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Personal Checklist for Admission into Teacher Education

1. Students must apply for admission to Teacher Education no earlier than the completion of five hours of Education classes including EDU 131, Current Issues in Education. 2. Each student must have a 2.75 cumulative grade point average on a 4.00 scale and have completed all previous education classes and allied courses with a grade of “C” or above. A 2.75 grade point average is also required for student teaching. 3. Each student must provide three references from faculty/staff who will agree to recommend you for admission into the teacher education program. One- recommendation must be from a professor in your major that shows you have the necessary professional dispositions for teaching. Two- a professor of a general education course. Three- a recommendation from your minor, if no minor you may select someone on campus such as a coach, a workstudy supervisor or a staff member. 4. Each student must successfully pass the Praxis Pre-Professional Skills Tests (Praxis I) and have a copy on file in the Education Department before application to the Education Program. 6. Each student must demonstrate written proficiency as evidenced by a grade of "C" or above in English 112 and by accurate completion of appropriate education forms (applications portfolio). 7. Each student must complete an official curriculum contract with the designated Education Advisor. This contract is completed during an appointment with the advisor. Major Department Chairs must sign this form. The contract must be in the student’s file in the Education Department before admission will be considered. 8. Each student must complete a Major/Minor Declaration available at the Registrar’s Office. The declaration must be completed and in the student’s file in the Education Department before admission will be considered. 9. Each student must demonstrate satisfactory performance in an interview that includes presentation of the items in the Interview Portfolio. The Interview Portfolio includes:   An essay that describes your Philosophy of Education and how your philosophy relates to the Georgetown College Teacher Education Program Conceptual Framework. A lesson plan you have developed that meets criteria for New Kentucky Teacher Standard I.

10. Each student must sign a Code of Ethics that affirms that you are a person of high moral integrity and that shows that you will uphold the Kentucky School Personnel Code of Ethics. 11. Each student must demonstrate satisfactory completion of early field experiences. 12. Students who are denied admission to the program or who seek to strengthen their application may develop a plan of action with their education advisor.