Faculty: Michele Pittard (Department Chair and Associate Professor of Teacher Education), Deborah Seltzer-Kelly (BKT Assistant Professor of Teacher Education), Marc Welch (Teacher Education Program Coordinator)
Teacher Education Program Admission Information
In order to be fully admitted to The Teacher Education Area of Concentration, a student must officially apply in the spring of the sophomore year and must have completed Education 101 to be considered. Students are advised to take EDU 201, Education 202, and Psychology 101, during the sophomore year. Admission to the Teacher Education Program requires the following by the end of the sophomore year:
1. Student must be a rising junior in good standing with the College, according to the Dean of Students.
2. Student must have attained an overall 2.50 GPA.
3. Student must maintain a grade of C or better in each course in the major that is required by the teaching program and in all education courses.
4. Student must submit and successfully pass the Admission Portfolio (and other program application materials) in the spring of the sophomore year.
5. Student must present acceptable SAT or ACT scores (cut scores set by the State of Indiana) OR pass the PPST (Praxis I) Test before the Fall of their junior year.
To be retained in the Teacher Education Program in the junior year, the student must continue to meet the standards described in items 2, 3, 4, and 5above, and submit and pass the Retention Portfolio by the end of the junior year. As well, he should have completed Education 201, EDU 202, (if not already taken) and EDU 302 by end of the junior year as well.
To be accepted for student teaching, a student must have completed Education 101, 201, 202, and 302 with a grade of C or better, and continued to maintain all preceding requirements along with completion of the Retention Portfolio.
To be retained in the Teacher Education Program in the senior year and in order to be eligible for licensure, students must successfully complete the appropriate subject specific methods courses (EDU 401-407) and student teaching (EDU 420 & EDU 422), and continue to maintain all other Program requirements.
In order to complete the Education AOC, students must complete the following five courses: Psychology 101, Education 101, 201, 202, and 302.
To become licensed to teach (grades 5-12) in addition to completing the AOC, students are required to complete the 400-level courses in Education. Specifically, EDU 420 and 422 are the courses required for student teaching and equal 3 credits. As well, students must complete an 11- week full-time student teaching experience during the spring semester of the senior year or in the 9th semester (post-graduation) in accordance with the Ninth Semester Program, or in the 10th semester in accordance with the Science Education 4+1 Program. Separate application requirements apply for the Ninth Semester Program and the Science 4+1 Program.
Additional requirements for licensure include: (1) completion of education and teaching major courses with the grade of C or better; (2) completion of student teaching with recommendations for licensure from the Director of Teacher Education; (3) successful passing of Praxis II tests at the level required by the State of Indiana (students should take content-specific Praxis II tests no later than the student teaching semester); (4) satisfactory completion of the Program Portfolio following student teaching; (5) satisfactory completion of the Classroom-Based Research and Verification of Student Learning project; (6) successfully completion of the urban education field experience; (7) attainment of CPR certification..
NOTE regarding Advising: All students interested in the Education AOC and/or secondary licensing should be co-advised by an education faculty member. A student taking Education 101 should list the director or other education faculty as his co-advisor during pre-registration of the same semester. A student seeking admission to the Teacher Education Program during the spring of his sophomore year should list an education faculty member as his co-advisor.
For more detailed information, students should see the Chair or the Director of Teacher Education.
Elementary Education: Wabash does NOT offer licensure in K-6 education; however, students interested in this level of licensure may take pre-approved course work or a pre-professional non-licensure Area of Concentration focused on elementary education as preparation for graduate study elsewhere. See Chair or Director for information.
International Education: Students interested in Teacher Education in the context of an International Studies Area of Concentration should contact both the International Studies Chair and the Chair or Director of Teacher Education.
Wabash College Teacher Education Program completers passed Title II required Indiana license tests with 100% passing rate on the Praxis I tests in the most recent year. For additional information, please contact the Director of Teacher Education.
General Education and Major Requirements: click here.
For more information on the classes required see the Academic Bulletin: click here.
Candidates will meet the college distribution and graduation requirements. Within these distribution and graduation requirements, the candidate should take a course in oral communication (Rhetoric 101, or Theatre 105); and an additional writing course beyond English 101 in prose writing if he received below a C in Freshman Composition, if his SAT/ACT writing scores are below what the state requires, or if he did not pass the writing section of the PRAXIS I exam on the first attempt.