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Gates for Teacher Education

The following pages have been designed to give you a check list of the required activities you need to complete at each Gate in order to continue the process toward graduation and teacher certification. It is recommended that you look at this as your personal record and that you check and date each activity as it is completed.

Gate 1: Orientation to Teacher Education

Gate 1 is typically completed during the freshmen year and is designed to acquaint you with the Teacher Education Program. Prior to beginning Gate I, you should have attended a "Majors Meeting".

During the Orientation to Teacher Education/Handbook Meeting you will:

  • Review Teacher Education Handbook
  • Review Notification of Appeals Process
  • Sign and turn in "Acknowledgment of Receipt and Responsibility Form"
  • Get the TINE (TB) Test

Other responsibilities include:

  • Attend an individual meeting with your major advisor. During this meeting you need to:
    • Complete a four year plan
    • Sign the middle school option form
    • Receive Assessment Rubric for Professional Portfolio
    • Receive information on certification and required testing
  • Attend a Practicum I Meeting.
    • Dates are posted outside Rm. 9 and online.
  • Successfully complete EDU131, Practicum I
  • Successfully complete the ISBE Test of Academic Proficiency before fall of your sophomore year

Gate 2: Admission into Teacher Education

Gate 2 is typically completed during the first or second semester of the sophomore year and is designed to begin the admission to teacher education process.

Prior to application, for admission into Teacher Education, you must have met the following requirements:

  • Successfully passed the ISBE Test of Academic Proficiency
    • This is a requirement to receive Illinois Teacher Certification
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.75
    • This applies to all freshmen/transfers as of the 2005 - 2006 academic year
  • Have a grade of C or higher in all professional, endorsement/concentration, and major coursework
  • Complete the Application for Admission into Teacher Education which entails the following:
    • Make arrangements for three character references that include:
      • At least one must be from a Judson faculty member.
      • At least one must be from a personal outside source.
      • Use the required form from the Admission to Teacher Education packet.
  • Submit the Health Center Clearance Form
  • Submit the Student Development Clearance Form
  • Complete the Subcommittee/recommendation Interview
    • Submit your portfolio, at this time, showing artifacts to support at least four of the Teaching Standards
    • A minimum score of 6 is expected
  • Receive Director of Teacher Education recommendation
  • Receive approval of Teacher Education Committee
  • Receive acceptance notification from the Director of Teacher Education Division

Other Requirements Include:

  • ***Make arrangements for fingerprinting beginning of fall semester

 

  • Attend a Practicum IIE and a Practicum IIH Meeting
    • Meeting dates are posted outside the Teacher Education Office and on Blackboard
  • Register for and complete EDU231E and EDU231H practicums during year

Gate 3: Admission to Student Teaching

Gate 3 is typically completed during the second semester of the junior year and is designed to begin the application to student teaching process.

  • All candidates must pass their Content Area Exam and make arrangements for fingerprinting prior to the beginning of student teaching
  • Candidates from the 2005-2006 Catalog on, must have a cumulative, major, professional, and concentration GPA of 2.75
  • Have a grade of C or higher in all professional, major, and concentration courses
  • Make arrangements for a background check
  • Update TINE test, if necessary
  • Successfully complete EDU331 Practicum
  • Complete the Application for Student Teaching, which includes:
    • Make arrangements for a Major Advisor recommendation
    • Get a Health Center Clearance
      • Check procedure with the Administrative Assistant
    • Get a Student Development Clearance
    • Receive Director of Teacher Education recommendation
    • Receive approval of the Teacher Education Committee
    • Receive acceptance notification from the Director of Teacher Education Division

Note: **During a methods class, it is expected that you will submit your portfolio for review, showing artifacts and rationale to support all twelve standards.

  • A minimum score of 17 is expected.

Gate 4: Completion of Entitlement and Degree Requirements

Gate 4 must be completed during the final semester of enrollment at Judson and is designed to assist in the degree completion and state teacher certification process.

  • All candidates must pass the Assessment of Professional Teaching (APT)before they can receive an Illinois State Teaching Certificate
    • This should be taken after methods courses are completed
  • All candidates, from the 2005 - 2006 Catalog on, must have a cumulative, major, professional, and concentration GPA of 2.75
  • Have a grade of C or higher on all major, professional, and concentration courses
  • Receive successful Student Teaching Evaluations from cooperating teacher and University supervisor
  • Have a Senior Assessment Exit Interview
    • This is scheduled during Senior Seminar
  • Portfolios are submitted at this time with rationale for all performance requirements
    • A minimum score of 25 is expected
  • Complete the State Application for Certification as well as:
    • Request transcripts from the Registrar Sign off on permission for final evaluation to be sent to the Career Center
    • Submit credentials to the Career Development Center.


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