Southwestern Adventist University

Undergraduate Bulletin 2017-2018 PDF

Admission to Student Teaching

To be eligible for student teaching, students must:

1.  Be unconditionally admitted to the Education Preparation Program and approved for student teaching status by the Education Preparation Program Committee.

2.  Maintain a grade of  C or better in courses in the teaching field(s), or academic specialization area, with an overall grade point average of not less than 3.0.

3.  Secondary Education certification candidates must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 in their major courses.

4.  Complete a minimum of 45 clock hours of satisfactory work in the field experience component of the professional education courses.

5.  Have senior status.

6.  Completed all methods courses in the program.

7.  Have a commitment to high moral and ethical standards, as defined by the Bulletin and TEA Educators' Code of Ethics.

8.  Students planning for Seventh-day Adventist certification from the North American Division of Office of Education (NADOE) must complete at least one module in a combination teaching setting.

9.  File an application for student teaching two semesters prior to directed teaching.  A valid graduation contract from the Registrar's Office must be in the student's file prior to student teaching placement.

The Education Department will review all applications to determine eligibility for student teaching. Admission to the EPP does not necessarily ensure acceptance into Student Teaching. Appeals to any decision must be made in writing to the Department of Education and Psychology, and if needed, to the Vice President for Academic Administration.

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