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The following minimum academic criteria must be met before admission to student teaching:
  1. Satisfactory completion of 96 semester hours of appropriate college credit.
  2. Satisfactory completion of at least 3/4 of the coursework required in chosen teaching specializations, plus all special methods courses. Elementary Education majors must complete Education 318, 320, 321, 324, 325 and 426 prior to student teaching.
  3. Satisfactory completion of required professional education core courses.
  4. Completion of Education 426 at West Virginia State before student teaching with a minimum grade of C.
  5. Senior Capstone Admission to the Teacher Education Program by the Campus-Wide Committee on Teacher Education the semester before student teaching, including G.P.A. requirements, Senior Capstone Panel Interview, and Passing Praxis I (CORE)  and PLT test scores.
  6. A 2.5 GPA in professional education requirements and a minimum grade of C in each course.
  7. A 2.5 GPA in content specialization requirements and a minimum of C in each course.
  8. A 2.5 GPA in general education courses and a minimum of C in each course.
  9. A 2.5 grade point average overall.
  10. Completion of a S-Senior, C-Capstone, O-Oral, P-Professional, E-E Portfolio Assessment (SCOPE) the semester prior to student teaching.
  11. Removal of any and all deficiencies the semester prior to student teaching placement, per application deadlines.
  12. Completion of an academic capstone experience in content specializations.
  13. Because of the intensity of the student teaching experience (600 clock hours in fifteen weeks), candidates are strongly discouraged from enrolling in any classes during the semester when they student teach. Any exceptions must be approved by the Education Department Chair.
  14. Student teaching placements will be based on current West Virginia Policy 5100 guidelines.
  15. Completion of ancillary requirements from the county of placement.
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