1 Minimum of eight (8) semester hours experience in a high school setting and eight (8) semester hours experience in an elementary/middle grade setting. One of the assignments must be with a “resource” teacher.
2 HST 1120 may be waived with current CPR card. A minimum of three semester hours of HST/KSS 3000 required.
One lab science is required with a minimum of 7 semester hours in Science coursework
Successful completion of two courses in a single foreign language is a graduation requirement; 2 years in foreign language in high school with a “C” or better each semester may be substituted for requirement.
A three-semester hour diversity course and a third world/non-western course are required. One course may satisfy both requirements and may be a Humanities or Social Science course.
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. Selection requires that students pass the Illinois Licensure Test of Academic Proficiency or document a composite score of 22 or higher on the ACT plus Writing.
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 Student Teach must be granted prior to Student Teaching.
The State of Illinois requires that the Special Education LBS I Test and the Special Education General Curriculum Test be passed prior to commencement of student teaching.
Students must pass the appropriate Assessment of Professional Teaching (APT) test before they can receive their teaching license from Illinois or any other state.