Professional Education Mileposts
Here you will find information about professional education mileposts and the recommended order in which they should be completed. Please note that you should see your advisor for more specific information.
Freshman (First) Year
- Assignment to an approved Professional Education advisor.
- ACT (minimum of 20) or SAT scores on file with the University and the TESS Office.
- Plan deadlines for completion of prerequisite courses for admission to the Professional Education Program.
- Work toward attaining and maintaining a minimum 2.5 GPA overall in Professional Education and in subject area courses, with no grade below a C in a Professional Education course and no more than seven hours below a C for all courses used to meet general educatin requirements.
- Complete a criminal background check in Observation and Activity (62-211) or Practicum I (61-260, 61-262, or 22-260).
Sophomore (Second) Year
- Complete prerequisite courses for admission to the Professional Education Program.
- Continue attaining and maintaining minimum 2.5 GPA with no more than seven hours below a C for all courses used to meet general education requirements.
- Complete College-Basic Academic Subject Examination (C-BASE). It is suggested that this test be taken early in the second semester of the sophomore year.
- Apply for admission to Professional Education during second semester if all prerequisties have been completed. Apply through the TESS Office, Brown Hall 212.
Junior (Third) Year
- Continue attaining and maintaining minimum 2.5 GPA with no more than
seven hours below a C for all courses used to meet general education
- Complete subject area methods courses as required by program. Admission to Professional Education is a prerequisite to enrolling in some departmental courses.
- If student teaching during the Fall semester-Senior Year, apply for student teaching during the Spring semester-Junior Year.
Senior (Fourth) Year
- Take the PRAXIS II during the next to last semester of enrollment.
- Apply for Spring student teaching druing the Fall semester.
- Apply for certification during the last semester of enrollment.
- Maintain minimum 2.5 GPA and "C" Rule.