Programs That Require Admission

ADMISSION TO TEACHER LICENSURE

TEACHER LICENSURE PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

The College has selective admission requirements for the Teacher Licensure Program.  Points at which students must meet specific requirements include:

Prerequisites for Methods Courses

EDUC 311, 320, 330, 345, 350, 351, TESL 330 and 346 

  • VCLA completed successfully
  • Praxis I math completed successfully OR SAT/ACT equivalency met
  • EDUC 210
  • Prerequisites specific to courses listed under individual course descriptions

Admission to EDUC 338:  Field-Based Internship/Practicum

  • VCLA completed successfully
  • Praxis I math completed successfully OR SAT/ACT equivalency met
  • One methods course:  EDUC 311, 320, 330, 345, 350, 351
  • EDUC 242
  • 2.5 or greater GPA achieved, overall
  • Application approved by the Education Department

Admission to EDUC 370:  Field-Based Reading

  • VCLA passed
  • Praxis I math completed successfully OR SAT/ACT equivalency met
  • TESL 330
  • 2.5 or greater GPA achieved, overall
  • Application approved by the Education Department

Admission to EDUC 490/491/492:  Student Teaching

  • VCLA completed successfully
  • Praxis I math completed successfully OR SAT/ACT equivalency met
  • Praxis II completed successfully
  • 2.5 or greater GPA achieved, overall, in EDUC/PSYC licensure courses, and in major (PreK-6) or licensure area content courses (6-12 and PreK-12)
  • Application approved by the Education Department
  • EDUC 338 or competency

Formal Admission to Teacher Licensure Program

  • VCLA completed successfully
  • Praxis I math completed successfully OR SAT/ACT equivalency met
  • 2.5 or greater GPA achieved, overall
  • Admission to a field experience course:  EDUC 338, 370, OR EDUC 490/491/492

Additional Information:

  • Application materials for field experience courses are due:   March 1 (for fall) and October 1 (for spring).
  • As teachers are both ethically and legally responsible for children, it is imperative that pre-service teachers exhibit professional characteristics and dispositions.  Students are required to complete an approved departmental disposition survey and demonstrate the required personal competencies delineated on the survey.  A professional growth plan is available.
  • In September and January, informational meetings are held for each field experience.  During these meetings, applications are supplied, requirements are reviewed and questions are answered.
  • GPA requirements for field experience courses refer to the grade point average earned at Roanoke College.
  • In exceptional circumstances, a student may present to the Education advisor a formal written appeal seeking additional time to meet minimum requirements or consideration of coursework taken at other colleges.
  • School divisions may require a criminal background check of students seeking enrollment in field experiences.
  • In accordance with state requirements, an applicant must possess the physical and mental health necessary for the tasks to be performed.  Violation of a Roanoke College academic integrity or student conduct regulation, as well as convictions of any felony or any misdemeanor laws involving moral turpitude, may be taken as evidence of lack of fitness for admission or for recommendation for licensure.  Evidence must be available from appropriate College officials and state government/police officials verfying that the standard has been met.  The above described standards for admission to the program must be maintained, or the student may be dropped from the program.

STUDENT TEACHING

Students seeking one endorsement area are required to student teach for a minimum of 13 weeks with a minimum total of 400 hours.  Students seeking additional endorsements will be required to extend their student teaching beyond the regular term.  A minimum of 16-18 weeks of student teaching will be required if additional endorsements are sought.  The courses cannot be taken pass/fail.  Specific endorsement areas and the required number of weeks of student teaching (noted parenthetically) are listed below:

Elementary:  PreK-6 (thirteen weeks)

Secondary:  Secondary 6-12 (thirteen weeks)

Foreign Language:  PreK-12 (thirteen weeks)

PreK-6 and One Secondary Subject Area:  (sixteen weeks total); PreK-6 (eight weeks), Secondary subject area (eight weeks)

PreK-6 and Foreign Language:  (sixteen weeks total) PreK-6 (eight weeks), Foreign Language (eight weeks)

Two Secondary Subject Areas:  (sixteen weeks total) First subject area (eight weeks), Second subject area (eight weeks)

PreK-12 Art, Music, Theatre or Physical Education:  (sixteen weeks total) PreK-6 (eight weeks), Secondary (eight weeks)

PreK-12 Art, Music, Theatre or Physical Education and PreK-6:  (eighteen weeks total) PreK-6 (six weeks), Subject area PreK-6 (six weeks), Subject area 6-12 (six weeks)

NOTE:  During the term of student teaching, students may enroll in no more than one unit of credit in addition to student teaching and classroom management.

 

 

 
Kaitlyn Bell - “Beyond my horizons”

Kaitlyn Bell - “Beyond my horizons”

Bell credits her success at Roanoke to strong relationships with professors: “They've pushed me to go beyond my horizons... and realize that I can do things that I didn't necessarily think that I could.”

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