Barbara Steel Kane Memorial Award
The pre-service teacher receives a $1,000 cash award. The recipient's name is added to a plaque displayed in Blair Hall and has their name announced at Wittenberg University's Honors Convocation, held each spring. Members of the senior class are selected by their peers and faculty members. Beginning in 2004, a major and minor teacher education candidate will be designated to receive this award.
The Silver Apple Award
The Wittenberg University Student Education Association (WUSEA) sponsors an award to honor a junior student in the department who displays an enthusiasm about teaching, is involved with Wittenberg both within and outside of the Education Department, easily builds rapport, has a great sense of humor, is hardworking and productive and is service oriented.
Selection of the recipient is made by a committee of WUSEA members, their advisor, and education faculty. The recipient is announced at the Wittenberg University Honors Convocation held in the spring.
Departmental Honors in Education
The Departmental Honors Program in Education is intended to provide qualified students with an opportunity for in depth, focused scholarship and/or creative, substantive materials design. Students completing University Honors must also fulfill the requirements of Departmental Honors; however students may qualify for and complete the criteria for Departmental Honors whether or not they are a member of the University Honors Program. Upon completion of the program's requirements, "Departmental Honors in Education" will be recorded on the student's official university transcript. Information on the criteria for this program are available in the Teacher Education Handbook.
Excellence in Pre-Service Teaching
Graduates of the Teacher Education Program that meet the following criteria receive the designation of "Excellence in Pre-Service Teaching" on their Placement (Credentials) File that is sent to all prospective employers requesting student files.
- Superior student teaching and field experiences
- Leadership or significant involvement in education activities or organizations
- Enthusiasm for teaching
- Personal regard for learners and colleagues
- 3.50 GPA in education course work
- 3.30 cumulative Wittenberg GPA (approximate)
- Pass at least one State test required for licensure
- 2/3 vote of education faculty