Teacher Education Policies
Formal Admission to Teacher Education – After admission to York College, Teacher Education candidates must be formally admitted to the Teacher Education Program. During EDU 103, Introduction to Education, candidates must sign a notice verifying that they have read the screening procedures for acceptance into the program. During EDU 212 or EDU 232A, Field Experience, candidates will make formal application to the Teacher Education Program. In order to be considered for acceptance to the teacher Education Program. Candidates must have on file the following:
1. A signed notice of Admission Procedures form.
Nebraska Department of Education Rule 20 states that NO student may be permitted to enroll in an approved teacher education program until he/she has achieved satisfactory scores on their Basic Skills Test (PPST).
8. Favorable recommendations from three members of the York College faculty. (These recommendations assess reading and writing competencies, people skills, the suitability of a candidates personality to teaching, his/her moral and personal standards, and other factors deemed important by the faculty members.)
***Note: Elementary – To register for more than six hours of upper division (300 or 400 level) Education classes, a student must meet the above criteria.
Middle Grades, Secondary, and K-12 – To register for more than six hours of upper division (300 or 400 level) classes, a student must meet the above criteria.
Upon recommendation from the Teacher Education Council, the Education Division will grant formal acceptance to a candidate who meets all the above requirements.
Candidates will be notified in writing of admission or denial to Teacher Education. Any candidate may appeal denial of admittance in writing, first to the Teacher Education Council and secondly to the Division of Education.
Candidates may be placed on Program Probation or be dismissed from the program for failure to maintain the standards set forth. Reviews may take place at any time during a candidate’s participation in the program. Candidates who are dismissed may be readmitted by appealing in writing, first to the Education Division, and secondly to the Education Division Chair. Each candidate will be assigned an advisor from the Teacher Education Council. Each candidate must maintain GPAs of at least 2.00 in English, and 2.50 overall. No course with a grade below "C" (2.00) may be used to satisfy any professional development or teaching field requirement.
Revised 5/23/05 Admission Procedures #4