Undergraduate Catalog 2016-17 
    
    Jul 17, 2019  
Undergraduate Catalog 2016-17 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Secondary Education Licensure


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Satisfy the three Gateways


There are three Gateways required for successful completion of the Elementary program. 

Gateway 1

It is expected that most students will complete Gateway 1 by the end of their second semester.

  • Receive a positive recommendation encouraging continuation in the program.
  • Earn a cumulative GPA of 3.0.
  • Select Education and liberal arts faculty advisors.
  • Identify a liberal arts major.
  • Complete and submit the Change of Academic Program (CAP).
  • Make progress toward completion of the General Education Program.
  • Pass the Core Academic Skills Test for Educators.  

Gateway 2

Upon completion of the General Education requirements and a liberal arts major, students must satisfy the requirements of Gateway 2.

  • Pass the first section of the electronic portfolio.
  • Earn a cumulative GPA of 3.0.
  • Recommended to take the Praxis Subject Assessments test. (Note: The Education Department cannot make a recommendation for licensure if you have not passed the Praxis Subject Assessments test)
  • Receive a recommendation from Education and liberal arts faculty to continue in the program.

Gateway 3

To be recommended for licensure to teach in Vermont the student must:

  • Complete all University and departmental course requirements.
  • Pass Both the Core Academic Skills Test for Educators and Praxis Subject Assessments test.
  • Exemplify in conduct and attitude the maturity, judgment, ethical standards, and dedication expected in the teaching profession.
  • Receive a grade of "B" or better in EDU 4871, EDU 4872 and a "Pass" in EDU 4720.
  • Complete all coursework with a cumulative GPA of 3.0.
  • Submit Licensure Portfolio and appropriate application materials for review by the Castleton Licensure Committee.

Endorsements


Students seeking Elementary Licensure may also add these Endorsements:

Middle Grades Endorsement

This Endorsement is earned by taking four extra courses that provide expertise on teaching students in grades 5-9.  (Click here  for details.) 

Special Education Endorsement

This Endorsement is earned by taking four extra courses that provide expertise on teaching students with disabilities.  (Click here  for details.) 

(Note that Endorsement courses can be woven through the four years of undergraduate coursework but may require students to take an additional semester or two to finish.)

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