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Appendices

Appendix B:  Transition Points for Graduate Professional Education Programs Leading to Initial Licensure

 

Transition Point 1:  Admission to a Graduate Professional Education Program

Requirements:  All applicants must:

1. meet the admission requirements of graduate college and department offering the program;

2. pass the Illinois Certification Testing System (ICTS) test of Basic Skills.*

 

Transition Point 2:  Continuation in an Undergraduate Professional Education Program

Requirements:  All candidates must;

1. maintain a minimum Urbana campus GPA of 3.0 (A=4.0;

2. maintain a minimum content area GPA of 2.5**;

3. maintain a minimum professional education GPA of 2.5**;

4. clear a criminal background check prior to participating in clinical experiences;

5. complete bloodborne pathogens training annually during clinical experiences;

6. satisfactorily complete all required early field experiences as documented by the CoTE EFE Evaluation Form and other program-defined, performance-based assessments;

7.  complete school safety training;

8.  be recommended for continuation in the program.

 

Transition Point 3:  Admissions to Student Teaching

Requirements:  All candidates must:

1. have a minimum Urbana campus graduate GPA of 3.0;

2. have a minimum content area GPA of 2.5**;

3. have a minimum professional education GPA of 2.5**;

4. have satisfactorily completed all required early field experiences (minimum of 80 contact hours) as documented by the CoTE EFE Evaluation Form and other program-defined, performance-based assessments;

5. have passed the appropriate ICTS content test(s) if required by the program;

6. be recommended for a student teaching placement by the appropriate faculty area committee or designee.

 

Transition Point 4:  Recommendation for Licensure

Requirements:  All candidates must:

1. have a minimum Urbana campus graduate GPA of 3.0;

2. have a minimum content area GPA of 2.5**;

3. have a minimum professional education GPA of 2.5**;

4. have satisfactorily completed student teaching as documented by the CoTE Common Student Teaching Evaluation Form and other program-defined, performance-based assessments;

5. have satisfactorily completed the CoTE Common Assessment Portfolio requirement;

6. be recommended for licensure by the appropriate clinical experiences program coordinator;

7. be awarded a master's degree, if required by the program;

8. be a U.S. citizen or legally present and authorized to work, of good character and in good health, and at least 19 years of age;

9. have passed the appropriate ICTS content test(s) if not required prior to student teaching;

10. have passed the ICTS Assessment of Professional Teaching test.

 

Transition Point 5:  Follow-up of Program Completers

Data will be collected via the following:

1. Statewide Teacher Graduate Assessment(s);

2. exit surveys of Urbana candidates;

3. other follow-up instruments administered by the unit and/or programs.

 

* Does not apply to programs that admit freshmen.  Transfer students must meet the competitive requirements of the program.

** GPA minimum may be higher based on the policy of the academic college housing the professional education program.