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TEP (Elementary) Entry and Exit: Program Completion

This guide is meant to educate and inform students on the process to be admitted to Teacher Education Program (TEP) as a teacher licensure candidate. This guide also provides information on graduating and exiting the program to become a licensed teacher.

Requirements for Graduation

In order to complete the Teacher Education Program and apply for licensure, you must meet the following conditions:

  • Maintain a GPA of 2.7 or better throughout the program, including upon graduation
  • Successfully complete all required professional studies and methods courses with grades of C or better
  • Successfully complete all required courses for the academic concentration with grades of C or better (first degree students only)
  • Participate in a Level One Student Teaching Experience in the semester before the official student teaching begins.
  • Successfully complete all coursework (aside from the 2 student teaching courses) prior to beginning the student teaching block. No other courses may be taken during student teaching!
  • Pass the required licensure exams prior to student teaching:
    • Pearson Foundations of Reading Development with a score of 229 or higher
    • Praxis Test 7813- CKT Math Subtest with a score of 150 or higher
  • Successfully complete the required student teaching internship block with grades of C or better in both courses
  • Successfully submit all three tasks of the edTPA portfolio during student teaching in order to complete the course.
  • Pass the edTPA portfolio during student teaching with the minimum score for NC (38+) to be considered for licensure.
  • Achieve ratings of "Met" on all standards of the Certificate of Teaching Capacity (CTC)
  • Submit and receive ratings of Proficient or better on all required Electronic Evidences (EEs) in the electronic portfolio system
  • Submit any documents as required by the School of Education and the University