Middle School Education: Liberal Arts and Technology Program Policies

Students 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 courses.

Admission into the School of Education. Candidates in the middle school 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 programs. Criteria for admission into the School include, but are not limited to, the following: 1) achieve a 527 composite score on Praxis I or meet the requirements for the SAT/ACT options, 2) earn an overall GPA of 3.00 or above, 3) earn grades of “C-“ or above in all 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 the composite score for Praxis I or meet the requirements for the SAT/ACT options, 2) attain an overall GPA of 3.00 or above, 3) earn grades of “C-“ or better in all courses, 3) obtain the recommendation of the faculty in the School of Education; and 4) 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 Candidates on the School of Education website for additional requirements.