Aug 09, 2020  
2018-2019 Bulletin 
    
2018-2019 Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Teacher Certification


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The Dean of the School of Education recommends graduates of the Tuskegee University Teacher Education Program for certification to the Alabama State Department of Education. Application packets for Alabama certification are available in the Dean’s office. In order to be eligible and to be recommended for teacher Class B certification in Alabama, candidates must satisfactorily complete a state approved program with at least an overall GPA 2.75 for the School of Education in the teaching field and in professional studies with no grades b e low “C.” Also, candidates must pass the (ETS PRAXIS Core Tests and appropriate PRAXIS II Content Knowledge Tests), and the appropriate section of EDUC 0443 - Teaching Internship  and EDUC 0430 - Teaching Internship Seminar. , with grades of “A” or “B”. In addition to the PRAXIS II tests, candidates must pass a Comprehensive Examination Part I and the Comprehensive Examination Part II, designed to cover state approved professional studies and the teaching field standards. “Effective September 1, 2018, a performance assessment administered by Pearson will be required for initial certification in a teaching field, or area of instructional support” (Educators Preparation Chapter of the Alabama Administrative Code, adopted August 13, 2015). In order f o r secondary majors in the School of Education to be recommended for certification in Alabama; English Language Arts Education majors must declare and complete a second degree in English; General Science Education majors must declare and complete a second degree in Biology, and majors in Mathematics Education must declare and complete a second degree in Mathematics. Teacher candidates seeking certification in another state should contact that state’s department of education. Other states may have different certification requirements.

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