Admission to the Teacher Education Program
To be considered for admission to the Teacher Education program, a student must:
- complete an application for admission to a program of study leading to certification;
- present a minimum 2.5 grade point average for all college work taken at Stetson;
- present a minimum 2.5 grade point average in specialization courses (major field of study);
- present a grade of C or higher for Foundations: Writing. If a student is unable to present a grade of C or higher for this course, a grade of C or higher must be presented for an approved English course;
- meet a communications requirement with a grade of C or higher in an appropriate communications course or present speech recommendations from three professors.
- present a passing score on all areas of the General Knowledge (GK) Test. If the student cannot provide the Teacher Education Department with a passing score on the GK, and he or she has a score of 1000 on the SAT or a 21 on the ACT, the student may be granted a one semester appeal by the Undergraduate Council if that is the only admission criterion not completed. The student must pass the GK during the appeal semester;
- earn a grade of C or higher in EDUC 245 (Social Foundations of Education), EDUC 255S (Educational Psychology), EDUC 265 (Principles and Methods of Instruction for Diverse Learners), and all other professional educational courses;
- present positive recommendations from three professors in support of admission to Teacher Education. Two of the recommendations must be from education professors;
- complete a successful interview with members of the Undergraduate Council if a review of performance in foundation courses suggests weaknesses;
- join FFEA (or ACDA or CMENC for music students);
- follow the Degree Audit Planner. All students MUST meet with their education advisor every semester;
- obtain a copy of The Undergraduate Student Handbook.
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