NOTE: Minor in Teacher Licensure strongly recommended. Minor courses can be substituted for electives.
Students must complete all the professional coursework under the Regular Secondary Education Professional Education Course Sequence.
Selection to Teacher Education programs should occur following the freshman year but no later than the end of the sophomore year (for transfer students this should occur no later than the end of their first semester at EIU). Selection requires that students pass the Illinois Licensure Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP). Students can substitute ACT plus Writing or SAT scores for the TAP if they meet the minimum scores set by the Illinois State Board of Education. These scores can be found at http://www.eiu.edu/ceps/teached or by contacting the CEPS Dean’s Office.
University Approval to Take Teacher Education Courses should occur at the end of the first semester junior year with Formal University Admission to Teacher Education occurring at the end of the junior year. See the Teacher Licensure Program section of this catalog for more information.
Departmental Approval to Kinesiology & Sports Studies must take place after formal admission and acceptance to teacher education. Students must receive a grade of “C” or better in all courses used toward their degree in order to apply for formal admission to the Kinesiology & Sports Studies Department and continue in the program.
Departmental Approval to Student Teach must be granted prior to Student Teaching. Students must also pass the Illinois Licensure Content Area test for their major prior to student teaching.
Students must pass the edTPA (teacher performance assessment) before they can receive a teaching license in Illinois or any other state. Students will make their edTPA submission during student teaching.
See catalog for information regarding university approval to take teacher education courses.
(Major GPA based on all Kinesiology & Sports Studies courses taken at EIU.)