Pre-professional required program courses with grades lower than C must be repeated. Professional program courses also need a grade of C or higher. When overall GPA drops below 2.50 overall or 2.75 in pre-professional required program courses, classes may need to be repeated. Check with your assigned education advisor for more help.
PRAXIS I must be passed and the scores submitted to the Education
Specialties ffice (TE 379) at least two weeks prior to the beginning of a semester. See your assigned education advisor for more information.
Foundations courses (EDUC 210, EDUC 300) and Methods
Part I, Methods Part II and Internship courses require a placement in schools.
Paul Gasior, Field Experience Coordinator, will provide you with a school placement. You must complete an on-line placement request for each semester that you are enrolled in a foundations, methods or internship course. Field requests are completed the semester before the placement is needed. Background affirmations are required at the beginning of each academic year and in the semester that you apply for internship.
Foundations course (EDUC 210, EDUC 304) placements require 20 hours of observation time for each foundations course.
Spring methods classes require 1/2 day per week in your assigned school.
Fall methods courses begins the first phase of your year-long internship.
Fall methods placements require one full day per week in your assigned school. The one-hundred day calendar requirement includes both
fall and spring placements.
The full-time, 16 week internship semester requires you to fulfill a minimum of 80 days in your assigned school.
E-mail your mentor when you receive the placement information and give them a few days to answer. If no response is received try one more e-mail, then call the school and leave a message for the mentor.
The Program Director will notify you of your program status if your GPA drops below the 2.75 requirement for professional program courses. For more information about program retention for your major see the major requirements for
Secondary Education majors.
I earned a "D" in a required professional courses, can I re-take the course?
Required professional program courses can be repeated once. Program dismissal can occur if the repeated course grade is lower than C or if the required Professional Program GPA is lower than 2.75.
No, as long as your official transcript lists your AAT degree. You must send the official transcript to the SU Admissions office and drop off a copy of the your transcript to the Education
Specialties(TE 379) office prior to the semester you are enrolling in professional program courses.
What is the difference between an AAT degree and an AA?
The AAT degree is an Associate Arts of Teaching degree. This allows you to automatically be granted admission to Professional Teacher Education Programs. An Associate of Arts degree does not allow automatic admission to Professional Teacher Education Programs. Up to sixty credits may be taken as long as the courses you transfer fulfill pre-professional program requirements for
secondary Chemistry, English, Mathematics, Physics, or Spanish.
Will I be granted my AAT degree if I can't pass PRAXIS I?