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Admission to Student Teaching

Student teaching represents the culmination of the student’s educational preparation and is open only to those who have demonstrated the competencies and attitudes characteristic of competent, caring practitioners. Requirements for admission to student teaching include:

1. An overall GPA of 2.5

2. Teaching field GPA of 2.5

3. Successful completion (“C” or higher) of all Education courses

4. Completion of all Field Practicum courses and at least two-thirds of courses in teaching field

5. A 2.75 average in ED285, ED385 and ED485 (Evidence of success in Field Practicum)

6. Answer the Ohio Department of Education’s legal questions regarding license eligibility:

  • Have you ever been convicted of, found guilty of, pled guilty to or pled no contest to any misdemeanor other than a traffic offense?
  • Have you ever been convicted of, found guilty of, pled guilty to or pled no contest to any felony?
  • Have you ever had a criminal conviction sealed or expunged?
  • Have you ever had ANY professional certificate, license, permit, or an application for the same, revoked, suspended, limited or denied?
  • Have you ever surrendered ANY certificate, license or permit, other than a driver’s license?

7. Sign the ODE Office of Professional Conduct’s good moral character statement of assurance

8. Must present BCI/FBI fingerprint report indicating “employable,” taken at the Educational Service Center within the last 3 months and no less than 30 days prior to the start of student teaching

9. Be recommended by the Education faculty based on an interview during ED485

10. Evidence of physical and emotional fitness for student teaching

11. Students must submit a student teaching application to the Education department in ED385 in order to student teach in the fall or spring of the following year

12. Successful completion of professional content test(s) required in Ohio is recommended