The Professional Teacher Education Program at Tuskegee University refers to the phase of the education major’s program --- usually the last two years--- after most students have completed all general education requirements of their program, taken at least three “professional education” courses (EDUC 0113 Freshmen Seminar in Teaching I, EDUC 0114 Freshmen Seminar in Teaching II, and EDUC 0203 Introduction to Professional Education), submitted a formal application and received notification of admission to the Professional Teacher Education Program.
Admission to the Professional Teacher Education Program is not automatic and requires completion of an Application for admission to Professional Teacher Education and successfully completing an interview.
Procedures and Requirements
A. Prospective teacher candidates must complete and submit a formal written (word-processed) application for admission. Application packets are available in the Office of the Dean: Suite 202 Huntington Hall. Supportive documentation must be included in the order below.
B. Requirements for Admission to Professional Teacher Education Program
C. Students must arrange for the following documents to be forwarded to the Office of the Dean. The applicant is responsible for verifying that ALL documents are on file in the Dean’s Office prior to filing an application for Admission to Upper Division Professional Teacher Education Program (documents listed under Part A above).
*NOTE: To ensure timely arrival of the Health Certification, applicants should initiate health clearance procedures at least one month prior to the deadline for submitting applications to the Dean’s office.
A teacher candidate must meet admission criteria before he or she is admitted to the Professional Teacher Education Program. A candidate may not enroll in more than five professional studies courses prior to meeting all criteria for unconditional admission. The candidate may repeat any of the five courses in which he or she earned a grade “C” or below. The checklist for each approved Class B program “specifies” the five professional studies courses in which a candidate may enroll prior to admission to his/her intended major. Courses listed as teaching field courses on the state-approved checklist are exempted from the five-course limit. A candidate who fails to meet the criteria described above may, consistent with institutional policy, take further work and repeat examinations in an effort to meet admission standards.
If an individual completes a Class B program and wants to return for a new Class B program, professional studies courses common to both approved checklists are not subject to the five-course limit. However, if the individual has taken more than five professional studies courses on the checklist of the second program, no additional professional studies courses may be taken prior to unconditional admission.
Professional Teacher Education Admission Status
The Professional Teacher Education Committee reviews applications and conducts an interview with each eligible candidate to determine if a student is qualified to enter the Professional Teacher Education Program. After receiving the committee’s recommendations from the faculty, the Dean notifies each student by letter of his/her Professional Teacher Education admission status.
Professional Teacher Education Grade Standards
A student will be removed from the Professional Teacher Education Program if either condition below applies: