Several checks are in place to monitor student progression through this program. Procedures begin with the initial screening upon application to the University for the BA degree. Students can progress to the graduate portion of the program so long as they also maintain good academic standing and carry a minimum GPA of 3.000 (B average).
In addition, students must indicate their desire to matriculate into the MS (Teacher Preparation) portion of the program by March 1 of their junior year. This intention will trigger a review by the MS program faculty to ensure the student has maintained a sufficient GPA and has completed appropriate coursework. At this time, students in this program are also expected to complete an interview with the Office of Educator Preparation.
Finally, before entry into student teaching (field experience), students must have successfully completed all undergraduate education courses and all graduate level coursework with a B- or better.