The process to enter the Teacher Education Program will begin your Sophomore year. In your Freshman year you will complete general education courses. Once you have reached sophomore standing, you will take EDUC 3301: The Professional Teacher and Diverse Learner. In the next semester you will take EDUC 3302: Learning and Evaluation Theory. It is in EDUC 3302 that you will apply to enter the Teacher Education Program.
To enroll in education courses EDUC 3301 and/or EDUC 3302, a student must:
Students desiring to work toward teacher certification will file for admission to the Teacher Education Program by enrolling in Education 3302. During the semester in which students are enrolled in this course, they will complete the application and all other materials required for admission to the Teacher Education Program.
In order to be admitted to the Teacher Education Program, a student must:
In order to continue enrollment in EDUC courses, students must:
Applications for Student Teaching Level and placement in a student teaching assignment should be completed and submitted to the Director of Student Teaching the semester prior to student teaching. Note: Students may not be admitted to the Teacher Education Program and the Student Teaching Level during the same semester.
In order to be admitted to the Student Teaching Level and be placed in a student teaching assignment, a student must:
In order to be recommended for teacher certification, the student must:
All certification requirements are subject to the State Board for Educator Certification standards, rules, and regulations. The State Board for Educator Certification has the authority to suspend, revoke, or refuse to issue a teaching certificate to a person who has been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor for a crime which directly relates to the duties and responsibilities of the teaching profession. The Department of Public Safety and SBEC will conduct a criminal record search of all certificate applicants.