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Praxis II Update

Beginning with students entering the program in Fall 2017, all required Praxis tests must be completed and passed before entering the Teacher Education Program (TEP), during which internship is completed. Those who entered the program prior to Fall 2017 will not be subject to this requirement.

New GPA Requirements increase to 2.75

Beginning Fall 2016 GPA Requirements for College of Education program majors:
Overall GPA 2.75, Professional Studies GPA 2.75, Teaching Field GPA 2.75

Beginning Fall 2016 GPA Requirements for College of Arts and Science programs with a minor in Education:
Overall GPA 2.75, Professional Studies GPA 2.75, Teaching Field GPA 2.75

Early Childhood Special Education Minor

Our Early Childhood Special Education Minor is designed to provide pre-service teachers with the evidence to support the position that early interventions can make a difference that can last a lifetime. The main focus of the curriculum is designed to benefit all children, including those with disabilities and developmental delays. An integrated, developmentally appropriate, universally designed curriculum framework is flexible, comprehensive, and directly linked to assessment and program evaluation activities. This curriculum framework will help ensure successful access that will facilitate participation and the learning of ALL children and support of their families regardless of need, ability, or background.

The Early Childhood Special Education Minor is for pre-service students who enjoy working in diverse classroom environments providing support for young children (Pre-K – 3rd grade) as individuals and as members of families, cultures, and communities. They will learn to use strategies to support a child’s development, full participation in natural settings, and the establishment of collaborative, supportive partnerships with families and colleagues since a greater number of children will be served in inclusive environments.

Complete and submit a Change of Major/Minor Form to the Records Office. To complete this Minor only 18 hours of specified course work are required.  Program details are located on the back of this flyer. This minor does not provide certification in the area of early childhood or special education.

For more information

Dr. Debbie Keiley at

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