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The Professional Teacher Education Program (PTEP) consists of courses (see list below) taken in a prescribed sequence over a continuous four-semester process. Once admitted to the PTEP, candidates are required to adhere to Salisbury University standards for graduation with the following additions:
Maintain an overall GPA of 2.50 or higher including transfer courses which fulfill general education program requirements.
Exhibit appropriate professional program candidate dispositions.
Maintain a GPA of 2.75 or higher for professional program courses (see list below).
Earn at least grade “C” in all professional program courses (see list below). Course with grades below "C" may not be repeated more than one time.
Complete all professional program courses at Salisbury University.
Block A - 13 hours
ELED 302 Integrated Reading and Language Arts Birth-4 4
ELED 305 Learning and Assessment for Diverse Classrooms 4 (A.A.T. takes ELED 202)
ELED 317 Integrating Aesthetic Experiences into Teaching and Learning 4
ELED 397 Diversity and the Self 1
Block B - 17 hours
ELED 302 Integrated Reading and Language Arts Grades K-3 4
ELED 320 Teaching Diverse Learners 4
ELED 340 Building Classroom Community 4
ELED 350 Literature for Children 4
ELED 398 Diversity and the Family 1
Block C - 12 hours
ECED 356 Play and Creativity in Early Childhood Education 4
ECED 366 Integrating Early Childhood Curriculum 4
ELED 330 Integrated Reading and Language Arts Grades 3-6 4
ELED 499 Diversity and the Community 1
BLOCK D - 16 Hours
ELED 403 Teaching Science in Elementary Classrooms 4
ELED 405 Teaching Social Studies in Elementary Classrooms 4
ELED 406 Teaching Mathematics in Elementary Classrooms 4
ELED 410 Literacy Assessment and Intervention 4
BLOCK E - 16 Hours
ECED 455 Early Childhood Clinical Practice I 5
ELED 411 Clinical Practice Seminar 4
ELED 421 Elementary Education Clinical Practice I 5
ELED 423 Double Education Major Clinical Practice 2
Candidates who fail to meet the above criteria are placed on probation. Removal from probationary status occurs when:
An overall GPA of 2.50 or higher has been achieved.
A GPA of 2.75 or higher has been earned in all professional program courses.
At least a grade “C” has been earned in all professional program courses.
All professional program courses have been completed at Salisbury University.
Candidates are permitted to repeat a professional program course one time in order to earn the minimum of grade “C”. Pre-professional courses may be repeated more than once. Candidates who repeat a course at Salisbury University will receive the grade for the last occurrence of the class.
Should a candidate fail to satisfactorily pass a professional program course during the second attempt, s/he will be dismissed from the Professional Teacher Education Program.
Candidates whose professional program GPA falls below a 2.75 will be placed on probation for one semester, after which the candidate will be dismissed from the program if the GPA does not improve to a minimum 2.75 GPA.
Candidates whose overall GPA falls below a 2.50 will be placed on probation for one semester, after which the candidate will be dismissed from the program if the GPA does not improve to a minimum 2.50 GPA.
Candidates who return to the program must comply with all requirements that are in effect at that time.