Dec 15, 2019  
2019-20 University Catalog 
    
2019-20 University Catalog

Middle Grades Education: 5-9 Certification


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Students wishing to teach must apply for admission to the Teacher Education Program (see Teacher Education Program: Admissions Policy). Admission is contingent upon a cumulative grade point average of 2.75; passing the PRAXIS Core Academic Skills for Educators exam with the following minimum scores – Math -150, Reading- 156, and Writing- 162; submission of several recommendations; and a successful interview with the education program faculty members. To be recommended for certification, candidates completing the program must have a minimum 2.75 GPA overall and in their education courses; have a successful conference on their Program Portfolio; have a passing score on the PRAXIS exam; pass student teaching, with written evaluations from supervising and coordinating field teachers; and complete all other program requirements as defined by the Education Program.

Teaching certification requirements in Kentucky (and generally in the nation) are undergoing far-reaching reviews and changes. It is essential that the prospective teacher maintain a close and continuing liaison with academic advisors and advisors in the education program so that appropriate planning can include state-mandated changes and requirements.

Minor Requirements


26 course units, including:

Allied Course


Students must also take the following:

Specialization Component


12 course units are required, distributed among 2 teaching fields chosen from English/communication, mathematics, science or social studies. There are specific requirements in each teaching field. It is essential that students seeking middle grades certification check with the education faculty when choosing courses to meet these requirements.

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