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Becoming a Teacher Roadmap – Elementary Ed

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program admission
  1. Have a desire to teach.
  2. Get your academic advisor.
  3. Do your university core courses.
  4. Pass the basic skills test.
  5. Apply to Teacher Education program.

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Block i
  1. Hurray! You’re now admitted.
  2. Apply for student teaching (which you won’t end up actually doing yet).
    1. Fill out Interview Information Sheets.
    2. Attach three copies of your major/endorsement area checksheet.
    3. Submit student teaching packet and then just wait.
  3. Complete pre-residency certificate clearance (background check).
  4. Purchase liability insurance.
  5. Complete your practicum (TCH_LRN 402).

 

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Block II
  1. Great job! You’re moving right along!
  2. Interview for your student teaching.
  3. Complete your second practicum (TCH_LRN 405).
  4. Register for (or perhaps even attempt) the content knowledge exam.

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Block III
  1. You’re doing great. Keep it up!
  2. Purchase (renew) liability insurance.
  3. Complete your advanced practicum (TCH_LRN 490).
    1. This usually takes place in your home town area.
    2. It’s the first 4-6 weeks of a semester.
    3. It’s full-time.
    4. Complete PDEFE form.
  4. Return to campus for the last 10 weeks of normal courses.

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Block IV
  1. You’re now down the homestretch!
  2. Pass the content knowledge exam. If you’ve already done this, you’re good to go!
  3. Complete your student teaching.
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