Continuation in the Teacher Education Program
Students admitted to the Teacher Education Program who are making satisfactory progress in the program shall be permitted to continue until they have completed all requirements. To be continued in the program, candidates must:
- Earn at least a C- in all methods courses and make progress in attaining a GPA of 2.75 in education coursework prior to student teaching.
- Maintain an overall GPA of at least 2.5.
- Display a positive attitude concerning teaching and working with students and practitioners as displayed during the field experience components of the program.
- Display knowledge, skills, and dispositions appropriate for teaching (Note: Effective Fall Term 2002, this assessment includes performance on outcomes assessed in education courses required for each program of study. For a list of these performance outcomes, see Appendix A in the Student Handbook.)
At least once each term the Education Department reviews the status of each candidate in the program. If the review indicates a need for remedial action or termination from the program, specific reasons for the decision are provided and, if appropriate, options for remediation are suggested. The decision is communicated to the candidate in writing, and the candidate is encouraged to meet with his/her Education Department advisor or the Education Department chairperson to discuss the decision and any plans for remediation or career redirection.