- Student must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program.
- Student must successfully complete appropriate field experiences with a grade of "C" or better.
- Student must have met all competencies required within standards set by the University and Iowa Department of Education.
- Student must provide two positive recommendations for student teaching (one from a teacher education faculty and one from a faculty member in the major content area or content endorsement area).
- Students must complete the University’s general education requirements listed on page 32 with these specific qualifications:
- The following courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or above
- Basic Composition
- Expository Writing, English Composition II, Writing for Business, or Writing for the Sciences
- Public Speaking, Interpersonal Communications, Communication in the Workplace or Organizational Communication
- A physical science and a biological science course must be used to meet the natural science requirement
- EDU 162 Diversity for Teachers may be used to meet the culture requirement
- EDU/PSY 142 Human Growth, Development and Guidance may be used to meet one of the social science requirements.
- Student must complete all required education courses (prefix EDU) with a grade of "C" or better.
- If an elementary education major, student must complete all requirements for the major and all requirements for at least one specific endorsement area (as required to be eligible for an Iowa teaching license).
- Student must attain a GPA of 2.70 Upper Iowa University cumulative, 2.70 in the major to include transfer courses applied to the major and 2.70 in each K-8 or 5-12 endorsement area to include transfer courses in which the learner is seeking licensure.
- Student must complete and submit application materials to student teach to the director of teacher education.
A student may have no more than six general education semester credits of total course work remaining prior to the start of the student teaching experience. The remaining course work may not be in the learner's major, in the professional education core, in the first specific endorsement area, or in the general education requirements of Composition I, Composition II, speech and computer applications.
Federal regulation requires students wishing to be recommended for Iowa licensure to teach in an elementary classroom to take a content test and attain a qualifying score. Completion of the teacher education program and a qualifying score on the content test do not guarantee a candidate recommendation for teacher licensure. Serious deficiencies shown by the candidate in one or more areas of personal or professional development or in assessment could result in no recommendation or additional preparation by the candidate.