The following must be successfully completed to fulfill program requirements and be recommended for a standard certification: (See the program CALENDAR).
New Teacher Candidate Paperwork:
Coursework (270 hours): Candidates must have access to a smart device (phone or tablet) or laptop to use during classes. In order to complete and submit assignments, candidates will also need internet access.
Field-Based Experience (30 hours)
Prior to Classroom Experience:
Classroom Experience (Clinical Teaching OR Internship)
Candidates are assigned a mentor/cooperating teacher based on the information provided on the EPIC INTERN AND CLINICAL TEACHER PLACEMENT FORM. (Find out more about The Criteria to serve as a Mentor and Cooperating teacher here.)
Pass Pedagogy & Professional Responsibilities TExES
Candidates are encouraged to take the PPR EC-12 exam after successful completion of the PPR course, or earlier if the candidate shows he/she is prepared (by passing a PPR practice test). Criteria for this exam is met by successfully completing these components of the Orientation course.