Admission Criteria Want to Teach? Admission to TE Teacher Education Admission Admission Fitness for Teaching Important
Details (cc) photo by Franco Folini on Flickr Achieve a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 on hours attempted at WCU; 2.75 cumulative GPA for Elementary, Middle Grades, Birth-Kindergarten, and Health & Physical Education majors. Achieve a grade of “C” (2.0) or higher in either EDCI 201 or BK 250 and English 101 for all majors Complete at least 30 earned hours which can also include transfer hours Achieve the minimum required scores on SAT, ACT or Pre-professional Skills Test Praxis I tests.
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Complete the CEAP Professional Dispositions Contract Complete your TE application after all admission criteria have been met and attach required supporting materials. If you plan to receive a degree/certification in education and license through WCU you must: Admission to the TE program is a distinct and unique admission process, separate from admission to WCU Apply and be officially admitted to the teacher education (TE) program in addition to the University. Acceptance and registration in a department does not guarantee admission to the teacher education program in that department. Applicants who already hold a non-teaching four year degree must meet admission requirements except that they are not required to take the PPST-Praxis I. The same criteria for admission apply to both transfer students and four year undergraduate students. You should apply after all admission requirements have been met, usually at the end of the semester you are enrolled in EDCI 201 or BK 250 Applications should be submitted in the the College of Education and Allied Professions Dean's Office, Killian Building Suite 204. If admission requirements are not completed by the end of the semester you are enrolled in EDCI 201 or BK 250, it is recommended that these requirements be met before 75 semester hours have been completed. The on-line Teacher Education Handbook and Program Information at tehandbook.wcu.edu
is an introduction to our college and a valuable resource to be used in conjunction with the University Catalog and regular communication with your advisor. Refer to the handbook and program information for instructions for completing the admission requirements and application process, as well as information about state Praxis testing requirements and exemptions, early field experiences, and student teaching/internship II. You should register for tests during the semester you are enrolled in EDCI 201 or BK 250 If you already hold a four year degree and are seeking a second degree or alternative license-only certification, you are not required to take Praxis I. Background Checks Submit your completed application to Lydia Cook or Barbara Schade in the College of Education and Allied Professions, Killian Building Suite 204, by fax 828.227.7388, or by mail
91 Killian Building Lane Suite 204, WCU, Cullowhee, NC 28723. ? Contact:
Lydia Cook, Student Services Specialist
Barbara Schade, Licensure Specialist
firstname.lastname@example.org The applicant’s fitness for teaching in the chosen area is determined on the basis of demonstrated academic ability and other personal dispositions conducive to effective teaching. A student may be considered suitable in one area and unsuitable in another. Students with speech defects that will interfere with successful teaching may be required to undergo corrective therapy. Students need to be aware that the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (DPI) conducts background checks for felony convictions before a license is issued. If you have questions please contact the College of Education and Allied Professions Associate Dean, Killian Building, Suite 206.
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