(21 Credits Plus 32 Professional Education Credits)
To be eligible for teacher certification, you must earn a GPA of 2.00 or higher in each general education area. You should work closely with your advisor to ensure completion of general education requirements. You must also earn a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher in your major area and the professional education courses. Each professional education course must be completed with a grade of C or better.
The School of Education requires that you first complete EDUA F300, EDUC W200/M101, and EDUC K201 before you are permitted to take professional education courses. Prior to your junior year, you must successfully complete the Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST) before admission to the teacher education program. The PRAXIS II Specialty Area Exam must be completed before or during the student-teaching semester, normally in your senior year.
Prior to being admitted to the teacher education program, you must complete Group I courses and pass the PPST.
Middle School Certification (Recommended)
Students may additionally seek a certificate or license add-on in Teaching English as a New Language.
Please go to the current issue of the bulletin at http://bulletin.ipfw.edu/ for details.