Standards for Undergraduate Approval to Student Teach

Early Childhood-Fourth Grade 
and Fourth Grade-Eighth Grade

  1. Completion of 90 semester credit hours or more.
  2. Submission of the Application to Student Teach.
  3. An overall grade-point average of 2.5 on the 4-point scale.
  4. Pass all parts of the THEA: Reading 250; Math 230; Writing 230.
  5. Sound physical health, sound mental health, and acceptable moral character. (The Teacher Education Council may request a student to take a physical examination and/or selected psychological tests or inventories).
  6. Completion of 12 semester credit hours of professional education and 3 semester credit hours of reading with an overall grade point average of 2.5 or better on a 4-point scale, with no grade lower than a C.
  7. Recommendation of approval to student teach by the Chair of the Education Department.
  8. No grade lower than a C and 2.5 GPA in the 12 semester credit hours of required English.
  9. No grade lower than a C and a 2.5 GPA in the combination of subjects.
  10. Select one of the following areas to Student teach: EC-4 (EDUC 4607) with proper early childhood courses or grades 4-8 (EDUC 4601) with designated area of study.
  11. Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program.

Secondary Levels

  1. Completion of 90 semester credit hours or more.
  2. Submission of the Application to Student Teach.
  3. An overall grade-point average of 2.5 on the 4-point scale.
  4. Sound physical health, sound mental health, and acceptable moral character. (The Teacher Education Council may request a student to take a physical examination and/or selected psychological tests or inventories).
  5. Completion of 12 semester credit hours of professional education with an overall grade-point average of at least 2.5 on a 4-point scale, with no grade lower than a C.
  6. Completion of 18 semester credit hours or more of the prescribed courses in each teaching field(s) for secondary majors, of which 6 hours must be advanced, with an overall grade point average of 2.5 or better on a 4-point scale, with no grade lower than a C.
  7. In the composite field, completion of 36 semester credit hours of the prescribed courses, of which 12 semester credit hours must be advanced, with an overall grade point average of 2.5 or better on a 4-point scale with no grade lower than a C.
  8.  Recommendation of approval to student teach by the head of the department of the student's teaching field or fields.
  9. Recommendation of approval to student teach by the Chair of the Education Department.
  10. No grade lower than a C and 2.5 GPA in the 12 semester credit hours of required English.
  11. Must not be on disciplinary probation.
  12. Must be admitted to teacher education.