Admission to Candidacy in Teacher Education
Undergraduates seeking teacher certification in elementary education should contact an advisor in the School of Education as early as possible. Admission to the university and declaration of a major does not constitute admission to candidacy in teacher education, which is based on academic and related performance criteria.
To be admitted to candidacy, students must earn a passing score (as set by the District of Columbia teacher licensing agency) on the PRAXIS CORE or equivalency exam; earn an average grade of 2.70 or higher in EDU-205 Schools and Society FA4 (3) and EDU-420 Psychology of Education (3) , pass EDU-321 Field Experience: Observation and Analysis (2) , receive satisfactory recommendations from faculty, and have an overall cumulative grade point average of 2.70 or higher. The Teacher Education Committee reviews student applications. Decisions regarding admission to candidacy are made by this committee based on academic performance and references.
Liberal Arts and Science Requirements for Teacher Certification: Elementary
To qualify for teacher certification, students must have completed all of the requirements from the specific curricular areas listed below. Some requirements may overlap with the university General Education requirements. Consult a School of Education advisor for more information.
Literature: 3 credit hours in addition to WRTG-100
The Arts: 3 credit hours
Health: 3 credit hours
United States history: 3 credit hours
Social science: 3 credit hours
Biological science: 3 credit hours
Physical science: 3 credit hours
Note: biological or physical science must include a lab.