You must meet the UL Lafayette admissions requirements prior to official acceptance Secondary Education and Teaching program in the College of Education.
- Admission Requirements
- Continuing Requirements
- Field Experience Requirements
- Student Teaching Requirements
- Graduation Requirements
Teacher Education Program
In order to be recommended for a degree in education and certification in Secondary Education and Teaching, you must have applied for and been formally admitted into the program. In addition, you must have fulfilled all University requirements for admission into the program.
NOTE: You may not schedule any professional education courses (EDCI, EDFL, IRED, READ, or SPED or methods courses in HLTH or KNES) above the 200 level if you have not fulfilled the following requirements. EDCI 308 and SPED 391 are exceptions.
Official admission into the Secondary Education and Teaching program is dependent upon if you have met all of the following requirements:
- Satisfactory completion of all freshman courses in the curriculum.
- Completion with grades of "C" or better in all critical courses.
- Achievement of a 2.5 Adjusted GPA or higher if you apply for admissions into the program prior to Summer 2012 OR achievement of a 2.5 Cumulative GPA or higher if you apply for admissions into the program during or after Summer 2012. All students in the 13-15 Catalog or later must achieve a 2.5 Cumulative GPA regardless of semester admitted.
- Achievement of scores for ONE of the following: ACT with a composite score of 22 or higher OR SAT with a score of 1030 or higher OR Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators-Reading, Writing, and Mathematics. NOTE: If you do not have passing scores for the ACT or SAT, you should register for the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators no later than the semester in which 45 hours will be completed. Completion of the freshman curriculum prior to taking the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators may be helpful, but is not required. Visit ETS-Registration, Test Dates, and Centers to register for the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators.
- Submission of the completed “Application for Admission to Degree Program In Teacher Education” along with appropriate requested documents. See Application Instructions for a complete list of instructions to ensure that you have filled out the application correctly and provided all requested documentation. Application must be made no later than the semester in which you complete or attempt 45 credit hours. NOTE: Application must be made whether or not all requirements have been met.
After you are admitted into the program, your progress will be monitored. You can be removed from the Teacher Education Program or placed on probation if you do not meet the minimum continuing requirements.
Minimum continuing program requirements include:
- Earning and maintaining a 2.5 Adjusted GPA or higher if you entered the program prior to Summer 2012 OR earning and maintaining a 2.5 Cumulative GPA or higher if you entered the program during or after Summer 2012.
- Earning no less than "C" in all major courses labeled EDCI, EDFL, HLTH, IRED, READ, MATH, and SPED; all content area courses required for the primary teaching field and all courses (where required) for the focus area/add-on certification. All Electives, ENGL 101, ENGL 102, MATH ELECTIVES (where required) PSYC 312, THEA 300, UNIV 100, and UNIV 200.
Field Experience Requirements
In order to provide a seamless progression through the skills of teaching, most method courses (as well as other courses that support or provide foundations for the methods courses) are sequenced in a developmental manner. To accomplish these goals, certain courses are scheduled in blocks, with each blocked course requiring at least ten hours of field experience outside of class time.
You are required to adhere to the block scheduling of these courses and to the sequence in which the blocks occur in each curriculum. You are urged to check with your advisor to plan well in advance for the scheduling of the course blocks.
Student Teaching Requirements
You are required to complete one full semester of student teaching under the direct supervision of the Office of Teacher Clinical Experiences. Learn more about the student teaching requirements.
In addition to the program requirements, all candidates enrolled in the Secondary Education and Teaching program must also meet the following requirements prior to applying for graduation:
- Completion of all coursework listed in the appropriate 4-year plan.
- Earn a "C" or better in all critical and major courses.
- At least 45 credit hours of 300-400 level courses from a 4-year university.
- If you entered the program prior to Summer 2012, you are required to have a 2.5 Adjusted GPA or higher OR if you entered the program during or after Summer 2012, you are required to have a 2.5 Cumulative GPA or higher.
- Apply for graduation at least one year in advance by completing the "Application for Degree" obtained from the Registrar's Office, paying the associated fees in the Student Cashier's Office to process the application, and submitting the "Application for Degree" to the Dean's Office in Maxim Doucet Hall 114.