Education Program Admission Criteria
Requirements for Admission to the Student Teaching Semester
A teacher education candidate is required to file an "Application for Admission to Student Teaching" during the semester preceding the one in which he or she expects to do student teaching. The application is filed during the senior year and preceding enrollment in student teaching courses. To be admitted to the student teaching semester, the applicant must:
Have completed at least 90 college hours;
Be fully admitted to Teacher Education Program;
Have completed in the junior and senior years sufficient work at East Central University in the teaching field to provide an adequate basis for evaluation of readiness for student teaching;
Have the department chair of the student's major, certify the academic preparation of the student to do student teaching;
Have completed (or the equivalent of) EDUC 2012, 2211, 2402, 3001, 4043, 4611, 4632, EDPSY 3513, and PSYCH 3463;
Attain an overall grade point average of 2.50 or better in the major and minor teaching fields;
Verify second language competency at the novice-high level;
Earn an overall grade point average of 2.50 or better in all college work attempted; and
Earn a "C" or better in all professional education course work. Applicants who are not admitted to the student teaching semester may appeal in writing to the Teacher Education Committee for a hearing and submit evidence of cause for consideration. Appeal procedures are available in the office of the Dean of the College of Education and Psychology.
General Education Requirements for Elementary, Early Childhood and Special Education Majors
Forty-five hours of general education are required for teacher certification.
Correspondence Classes/Methods of Teaching
Beginning Fall 1990, no courses in Methods of Teaching may be taken by correspondence in the degree or certificate programs of Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, or Special Education. See the Dean of the College of Education and Psychology for specific information.