Students wanting to be admitted to the teacher education program must have a 2.75 GPA in the major, the professional education core and overall, with no grade less than a C in the content area and C- in the professional education core, and have Praxis 1 or achieved State Board of Education-approved SAT or ACT scores. Although students may enroll in a limited number of education courses, passing Praxis 1 scores or approved equivalent test scores must be on file with the Office of Teacher Education Services and Advising prior to enrollment in any education practicum course or courses in developing instructional strategies. It is recommended that students take the Praxis 1 exam prior to, or during, enrollment in TLED 301.
Students must maintain an overall grade point average of 2.75 and a 2.75 GPA in the academic major and the professional education core and complete all the degree requirements for the major with no grade less than C and the professional core wiht no grade less than a C- for continuance in the College of Education. All teacher education students must attain passing scores on the appropriate Praxis II specialty area tests if available and the Virginia Communications Literacy Assessment (VCLA) prior to student teaching. A list of the passing scores established by the Virgina Department of Education is available on the Virginia Department of Education website or the Office of Teacher Education Services and Advising, Education Building 152.
Requirements for graduation include passage of the Exit Examination of Writing Proficiency; completion of the Senior Assessment; a minimum of 2.75 GPA overall, in academic major, and in the professional educationn core, with no grade less than a C in the major and minor and C- in the professional education core; and completion of a minimum of 120 credit hours.
Due to changing University requirements, National accreditation standards, and Commonwealth licensure regulations, the teacher preparation programs in the College of Arts and Letters are under constant revision. Any changes resulting from these factors supersede the program requirements described in the Catalog. Students are encouraged to obtain current program information from their advisers and from the Darden College of Education webiste at http://www.education.odu.edu.
Post-Baccalaureate Endorsement Program and Performance Attendance Requirements for Theatre SEE BELOW.