Teacher Education

Acceptance to Teacher Education
 
Students must be officially accepted into the Teacher Education program prior to enrolling in Practicum and Student Teaching field experiences and registering for Methods coursework. Refer to the Acceptance page for a complete list of requirements.

Field Experiences 

 

Graduation

  • You need 120 hours to graduate.
  • When you are signed up for senior-level classes and before you submit the online application for student teaching, complete the Application for Graduation at the beginning of the year.
  • In your senior year you must take two Praxis tests for your major/endorsement area, one for pedagogy and one for content knowledge. Refer to the Praxis Information page for more detailed information.
  • Before completing your student teaching, apply for your Iowa Teaching License on the Iowa Board of Education Educational Examiners site. 

 

Creating the Graduation Plan

During the semester of EDUC2420 Entry Workshop, education students will meet with their academic advisor to create a plan of coursework needed for graduation.  During the workshop, they will use Chalk and Wire to submit the grad plan document.
  • Determine anticipated graduation date and work backwards.
  • Understand that if they are seeking additional endorsements, minors, or majors, they may need more time to graduate. It will possibly mean more practicums and student teaching.
  • Secondary Education students should see their content advisor first, then meet with the their designated Education advisor. See the list on the right side of this page. 
  • Secondary Education students should check in with their education advisor at least once every semester to make sure they are on track.
  • Once students have a graduation plan in place, they need to see their education advisor for any changes. Do not go to the CAP Center for adding or dropping classes.

Advising Prospective or New Students

Advising Current Students

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If you are majoring in a secondary of K-12 subject area, you have been assigned an Education Advisor from the School of Education.

Contact your Education Advisor to ensure that your education requirements are being met.

Major Advisor Phone Email
Art Faculty 784-5444 @graceland.edu
Communications Michele Dickey-Kotz 784-5202 dickey@graceland.edu
English Michele Dickey-Kotz 784-5202 dickey@graceland.edu
Health Michele Dickey-Kotz 784-5202 dickey@graceland.edu
PE Michele Dickey-Kotz 784-5202 dickey@graceland.edu
History Tanya Coffelt 784-5263 coffelt@graceland.edu
Math Tanya Coffelt 784-5263 coffelt@graceland.edu
Science Tanya Coffelt 784-5263 coffelt@graceland.edu
Music Faculty 784-5444 @graceland.edu

 

Advising Resources

Field Experience

Student Information

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