Requirements for Retention and Graduation
Requirements for Retention and Graduation in Teacher Education
Students who are admitted to teacher education and intend to graduate from the program must maintain their eligibility while enrolled. The Teacher Education Program has an ongoing informal evaluation, and specified reviews of teacher education majors regarding continued eligibility for retention, certification, and graduation in teacher education. The following is the review procedure for retention:
A continuous informal evaluation is in progress for each candidate enrolled in professional education classes. This evaluation is accomplished by each professor being sensitive to special problems or concerns that may be noted. If a problem or concern is observed and is considered serious enough to be a part of the student's record, the professor will file a formal report with the Director of Teacher Education. This report will be the basis for a formal reevaluation of the student by an appropriate committee to determine the eligibility and suitability of the student to remain in teacher education.
The second review in the retention program takes place as needed at the request of the Dean of the College of Education and Psychology and consists of the following three parts: (a) the student's grade point average will be examined, (b) the student will be formally evaluated by the professor, and (c) the student's portfolio will be evaluated. A student who has not maintained an overall grade point average of 2.50 or better in all college work attempted may not enroll in additional professional education courses until the grade point average is 2.50 or better. An unfavorable evaluation by the professor will lead to a formal reevaluation of the student by an appropriate committee to determine the eligibility and suitability of the student to remain in teacher education. A student with an unsatisfactory portfolio will not be allowed to continue in the program until a satisfactory portfolio is presented.
The third review in the retention process occurs at the time the student applies for student teaching when eligibility for student teaching will be examined.
The evaluation process continues through EDUC 4262 Student Teaching Seminar and Supervised Student Teaching [EDUC 4955*, EDUC 4965*, or EDUC 4975*]. *Enrolled in twice for ten (10) hours credit.
A student who is removed from the Teacher Education Program may appeal to the Teacher Education Committee for a hearing and submit evidence of cause for reconsideration. Appeal procedures are available in the office of the Dean of the College of Education and Psychology.