Upper Division Requirements
  • 2.0 or better in Early Experience Course
  • Pass Praxis I
  • Satisfactory Interview
  • Minimum 2.5 or getter overall GPA
  • Meet Technology Competencies Requirement
  • Essay (250 words)
  • Criminal Background Check
College of Education

Conceptual Framework

Outer Ring= Technology, Diversity, Assessment, Research


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Puzzle Pieces= Preparation, Policies, Proffesional Development, Practices

Reason/Purpose for Common Core and Essential Standards

The standards are informed by the highest, most effective models from states across the country and countries around the world, and provide teachers and parents with a common understanding of what students are expected to learn.  Consistent standards will provide appropriate benchmarks for all students, regardless of where they live.

·         Are aligned with college and work expectations

·         Are clear, understandable and consistent

·         Include rigorous content and application of knowledge through high-order skills

·         Build upon strengths and lessons of current state standards;

·         Are informed by other top performing countries, so that all students are prepared to succeed in our global economy and society

·         Are evidence-based.



Teaching Stategies


  • Organizer(General/Advance)
  • Concept Learning
  • Compare/Contrast
  • Question and Review
  • Grouping: Think-Pair Share/Jigsaw
  • Assessments
Diversity isn’t only race/culture;can also be learning levels
Dean of College of Education
Linda Patriarca
Director of Office of Teacher Education
Vivian Martian Covington
Teaching Standards

are the basis for teacher preparation,

teacher evaluation, and professional development.

Standard 1: Teachers Demonstrate Leadership

Standard 2: Establish Respectable Environments for diverse student population

Standard 3: Teachers know the content they teach

Standard 4: Teachers facilitate learning for their students

Standard 5: Teacher reflect on their pratice