Admission to Professional Semester


Admission Point # 2

In order to be admitted to Professional Semester, teacher candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Completed all but two courses in General Studies.
  • Completed all required EDUC, READ, and SPED courses with letter grades of “C” or better.
  • Completed all required Curriculum and Methods courses with letter grades of “C” or better.
  • Completed all but one of the required content courses in his or her major with letter grades of “C” or better.
  • Met all requirements imposed by the content area.
  • Successfully completed all Field/Practicum requirements.
  • Earned an overall G.P.A. of at least 3.0.
  • Provided documentation of negative tuberculin test/PPD test (within past 12 months).
  • Passed the required FBI background check and been issued a Student Teaching Permit by the West Virginia Department of Education.
  • Passed all of the required Praxis II tests in each certification area in which the teacher candidate is eligible to student teach (Effective Spring 2017 semester).
  • Successfully completed competency exams at the Target level.

Candidates who have met these requirements must complete the Application for Student Teaching. The Director of Teacher Education will complete a file review of each applicant, including all course dispositions. Electronic notification of admission or denial to clinical student teaching will be sent to each applicant.

As part of the block semester, teacher candidates must successfully complete all key programmatic assessments.

Key Programmatic Assessments (Block Semester):

  • Unit Plan & Differentiated Unit Plan (Requires a “Developing” or higher rating)
  • Competency Exam (Requires a “Developing” or higher rating)
  • Implemented Lesson Plan Portfolio (Requires a “Developing” or higher rating)
  • Behavior Management Plan (Requires a “Developing” or higher rating)