Important Advising Notes

  • For traditional undergraduates, the education program is two years with students beginning Block 1 in the fall of their junior year.
  • The program is designed in a cohort model: Students will remain with the same group of students from Block 1 through to Block 4 of the program.
  • Advance planning of programs is essential for students interested in becoming teachers in secondary or allied education areas. Block 1 and Block 3 courses are only offered in the fall semester, and Block 2 and Block 4 are only in the spring semester.
  • Admission to Watson College is required at the end of Block 1 courses. To be eligible to enroll in Block 2 courses, students should apply and have met all requirements to be accepted to WCE by the end of the fall semester (December 1). Students should select courses carefully, and plan their programs in regular consultation with their advisors. A minimum of 124 hours is required for graduation.
  • Students must comply with the Academic Achievement and Professional Behavior expectations described in the Watson College of Education's Standards for Professional Conduct.
  • Successful completion of field experiences assignments is required in order for students to be able to proceed to take education courses in the next block.
  • In order to be eligible for internship students must:
    • be admitted to the Watson College of Education,
    • have a cumulative GPA of 2.7 or better,
    • have completed all required Education courses and ideally, all academic major courses.
    • have demonstrated appropriate professional dispositions as described in the Watson College of Education's Standards for Professional Conduct.
    • complete an application for internship at least one semester in advance of the intended student teaching semester and attend orientation meetings.
  • Praxis II Specialty Tests: We strongly recommend that candidates take and pass the Principles of Teaching and Learning (in the Discipline) exam and Content Knowledge exam during their senior year. While passing these exams is not a requirement for licensure, teachers have to have passed these tests in order to convert the Standard Professional I license to the Standard Professional II license.