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Students wishing to teach must apply for admission to the Teacher Education Program (see page 58). Admission is contingent upon a cumulative grade point average of 2.75, completion of the ACT or SAT with an ACT composite score of 21 or an SAT composite score of 990 or better, several recommendations, and a successful interview with the Teacher Education Admissions Committee. To be recommended for certification, candidates completing the program must have a minimum 2.75 GPA, overall and in their major or emphasis area(s) and in education; have a successful exit conference on their Program Portfolio; have a passing PRAXIS score; have a pass in student teaching, with written evaluations from supervising and coordinating field teachers.

The state Department of Education requires computer literacy for all teachers. This requirement is currently met with the course Technology Integration for the Classroom.

Teaching certification requirements in Kentucky (and generally in the nation) are undergoing far-reaching reviews and changes. It is essential that the prospective teacher maintain a close and continuing liaison with academic advisers and advisers in the education program so that appropriate planning can include state mandated changes and requirements.

Transylvania students have consistently had a pass rate of more than 90 percent on the PRAXIS exams.

Major
Elementary: P-5 Certification
EDU 2004 Observing the Learner
EDU 2014 Schooling in American Culture
EDU 2164 Designing Constructivist- Based Learning Climates
EDU 3034 Literacy in Written and Spoken Language for Learners in Primary Schools
EDU 3074 Interactive, Integrative Learning Climates
EDU 3084 Inquiry-Based Learning Climates
EDU 3104 Learning Climates Supporting Mathematical Reasoning
EDU 3244 Practicum in Learning Experiences
EDU 4214 Student Teaching in the Primary School
EDU 4514 Senior Seminar

1 education elective. 1 6-unit specialization component to be selected from the following: Math/Science, Social Studies, English/Communication, Humanities/Fine Arts. General Education requirements must include a biological and a physical science, each with a laboratory experience, and one 2000-level or higher English course. Students must also take the following allied courses:
EDU 2294 Special Topics: Standards Based Instruction
PSY 1004 General Psychology
MATH 1034 Introduction to Contemporary Mathematics
MATH 1144 Elementary Statistics
MATH 1304 Calculus I
Middle Grades: 5-9 Certification
EDU 2004 Observing the Learner
EDU 2014 Schooling in American Culture
EDU 2164 Designing Constructivist-Based Learning Climates
EDU 3054 Instructional Strategies and Content Area Literacy for Learners in Middle and Secondary Schools
EDU 3124 Young Adolescents: Preparing to Teach in the Middle Level
EDU 3134 Creating Middle Level Learning Experiences
EDU 3244 Practicum in Learning Experiences
EDU 4414 Student Teaching in the Middle School
EDU 4514 Senior Seminar

Students must also take the following allied courses:
EDU 2294 Special Topics: Standards Based Instruction
PSY 1004 General Psychology

Specialization Component: 12 course units are required, distributed among 2 teaching fields chosen from English/ Communication, Mathematics, Science, or Social Studies. There are specific requirements in each teaching field. It is essential that students seeking middle grades certification check with the education faculty when choosing courses to meet these requirements.
Minor
Secondary Certification (8-12)
EDU 2004 Observing the Learner
EDU 2014 Schooling in American Culture
EDU 2164 Designing Constructivist-Based Learning Climates
EDU 3054 Instructional Strategies and Content Area Literacy for Learners in Middle and Secondary Schools
EDU 3244 Practicum in Learning Experiences
EDU 4114 Supervised Teaching in High School
EDU 4514 Senior Seminar or Senior Seminar in the student’s discipline

Students must also take the following allied courses:
EDU 2294 Special Topics: Standards Based Instruction
PSY 1004 General Psychology

Students should consult with the appropriate academic advisers and advisers in the education program to ensure that state certification and general education requirements are fulfilled. Students must secure majors in appropriate disciplines as listed in the Catalog and be approved by the Kentucky Department of Education.
Educational Studies
This minor does not lead to teacher certification. Rather, it is for students considering graduate level work to become teachers, speech therapists, or school psychologists. Others may have an interest in journalism or drama, and some want to be better informed about education as citizens and future parents.

7 courses, including:
EDU 2004 Observing the Learner
EDU 2014 Schooling in American Culture

One of the following:
EDU 2204 Enculturation in Non-Western Societies
EDU 2414 The Immigrant Child
EDU 3414 Race, Ethnicity, and Social Class in American Education
EDU 3424 Women in Education

4 additional courses upon consultation with the education faculty and approval of the program director.