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SoE Undergraduate Checkpoints

CHECKPOINT I

ADMISSION TO THE PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION PROGRAM

A special note concerning licensure in South Carolina: South Carolina law states that students with prior criminal records may be prevented from receiving a teaching certificate. Students who feel that this may be a problem are encouraged to make appropriate inquiries in the School of Education as early as possible.
 
Admission to the professional education program is a prerequisite for enrollment in any education course (ECE, ELEM, MLE, EDUC) beyond EDUC 305.
 

REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION TO THE PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION PROGRAM

  1. Completion of Education 190/191 and Education 305 with a grade of C or better.
     
  2. A cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5 on all undergraduate courses taken at FMU.
     
  3. A passing score, as determined by South Carolina, on the selected state-approved tests in mathematics, writing and reading. A passing score on these examinations is a requirement for admission to any courses above Education 305 and the Professional Education Program.
     
  4. Positive recommendations from the field (public school personnel).
     
  5. Completion of at least 45 semester hours.
     
  6. Appropriate dispositions ratings.
     
  7. Approval by the appropriate program committee.
 

CHECKPOINT II

ADMISSION TO STUDENT TEACHING

  1. Admission to a Professional Education Program at least one full semester prior to the student teaching semester.
     
  2. A cumulative grade point average of at least 2.50 at the end of the semester prior to student teaching.
     
  3. A C or better in all education courses.
     
  4. Positive recommendations from public school personnel.
     
  5. Acceptable dispositions ratings from instructors.
     
  6. A passing score on all required parts of the Praxis II Test (Subject Assessments/Specialty Area Tests and Principles of Learning and Teaching Tests).
     
  7. All student teaching applications and PRAXIS scores must be submitted no later than the last day of classes in the semester prior to student teaching.
     
  8. Complete the South Carolina Department of Education Application for Educator Certificate (including background check and finger printing) and receive approval by the state of same.

 

CHECKPOINT III

COMPLETION OF STUDENT TEACHING AND LICENSURE

  1. Successful completion of the FMU Teacher Candidate Work Sample, ADEPT and other LiveText assignments required for student teaching.
     
  2. Positive evaluations by School of Education supervisors.
     
  3. Student must have acceptable dispositions ratings from Education 490 instructors.
     
  4. Completion of appropriate paperwork for South Carolina licensure and School of Education completion.
     
  5. Positive recommendations from public school personnel.
     
  6. Overall grade point average of 2.0 or higher.
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