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Teacher Admissions Student ChecklistThis is a personal checklist to record each admission step you complete.
|____||Attend Teacher Education Admissions Orientation|
|____||File an application for admission to teacher education (TA1)|
|____||File a statement indicating no convictions or pending charges on a felony or sexual misconduct misdemeanor.|
|____||Sign and file a statement verifying an understanding of such information as the current employment conditions, demands of the teaching field, wide range of skills essential to the teaching field, amount and nature of required class work, necessity of becoming involved in clinical experiences, increasing complexity of the teaching profession, cut-off scores on required tests, and academic attainment required for admission.|
|____||Sign and file a statement indicating receipt of a printed copy of the: (1) requirements for admission to teacher education and student teaching, (2) components related to program course requirements, (3) program matriculation standards, and (4) current PRAXIS test requirements.|
|____||Submit documentation of a completed physical, TB screening and a Verified Credentials background check, dated within one year of submission.|
|____||Submit an appropriate photograph for the teacher admissions file.|
|____||Achieve and maintain the required minimum overall GPA of 2.75 for admission to teacher education (In order to student teach the candidate must have a 2.75 GPA or better in professional education, any identified certification area(s), as well as overall).|
|____||File a statement indicating a commitment to uphold The Professional Code of Ethics for Kentucky School Personnel and received notification of the Code of Conduct Review.|
|____||Demonstrate proficiency in the use of oral language by attaining a grade of “C” or higher in an approved general education speech course for education majors (or equivalent courses COMM 145, 161, 181) or by documenting an overall GPA of at least 2.75 (4.0 scale) on a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution.|
|____||Demonstrate writing proficiency by attaining a 2.5 GPA in English 100 and English 300 or equivalent courses with neither grade being lower that a “C” or by documenting an overall GPA of at least 2.75 (4.0 scale) on a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution.|
|____||Complete teacher admission testing requirement:|
|(1) The Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators (CASE): Reading, Writing, and Mathematics
with minimums of 150 in Mathematics, 156 in Reading, and 162 in Writing.
*Official documentation of test scores must be on file in the Office of Teacher Admissions to verify satisfactory completion of this requirement. Test scores not available on Top Net should be brought to Gary Ransdell Hall 2052. Praxis test scores must be sent to Western Kentucky University and to Kentucky Educational Professional Standards Board.
|____||Complete the teacher admission testing requirement:|
The Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators (CASE): Reading, Writing, and Mathematics with minimums of 150 in Mathematics, 156 in Reading, and 162 in Writing.*Official documentation of test scores must be on file in the Office of Teacher Admissions to verify satisfactory completion of this requirement. Test scores not available on Top Net should be brought to Gary Ransdell Hall 2052. Praxis test scores must be sent to Western Kentucky University and to Kentucky Educational Professional Standards Board.
|____||Obtain three positive faculty recommendations: Disposition toward teaching will be evaluated according to specific qualities or traits.|
|____||Candidate must be on iCAP or submit to the Office of Teacher Services a copy of their written degree program. Students must be enrolled in/admitted to a program that leads to certification.|
Officially approved by the Professional Education Committee. (All above requirements must be met prior to the teacher admission deadline dates of September 15 or February 15. The candidate’s admission must be committee approved prior to applying for student teaching. Application deadlines for student teaching are September 15 for spring student teaching and February 15 for fall student teaching.)
Note: Some teacher education programs, as indicated in the “Program Matriculation Standards Related to Teacher Admission,” require completion of the teacher admission testing standard as a prerequisite for enrollment in certain courses. Further, all programs require official admission to teacher education by at least the beginning of the semester prior to student teaching if not as a prerequisite for enrollment in certain courses prior to the student teaching semester.
IMPORTANT, Please maintain regular contact with Teacher Services. The office is located in Gary Ransdell Hall 2052 inside the Dean’s Suite.
|Office of Teacher Services||270-745-4897|
|Interim Director||Sam Evans||270-745-4664|
|Teacher Admissions||Andrea Ford||270-745-6249|
|Student Teaching||Cindy White||270-745-6571|
|Field Placements||Andrea Ford||270-745-6249|
|Certification Officer||Candace Lee||270-745-4300|
|Certification Associate||Candace Lee||270-745-4300|
|Certification Associate||Cindy Snazelle|
|Field Placements||Andrea Fordfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Observation Field Hours||Andrea Fordemail@example.com|
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