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Admission to Teacher Education Program Policy

Eligibility for admission as a teacher candidate in the Teacher Education Program include but are not limited to:

  1. Student completes and submits application for Juncture I Review to the Department of Education Office, Knutti Hall 108. To be eligible for admission to the Teacher Education Program (TEP) the student must:
    1. Have as an official academic advisor a faculty member in the Department of Education if seeking admission to the elementary teacher education program or secondary education social studies program, or if seeking admission to any other secondary specialization, the specialization coordinator of the specialization field or his/her designee;
    2. If adding an additional teaching field, have as an official academic advisor a faculty member in the Department of Education. If seeking admission to the elementary education program or secondary education social studies, or if seeking admission to a secondary specialization, have as an official academic advisor the specialization coordinator of the specialization field or his/her designee;
    3. Have completed EDUC 150, EDUC 200, and EDUC 320 with no grade lower than C;
    4. Have passed all sections of the CASE test or provide official proof of exemption (Composite Score of 26 on the ACT or SAT score of 1126 or better on the Verbal and Math sections in one sitting);
    5. Have earned an overall GPA of 2.75 on at least 24 degree credits taken at Shepherd University. Transfer students must have earned an overall GPA of 2.75 and an earned GPA of 2.75 on at least 9 degree credits taken at Shepherd University;
    6. Document computer competency;
    7. Document satisfactory progress in portfolio development;
    8. Have completed ENGL 101, ENGL 102, and COMM 202 with a grade of at least C;
    9. Have no grade lower than a C in any professional studies or specialty studies courses;
    10. Submit a statement he/she has signed attesting that he/she has not been convicted of any felony as established by West Virginia Code; and
    11. Have met specific requirements in the specialization handbook for the area into which he/she wishes to be admitted.

 

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