Admission to Student Teaching/Internship

Student Teaching is required in all teacher preparation programs at the initial preparation level. In order to participate in the student teaching program, a teacher candidate must:

  1. Meet all admission and retention requirements for the Teacher Education Program.
  2. Have earned an overall cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher on all college course work attempted.
  3. Make application to Student Teaching no later than one semester prior to the academic year semester in which registration for the course occurs.
  4. Meet admission requirements for Student Teaching no later than one semester prior to enrollment for the course.
  5. Have met the College and department prerequisites for majoring in the field.
  6. Have a disciplinary record clear of any actions which might be a detriment to successful performance in the classroom.
  7. Possess mental, emotional, and physical health compatible with the expectations of the profession.
  8. Participate in the mandatory orientation for Student Teaching.
  9. Complete the professional education program and courses in the teaching field with a grade of “C” or better and an adjusted GPA of 2.75 or better.
  10. Take the GACE Content Assessment appropriate to the field.
  11. Purchase liability insurance.
  12. Pass the Georgia Educators Ethics – Program Exit (360).
  13. Possess a Preservice Certificate from the Georgia Professional Standards Commission.