MaconCatalog : Tift College of Education : Admission to Teacher Candidacy : Progression Policy
Progression Policy
Once a student is admitted to Teacher Candidacy, he/she must:
1. Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better.
2. Apply for a Preservice Certificate from the Georgia Professional Standards Commission and receive that certificate prior to beginning field placements.
3. Maintain a 2.75 or better in all education courses required for the major. Students in the Middle Level Education program must maintain a 2.75 GPA or better in all education courses required for the major as well as a 2.75 GPA or better in each area of concentration. Students in a Secondary Education or P-12 program must maintain a 2.75 or better in all education courses required as well as a 2.75 or better in the secondary content courses or P-12 major.
4. Successfully complete all education courses. A teacher candidate who receives a grade below ā€œCā€ in more than two (2) education courses will be dismissed from the Teacher Education Program. Students must earn a grade of B or higher in EDUC 283. Only two (2) education courses with grades below ā€œCā€ may be repeated, and no education course may be repeated more than one time.
5. Have positive recommendations from each field experience in order to advance in the sequence of field experiences. Please note that field experience placements must meet all diversity criteria, i.e., placement in a variety of different schools and placement in required grade clusters.
6. Have successfully completed all education courses and all content courses required for certification prior to recommendation for student teaching. Further, in order to be recommended for student teaching, a student may have no more than eight (8) hours of general education coursework to be completed in the term following student teaching. (It is preferred that all coursework be complete prior to student teaching.)