Dec 02, 2023
General Education Requirements (44 Hours)
Three hours of major requirements fulfill General Education Requirements:
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.
PRAXIS I Core Academic Skills for Educators (CASE)
PRAXIS II Subject/Assessment Exam not required
- CASE Reading
- CASE Writing
- CASE Mathematics
Career and Technical Education Core Requirements (17 Hours at Appalachian State University)
All courses must be completed with minimum grade of “C” (2.0).
Concentration Requirement (29 Hours)
(Select 29 hours from the courses listed below)
Special Note: These courses are to be taken concurrently at Wilkes Community College while completing other requirements at Appalachian State University.
A minimum grade of “C” (2.0) is required in each major course
- WCAG 1100 - Animal Science (3)#
- WCAG 1110 - Basic Farm Maintenance (2)#
- WCAG 1160 - Intro to the Equine Industry (3)#
- WCAG 1200 - Beef Production (3)#
- WCAG 1300 - Poultry Production (3)#
- WCAG 1340 - Greenhouse Operations (3)#*
- WCAG 1400 - Horticulture Pest Management (3)#
- WCAG 1600 - Plant Materials I (3)#
- WCAG 1610 - Plant Materials II (3)#
- WCAG 1660 - Soil Science (3)#
- WCAG 1680 - Plant Propagation (3)#
- WCAG 2350 - Greenhouse Production (2)#*
*Double count in Second Academic Concentration
#Must be taken at Wilkes Community College
Second Academic Concentration (18 Hours 9 completed at Appalachian State University)
Total of 18 hours required. (9 hours double coun from major requirements). Select from the following:
Total Required (120 Hours)
A student must have at least a 2.70 grade-point average to be admitted to the teacher education program and must maintain a 2.70 grade-point average overall through student teaching. A minimum of 50 hours must be completed at a senior institution.