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Students are required to follow the Academic Handbook and Code of Student Responsibility
The academic programs within the College of Education have set forth these dispositions as educational and professional expectations for all students. Students should be aware that failing to abide by DePaul University or College of Education policies including, under certain circumstances, these dispositions, could result in adverse consequences for the student, including removal from his or her program, the College of Education, or the University.
Before taking any math or English courses, students must take the DePaul placement tests to determine if skill level is at the college level. If placement indicates skill level in these courses, the courses become part of degree requirements. Consult with your advisor regarding placement test results and any required classes.
Students are conditionally admitted to the College of Education. There are additional requirements to reach Advanced Standing in your program in the College of Education. Requirements must be met to progress in the major and take courses in the Advanced Standing category.
Advanced Standing requirements are:
Students should attempt to complete the Advanced Standing requirements soon after beginning the program. There is no time limit to meet these criteria; however, students will only be able to take pre-education courses until requirements have been met. Students can also take liberal studies or content area courses before or after meeting Advanced Standing requirements.
For further information regarding satisfactory scores and possible credit from the DePaul placement, AP, CLEP, or IB examinations, please contact Student Records.
Students who complete an Inter-College Transfer (ICT) to the College of Education will abide by the COE Modern Language Requirement in place on the effective date of the ICT. B.A. students who meet College requirements and wish to pursue further work in the language may elect the “Modern Language Option” of the Liberal Studies Program. While B.S. students are not required to demonstrate competency in a modern language, the “Modern Language Option” is available to them for language study at any level.
All individuals certified by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) are required to complete certification tests specific to their teaching certificate.
Each student seeking certification from the College of Education/Professional Education Unit must complete supervised field experiences in appropriate settings in conjunction with education courses. The field experiences must include a variety of grade levels, multicultural experiences, and a minimum of 10 hours in special education settings. All field experiences must be completed prior to final approval for student teaching. Field experience hours should be entered by the student into the FEDS system when completing courses with field experience requirements.
An endorsement is a subject area that you can qualify for to teach full time, in addition to your main certification area. Endorsements are issued at three levels: primary, middle school, and high school. The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) issues endorsements in various subject areas. To view the full list and requirements, visit the ISBE website. Qualifying for an endorsement at the middle school level requires 18 semester hours (27 quarter hours) in a teachable subject area and complete SCU 339. Some areas (like math) have specifically required courses. Courses must have a grade of C or better to qualify for endorsements and must be earned credit listed on a college transcript. Consult with your advisor regarding endorsements. DePaul will only recommend individuals for endorsements in the following middle school areas: Arabic, art, biological science, Chinese, French, general science, German, Italian, Japanese, language arts, math, physical science, social science, and Spanish.
Endorsement requirements for the primary level are identical to the middle school requirements except that they do not require SCU 339. There are a limited number of areas available at the primary level.
Qualifying for most endorsements at the high school level requires 24 semester hours (48 quarter hours) in a teachable subject area* and passing the relevant content area test. DePaul will only recommend individuals for endorsements in the following high school areas: art, Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, math, Russian, science**, social science**, and Spanish. * Exceptions to the basic requirements for high school level endorsements include the subject areas of foreign language, science, and social science. For foreign language, 32 semester hours (48 quarter hours) OR the content area test in the language is required. **For science and social science, 32 semester hours (48 quarter hours) in the broad area of either science or social science, and 12 semester hours in the specific endorsement designation area, plus the content area test are required. To qualify for additional science and social science designations, individuals applying after February 1, 2012 need both the content test and 12 semester hours in the additional designation area.
Student Teaching is the culminating clinical experience in the student's program. All students in teacher preparation programs must meet the following requirements before applying for student teaching:
Online Faculty Evaluations are entered by the instructor of relevant courses. All data must be entered in the Field Experience Documentation System (FEDS) due one month prior to student teaching. Individual child care agencies and public and private school districts may have additional requirements (application, training, background check, etc.).
The awarding of a degree is not automatic. You must submit an application to be considered for the degree. DePaul awards and posts degrees at the end of each regular academic term (autumn, winter, spring, summer I and summer II).
Requirements for certification include completion of full bachelor’s degree program, all certification tests (including OPI for world language majors), and awarding of bachelor’s degree. A bachelor's degree is required to qualify for certification and must be awarded before applying for the certificate. Individuals must submit an application directly to the Illinois State Board of Education after completion of requirements and after DePaul has submitted notification to ISBE. Application requirements include application form, application fee, official transcripts, and registration fee. All individuals must meet ISBE requirements in place at the time of application for the certificate. Requirements are subject to change per the discretion of ISBE. Individuals seeking additional endorsements after applying for the certificate must contact ISBE directly for an evaluation request.
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