Elementary Education: Liberal Arts and Technology Program Policies
Candidates must earn a minimum overall GPA of 2.50 to progress to the sophomore year and a 3.00 to remain in the program, and the lowest acceptable grade is a “C“ in all major courses.
Admission into the School of Education. Candidates in the elementary education: liberal arts and technology program apply for admission into the School of Education at the end of their second year and must successfully complete specific requirements in order to progress in the program. Criteria for admission into the School include, but are not limited to the following: 1) achieve passing scores on Core Academic Skills for Educators or meet the requirements of the SAT/ACT options, 2) earn an overall GPA of 3.00 or above, 3) earn grades of "C" or above in all major courses; and 4) satisfactorily complete all field experiences.
Admission into an Education Internship. Criteria for acceptance into the internship include, but are not limited to, the following: 1) achieve passing scores on Core Academic Skills for Educators or meet the requirements of the SAT/ACT options, 2) attain an overall GPA of 3.00 or above, 3) earn grades of “C“ or better in all major courses, 4) obtain the recommendation of the faculty in the School of Education; and 5) satisfactorily complete all education field placements prior to internship. Candidates must also complete a criminal background check. Please see the Unit Assessment Plan: Performance of Graduates on the School of Education website for additional requirements.