After students have completed all Teacher Education Program application procedures, the Education Department Admissions Committee will review their files. The Admissions Committee may approve applicants for full acceptance or conditional acceptance; or the Committee may elect to not approve applicants for acceptance into the program. The Committee's decisions will be reported to the Department Chair, who will then notify students of their status in Teacher Education.
The Education Department Chair will formally notify students who have been approved for full acceptance into a Teacher Education Program. Students fully accepted are eligible to register for upper division Education classes.
Students making reasonable progress toward completing the conditions of their acceptance will be permitted to register for upper division courses for the following semester. Students who do not meet all the conditions of their acceptance will normally not be permitted to take any further upper division courses in Education.
The Education Department Chair will formally notify students (as well as their advisor and the appropriate Office of Academic Advising) of the reasons they were not approved for acceptance. Students who have not been approved for acceptance or who have otherwise been terminated from a Teacher Education Program may not register for any further upper division Education courses.
Upon receiving official notification of their Teacher Education status, students are encouraged to meet with the Education Department Chair to resolve any questions. Students must request and receive approval of the Chair on any modifications to approved plans for fully meeting all Education Department standards. After meeting with the Chair with a request for modifications, students may also request a meeting with the Hearing Committee (see Appeal Process).
Upon meeting all Education Department standards and/or addressing all concerns, students who were not previously approved for full acceptance are to notify the Department Chair of their readiness for full acceptance into Teacher Education. Upon receiving notification, the Chair will verify that all standards and concerns have been satisfactorily addressed, and will send a formal letter of finding to the student, her/his advisor, and the appropriate Office of Academic Advising.