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					                                               Table of Contents

Directory                                                                  2

Welcome Letter from Program Director                                       3

I. North Carolina Teaching Fellows State Program Requirements

North Carolina Teaching Fellows Program: Mandated Requirements             4

Grade Point Average Requirements                                           5

Required Summer Activities                                                 6

Special Requests                                                           6

II. North Carolina A&T State University Policies and Procedures

Course Load Requirements                                                   8

Classification of Students                                                 8

Student Transfers                                                          9

University Housing                                                         9

III. North Carolina A&T Teaching Fellows Program Policies and Procedures

Program Attendance Policy                                                  10

Teaching Fellows Seminars                                                  11

Community Service Requirements                                             11

Cultural Activities/Lyceums                                                12

Social Activities                                                          12

Laptop Computer Usage Guidelines and Agreement                             12

Honors Program                                                             12

Dress Code                                                                 12

NC A&T School of Education
Requirements for Admission into Teacher Education Program                  13




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                                                    Directory

State Office
               North Carolina Teaching Fellows Commission
               3739 National Drive, Suite 100
               Raleigh, NC 27612

               Phone: (919) 781-6833
               Fax: (919) 781-6527

               Mrs. Jo Ann Norris, Associate Director
               Public School Forum
               Email: jnorris@ncforum.org

               Mrs. Lynne Stewart, Program Officer
               North Carolina Teaching Fellows Program
               Email: swoodruff@ncforum.org

North Carolina A&T State University

               Dr. Harold Martin, Chancellor
               Chancellor’s Suite
               Dowdy Administration Building
               Phone: (336) 334-7940

               Dr. Alton Thompson, Interim Provost and VC Academic Affairs
               Office of Provost and VC for Academic Affairs
               Dowdy Administration Building
               Phone: (336) 334-7965

               Dr. Ceola Ross Baber, Dean
               School of Education
               Proctor Hall
               Phone: (336) 334-7757

               Mrs. Sharon Hoard, Director
               Teaching Fellows Program
               Proctor Hall Room 133
               Phone: (336) 285-4371




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                                   NORTH CAROLINA AGRICULTURAL AND TECHNICAL
                                                STATE UNIVERSITY


TEACHING FELLOWS PROGRAM




     Greetings! Welcome to North Carolina A&T State University and the NC A&T Teaching Fellows Program.
     We are delighted that you have chosen our program to receive your training to become one of the world’s
     most valuable and important assets: an educator. The University Family along with the School of
     Education is committed to working closely with you during your matriculation here to make your experience
     as positive and beneficial as possible. In addition, the door to the Teaching Fellows offices is always open,
     and we are here to assist you in any manner that we can.

     As a Teaching Fellow, you bring a host of outstanding qualities and achievements to the University and
     teaching profession in general. We invite you to take part in the many academic and social opportunities
     that the campus has to offer, and to be a role model that has a positive impact on the campus community,
     and the world.

     To help you acclimate yourself to the campus and the Teaching Fellows Program, this handbook gives you
     pertinent information about what is expected of you. Please take the time to read it carefully to be sure that
     you understand all guidelines and requirements. If you have any questions, or need any further
     clarifications, please feel free to contact our office. It is most important that you have a complete
     understanding of this information because you will be held accountable for it.

     We look forward to you having an outstanding academic career here at North Carolina A&T State
     University.

     Aggie Pride!
     Mrs. Sharon Hoard
     Teaching Fellows Program Director




                   A Land-Grant University and A Constituent Institution of the University of North Carolina
      New Education Building Room 133  1601 East Market St.  Greensboro, NC 27411  (336)285-4371  Fax (336) 334-7176




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I. North Carolina Teaching Fellows State Program Requirements

North Carolina Teaching Fellows Program: Mandated Requirements

The Teaching Fellows Commission is mandated, by legislation and the Promissory Note, to require the following:

"At all times during each of the Fellow's four (4) academic years of undergraduate study, the Fellow shall (b)
pursue continuously as a full-time student, studies that will qualify the Fellow to teach in North Carolina's
public school…" In addition, the Promissory Note states that "Failure to pursue a full-time program in
teacher education or course work leading to State Department of Public Instruction certification (licensure)...
and failure to maintain satisfactory progress toward graduation as defined by the institution are considered
events of default and shall preclude further participation by the Fellow in the NC Teaching Fellows Program."

FOR JUNIORS: Under Commission policy, when you have received four (4) semesters of funds, you should be
classified as a junior by your institution, have a 2.8* cumulative GPA, and be formally admitted into Teacher
Education. (Exempted from this policy are UNC-Chapel Hill Teaching Fellows who are seeking preparation for
secondary education teaching, K-12 music and foreign language. These Fellows must complete an M.A.T. program
at UNC-Chapel Hill). The 2.8 cumulative GPA admissions into Teacher Education is not guaranteed. Most
institutions also require that you maintain 2.8 GPA or higher in your content area.

If you have not been formally admitted into Teacher Education as a first semester junior, you are in violation
of the policy and subject to removal from the program or placed on probation without funds. You should
contact your Campus Director and get his/her recommendation for a Student Special Request to the Teaching
Fellows Commission for exemption from the Teacher Education Program for that semester. Your letter of
explanation should give a clear rationale for why you are not in Teacher Education and what your specific plans are
to get back on track. Such a request should be made to the Commission as soon as you are aware that you
will not be formally admitted to Teacher Education. In as much as prior approval is required, the
Commission should not be informed after the fact. Approval, retroactive or prior, is not "automatic" for
requests for graduation without license to teach.

FOR SENIORS: Under Commission policy, you should be classified as a senior if you have received six (6)
semesters of funds. All Seniors must be on track for student teaching in the senior year and graduation with
eligibility for a license to teach. If, at the beginning of your senior year, you are not on track to do student teaching
and be graduated with eligibility for license to teach, you should file your request for exemption with the Commission.
This request should be presented to the Commission no later than the October/November meeting in your
senior year. All Fellows, whether in Teacher Education or not, must participate fully in all Teaching Fellows campus
activities until graduation.

Upon the advice of the Attorney General's office, the Commission has revoked the scholarships of seniors
who have graduated without eligibility for license to teach. Following notice of revocation, the entire loan
plus interest is due and payable at that time.

LATERAL ENTRY: Teaching Fellows shall NOT use Lateral Entry as an alternative to formal teacher preparation.

PRAXIS I & II: Sophomores should have taken Praxis I in time to be formally admitted into Teacher Education by
the beginning of the junior year. Seniors must take Praxis II prior to student teaching. You cannot be licensed to
teach without passing Praxis II and successfully completing student teaching. Seniors must complete the Teaching
Fellows Senior Exit Form during their senior year. This form is a formal verification on the following:
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*Requirement specific to NC A&T School of Education



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                                   If and when the senior plans to take the Praxis II
                                   Has the student completed all their summer requirements
                                   Has the student signed their certificates of receipt for all their scholarship funds

Failure to meet any of the above listed requirements may result in the scholarship/loan being called in by the
commission.

If, at any time and for any reason, you find that you must alter your plans and cannot meet the requirements to
graduate with eligibility for license to teach, you must communicate with your Campus Director immediately and file
the appropriate Student Special Request with the Teaching Fellows Commission.


Grade Point Average Requirements

     The grade point average for the NC Teaching Fellows Program is 2.25 by the end of the freshman year,
      and 2.5* thereafter.

     If a Fellow does not have the required GPA or needed semester hours by the end of the Spring Semester,
      he/she may attend Summer School at the student's expense to raise the GPA or to complete the needed
      semester hours.

     If, at the beginning of a semester, a student does not have the required GPA and wishes to remain in the NC
      Teaching Fellows' Program, he/she must request, in writing, a semester of academic probation or academic
      leave without scholarship/loan funds.

     The request must be forwarded to the Commission with the Director's recommendation using the Special
      Request Form. (See Appendix A)

     Once a student has attained the required GPA, the Fellow may (with a written recommendation from the
      Campus Director) request the Commission to consider reinstatement into the NC Teaching Fellows Program.

     All requests must be received in the NC Teaching Fellows Office by the dates established in the annual NC
      Teaching Fellows calendar.

     During the semester without scholarship/loan funds, while the Fellow is attempting to raise his/her GPA to meet
      requirements of the Teaching Fellows Program, interest will not accrue on scholarship/loan funds received to
      date.

     If the Fellow does not have the required GPA within one (1) semester of probation, the scholarship
      maybe revoked.

     If the Fellow does not have the 2.8 GPA, required by NC A&T, at the end of their first semester of their
      junior year they may have to transfer to another institution to complete the program.




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* The NC A&T School of Education requires a 2.8 GPA to be admitted into the School of Education and to student teach.




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Required Summer Activities

Summer experiences are designed by the Teaching Fellows Commission to enhance the campus program and give
fellows insight into the challenges facing them when they enter the public schools of North Carolina. A main goal of
summer programs is to provide a setting that fosters and encourages the networking and support systems needed for
successful induction into the classroom. The dates for these activities are listed among NC Teaching Fellows
important dates. All summer activities are required. Fellows must complete the NC Teaching Fellows Summer
Enrichment request form and return it to the director of the NC Teaching Fellows Program. The director of the state
NC Teaching Fellows Program may excuse the Fellow from the required activity. Students must pay for and
complete all summer activities missed, before graduation.

Discovery is an eight-to-ten day trip designed to broaden the Fellows' understanding of diversity in North Carolina.
During this trip around the state by bus, rising sophomores visit educational systems, businesses and cultural
activities.

Junior Enrichment Activities range from overseas travel to computer camps, which usually last a week. Teaching
Fellows select the activities, which vary in terms of cost. A certain amount is paid out of the Teaching Fellow's
scholarship. Additional costs are paid for by the Teaching Fellow.

Junior Conference is a three-day conference focusing on diversity for rising juniors.

Senior Conference is a three-day conference focusing on educational issues and actual teaching situations for
rising seniors.

Senior Orientation Week consists of a visit to the schools and central office of a selected school system.


Special Requests

All Student Special Requests should be addressed to the NC Teaching Fellows Commission, typed in business letter
format and given to the Campus Director who will attach a special request form with his/her recommendation. The
student's letter must reflect the reason for the request. The letter of request, the Special Request form (signed by the
Campus Director) and a copy of the student's transcript are forwarded to the Program Officer, NC Teaching Fellows
Program.

All requests must be received in the Teaching Fellows office by the dates established on the annual Teaching
Fellows calendar. The NC Teaching Fellows Program staff reviews the request and then makes a recommendation
to the Commission. Upon receiving the recommendation, the Commission makes the final decision. Students are
then notified, in writing, of the Commission's decision. A copy of the decision also goes to the Campus Director.
Special Requests (Exemptions) will be handled on a case-by-case basis.




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Types of Special Requests

Academic Probation: The student's cumulative GPA/or credit hours are below the required minimum. The Fellow is
allowed to remain enrolled in school as a Fellow without funds. He/she must request reinstatement for the next
semester and may do so at the time of the request for academic probation.

Academic Leave of Absence: The student is not enrolled in school. He/she is on leave due to a low GPA or credit
hours. The student needs to understand that he/she will have to request academic probation when he/she returns to
school. Unless the student is enrolled in another institution to improve GPA or credit hours, the request cannot be for
"academic leave in order to get the GPA or credit hours up."

Personal Leave of Absence: The student may desire a semester leave of absence for reasons other than
academic. This leave must be documented by the Director.

Medical Leave of Absence: The student may request medical leave with documentation by the Director and the
attending physician/psychologist.

Maternity Leave: Maternity leave may be requested.

Religious Leave: Religious leave is granted when a student desires to complete mission work, etc.

Death of a Family Member: Such leave may be requested if undue emotional stress or family need is caused by
the death of the family member.

Study Abroad: Leave to study abroad may be requested. If such leave is under the auspices of the institution and
the student is receiving credit, he/she may receive scholarship funds. Such leave must be documented by the
Director/Registrar.

Other Leaves: Other leave, not specially identified would be considered on a case-by-case basis by the Teaching
Fellows Commission.

Exemption from Other Requirements

      Summer Experience due to GPA/credit hours (Jr./Sr. Conferences).
      Jr. Enrichment, Orientation, etc. (Orientation must be made up.)
      Discovery Trip due to GPA/credit hours.
      Reduction of Teaching Fellows Scholarship/Loan due to medical problems.




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    This requirement must be met the following summer and the student will cover the cost.




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II. North Carolina A&T State University Policies and Procedures

Course Load Requirements

All Teaching Fellows must be enrolled as full time students (minimum of 12 semester hours) in order to receive
funds.


Classification of Students

Students at NCA&T are classified on the basis of semester hours completed, excluding remedial and deficiency
courses.

The following classification scale applies to all students enrolled in a four (4) year program:

                      CLASSIFICATION                                                 SEMESTER HOURS
                                                                                       COMPLETED

                            Freshmen                                                           0-29
                            Sophomore                                                         30-59
                            Junior                                                            60-89
                            Senior                                                            90-124

Teaching Fellows should consider an average of 15-17 hours per semester to graduate in four years. A minimum of
124 semester hours, excluding remedial and deficiency courses, must be completed for the Bachelor's degree.



All Teaching Fellows Must Complete the FAFSA Form

Through the financial aid program, the University makes every effort to assure that no qualified student will be denied
the opportunity to attend due to lack of funds. A student who demonstrates financial need and has the potential for
success in the University may obtain assistance to meet their expenses depending upon funds available. The
University provides financial aid for students from four basic sources: grants, scholarships, loans and employment.

NCA&T student financial aid policies ensure that a NC Teaching Fellow can either receive a Pell Grant and/or Social
Security Program benefits, as well as the NC Teaching Fellows scholarship. A Fellow is eligible for financial aid from
private, civic, or religious organizations.

NC Teaching Fellows who receive either a Paul Douglas Teacher Scholarship or North Carolina Prospective
Teachers' Scholarship Loan cannot retain the NC Teaching Fellows Scholarship. There may also be other
scholarships which cannot be received along with the NC Teaching Fellows Scholarship. Check with your Campus
Director regarding this matter.

Through special collaborative provisions from the Director of Financial Aid and the Cashier's Offices, Teaching
Fellows' funds will be made available upon the recommendation of the Campus Director. Before any scholarship
funds are released for each succeeding academic semester, Teaching Fellows must be in compliance with the North
Carolina Teaching Fellows Program, as well as the University's program; i.e., required GPA/completed hours,
attendance/level of participation in seminars, events, activities, participation in summer programs, admission into the



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Teacher Education Program, and completion of public school experiences. NOTE: You should make your own
board and room arrangements and make required deposits or advance payments as requested by the University.
After you have registered for classes and your scholarship has been activated, a refund will be given to you for any
funds left in your account.

It can take up to two or more weeks, after the start of the academic semester, before your scholarship funds
are received by NCA&T from the Department of Public Instruction. Therefore, it is recommended that, at the
beginning of each semester, you arrive on campus with personal funds to carry you until your scholarship is
received.

Student Transfers

Teaching Fellows who wish to transfer from one institution to another should complete the procedures listed below:

   Discuss your transfer request with your Campus Director.

   Contact the Campus Director of the institution to which you intend to transfer to see if there is an opening for
    you.

   Write a letter to the Teaching Fellows Commission requesting a transfer and complete the transfer form.

   Apply and be accepted to the institution to which you are transferring.

   Notify the Teaching Fellows Commission when the transfer becomes official so that funds will be forwarded to
    the proper institution.

   Teaching Fellows may not transfer from one Fellows institution to another until the end of their freshman year.

   A Teaching Fellow who is not in good standing at his/her current institution will not be approved for admission
    into a Teaching Fellows program at another institution.

University Housing

All NCA&T Teaching Fellows are guaranteed on-campus housing for their four years at the University. NCA&T
freshman Teaching Fellows must live on campus.




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III. North Carolina A&T Teaching Fellows Program Policies and Procedures

Program Attendance & Requirements Policy

Attendance Policy: Each of the eighteen institutions in the teaching Fellows Program is required to provide
seminars and campus activities that strengthen the fellows Academic programs. The seminars cover topics that
focus on the adjustment to college life and the study of critical issues related to education. Teaching fellows are
required to attend these planned seminars and other designated campus activities as part of their commitment to the
program. Students who do not attend these function, unless exempted by the established deadline, are in
jeopardy of losing their award. Teaching Fellows must ultimately take responsibility for their own
performance. (NC Teaching Fellows 2008-2009 Program Requirements and Commitments)

The University is totally committed to preparing educators of excellence and, thereby, holds NCA&TSU Teaching
Fellows to a high standard of participation in both curricular and extra-curricular programs.

ATTENDANCE IS REQUIRED AT NC A&T TEACHING FELLOWS ACTIVITES LISTED ON THE SEMINAR
SCHEDULE UNLESS THE ACTIVITY IS INDICATED AS OPTIONAL.

Failure to attend required activities, complete program requirements, and required substitutions, may result
in scholarship monies being withheld the following semester. If it is the Fellow’s last semester, the
scholarship may be called in because the student is in default of the scholarship agreement. Students who
are habitually late will also put their scholarship in jeopardy.

NC A&T Teaching Fellows who have a conflict, will be late or must leave early during a required activity must contact
the Director prior to the event to discuss their situation. Fellows who miss a required activity must complete a
substitution provided by the Program Director.

WORK, ORGANIZATIONAL MEETINGS, UNEXPECTED GUESTS, EXTRACURRICULAR RESPONSIBLITIES,
ETC... are not an excuse for missing, coming late to, or leaving early from any required NC A&T Teaching Fellows
activity. Students must discuss their situation with the Director before the scheduled activity, not during the activity.

CLASSES are not an excuse for missing, coming late to or leaving early from ANY required NC A&T Teaching
Fellows activity, unless the course is required for graduation. If the course is not required for graduation the student
must discuss the course and alternatives with the Director, whose decision is final.

Clear communication and follow through may insure that no NC A&T Teaching Fellows default on their
scholarship/loan.

Trips: At NCA&T Teaching Fellows are exposed to various exciting travel opportunities. These trips are designed to
strengthen the Fellows' academic program. They are mandatory and only a valid excuse for absence based on
academic conflict, medical emergency, or family tragedy will suffice in alleviating the consequences of this
occurrence. There are optional trips for all Fellows. They are offered on a first-come, first-serve basis. After
committing to participating, if a conflict arises, it is the Fellows responsibility to contact the Director and/or the
designee 48 hours before the event, so another person will have the chance to participate.


Unprofessional Conduct: If a NCA&T Teaching Fellow is observed exhibiting behavior unbecoming to a future
teacher, he or she may be summoned for a conference with the Program Director. The disciplinary action will be
determined by the Director based on the seriousness of the offense.




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Teaching Fellows Seminars

The Teaching Fellows seminars are held on Tuesday evenings from 6:00 to 7:30 pm unless you receive notification
from the Director or support staff of a change in the location, date or time. Seminars are required.

Listed below are the general themes for the Teaching Fellows Seminars.

FRESHMEN: ADJUSTING TO COLLEGE LIFE

It is very important that freshmen are afforded the opportunity to make a smooth transition form high school to
college. In helping them make this adjustment, we offer seminars that center around, personal adjustment, study
skills and other critical areas. It is also very important that freshmen are in the public schools. You will complete an
internship in a public school for 10 hours during your freshmen year.

SOPHOMORES: EARLY FIELD EXPERIENCES

It is crucial that sophomores are exposed to the public schools early. We provide them with an opportunity to visit
and observe at various schools. They are required to complete an internship in a public schools for 15 hours each
semester. By completing this experience, they are exposed to students, their behavior in the classroom, and the
many extra responsibilities of the classroom teacher.

JUNIORS: DIVERSITY AND MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION

DART: Diversity, Assessment, Reflection, and Technology, are the foundation of the School of Education in
preparing teachers who are catalysts for learning and leading. Throughout the year, students are exposed to issues
of diversity in a variety of programming activities which cover school culture, learning styles, multiple intelligences,
classroom management and best practices. These seminars will help Fellows recognize the potential that all children
possess to be successful and the important role and responsibility that the school community plays in reaching that
goal.

SENIORS: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

These seminars are designed to prepare Fellows for the world of work. We offer numerous activities to help students
understand what they will be confronted with in the classroom as well as in life. Fellows are provided with
opportunities to grow professionally and to become productive citizens. Seminars focus on issues such as
interviewing skills, job hunting skills, gender equity and parent involvement. During the final semester, seniors are
provided the opportunity to student teach. During student teaching, seniors will experience a successful introduction
to the profession. This gives a more thorough understanding of the physical, moral, and social development of
students and the efficacy of strong instructional strategies.

Leadership Development / Community Service Projects

All A&T Teaching Fellows are required to complete a community service activity as a part of a project team during the
academic year. The team members will represent each class and will have the opportunity to select, create and
implement their project. Students must submit a written reflection about their community service project within three
days of its completion.

Fellows who do not fulfill their obligation of community service may put their status in the NC Teaching Fellows
Program in jeopardy.




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 Cultural Activities/Lyceums

Fellows are required to participate in two Lyceum Programs each semester and complete a written description of
each activity. This summary is due at the end of each semester.

Social Activities

You are encouraged to attend social events sponsored by the program and in the Triad area. Some of the events
may include attending church, cookouts, a holiday party, concerts and plays. These activities are designed to
promote interpersonal interaction, build support, and provide a family-like atmosphere.

Laptop Computer Usage Guidelines and Agreement

All NC A&T Teaching Fellows are entitled to usage of a laptop computer. These computers are on loan to the
students and must be returned in the same condition as they were issued at the end of the academic year.

Each Fellow will be allowed to check out a laptop at the beginning of the Fall Semester and will be required to read
and sign a Laptop Usage Agreement. The computers must be returned at the designated date and time at the end of
the Spring semester. Any student attending summer school will be allowed to check out a laptop at the beginning of
the summer session for which they are enrolled and it must be returned to the Teaching Fellows office at the end of
the summer session.

Students are not to save work to the hard drive of these computers. Each student will be given blank disks when
they are issued their laptop to save their work. Also, no unauthorized software is to be downloaded on the
computers. Students must receive permission to download software to their laptops. Any repairs needed caused by
unauthorized downloads or harmful data that has been stored on the hard drive will be the responsibility of the
student and will result in suspension of laptop computer usage privileges. A lost or stolen laptop will be the financial
responsibility of the student to which the computer was assigned. Failure to reconcile with the university will result in
the student not being able to register for classes or receive an official transcript.

Honors Program

All NC A&T Teaching Fellows are eligible to be enrolled in the Honors Program. All Freshmen students are
automatically apart of the Honors Program, but have the choice to discontinue their participation if they like.
However, all freshmen and sophomores, regardless of their status in the Honors Program, must participate in the
Emerging Leaders Weekend Workshop in the spring. There will be no punitive actions taken against students who
do not wish to be in the Honors Program.

All Teaching Fellows freshmen and sophomores are required to participate in the Honors Program’s
Emerging Leaders workshop weekend in the spring. Freshmen and sophomores who do not participate in
the workshop will participate during their next academic year.




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NC A&T School of Education
Requirements for Admission into Teacher Education Program


Teacher Education Admission Criteria
        - Completed application approved by academic department
        - Minimum accumulative GPA 2.8
        - Scores on file from the following standardized test
 Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST)
        - Praxis I: Reading 176, Writing 173, Math 173
        - CBT: Reading 323, Writing, 319, Math 318
 Interview

Formal Admission to Teacher Education Required
 To enroll in advanced level courses
 To student teach
 To complete bachelor education program
 To be recommended for state licensure

Admission to Student Teaching
 Formal Admission to the Teacher Education Program
 An approved Student Teaching Application
 Completed Piedmont Alliance Form
 Student Teacher Data Sheet
       - Secondary students are permitted to take no more than 6 semester hours in addition to the regular
           student teaching block courses while doing student teaching.
 Secondary students must take PRAXIS II Specialty Area Exam
 Elementary/Special Education students must take and pass the PRAXIS II Exam
 Minimum accumulative GPA 2.8
 Pay $100.00 Fee

Licensure
 After completing the Teacher Education Program, apply for state licensure in the School of Education Dean’s
    Office
         - Candidate submits a completed application form
         - Transcripts from other colleges/universities
         - PRAXIS II Scores
         - Check, credit card or money order for $55.00 made payable to Certification Section – DPI
         - Certified check or money order for $2.00 payable to NC A&T State University for transcript




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