engineering 

4

EN  420  Simulation  Experiments 

4

EN  439  Time and Motion Studies 

2

EN  441  Manufacturing Processes 

4

EN  443  Quality Control and Reliability 

3

EN  471  Operations Research 

3

General Education  

3

Technical Elective 

3

 __________
 TOTAL    32


Senior Year

Courses 
Titles 

Credits

EN  430  Project Planning and Control 

3

EN  440  Safety Engineering 

3

EN  473  Computer Integrated Manufacturing 

3

EN  475  Facility, Planning and Design 

3

EN  477  Operations Planning and Control 

3

EN  488  Engineering Design Projects 

3

EN  493  Senior Seminar 

2

Technical Electives 

3

General Education  

6

 __________
 TOTAL    29

PRE-ENGINEERING PROGRAM

Students seeking to major in some area of engineering other than mechatronics or industrial engineering (for example, civil, electrical, or mechanical engineering) can complete at least 60 credits (two years) of courses that will transfer to other engineering schools. The courses should be selected in consultation with an Engineering faculty member and an advisor at the school to which the student plans to transfer. Generally recommended courses for a student planning to transfer to another engineering school include:

Courses 
Titles 

Credits

CHEM  121/L  General Chemistry I/Lab 

5

MATH  126  Calculus & Analytic Geometry I 

5

MATH  224  Calculus & Analytic Geometry II 

5

MATH  337  Differential Equations I 

3

PHYS  221/L  General Physics I/Lab 

5

PHYS  222/L  General Physics II/Lab 

5

EN  101  Problem Solving for Engineers 

3

EN  211  Engineering Mechanics I 

3

EN  212  Engineering Mechanics II 

3

EN  231/L  Circuit Analysis I/Lab 

5

EN  321  Thermodynamics I 

3

EN  324/L  Material Science and Engineering/Lab 

4

Humanities, Social Sciences & History courses

A student who intends to transfer elsewhere and then decides to stay at CSU-Pueblo will be able to count all of the above courses toward the BSE-Mechatronics or the BSIE.

MINOR IN ENGINEERING

The Engineering minor is appropriate for students who want to add knowledge of engineering to their study of a technical field, such as chemistry, mathematics, or physics. The courses in the minor have prerequisites (calculus and physics) that are not listed below.

Specific Requirements for the Minor in Engineering

Courses 
Titles 

Credits

EN  101  Problem Solving for Engineers  

3

EN  103  Introduction to Engineering 

2

EN  107  Engineering Graphics 

2

EN  211  Engineering Mechanics I 

3

EN  212  Engineering Mechanics II 

3

EN  231/L  Circuit Analysis I/Lab 

5

EN  321  Thermodynamics I 

3

EN  343  Engineering Economy 

3

 __________
 TOTAL    24 


MINOR IN INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING

The minor in Industrial Engineering is appropriate for students who want to add considerations of efficiency, quality, and safety to their study of a technical field, such as chemistry, mathematics, or physics. Some of the courses in the minor have prerequisites (calculus and physics) that are not listed below.


Specific Requirements for the Minor in Industrial Engineering

Courses
 Titles 

Credits

EN  101  Problem Solving for Engineers  

3

EN  103  Introduction to Engineering 

2

EN  107  Engineering Graphics 

2

EN  215  Intro to Indus & Sys Engineering 

3

EN  343  Engineering Economy 

3


PLUS three of the following:
EN  420  Simulation Experiments 

4

EN  439  Time and Motion Studies 

2

EN  440  Safety Engineering 

3

EN  441  Engineering of Manufacturing Processes 

4

EN  443  Quality Control and Reliability 

3

EN  471  Operations Research 

3

EN  473  Computer Integrated Manufacturing 

3

EN  475  Facility, Planning and Design 

3

EN  477  Operations Planning and Control 

3

 _____________
 TOTAL     21-24


Outcomes Assessment Activities

The BSE-Mechatronics and BSIE programs and the courses in each program are designed to support the Program Outcomes listed for each degree. Each program has an Advisory Board that meets annually and the input from those Boards is used to revise the programs. The Department also uses the following assessment activities:

  • During the final semester of study, all engineering students are required to demonstrate their ability to apply and integrate the skills and knowledge learned in the program by producing a capstone engineering design project. This project must incorporate subject material covered in two or more courses in the student’s major, involve knowledge or skill not learned in a class thus demonstrating the student’s ability to engage in life long learning, involve reflection on the impact of the proposed solution in a global and societal context, and be presented in written and oral reports to demonstrate the student’s communication skills.

  • All senior engineering studies are required to take the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam administered by the Colorado State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers, on a regularly scheduled examination date. Students must take the exam to be eligible to graduate, although the results of the exam will not affect GPA or graduation.

EXERCISE SCIENCE, HEALTH PROMOTION, AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT

Department Chair: Foust

Faculty: L. Clark, R. Clark, Conroy, Dallam, Martin, Rochester, Smith, Stuyt

The mission of the Department of Exercise Science, Health Promotion, and Recreation is to prepare students for professional positions and leadership roles in Exercise Science, Health Promotion, and Recreation through experiential educational    opportunities that promote wellness and healthy lifestyles. Graduates earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science, Health Promotion, and Recreation (EXHPR).

The BS in Exercise Science, Health Promotion, and Recreation (EXHPR) program currently includes six emphases of study:

  • Athletic Training
  • General Exercise Science
  • Health Promotion Wellness
  • Physical Education K-12 Teacher Preparation
  • Community/Commercial Recreation
  • Outdoor Adventure Leadership

Department Goals

  • Provide students with a broad-based theoretical foundation supported by laboratory and field experiences that allow individual observations, inferences, and hands-on mastery of skills related to the promotion of wellness and healthy lifestyles.

  • Provide effective professional learning opportunities based on the following conceptual hierarchy of learning skills: Information Retrieval, Conceptual Understanding, Information Analysis, Critical Thinking, Development of Relevant Skill, and Practical Application of Ideas.

  • Prepare students to become productive, accountable, ethical, and responsible professionals.

  • Prepare students to enter graduate or professional schools.

Expected Student Outcomes

General Requirements:

All departmental Majors are required to:

  • Complete an emphasis of study with a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher;

  • Earn a minimum grade of a “C” in all prerequisite and major courses;

  • Repeat prerequisite and major courses with a grade of “D” or lower until a grade of “C” or higher is achieved; and

  • Earn a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher in required English and speech communication courses.

Exercise Science and Health Promotion graduates are expected to:

  • Demonstrate understanding of the philosophy and historical basis of the disciplines of exercise science and health promotion;

  • Exhibit the ability to read and interpret scientific journal articles in exercise science and health promotion with an understanding of the scientific methods, statistics, and design of the studies;

  • Exhibit knowledge of the structure and function of the human organism both at rest and during movement;

  • Display knowledge and skill related to first aid and the care/prevention of injuries occurring during physical activity;

  • Demonstrate skills and knowledge germane to exercise assessment, programming and   leadership;

  • Exhibit knowledge in the basic principles of health with emphasis on the application of nutrition and personal fitness concepts in attaining personal wellness; and

  • Exhibit knowledge of the underlying kinesiological principles governing human movement.

Upon completion of the EXHP core program requirements, students will be eligible to sit for a variety of nationally recognized certification exams including those offered by the American College of Sports Medicine ("Health/Fitness Instructor", "Personal Trainer", and Exercise Leader"), the American Council on Exercise ("Personal Trainer", and "Aerobics Instructor"), the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America ("Personal Trainer", and "Aerobics Instructor"), the National Strength and Conditioning  Association ("Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist").

The BS degree in EXHPR prepares program   graduates for professional positions in worksite, clinical, school, fitness government and community settings.

  • Graduates of the Athletic Training emphasis can sit for the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Board of Certification (NATABOC) exam to become a certified Athletic Trainer. Athletic Trainers are employed in high school, university/college, clinical, corporate, professional sports, and military settings.

  • Graduates of the General Exercise Science coursework are prepared for exercise and fitness related professional positions. This emphasis is an excellent selection for students preparing for advanced study in fields such as exercise  physiology, allied health, or sport administration.

  • Graduates of the Health Promotion/Wellness emphasis are eligible to sit for the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing exam to become a Certified Health Education Specialist. Health Promotion/Wellness graduates can find employment in employee wellness, community health, government and volunteer health agencies, clinical and managed care settings.

  • Graduates of the Physical Education K-12 Teacher Preparation emphasis who also complete the Teacher Education program, and receive a passing score on the Colorado Department of Education P.L.A.C.E. test are eligible to receive Teacher Licensure in the State of Colorado. Licensed graduates can find physical education teaching positions in both the public and private school settings.

Two minors are currently available in Exercise Science and Health Promotion.

  • The Exercise Science and Health Promotion minor is available to non-EXHP majors. This minor is ideal for Biology majors in the pre-physical therapy, pre-medicine, or pre-chiropractic emphasis areas of study or any student interested in Exercise Science and Health Promotion.

  • The Coaching minor is also available to all students and is a great choice for students aspiring to coach.

Specific Requirements for the Exercise Science, Health Promotion Emphases:

  • Athletic Training
  • General Exercise Science
  • Health Promotion/Wellness
  • Physical Education K-12 Teacher Preparation


Core Course Requirements for EXHP Emphasis Areas

Courses 
Titles 

Credits

EXHP  101  Introduction to EXHPR 

3

BIOL  112  Nutrition 

3

EXHP  162  Personal Health 

3

EXHP  162L  Personal Health Lab 

1

EXHP  222  Behavior Facilitation 

3

EXHP  343  Measurement and Evaluation 

3

EXHP  344  Exercise Physiology 

3

EXHP  344L  Exercise Physiology Lab 

1

EXHP  364  Kinesiology 

3

EXHP  461  Managing Programs in EXHPR 

3


Emphasis Area Course Requirements

Athletic Training Education Program
http://ceeps.colostate-pueblo.edu/exhpr/athletic_training.htm

Courses 
Titles 

Credits

EXHP  232  First Aid 

3

EXHP  260  Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries 

3

EXHP  279  Practicum in Athletic Training I 

2

EXHP  323  Functional Exercise Training 

2

EXHP  330  Lower Extremity Evaluation 

3

EXHP   331 Upper Extremity Evaluation 

3

EXHP  332  Head, Neck and Spine Evaluation 

3

EXHP  339  Clinical Pathology & Assessment 

3

EXHP  379  Practicum in Athletic Training II 

1

EXHP  389  Practicum in Athletic Training III 

1

EXHP  419  Athletic Training Field Experience 

4

EXHP  430  Therapeutic Modalities 

3

EXHP  431  Therapeutic Exercise 

3

EXHP  436  Exercise Assessment & Leadership 

3

EXHP  443  Administration in Athletic Training 

3

EXHP  479  Practicum in Athletic Training IV 

1

EXHP  489  Practicum in Athletic Training V 

1

EXHP  494  NATA Test Preparation 

1

BIOL  223  Anatomy and Physiology I 

3

BIOL  223L  Anatomy and Physiology I Lab 

1

BIOL  224  Anatomy and Physiology II 

3

BIOL  224L  Anatomy and Physiology II Lab 

1

CIS  100  Intro to Word and Windows 

1

CIS  103  Power Point and the Web 

1

CIS  104  Excel Spreadsheets 

1

MATH  121  College Algebra 

4

PSYCH  151  Intro to Human Development 

3

SPCOM  103  Speaking and Listening 

3


Accreditation

The Colorado State University-Pueblo Athletic Training Education Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (AATE).

Competitive Admission Policy

The Athletic Training Education Program is highly competitive. Entry into the curriculum is not guaranteed upon completion of the pre-professional phase (the first two years of coursework). The determining factors include the success of the pre-professional experience, meeting all academic prerequisites, and number of students enrolled in the program. The number of students admitted into the program varies from year to year.

Application Criteria/Procedure

The following criteria must be met to be considered for admission into the Colorado State University-Pueblo Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP)

  • Completion of the Colorado State University-Pueblo Athletic Training Education Application. The student can obtain the application form from the program director. Completed applications are due to the program director by March 1st;

  • Completion of EXHP 279, 232, 260, and BIOL 223, 223L, 224, 224L. (EXHP 232 and 260 with a B or higher, all others with a C or higher grade);

  • An overall grade point average of 2.6 or higher;

  • A declared Exercise Science, Health Promotion, and Recreation major;

  • Proof of current First Aid and CPR for Professional Rescuer Certification;

  • Documentation of observation hours and appropriate evaluation forms (from off-campus observation and EXHP 279);
    Complete interview with ATEP Director and Clinical Instructors; and

  • NATA membership is highly recommended but not required.

The Athletic Training Education Program faculty/staff will make the final decisions regarding acceptance into the program based upon the student’s total rankings on the admission criteria and available slots in the program. All applying students will receive written notification from the program director indicating their acceptance or denial into the Athletic Training Education Program.

Transfer Students

Students wishing to transfer to the Colorado State University-Pueblo Athletic Training Education Program must satisfy the above criteria. According to accreditation guidelines any courses containing competency or proficiency evaluation can not be accepted as transfer credits, unless an affiliate site agreement exists between the institution and CSU-Pueblo. Transfer students must understand that application to the athletic training education program occurs once a year during the fall semester only. Once accepted in the program students must complete 4 semesters in order to be eligible for graduation.

Requirements Upon Program Acceptance

The following are required at the students expense:

  • Completion of program approved physical exam;

  • Completion of the program’s Technical Standards Form;

  • Completion of a yearly Tuberculosis skin test and Hepatitis B vaccination and documentation or Hepatitis B declination form;

  • Purchase of athletic training student liability insurance;

  • Proof of medical insurance;

  • Completion of “Background Check” will be required prior to going to any affiliated sites for clinical experience; and

  • The athletic training student will need their own personal transportation for travel to get to off-campus clinical sites.

Retention Criteria

In order to remain in the Athletic Training Education Program the student must:

  • Maintain a 2.6 or higher overall GPA;

  • Maintain 3.0 GPA in all athletic training courses, including grades of no less than a B in EXHP  379, 389, 479, and 489;

  • Maintain athletic training student liability insurance; and

  • Maintain Professional Rescuer First Aid and CPR with AED certification.

Outcome Assessment Activities for Athletic Training Emphasis

In addition to assessment, which is inherent in the core/emphasis requirements, prior to receiving clearance for graduation, each General Exercise Science major must complete:

  • Departmental exit survey,

  • Successful completion of all NATABOC competencies and proficiencies, and

  • An exit comprehensive examination.


General Exercise Science

Courses 
Titles 

Credits

EXHP  201  Drugs and Healthy Lifestyles 

3

EXHP  232  First Aid 

2

EXHP  260  Care and Prevention of Injuries 

3

EXHP  436  Exercise Assessment & Leadership 

3

EXHP  494  Field Experience 

6



OR
EXHP  498  Internship 

12

BIOL  223  Anatomy and Physiology I 

3

BIOL  223L  Anatomy and Physiology I Lab 

1

BIOL  224  Anatomy and Physiology II 

3

BIOL  224L  Anatomy and Physiology II Lab 

1

CIS  100  Intro to Word and Windows 

1

CIS  103  Power Point and the Web 

1

CIS  104  Excel Spreadsheets 

1

MATH  121  College Algebra 

4

PSYCH  151  Intro to Human Development 

3

SPCOM  103  Speaking and Listening 

3

 


12-18 credits from the following with a minimum of 4-10 upper division:

REC  102  Mountain Orientation 

2

REC  103  Winter Orientation 

2

REC  104  Desert Orientation 

2

REC   105  Canyon Orientation

2

EXHP  105  Snow Sports 

1

EXHP  106L  Martial Arts and Self-Defense 

1

EXHP  109L  Volleyball 

1

EXHP  110L  Weight Training 

1

EXHP  111  Commitment to Academic Excellence 

1

EXHP  113L  Whiteboard Boating 

1

EXHP  115L  Skiing 

1

EXHP  116L  Camping 

1

EXHP  117L  Backpacking 

1

EXHP  118L  Jogging 

1

EXHP  120L  Aerobics 

1

EXHP  175L  Racquetball 

1

EXHP  176L  Lifeguard Training 

1

PSYCH  205  Intro to Sports Psychology 

3

EXHP  233  History and Principles of PE and Recreation 

2

EXHP  243  Methods of Rhythmic Activities 

2

EXHP  245  Motor Learning and Development 

3

REC  249  Challenge Course Leadership 

2

EXHP  288  Health Promotion Practicum 

3

EXHP  323  Functional Exercise Training 

2

EXHP  345  Methods of Physical Activities & Games I 

2

EXHP  346  Methods Physical Activities & Games II 

2

EXHP  348  Methods of Individual and Dual  Sports 

3

REC  350  Leadership and Ethics 

3

REC  375  Research and Evaluation of  Recreation 

3

EXHP  382  Lifestyle Disease Risk Reduction 

3

EXHP  464  Adapted Physical Education 

3

EXHP  470  Methods of Coaching and Officiating 

3

EXHP  473  Coaching Certification Clinic 

1

EXHP  485  Methods in Health Promotion 

3

EXHP  494  Field Experience 

1-5

EXHP  498  Internship 

12


Outcome Assessment Activities for General Exercise Science Emphasis

In addition to assessment, which is inherent in the core/emphasis requirements, prior to receiving clearance for graduation, each General Exercise Science major must complete:

  • Comprehensive exit exam,

  • Departmental exit survey, and

  • Prepare a portfolio which includes:
    1. A current copy of academic transcripts;

    2. Cover letter and resume;

    3. Career vision, mission, goal and/or    philosophy statement;

    4. Self-evaluation of proficiency including strengths and weaknesses;

    5. At least 4 samples of classroom and practical work from EXHPR and other relevant courses such as: research papers, statistical analysis, course projects, literature reviews, etc.;

    6. Evidence of participation in on- and/or off-campus interpersonal and leadership skill building co-curricular activities; and

    7. Letters of recommendation from professionals on- and off-campus.


Health Promotion/Wellness
http://ceeps.colostate-pueblo.edu/exhpr/health_promotion.htm

Courses 
Titles 

Credits

EXHP  201  Drugs and Healthy Lifestyles 

3

EXHP  232  First Aid 

2

EXHP  288  Health Promotion Practicum 

3

EXHP  323  Functional Exercise Training 

2

EXHP  336  Community Health 

3

EXHP  382  Lifestyle Disease Risk Reduction 

3

EXHP  436  Exercise Assessment & Leadership 

3

EXHP  485  Methods in Health Promotion 

3

EXHP  487  HP Program Planning/Evaluation 

 4

EXHP  498  Internship 

12

BIOL  223  Anatomy and Physiology I 

3

BIOL  223L  Anatomy and Physiology I Lab 

1

BIOL  224  Anatomy and Physiology II 

3

BIOL  224L  Anatomy and Physiology II Lab 

1

CIS  100  Intro to Word and Windows 

1

CIS  103  Power Point and the Web 

1

CIS  104  Excel Spreadsheets 

1

MATH  121  College Algebra 

4

MCCNM  216  Advertising 

3



OR

 

MCCNM  240  Public Relations 

3



OR

 

MKTG  340  Principles of Marketing 

3

PSYCH  151  Intro to Human Development 

3

SPCOM  103  Speaking and Listening 

3


Outcomes Assessment Activities for Health Promotion/Wellness Emphasis

In addition to assessment, which is inherent in the core/emphasis requirements, prior to receiving clearance for graduation, each Health Promotion/Wellness major must complete:

  • Comprehensive exit exam,

  • Departmental exit survey,

  • Prepare a portfolio which includes:
    1. A current copy of academic transcripts;

    2. Cover letter and resume;

    3. Career vision, mission, goal and/or philosophy statement;

    4. Self-evaluation of proficiency including strengths and weaknesses;

    5. At least four samples of classroom and practical work from EXHPR and other relevant courses such as: research papers, statistical analysis, course projects, literature reviews, etc.;

    6. Evidence of participation in on- and/or off-campus interpersonal and leadership skill building co-curricular activities; and

    7. Letters of recommendation from professionals and on-and off-campus.


Physical Education K-12 Teacher Preparation
http://ceeps.colostate-pueblo.edu/exhpr/k_12_physical_ed.htm

Courses 
Titles 

Credits

EXHP  232  First Aid 

2

EXHP  233  History and Principles of PE 

2

EXHP  243  Methods of Rhythmic Activities 

2

EXHP  245  Motor Learning and Development 

3

EXHP  260  Care & Prevention of Athletic Injuries 

3

EXHP  345  Methods of Physical Activities & Games I 

2

EXHP  346  Methods Physical Activities & Games II 

2

EXHP  348  Methods of Individual/Dual Activities 

3

EXHP  351  Methods of Teaching Elementary Physical Education 

3

EXHP  465  Adapted Physical Education 

3

EXHP  478  Methods of Teaching Secondary Physical Education 

3

 

Two credits from the following:
EXHP  105  Snow Sports 

1

EXHP  113L  Whitewater Boating 

1

EXHP  114L  Basic Mountaineering Techniques 

1

EXHP   115L  Skiing  

1

EXHP  116L  Camping  

1

EXHP  117L  Backpacking  

1

REC  102  Mountain Orientation 

2

REC  103  Winter Orientation 

2

REC   104  Desert Orientation  

2

REC  105  Canyon Orientation 

2

REC  249  Challenge Course Leadership 

2

 

One credit from the following:
EXHP  104L  Personal Fitness 

1

EXHP  106L  Martial Arts and Self-Defense 

1

EXHP  109L  Volleyball 

1

EXHP  110L  Weight Training 

1

EXHP  119L  Walking for Fitness 

1

EXHP  120L  Aerobics 

1

EXHP  121L  Aerobic Instructor Training 

1

EXHP  174L  Tennis 

1

EXHP  175L  Racquetball 

1

EXHP  473  Coaching Certification Clinic 

1

 

One Credit from the following:
EXHP  146L  Beginning Swimming 

1

EXHP  176L  Lifeguard Training 

1

EXHP  276L  Water Safety Instructor Certification

2

For teaching endorsement requirements, see the Teacher Education Program section of this catalog.


Outcome Assessment Activities for Physical Education K-12 Teacher Preparation Emphasis

In addition to assessment, which is inherent in the core/emphasis requirements, prior to receiving clearance for graduation, each K-12 Teacher Preparation major must complete:

  • Departmental exit survey,

  • Proficiency in all Colorado and CSU-Pueblo Teacher Education Standards,

  • A high quality electronic teacher work sample,

  • A high quality student teaching portfolio, and

  • A passing grade on the Physical Education P.L.A.C.E. Certification Exam.

Exercise Science and Health Promotion Minors

Program Goals

  • Provide coursework that complements a major course of study.

  • Enhance the student’s employment market-ability and acceptance into graduate/professional school.

Expected Student Outcomes

Exercise Science and Health Promotion minors will:

  • Complete the credit hour requirement of the minor;

  • Complete all required coursework with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher;

  • Earn a minimum grade of “C” in all minor courses; and

  • Repeat minor courses with a grade of “D” or lower until a grade of “C” or higher is achieved.


Specific Requirements for Exercise Science and Health Promotion Minors:

Coaching

Courses 
Titles 

Credits

BIOL  112  Nutrition 

3

EXHP  260  Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries 

3

EXHP  364  Kinesiology 

3

EXHP  470  Methods of Coaching &Officiating 

3

EXHP  473  Coaching Certification Clinic 

1

EXHP  
Methods of coaching courses 

4



and/or
EXHP  494  Field Experience 

(1-5 VAR)

PSYCH  205  Intro to Sports Psych 

3

 __________
 TOTAL    20


Exercise Science and Health Promotion
(for Non-EXHPR Majors)

Courses 
Titles 

Credits

EXHP  101  Introduction to EXHPR 

3

BIOL  112  Nutrition  

3

EXHP  162  Personal Health  

3

Two credits from the following list 

2

REC  102  Mountain Orientation 

2

REC  103  Winter Orientation 

2

REC  104  Desert Orientation 

2

EXHP  106L  Martial Arts and Self-Defense 

1

EXHP  109L  Volleyball 

1

EXHP  110L  Weight Training 

1

EXHP  113L  Whiteboard Boating 

1

EXHP  115L  Skiing 

1

EXHP  116L  Camping 

1

EXHP  117L  Backpacking 

1

EXHP  119L  Walking for Fitness 

1

EXHP  120L  Aerobics 

1

EXHP  174L  Tennis 

1

EXHP  175L  Racquetball 

1

EXHP  176L  Lifeguard Training 

1

EXHP  300 or higher level student electives 

9

 __________
 TOTAL    20


RECREATION

The Recreation program consists of two emphases of study:

  • Community/Commercial
  • Outdoor Adventure Leadership

Completion of both emphases of study prepares graduates to work in positions of leadership in a variety of recreational service agencies. Prospective employers include parks and recreation departments at the city, county, district, and state levels as well as voluntary youth agencies such as the YWCA/YMCA, boys’ and girls’ clubs and scouting. Other areas of employment include recreation programs in the military, hospital, commercial, and worksite settings. Students completing the Community/Commercial emphasis are eligible to sit for the Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) and after completing two additional courses, the Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) Certification Exams.

  • A minor in Recreation is available to all students. The minor is ideal for those majoring in EXHPR, social work, sociology, and biology as well as for students aspiring to teach in public/private schools.

Recreation Emphasis Goals

  • Provide students with a broad-based theoretical foundation supported by field experiences that facilitate individual observations, inferences, and hands-on mastery of skills related to the field of recreation.

  • Prepare students to be life-long learners.
    Prepare students to become productive, accountable, ethical and responsible professionals.

  • Prepare students to enter graduate or professional schools.

Recreation graduates are expected to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the history and philosophy of leisure, recreation, and parks in western society;

  • Exhibit awareness of the scope of the leisure services delivery spectrum, including public, private, and non-profit sector service providers in major specializations of leisure, recreation, and parks;

  • Demonstrate an understanding of and ability to conduct various recreation program planning phases including client assessment, goal setting, activity analysis/selection, program management and evaluation;

  • Demonstrate knowledge and the skills involved in a recreation leadership function including interpersonal communication, trust building, power and influence, interpersonal conflict and its resolution, teaching and transference, and decision making;

  • Exhibit an awareness of the special populations that recreation programs and resources must accommodate, the implications of programming for each population, and specific agencies/legislation currently providing services for each population;

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the principal federal and state agencies providing parks and resource-based recreation opportunities in the United States including the primary management policies and challenges;

  • Demonstrate competencies in applying principles of management to recreation services and resources, including the organization of agencies, personnel, fiscal/risk management, and marketing;

  • Exhibit an understanding of philosophies, history, curricular elements, and settings for outdoor education in the United States;

  • Exhibit an awareness of key professional organizations and current trends/issues in the field of recreation and how to obtain matching employment;

  • Demonstrate the ability to read and interpret professional journal articles relevant to recreation and to carry out and report on new, original research; and

  • Understand the principles of recreation facility design, construction and management.


Specific Requirements for the Recreation Emphases:

Core Course Requirements for the Recreation Emphases

Courses 
Titles 

Credits

EXHP  101  Introduction to EXHPR 

3

REC  240  Recreation Program Design 

3

REC  280  Foundations of Therapeutic Recreation 

3

REC  350  Leadership and Ethics 

3

REC  360  Outdoor Education 

3

REC  375  Research and Evaluation of Recreation 

3

REC  389  Practicum  

3

EXHP  461  Managing Programs in EXHPR 

3

REC   493  Seminar 

2

REC  498  Internship 

12


Emphasis Course Requirements

Outdoor Adventure Leadership
http://ceeps.colostate-pueblo.edu/exhpr/outdoor_adventure_education.htm

Courses 
Titles 

Credits

EXHP  113L-117L  Outdoor Skills (select 4 of 5) 

4

REC  102-105  Orientations (select 3 of 4) 

6

REC  249  Challenge Course Leadership 

2

REC  270  Outdoor Leadership I 

2

REC  322  Wilderness First Aid 

2

REC  370  Outdoor Leadership II  

2

REC 484  Outdoor Resources & Management 

3


Community/Commercial Recreation
http://ceeps.colostate-pueblo.edu/exhpr/community_commercial_rec.htm

Courses 
Titles 

Credits

REC  250  Commercial Recreation and Tourism 

3

REC  485  Recreation Facility Design and Management 

3

MCCNM  216  Advertising 

3

MCCNM  240  Public Relations  

3

MGMT  201  Principles of Management 

3

MGMT  318  Human Resource Management 

3

MKTG  340  Principles of Marketing 

3


Outcomes Assessment Activities

In addition to assessment, which is inherent in the core/allied/methods coursework requirements, prior to receiving clearance for graduation, each Recreation major must complete:

  • A departmental exit survey,

  • A comprehensive exit examination, and

  • A portfolio that includes:
    1.  A current copy of academic transcripts and resume;

    2. Samples of research/term papers, projects, etc., from Recreation and other relevant courses;

    3. Evidence of participation in on- and/or off-campus interpersonal and leadership skill building co-curricular activities; and

    4. Letters of recommendation from professionals on-and-off campus.

Recreation Minor Program Goals

  • Provide coursework that complements a major course of study.

  • Enhance the student’s employment marketability and acceptance into graduate/professional school.

Expected Student Outcomes

Recreation minors will:

  • Complete the credit hour requirement of the minor;

  • Complete all required coursework with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher;

  • Earn a minimum grade of a “C” in all minor courses; and

  • Repeat minor courses with a grade of “D” or lower until a grade of “C” or higher is achieved;

Recreation Minor:  Specific Requirements

Courses 
Titles 

Credits

EXHP  101  Introduction to EXHPR 

3

EXHP  461  Managing Programs in EXHPR 

3

REC  240  Recreation Program Design  

3

REC  280  Foundations of Therapeutic Recreation  

3

REC  360  Outdoor Education 

3

REC  375  Research and Evaluation of Recreation 

3

REC  389  Practicum  

3

 __________
 TOTAL    21


NURSING DEPARTMENT

Associate Dean:     Dr. Mary Kontz

Undergraduate Coordinator:     DePalma

Graduate Coordinator:     Sabo

Faculty:     Brumfield, Coram, Crownover, Cullen, de la Cruz, Fink, Glaubensklee, Green, Waggener

Department Mission

As the Southeastern Colorado Center for Nursing Education, the mission of the Department of Nursing is to prepare graduates for professional positions as competent and caring nurses.

The department is committed to offering academic programs that meet diverse regional nursing needs.

The department is committed to excellence in teaching and evidence based nursing practice. Emphasis is placed on effective student learning, academic achievement and safe, competent nursing performance.

Department Goals

The Nursing Department will:

  • Provide quality learning experiences for nursing students that prepare graduates for entry level baccalaureate nursing practice or advanced nursing practice in a culturally diverse community.

  • Provide multiple degree entry paths based on previous education and academic entrance criteria that support student achievement at a professional level.

  • Serve as a regional nursing education center for southern Colorado, by collaborating with local and regional health care agencies to provide nursing programs.

  • Maintain educational excellence demonstrated by program status consistent with the Colorado Board of Nursing, national accrediting agency criteria and educational emphases on professional nursing standards.

  • Provide a supportive and caring learning environment to address the learning needs for a diverse student population.

  • Support role development responsive to the changing health care environment by redefining and maintaining competencies throughout one’s practice.

Our Accreditation

The CSU-Pueblo Department of Nursing baccalaureate educational program is fully approved by the Colorado Board of Nursing and is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC), 61 Broadway, New York, NY 10006.

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program

The Colorado State University-Pueblo Department of Nursing offers an undergraduate program that confers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). The undergraduate program offers several tracks for the basic nursing student (Basic BSN), the registered nurse (RN-BSN), licensed practical nurse (LPN-BSN), degree plus students to BSN (Accelerated-BSN), and the paramedic (Paramedic-BSN) to obtain their Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing degree (BSN). The Basic BSN is a track developed for the student who has completed prerequisite courses and has no degree, certificate or license. The RN-BSN track is developed for an associate degree or diploma nurse with a license to complete their BSN. The student with another baccalaureate or masters degree may apply to the Degree Plus to BSN track or the Basic BSN. Licensed practical nurses that have a nursing license or completed an accredited program may apply for the LPN-BSN or Basic BSN track. The paramedic may elect to apply for the Paramedic-BSN or Basic BSN track. The BSN program also offers an elective concentrated clinical practicum in nursing. The elective practicum allows the student to explore their passion in clinical practice. Undergraduate nursing students may elect to take nursing graduate courses during their senior year.

Undergraduate Program Goals

The program will:

  • Facilitate learning that provides entry level baccalaureate knowledge and supports competence for nursing practice.

  • Incorporate human needs theory to provide culturally competent care for clients in diverse healthcare settings.

  • Support the development of assessment, communication, critical thinking, use of evidence based practice, and technological skills in nursing practice.

  • Prepare graduates to exhibit standards of practice and professional performance in the baccalaureate roles of provider, teacher, manager, and client advocate in the changing health care environment.

  • Provide baccalaureate education that facilitates progression of associate degree nurses to baccalaureate prepared nurses.

  • Support the learning needs of a diverse student population by creating a caring learning environment in which all are respected, nurtured and celebrated.

Expected Undergraduate Student Outcomes

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing Major is designed to prepare the graduate to:

  • Demonstrate baccalaureate level knowledge and competence in providing nursing care to diverse individuals, families, groups, and communities using a human needs framework.

  • Provide culturally competent care for clients in diverse healthcare settings.

  • Demonstrate proficiency in assessment, communication, critical thinking, use of evidence based practice, and technological skills for entry level employment.

  • Deliver care guided by standards of practice for professional performance in the roles of provider, teacher manager and client advocate.

  • Demonstrate behaviors that reflect professional ethics and accountability.

  • Demonstrate caring through commitment, compassion, conscience, competence, confidence and comportment in professional nursing practice.

Outcome Assessments

The outcome assessments will be evaluated through or by:

  • Assessment of clinical competencies through multiple strategies including simulations.

  • Individual and course evaluations including the standardized testing program.

  • An end of program evaluation survey and a graduate follow up survey of nursing graduates and their employers one year after graduation.

  • National Certification and/or Licensure Examination (NCLEX) required of graduates prior to professional nursing practice as a registered nurse.

  • A survey of graduate employment and graduation rates.

Undergraduate Admission Policies and Procedures

Students are responsible for all undergraduate admissions policies and procedures as outlined in the Academic Policies section of this catalog.

Undergraduate Admission Requirements

Admission to the University does not imply acceptance to the nursing program. The undergraduate program is very competitive and applicants are ranked based on their GPA for the general education and prerequisites required by the program. Consideration is given to the percentage of prerequisites and general education courses completed by the admission deadline. Students will be notified in writing of their admission status to the program. Those students who are accepted to the program must return receipt of acceptance by the stated deadline or the admission status will be revoked.

For the basic nursing student admission, requirements are a minimum GPA of 3.00 for all required general education and prerequisites. All prerequisites must be passed with a C or better (C- is not acceptable) and be completed prior to taking NSG 232/232L. All general education must be completed prior to taking NSG 232/232L.

Students for whom English is a second language must have a TOFEL of 550 or have completed the   University requirements of English and Speech skills.

Undergraduate Nursing Program Application Process

Applications to the nursing program may be obtained at http://ceeps.colostate-pueblo.edu/nursing or in the nursing department. The completed applications must be submitted to the nursing department by the scheduled deadline. Incomplete applications will not be processed. Please contact the department if you have any questions regarding your application.

For the basic student admission, the student needs to be admitted to CSU-Pueblo first, and then submit a separate application to the nursing program the year prior to the spring semester they plan to start the program. During the pre-nursing phase of the application process students will be advised by the pre-nursing advisor.

Post Acceptance Requirements

Before a student starts in the nursing program they must attend a mandatory orientation and have the following completed prior to the orientation.

  • Return receipt for program acceptance by stated deadline.

  • Have by a drug screen and fingerprint background check by the Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office located at CSU-Pueblo prior to beginning the nursing major or during nursing orientation, Colorado Law. House bill 97-1084).

  • Have current certification in CPR (Health Care Provider-C or equivalent).

  • Have a current physical examination within the last year and current immunization records. This must include the Hepatitis B series, Measles, Mumps and Rubella and a 2 step TB test. This must be filed with Student Health Services on campus.

  • Submit current unofficial transcripts showing completion of all prerequisite and general education classes.



Acceptance of Transfer Credit

Transfer credit will be awarded per the published Academic Policies section of this catalog. Credit will be awarded for a course in which a grade of C or better was earned. Grades of C- are not accepted for any nursing or nursing prerequisite course.

Time Limits

Nursing courses completed five (5) or more years before the date of graduation, either at CSU-Pueblo or at some other institution, will not be accepted as satisfying graduation requirements without the approval of the student’s undergraduate program coordinator and Associate Dean. Degree plans are developed with the student and their advisor or undergraduate program coordinator.

Academic Standards

Students are responsible for all academic standards policies per the published Academic Policies section of this catalog. In addition to those policies, the following applies:

  • Students must maintain a 2.75 (3.0 accelerated track and paramedic) cumulative nursing GPA for progression in the program. Failure to comply will result in dismissal from the program and the student will not be eligible for re-admission.

  • Students must complete all nursing courses with a grade of C or better. Failure of two nursing courses or the same course twice will result in dismissal from the program and the student will not be eligible for readmission.

Graduation Requirement

The BSN degree will be granted to undergraduate nursing degree-seeking students who meet all of the published requirements plus the additional requirements below:

  • Have a cumulative nursing GPA of 2.75 (3.0 accelerated track and paramedic) or better at graduation. All nursing courses and required prerequisite courses must be passed with a C or better. Anything less than a C in required courses will not be applied toward graduation.

  • Complete the program’s minimum number of hours of approved course work within five years.


Licensure Examination

Students completing all of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing requirements and the national standardized exams qualify them to sit for the National Certification Licensure Examination.

The Basic Bachelor of Science in Nursing Track (Basic BSN)

The Basic BSN program assists the new student who has completed their prerequisite courses to enter a dynamic ever-changing profession of nursing by completing their BSN degree requirements. The program is based on a philosophical approach to nursing that includes the holistic synthesis of person, health and environment. The Colorado State    University-Pueblo offers the ideal foundation for the development of the professional nurse.

Program of Study

The student must develop a program of study with the pre-nursing advisor. The pre-nursing advisor is notified  once the student has declared their major. The student must contact their pre-nursing advisor to develop their program plan as soon as possible. The plan will include 43 credit hours of required prerequisite courses and 77 credit hours of nursing courses for a total of 120 credit hours.

Hybrid Courses

A hybrid course is a combination classroom/Internet course. Students meet in a classroom at a regularly-scheduled time and place, the rest of the time is spent online. Both parts of the course, classroom attendance and online work, are mandatory.

Students are expected to subscribe to an email discussion list, communicate on a regular basis with the instructor, and collaborate extensively with others in their class.

In order to take a hybrid course, the student must have access to a computer so they can send and receive email, find information on the Internet, and participate in online discussions. Basic instruction in computers or the Internet will not be provided.

General Education and Prerequisites Courses

Course 
Title 

Credits

ENG  101  Composition I 

3

ENG  102  Composition II 

3

SPCOM  103  Speaking and Listening 

3

BIOL  206/L  Introduction to Microbiology/Lab 

4

BIOL  223/L  Anatomy & Physiology I/Lab 

4

BIOL  224/L  Anatomy & Physiology II/Lab 

4

CHEM  111/L  Principles of Chemistry/Lab 

4

MATH  156  Statistics 

3

PSYCH  151  Intro to Human Development 

3

History  
Per Gen. Ed. Requirement 

3

Foreign Language 

6

Social Science 
Per Gen. Ed. Requirement 

3

 __________
 TOTAL    43


NSG Courses  Titles 

Credits

NSG  207  Nursing Pathophysiology 

3

NSG  208  Basic Pharmacology 

3

NSG  231  Introduction to Professional Nursing 

2

NSG  232/L  Fundamentals of Nursing/Lab 

7

NSG  302/L  Health Promotion & Assessment/Lab 

4

NSG  312/L  Nursing Care of Childbearing Families/Lab 

6

NSG  322/L  Nursing Care of the Adult I/Lab 

7

NSG  332/L  Pediatric Nursing/Lab 

6

NSG  351  Research in Nursing  

3

NSG  382/L  Psychiatric Nursing/Lab 

6

NSG  420/L  Nursing Care of the Adult II/Lab 

7

NSG  431  Gerontological Nursing 

3

NSG  442/L  Public Health Nursing/Lab 

6

NSG  451  Healthcare Management & Issues 

3

NSG  452/L  Nursing Process: Synthesis/Lab 

8

NSG  471  Healthcare Informatics 

3

 __________
 TOTAL    77



Elective Concentrated Clinical Practicum

The elective concentrated clinical practicum allows the student enrolled in any of the BSN tracks to choose an area of clinical concentration during their progression through the program. The student will meet with their advisor and course coordinator to develop their plan.

Summer - Junior

NSG  372  Clinical Practicum I  3

Spring - Senior

NSG  472  Clinical Practicum II  3

Basic BSN Track Program Plan

Freshman - Fall

Courses 
Titles 

Credits

ENG  101  Composition I 

3

BIOL  223/L  Anatomy & Physiology I/Lab 

4

SPCOM  103  Speaking and Listening 

3

Foreign Language 

3

 __________
 TOTAL    13


Freshman - Spring

Courses 
Titles 

Credits

ENG  102  Composition II 

3

BIOL  224/L  Anatomy & Physiology II/Lab 

4

CHEM  111/L  Principles of Chemistry/Lab 

4

Foreign Language 

3

 __________
 TOTAL    14


Sophomore - Fall

Courses 
Titles 

Credits

BIOL  206/L  Introduction to Microbiology/Lab 

4

MATH  156  Statistics 

3

PSYCH  151  Intro to Human Development 

3

SOC  
Per Gen. Ed. Requirement 

3

History   
Per Gen. Ed. Requirement 

3

 __________
 TOTAL    16


Sophomore - Spring

Courses 
Titles 

Credits

NSG  231  Introduction to Professional Nursing 

2

NSG  207  Nursing Pathophysiology 

3

NSG  208  Basic Pharmacology 

3

NSG  232/L  Fundamentals of Nursing/Lab 

7

 __________
 TOTAL    15


Junior - Fall

Courses 
Titles 

Credits

NSG  302/L  Health Promotion & Assessment/Lab 

4

NSG  312/L  Nursing Care of Childbearing Families/Lab

 



OR

 

NSG  332/L  Pediatric Nursing/Lab 

6

NSG  322/L  Nursing Care of the Adult I/Lab 

7

 __________
 TOTAL    17


Junior - Spring

Courses 
Titles 

Credits

NSG  332/L  Pediatric Nursing/Lab

 



OR

 

NSG  312/L  Nursing Care of Childbearing Families/Lab 

6

NSG  351  Research in Nursing 

3

NSG  382/L  Psychiatric Nursing/Lab 

6

 __________
 TOTAL    15


Senior - Fall

Courses 
Titles 

Credits

NSG  420/L  Nursing Care of the Adult II/Lab 

7

NSG  431  Gerontological Nursing 

3

NSG  442/L  Public Health Nursing/Lab 

6

 __________
 TOTAL    16


Senior - Spring

Courses 
Titles 

Credits

NSG  451  Healthcare Management & Issues 

3

NSG  452/L  Nursing Process: Synthesis/Lab 

8

NSG  471  Healthcare Informatics 

3

 __________
 TOTAL    14



Licensed Practical Nurses Bachelor of Science in Nursing Track (LPN-BSN)

Licensed practical nurses who wish to obtain their Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree may do so through the LPN-BSN track.

LPN-BSN Track Admission Requirements

In addition to the undergraduate program admission requirements, the applicant for this track will:

  • Bring the actual license of certificate to the Department of Nursing for faculty visualization and photocopying prior to the start of the first nursing class.

  • Receive seven escrow credits for NSG 232/232L, awarded for LPN credits.

Program of Study

The pre-nursing advisor will meet with the student to plan a program of study for the LPN-BSN track. The program of study will include 43 credit hours of prerequisite courses (see Basic BSN), and 77 credit hours of nursing courses. The licensed practical nurse may transfer in seven nursing escrow credit hours per the articulation agreement.


LPN-BSN Track Program Plan

Prerequisite Courses
(See Basic BSN)

Spring or Summer

Courses 
Titles 

Credits

NSG  207  Nursing Pathophysiology 

3

NSG  208  Basic Pharmacology 

3

NSG  282  LPN Bridge to Professional Nursing 

2

 _________
 TOTAL    8


Junior - Fall

Courses 
Titles 

Credits

NSG  302/L  Health Promotion & Assessment/Lab 

4

NSG  312/L  Nursing Care of Childbearing Families/Lab

 



OR

 

NSG  332L  Pediatric Nursing/Lab 

6

NSG  322/L   Nursing Care of the Adult I/Lab

7

 __________
 TOTAL    17


Junior - Spring

Courses 
Titles 

Credits

NSG  332/L  Pediatric Nursing/Lab

 



OR

 

NSG  312/L  Nursing Care of Childbearing Families/Lab 

6

NSG  351  Research in Nursing 

3

NSG  382/L  Psychiatric Nursing/Lab

6

 __________
 TOTAL    15


Senior - Fall
(Graduation Planning Due)

Courses 
Titles 

Credits

NSG  420/L  Nursing Care of the Adult II/Lab 

7

NSG  431  Gerontological Nursing 

3

NSG  442/L  Public Health Nursing/Lab 

6

 __________
 TOTAL    16


Senior - Spring

Courses 
Titles 

Credits

NSG  451  Healthcare Management & Issues 

3

NSG  452/L  Nursing Process: Synthesis/Lab 

8

NSG  471  Healthcare Informatics 

3

 __________
 TOTAL    14



Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing Track (RN-BSN)

RN-BSN Admissions Requirements

Students must meet basic nursing program admission requirements and for the RN-BSN track which is governed by the “Colorado Articulation Model.” See Basic BSN for after admission requirements. The RN-BSN student applications are taken year round. The student will have a/an:

  • Associate Degree or Diploma in Nursing.

  • Colorado nursing license in good standing.

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.750 in nursing prerequisite and general education courses.

  • All science courses must be completed by the junior year.

  • All other general education and nursing prerequisite courses must be completed by the senior year.

Program of Study
(one day per week and/or hybrid)

The student must meet with the RN-BSN advisor to develop a program of study. The program of study is individualized to meet the student’s needs. The program of study may include an accelerated, full-time or part-time sequence. The program of study is designed to assist the working RN in returning to school to complete their BSN. The student may choose from several program plans to meet their busy schedules. The courses are offered one day per week and/or hybrid. The RN-BSN track will include 33 credit hours of transfer/escrow credits through the articulation agreement, 43 credit hours of prerequisite or co-requisite courses (see Basic BSN) and 44 credit hours of nursing and upper division credit for a total of 120 credit hours. Students must pass all nursing courses with a C or better and maintain a nursing 2.75 GPA. RN’s transferring from community colleges can only transfer in 27 prerequisite credits along with 33 RN credits for a total of 60 credit hours.


Nursing Transfer/Escrow 

33

Prerequisite Courses 

43


Course 
Title 

Credits

ENG  101  Composition I 

3

ENG  102  Composition II 

3

SPCOM  103  Speaking and Listening 

3

BIOL  206/L  Introduction to Microbiology/Lab 

4

BIOL  223/L  Anatomy & Physiology I/Lab 

4

BIOL  224/L  Anatomy & Physiology II/Lab 

4

CHEM  111/L  Principles of Chemistry/Lab 

4

MATH  156  Statistics 

3

PSYCH  151  Intro to Human Development 

3

History  Per Gen. Ed. Requirement 

3

Foreign Language 

6

Social Science Per Gen. Ed. Requirement 

3

 __________
 TOTAL    43



RN-BSN Courses

Traditional Courses

Courses 
Titles 

Credits

NSG  302/L  Health Promotion & Assessment/Lab 

4

NSG  307  Health and Disease Systems 

3

NSG  442/L  Public Health Nursing/Lab 

6



Hybrid Courses

Courses 
Titles 

Credits

NSG  309  Professional Nursing Practice 

4

NSG  311  Concepts for Professional Nursing 

4

NSG  351  Research in Nursing 

3

NSG  431   Gerontological Nursing

3

NSG  451  Healthcare Management & Issues 

3

NSG  452/L  Nursing Process: Synthesis/Lab 

8

NSG  471  Healthcare Informatics 

3

Upper division elective 

3

RN-BSN Track Program Plan

Prerequisite Courses
(See Basic BSN)

Fall - Junior

Courses 
Titles 

Credits

NSG  302/L  Health Promotion & Assessment/Lab 

4

NSG  309  Professional Nursing Practice 

4

 _________
 TOTAL    8


Spring - Junior

Courses 
Titles 

Credits

NSG  307  Health and Disease Systems 

3

NSG  311  Concepts for Professional Nursing 

4

NSG  351  Research in Nursing 

3

 __________
 TOTAL    10



Fall - Senior

Courses 
Titles 

Credits

NSG  431  Gerontological Nursing 

3

NSG  442/L  Public Health Nursing/Lab 

6

Upper division elective 

3

 __________
 TOTAL    12



Spring - Senior

Courses 
Titles 

Credits

NSG  451  Healthcare Management & Issues 

3

NSG  452/L  Nursing Process: Synthesis/Lab 

8

NSG  471  Healthcare Informatics 

3

 __________
 TOTAL    14



The Accelerated Option for Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing Track (RN-BSN)

The RN-to-BSN Track Accelerated Option enables registered nurses to make the transition to professional nursing with a baccalaureate degree in three consecutive semesters. The associate degree nurse can complete their bachelor’s degree starting in the summer and finishing their nursing courses by the next spring. Prerequisite and general education courses must be completed prior to admission to this track. Courses are delivered in a hybrid fashion allowing the student to take part of the course through the web, and part of the course through on-site instruction. Clinical components of this track allow the student to essentially complete their clinical experiences in their hometown.

Summer

Courses 
Titles 

Credits

NSG  302/L  Health Promotion & Assessment/Lab 

4

NSG  307  Health and Disease Systems 

3

NSG  309  Professional Nursing Practice 

4

NSG  311  Concepts for Professional Nursing 

4

NSG  351  Research in Nursing 

3

 __________
 TOTAL    18


Fall

Courses 
Titles 

Credits

NSG  431  Gerontology 

3

NSG  442/L  Public Health Nursing/Lab 

6

Upper division elective 

3

 __________
 TOTAL    12



Spring

Courses 
Titles 

Credits

NSG  451  Healthcare Management & Issues 

3

NSG  452/L  Nursing Process: Synthesis/Lab 

8

NSG  471  Healthcare Informatics 

3

 __________
 TOTAL    14


Degree Plus to BSN Nursing Accelerated Track

The Nursing Department’s belief of creating a generalist able to function as a professional in today’s workforce enables the department to individually assess the student with a degree other than nursing in order to grant credit for courses taken.

The Degree-Plus Accelerated Option is for students with a previous non-nursing baccalaureate degree. The applicant must have completed the necessary prerequisites prior to starting the program. The Accelerated Option offers students an intense, challenging approach that enables students to complete the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree in 14 months.

Previous coursework necessary for admission to the Accelerated Option includes the natural, social, and behavioral sciences. Most students in their previous degree may have completed most of the prerequisites required. During the Accelerated year, students participate in a reality based curriculum that includes classroom, Internet, and real life clinical experiences in state-of-the-art facilities.

The belief is that a student with a previous degree has moved from simple to more complex use of theories/experiences either in their educational and/or work environments. This and use of multi-theoretical frameworks is congruent with the Nursing Department’s philosophy.

The degree-plus student is expected to meet with the pre-nursing advisor for advisement and plan development. The student must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and follow all admission requirements set forth in the Basic Nursing Track. A minimum of 30 credit hours must be taken at CSU-Pueblo or more based on the students plan. Due to the intensity of the curriculum, it is advised that the student not work and be able to attend to their studies full-time. Students must maintain a cumulative nursing 3.0 GPA to progress.

Prerequisite Courses 

Credits

BIOL  206/L  Introduction to Microbiology/Lab 

4

BIOL  223/L  Anatomy & Physiology I/Lab 

4

BIOL  224/L  Anatomy & Physiology II/Lab 

4

CHEM  111/L  Principles of Chemistry/Lab 

4

MATH  156  Statistics 

3

PSYCH  151  Intro to Human Development 

3

Foreign Language 

6

 __________
 TOTAL    28



Degree Plus to BSN Nursing Accelerated Track Program Plan

Summer

Courses 
Titles 

Credits

NSG  208  Basic Pharmacology 

3

NSG  231  Introduction to Nursing 

2

NSG  232/L  Fundamentals of Nursing/Lab 

7

NSG  302/L  Health Promotion & Assessment/Lab 

4

NSG  307  Health & Disease Systems 

3

 __________
 TOTAL    19



Fall

Courses 
Titles 

Credits

NSG  322/L  Nursing Care of the Adult I/Lab 

7

NSG  312/L  Nursing care of Childbearing Families/Lab 

6

NSG  332/L  Pediatric Nursing/Lab 

6

 __________
 TOTAL    19


Spring

Courses 
Titles 

Credits

NSG  351  Research in Nursing 

3

NSG  382/L  Psychiatric Nursing/Lab 

6

NSG  420/L  Nursing Care of the Adult II/Lab 

7

NSG  431  Gerontological Nursing 

3

 __________
 TOTAL    19



Summer
Courses 
Titles 

Credits

NSG  442/L  Public Health Nursing/Lab 

6

NSG  451  Healthcare Management & Issues 

3

NSG  452/L  Nursing Process: Synthesis/Lab 

8

NSG  471  Healthcare Informatics 

3

 __________
 TOTAL    20



Paramedic to Bachelor in Nursing (Paramedic-BSN) Track

The Paramedic to BSN track allows the paramedic who has graduated from an accredited program to complete their BSN. The applicant must have completed the necessary prerequisite courses prior to starting the program.

Previous coursework necessary for admission to the Paramedic to BSN includes the natural, social, and behavioral sciences. Most students in their previous degree may have completed most of the prerequisites required. The students participate in a reality-based curriculum that includes classroom, internet, and real life clinical experiences in state-of-the-art facilities.

The belief is that a student moves from simple to more complex in their use of theories/experiences either in their education and/or work environments. This belief and use of multi theoretical frameworks is congruent with the Nursing Department’s philosophy.

The student is expected to meet with a nursing advisor for advisement and plan development. The student must follow all admission requirements set forth in the Basic Nursing Track. A minimum of 30 credit hours must be taken at CSU-Pueblo or more based on the students plan. Due to the intensity of the curriculum, it is advised that the student not work and be able to attend to their studies full-time.


Prerequisite and General Education Courses

Courses 
Titles 

Credits

ENG  101  Composition I 

3

ENG  102  Composition II 

3

SPCOM  103  Speaking and Listening 

3

BIOL  206/L  Introduction to Microbiology/Lab 

4

BIOL  223/L  Anatomy & Physiology I/Lab 

4

BIOL  224/L  Anatomy & Physiology II/Lab 

4

CHEM  111/L  Principles of Chemistry/Lab 

4

MATH  156  Statistics 

3

PSYCH  151  Intro to Human Development 

3

History    Per Gen. Ed. Requirement

3

Foreign Language 

6

Social Science  Per Gen. Ed. Requirement 

3

 __________
 TOTAL    43



Program Plan

Summer

Courses 
Titles 

Credits

NSG  208  Basic Pharmacology 

3

NSG  231  Introduction to Professional Nursing 

2

NSG  232/L  Fundamentals of Nursing/Lab 

7

NSG  302/L  Health Promotion & Assessment/Lab 

4

NSG  307  Health & Disease Systems 

3

 __________
 TOTAL    19



Fall
Courses 
Titles 

Credits

NSG  312/L  Nursing Care of Childbearing Families/Lab 

6

NSG  322/L  Nursing Care of the Adult I/Lab 

7

NSG  332/L  Pediatric Nursing/Lab 

6

 __________
 TOTAL    19



Spring

Courses 
Titles 

Credits

NSG  351  Research in Nursing (hybrid) 

3

NSG  382/L  Psychiatric Nursing/Lab 

6

NSG  420/L  Nursing Care of the Adult II/Lab 

7

NSG  431  Gerontological Nursing 

3

 __________
 TOTAL    19



Summer
Courses 
Titles 

Credits

NSG  442/L  Public Health Nursing/Lab 

6

NSG  451  Healthcare Management & Issues 

3

NSG  452/L  Nursing Process: Synthesis/Lab 

8

NSG  471  Healthcare Informatics 

3

 __________
 TOTAL    20




Masters of Science Courses Taken By Seniors

Undergraduate nursing students may elect to take nursing graduate courses during their senior year. The policies are outlined in the Graduate Program section of this catalog.

 

TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAM

Dr. Victoria Marquesen: Associate Dean

Faculty: Peters, Pettit, Piazza, Piquette, Ramirez, Ryan

Mission of the Teacher Education

The Teacher Education Program has a primary mission of preparing teachers of quality and distinction.  At Colorado State University-Pueblo, preparing teachers is a campus-wide responsibility, with faculty and administrators involved in support of the program’s mission. An integral component of the program is its formal partnership with 17 school districts and four community colleges in southern and southeastern Colorado. The joint efforts of students, faculty, and administrators across all partners focus on improving the quality of learning in classrooms in elementary, secondary, and higher education.

Conceptual Framework—Building and Bridging Communities of Learners

A Conceptual Framework is a guide for how a teacher education program is planned and organized, summarizing its philosophical views of the roles of teaching and learning and its essential understandings of how students become teachers. The conceptual framework of teacher education at Colorado State University-Pueblo is Building and Bridging Communities of Learners. The organizing theme of learning communities focuses the attention of faculty and students on the essential nature of teaching and learning: How does community shape learning and achievement? What are the roles of successful learners and teachers? What social interactions are necessary for both learning and community? How is the definition of a learning community changing in an increasingly technological age? What is the relationship between the concept of learning community and the democratic ideal of American education?

For faculty at CSU-Pueblo, the vision of quality education requires a learner-centered environment in which learning (not teaching) is at the core. All learners will achieve in communities in which learning is publicly and constructively discussed, a positive climate surrounds all members, and support exists for all learners’ individual growth and development.

Inclusive, equitable communities require constant attention to the nature of relationships among teachers and students. CSU-Pueblo students will be prepared to participate as learners and teachers in overlapping and expanding learning communities–from the University classroom to K-12 settings, the professional education community, distributed communities created by technology, and cultural, economic, and political communities of students and their families.

To become beginning teachers, students must change their perceptions of themselves as learners and as students of teaching. As students progress through the program, they will skillfully assume a variety of roles, including those of master learners, instructors, collaborators, apprentices, models, coaches,   colleagues, and mentors. It is the mission of the teacher education program to prepare teachers and learners of quality and distinction by exposing students to quality communities of teaching and learning.

Program Goals

  • Prepare teachers of quality and distinction with broad-based liberal arts education, depth of knowledge in the areas in which they teach, and the ability to skillfully translate theory and practice to ensure student learning.

  • Create a learner-centered community designed to achieve program goals and expected student results.

  • Provide systematic advising and evaluation activities which assure student success and program quality.

  • Serve the region and state of Colorado through partnerships with school districts and institutions of higher education.

Student Outcomes

The Teacher Education Program is a standards-based model of education. Student outcomes are the foundation of the program, upon which the curriculum, instruction, and assessment are aligned and implemented. Based on its mission to produce teachers of quality and distinction, the program has adopted goals in eight areas. Each goal has been articulated into a series of performance-based standards or outcomes that all students must achieve before completing the program. Benchmarks, or more specific outcomes, for each standard have been developed as course objectives throughout the program, and faculty across campus have organized course requirements and assignments to assure that students can meet these standards at high levels.

Standards are aligned with the Performance-based Standards for Colorado Teachers (2000) and requirements of the Colorado Department of Education and Colorado Commission on Higher Education.    Proficiency in all standards is required for successful completion of teacher education and recommendation for state licensure.

Teacher Education Goals

CSU-Pueblo teacher education graduates will:

  1. Use democratic principles to create communities of learners that assure positive social interactions, collaboration, and cooperation.

  2. Create learning experiences that make content knowledge accessible, exciting, and meaningful for all students.

  3. Create a learning community in which individual differences are respected, appreciated, and celebrated.

  4. Ensure, through the use of standards and informal and formal assessment activities, the continuous development of all learners.

  5. Construct and use pedagogy to maximize the intellectual, social, physical, and moral development of all students.

  6. Be reflective decision-makers, incorporating understandings of educational history, philosophy, and inquiry, as will as the values of the democratic ideal.

  7. Create communities of learning by working collaboratively with colleagues, families, and other members.

  8. Model the professional and ethical responsibilities of the education profession.

Teaching Endorsement Areas

The Teacher Education Program collaborates with other academic units to offer programs leading to Colorado teacher licensure in the following endorsement areas:

  • Art (K-12)
  • Elementary Education (K-6)
  • English (7-12)
  • Foreign Languages (7-12) –Spanish
  • Mathematics (7-12)
  • Music (K-12)
  • Physical Education (K-12)
  • Science (7-12)
  • Social Studies (7-12)

Selective Entry and Retention in Teacher
Education Admission

Many education courses require the prerequisite of admission to education (see description of courses). Students complete the admission to education process during ED 301: Frameworks of Teaching. The entire process for gathering information and submitting it to faculty is completed during the course.

The following are the requirements that must be met to be admitted to teacher education. No exceptions can occur to these requirements:

  1. Complete Health Clearance Form

  2. Cumulative grade point of 2.600 or greater.

  3. Completion of ENG 101 and 102 with grades of C or better.

  4. Completion of MATH 109 or math course required by major field.  A grade of B or better is required in MATH 109 or MATH 360; a grade of C or better is required in MATH 121, 124, 126, or 221. Students who complete both MATH 109 and MATH 156 or MATH 360 and MATH 361 prior to admission may be admitted with grades of C or better in both courses.

  5. Completion of SPCOM 103 with a grade of B- or better, or, students completing SPCOM 103 with a C or degree plus students may complete this competency through the Oral Proficiency Exam.

  6. Completion of ED 301 with a grade of C or better.

  7. Completion of a formal, standardized test such as the Measure of Academic Proficiency and Progress (MAPP) and a writing sample.

  8. Completion of satisfactory background check with the Colorado Bureau of Investigation. Background check is sent to the Colorado Department of Education and report must meet the criteria required for obtaining a teaching license in Colorado as outlined in 22-60.5-103 C.R.S.

  9. Completion of an education portfolio. Six types of materials will be submitted with the portfolio: 1) transcripts and official documents demonstrating students performance in University classes, 2) materials developed in University classes which demonstrate proficiency on specific education standards, 3) recommendations and evaluations from teachers, 4) materials used in field experiences and videos of teaching, 5) personal reflections and summaries about progress,  and  6) results of formal tests. Specific portfolio requirements and manner of evaluation are included in the appendices to the Teacher Education Handbook. All portfolios will be submitted in electronic format (website).

Retention

Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.600 and must continue to make progress towards  proficiency on program standards to remain in the teacher education program. Additional details related to program retention are included in the Teacher  Education Handbook.

Student Teaching

Student teaching provides opportunities to integrate theory with practice. Prior to being approved for a student teaching assignment, the following requirements must be met:

  1. Completion of all course work including courses in the content area and education.

  2. Cumulative GPA of 2.600.

  3. GPA of 2.500 in the academic major.

  4. Grades of C or higher in all courses required for licensure.

  5. Passing score on the content exam in the student’s licensure area, required by the State of Colorado.

  6. Completion of an education portfolio. Six types of materials will be submitted with the portfolio: 1) transcripts and official documents demonstrating students performance in University classes,  2) materials developed in University classes which demonstrate proficiency on specific education standards.  3) recommendations and evaluations from teachers,  4) materials used in field experience and videos of teaching, and  5) personal reflections and summaries about progress.  Specific portfolio requirements and manner of evaluation are included in the appendices to the Teacher Education Handbook. All portfolios will be submitted in electronic format (website).

Applications must be submitted a semester in  advance: First Friday in October for a spring semester assignment; first Friday in March for a fall semester assignment.
Student teaching requires full time effort, therefore students may not enroll in University courses other than Student Teaching and Capstone Seminar.

Teacher Licensure

Applications for licensure are forwarded to the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) with the institutional recommendation only after official transcripts have been received and the Teacher Education Program has conducted a final review.


Specific Requirements for the Elementary Teaching Endorsement

CSU-Pueblo requires the student interested in Elementary Education to complete a Liberal Studies major in addition to the courses in Education listed below.

Courses  Titles 

Credits

ED  202  Foundations of Education 

3



PREREQUISITES-  None

 




 

ED  280  Educational Media and Technology  

3



PREREQUISITES- None

 




 

ED  301  Frameworks of Teaching  

3



PREREQUISITES- Completion of 45 college hours and a cumulative GPA of 2.6  (Admission to Education is completed in this course)

 




 

ED  380  Integrated Methods in Elem. School  

3



PREREQUISITES- Admission to Education; GPA of 2.6

 




 

RDG  410  Teaching Elementary Language Arts  

4



PREREQUISITES- Admission to Education; GPA of 2.6

 

ED  412  Teaching Diverse Learners 

3



PREREQUISITES- Admission to Education; GPA of 2.6

 

ED  413  Teaching Social Studies 

3



PREREQUISITES-Admission to Education; GPA of  2.6

 




 

ED  414  Teaching Elementary Science & Health 

2



PREREQUISITES-Admission to Education; GPA of 2.6

 




 

ED  417  Teaching Mathematics in the Elementary School 

2



PREREQUISITES- Admission to Education: GPA of 2.6; Completion of Liberal Studies Math Block.

 




 

ED  485  Capstone Seminar 

2



PREREQUISITES-Admission to Student Teaching. Must be taken with student teaching

 




 

ED  487  Student Teaching in the Elementary School 

12



PREREQUISITES- Admission to Student Teaching

 

 __________
 TOTAL    40



Specific Requirements for the Secondary and K-12 Teaching Endorsements

The student must complete an appropriate major and the following Education courses:

Courses 
Titles 

Credits

PSYCH 

151

Introduction to Human Development 

3



PREREQUISITES-None




ED 

202 

Foundations of Education 

3



PREREQUISITES-None




ED 

280 

Educational Media and Technology 

3



PREREQUISITES-None




ED 

301 

Frameworks of Teaching 

3



 (Admission to Education is completed in this course PREREQUISITES-Completion of 45 college hours and a cumulative GPA of 2.6




PSYCH 

342 

Educational Psychology 

3



PREREQUISITES-PSYCH 151




RDG 

435 

Content Area Literacy 

4



PREREQUISITES-Admission to Education; GPA of 2.6




Special Methods in Endorsement Areas 

4-6



 PREREQUISITES-Admission to Education; GPA of 2.6




ED 

412 

Teaching Diverse Learners* 

3



PREREQUISITES-Admission to Education: GPA of 2.6




ED 

485 

Capstone Seminar 

2



PREREQUISITES-Admission to Student Teaching.  Must be taken with student teaching.




ED 

488/489 

Secondary Student Teaching/Student Teaching K-12 

12



PREREQUISITES-Admission to Student Teaching

 

 ____________
 TOTAL   40-42


*Physical Education students complete EXHP 465, Adaptive Physical Education.

Performance Assessment Activities

In the Teacher Education Program, performance assessment is a process that documents the relationship between the stated mission, goals, program standards, and actual student outcomes. Assessment is multidimensional and comprehensive, utilizing a variety of quantitative and qualitative measures.

  • Assessment of student progress is frequent and ongoing throughout the program. At three points in the student’s program, faculty completes a multidimensional assessment of progress on teacher education program standards: at  admission to education, admission to student teaching, and during student teaching. These assessments include a review of progress in all courses, evaluation of student performance through a student-constructed portfolio, and review of K-12 teachers’ evaluation of student performance in field experiences.

  • Evaluation of progress occurs at the end of each semester after admission to education through a review of student performance in University classes and field experiences.

  • Student records are maintained in the Teacher Education Office.


READING PROGRAM

Reading Minor

The reading minor is intended for elementary, secondary, or K-12 teacher certification candidates who wish to have a recognized area of strength in the teaching of reading and other language arts.


Expected Student Outcomes

As a result of successfully completing the reading minor, the student must be able to:

  • Recognize, describe, diagnose, and teach all the generally accepted concepts, strategies and skills in the areas of oral language, reading readiness, emergent literacy, word recognition, comprehension, interpretation, literary appreciation, reading for information, critical reading and thinking, reference skills, study skills, oral reading, listening, speaking, English language usage, syntax, grammar, punctuation, capitalization, creative and informative writing, spelling and penmanship;

  • Describe the role and importance of the child’s self-concept, experience and culture, home language and dialect, stages of growth and development, and success and familiarity with literature as factors in motivating growth in reading and the language arts;

  • Plan lessons and teach effectively using a variety of grouping techniques, including whole class, individual, ability, and cooperative;

  • Locate and use a variety of materials to teach reading and the other language arts. The materials include textbooks, basal readers, trade and library books, teacher-made materials, computer programs, student-generated texts, centers, newspapers, and children’s literature;

  • Diagnose student reading levels and specific strengths and weaknesses, organize instruction to provide for the needs of the class and individual special students, adapt instruction in content areas to promote content learning, and develop reading and writing growth for all students;

  • Recognize common causes of reading and writing difficulties and administer and interpret the scores of a variety of informal assessment techniques such as reading miscue inventories and norm-referenced standardized tests;

  • Assess writing samples for diagnosis and prescription in expression, organization, fluency, sentence and paragraph development, theme, spelling, penmanship and fluency in work processing; and

  • Explain the need to collaborate with parents, librarians, drama and other teachers to provide an effective language arts program.

Specific Requirements

Students must complete the reading core with a GPA of 3.00 or better and complete the reading electives with a cumulative GPA of 2.60 or better. RDG 301 or 425 are prerequisites for other reading courses. The minor requires completion of a minimum of 22 hours, 14 from core courses and 8 hours chosen from available electives with consultation with an education advisor. Many electives are available only in summer sessions.

Core Course Requirements

Courses    Titles

 Credits

ENG  351/412 Children’s Literature/Adolescent Literature 

2

RDG  301*  Teaching Reading and Language Arts in the Elementary School 

3

RDG  310  Current Approaches to Reading and Writing Instruction  

3

RDG  425**  Teaching Reading in the Content
  Areas 

3

RDG  450  Diagnosis and Remediation of Reading Problems 

3

 _______________
 CORE TOTAL   14

Eight credits of Electives from the following list: 

8


Courses    Titles 

Credits

RDG  360  Practicum 

1-3

RDG  431  Developing Creative Centers 

1

RDG  436  New Directions in Reading Comprehension 

2

RDG  437  Teaching with Newspapers as a Resource 

1

RDG  442  Reading Across Cultures 

2

RDG  491  Topics in Reading 

1-2

ED  412/461  Teaching Diverse Learners/Atypical Students in the Secondary School 

3

   

Core Total 

14

   

Electives Required

8

______________________
  Total Required                22


* RDG 410 Teaching Reading and Language Arts (4 hours) may replace RDG 301

**RDG 435 Area Content Literacy (4 hours) may replace RDG 425

Higher Education Act (HEA) Reporting Requirements

In October 1998, Congress enacted Title II of the Higher Education Act (HEA), requiring new reporting requirements for institutions and states on teacher preparation and licensing. Section 207 of Title II requires the annual preparation and submission of a report by each university that prepares teachers on how well individuals who complete its teacher  preparation program perform on initial state licensing and certification assessments in their areas of specialization. Universities are also required to publish information on basic aspects of their programs, such as number of students, amount of required supervised practice teaching, and the student-faculty ratio in supervised practice teaching. On the next page is information on students who completed CSU-Pueblo’s teacher education program during 2005-2006.


Required Program/Supplementary Material

S.1 Total number of students admitted into teacher preparation, all specializations, in Academic year 2004-2005

350

S.2 Number of students in supervised student teaching in academic year 2004-2005

90



Number of faculty members who supervised student teachers:

 

  • S.3A Full-time faculty in professional education

7

  • S.3B Part-time faculty in professional education but full-time in the institution

2

  • S.3C Part-time faculty in professional education, not otherwise employed by theinstitution

14

S.4 Total faculty student teaching supervisors

23

S.5 Student teacher/faculty ratio

3.9

S.6A The average number of student teaching hours per week required

40

S.6B The total number of weeks of supervised student teaching required

15

S.7 Average total number of hours required

590

S.8. Is your teacher preparation program currently approved or accredited by the state?
__X__ Yes _____ No

S.9. Is your teacher preparation program currently under a designation as “low-performing” by the state)?
 _____ Yes __X__ No


Colorado State University-Pueblo
Academic Year: 2005-2006    Testing Period: 9/05-8/06




 

Institution 

Institution 

Statewide

Statewide

    







Number

Number

Pass

 Pass


Test Field/Category

Tested

Passed

Rate*

Rate

 

    


028 Art

2

--

--

 100%

 

001 Elementary Education

12

10

83%

96%

 

007 English

1

--

--

98%

 

004 Mathematics

4

--

--

100%

 

029 Music

5

--

--

100%

 

032 Physical Education

15

15

100%

100%

 

005 Science

4

--

--

95%

 

006 Social Studies

3

--

--

96%

 







Aggregate

46

44

96%

98%

 

 

 
Summary Totals and Pass Rate

46

44

96%

98%

 


Note: Pass rates for content areas with fewer than 10 students taking the test are not included per the “Rule of 10” described in the Reference and Reporting Guide, page II.

*All CSU-Pueblo students passed their licensure exams prior to student teaching. Students listed as not passing in the table took the PRAXIS and passed.