Jun 08, 2023
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Program Code: 234A
CIP Code: 13.1305
General Education Requirements (44 Hours)
Some general education requirements may be double-counted in the major with departmental approval. Please see your advisor for information.
Professional Education Requirements (24 Hours)
A minimum grade of “C” (2.0) must be earned in all Professional Education Courses by Teacher Education majors.
To be admitted to the Teacher Education, students must have a minimum 2.7 cumulative GPA, completed 45 semester hours, completed criminal background check and successfully completed testing requirements for Reading, Writing and Math areas of the PRAXIS I CORE (or exempt based on SAT or ACT scores). See Admission to Teacher Education . Minimum 2.7 cumulative GPA required for admission to Teacher Education, Student Teaching and graduation.
Refer to the Initial Licensure Teacher Education Student Handbook for complete details related to Teacher Education admission, GPA, edTPA, Student Teaching and testing requirements.
Language Requirements (3 Hours)
Students are required to demonstrate intermediate-level proficiency in a language other than English. Intermediate-level proficiency is demonstrated by successful completion of a 4th-semester language course in one of the following:
Note: Beginning language course I & II or beginning combination language course and intermediate language course I are prerequisites for *intermediate level II course. Placement tests are designed for placement purposes only and a score on this test alone is not sufficient to demonstrate intermediate-level proficiency.
Language courses 1050 or 1060 may be used in General Education Liberal Studies Experience.
Major Requirements (43 Hours)
A 2.0 major GPA is required for graduation. Major GPA calculation will include all courses taken in the major discipline, plus any other courses under Major Requirements and Required Cognate Courses. Minimum of 18 semester hours of courses taken to fulfill major requirements must be courses offered by Appalachian. Honors sections are indicated by section number - 410 on the Schedule of Classes.
English Literature (6 hours)
American Literature (6 hours)
Choose one of the following options to total 6 sh
Required World Literature (6 Hours)
Required Shakespeare (3 Hours)
Choose one course
Required Literary Criticism, Genre Study, and Creative Writing (3 hours)
Choose ONE from the following
Language, Writing, and Pedagogy (19 hours)
**Required before beginning student teaching
Required Cognate Courses (6 Hours)
Total Required (120 Hours)
Note: If courses are permitted to count in both General Education and the major requirements, additional elective hours may be needed to meet the minimum of 120 hours needed to earn the degree.
Minimum 2.7 cumulative GPA required to graduate
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