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Appendices

Appendix D:  Transition Points for Graduate Professional Education Programs Leading to an Advanced Teacher License

 

Transition Point 1:  Admission to a Graduate Professional Education Program

Requirement:  All applicants must meet admission requirements of the Graduate College and the department offering the program and pass a basic skills test as defined by the Illinois State Board of Education.

 

Transition Point 2:  Continuation in a Graduate Professional Education Program

Requirements:  All candidates must:

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

2. satisfactorily complete all requirements as documented by program-defined, performance-based assessment.

 

Transition Point 3:  Admission to Practicum

Requirements:  All candidates must:

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

2. be cleared through a criminal background check prior to participating in practicum;

3. complete bloodborne pathogens training;

4. have satisfactorily completed all required pre-clinical experiences as documented by program-defined, performance-based assessment;

5. be recommended for a practicum placement by the appropriate faculty area committee or designee.

 

Transition Point 4:  Recommendation for Endorsement

Requirements:  All candidates must:

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

2. have satisfactorily completed practicum as documented by CoTE and other program-defined, performance-based assessments;

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

4. receive a recommendation for licensure by the appropriate clinical experiences program coordinator;

5. be awarded a master's  or certificate of advanced study or equivalent, if required by the program or by ISBE;

6. have passed appropriate ILTS test(s).

 

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.