Students must complete 12 hours of Student Teaching
Cumulative 2.7 GPA; All courses in professional core must be completed with minimum grades of “C” (2.0) prior to student teaching, along with other courses (including methods and reading) identified within the major.
To be admitted to the Teacher Education Program students must have a minimum 2.7 cumulative GPA and take and satisfy testing requirements for Reading, Writing and Math areas of the PRAXIS (PPST or CBT). The PRAXIS II Area Exams are required for student teaching.
Major Requirements (53 Hours)
Not including 12 hours counted in General Education Requirements, above
2.0 major GPA is required for graduation. Major GPA calculation will include all courses taken in the major department, plus any other courses under Major Requirements. Minimum of 18 semester hours of courses taken to fulfill major requirements must be courses offered by Appalachian. Since many upper level Geology courses require GES 1101 as a prerequisite, it is highly recommended that students complete this course during their freshman year.
During the senior year, the B.S. Geology Teaching Licensure degree student must take the Praxis II subject area exam: Earth/Space Science (#0570) portion. The score should be reported to Appalachian State University.