Admission to Teacher Education Program

Meet with your Teacher Education Department advisor to plan for your admission and movement through the transition points.

Transition Points

Admission to a Teacher Education Program:

  • Complete the Application for Admission to the Teacher Education Programincluding the planning grid and  documentation for the appropriate state licensure exams
  • Earn a minimum overall 2.75 GPA in all courses taken at York College
  • (Transfer Students complete a minimum of 12 credits at York College)
  • Complete the Foundations courses EDUC 280, EDUC 283
  • Earn a minimum overall 2.75 GPA in Foundations courses AND a minimum grade of C in each Foundations course (Minimum grade of B in each Foundations course taken elsewhere)

Transition Point 1: Admission to Curriculum & Methods Courses (EDUC 300 levels)

  • Earn a minimum overall 2.75 GPA in all courses taken at York College
  • Complete all Foundations courses for the program
  • Earn a minimum overall 2.75 GPA in Foundations courses AND a minimum grade of C in each Foundations course (Minimum grade of B in each Foundations course taken elsewhere)
  • Declare an approved major

Transition Point 2--Admission to Student Teaching:

  • Complete the application for Student Teaching ANDupdate planning grid, including exam documentation and program completion plan
  • Earn a minimum overall 2.75 GPA on all courses taken at York College
  • Completed all Professional Education (300 level Curriculum and Methods) courses
  • Earn a minimum overall GPA of 2.75 in all Professional Education courses AND a minimum of C grade in each Professional Education course taken at York College (A minimum of B in each Professional Education course taken elsewhere)
  • Completed 2/3 of the courses required in the major:  Yes:  ____  No:  ___

Transition Point 3-- Completion of the Teacher Education Program:

  • Complete Student Teaching/Seminar I Teaching/Seminar II with a minimum grade of C in each including the Violence Prevention AND Child Abuse and Neglect workshops
  • Earn a minimum overall 2.75 GPA on all courses taken at York College
  • Complete all course work required for the degree

New York State Initial Certification Requirements in addition to Program Completion:

  • Pass all required licensure exams
  • Fulfill foreign language requirement
  • Complete a science course with a laboratory

In consultation with their Teacher Education advisor, candidate should fulfill General Education requirements as early as possible in order to achieve success on the LAST exam and be prepared for upper division coursework and student teaching

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