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LIST OF EXHIBITS FOR STANDARD 6

EXHIBIT 6a.6

Selective Admission and Retention in Teacher Education

(SARTE)

Reproduction of pages 202 Ė 204 of the

2007-2008 Southeastern General Catalogue

SELECTIVE ADMISSION AND RETENTION IN

TEACHER EDUCATION POLICIES AND PROCEDURES 

The teaching profession is highly demanding and remarkably complex. A person desiring to become a teacher must maintain academic standards and demonstrate qualifications for successful teaching including satisfactory performance in field experiences. Therefore, the College of Education and Human Development at Southeastern Louisiana University reserves the right to recruit, admit, and retain in the Professional Program in Teacher Education only those students who show evidence of being capable of performing in an acceptable professional manner. Enrollment in the Professional Program does not guarantee that a student will receive the degree or certification sought simply because he/she completes a number of courses or is in the field the required number of hours.

Certification requirements are specified by the State Legislature, and/or the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education and coordinated by the State Department of Education. These requirements are subject to periodic modification, which may not occur at times appropriate for inclusion in the annual publication of the University catalogue. It is the responsibility of the students to make periodic checks for such changes with their academic advisors and/or department heads.

Students are required to submit an application for admission to the Professional Program in Teacher Education. Each candidateís application must be reviewed for compliance with the standards of Selective Admission and Retention in Teacher Education (SARTE) and by the Dean of the College of Education and Human Development.

I.     Admission Procedures 

A.  Students in the College of Education and Human Development and other colleges that have approved teacher education programs must make application for admission to the Professional Program in Teacher Education at least four weeks prior to the end of any given semester in order to have their applications duly processed by the beginning of the following semester. The schedule for applying is the following:

1.   Students in the College of Education and Human Development and other colleges that have approved teacher education programs will normally be required to make application for admission as students in Education 201 or 203.

2.   All students must have formally filed an application before enrolling in any professional courses other than Education 201 or 203 

B.   Students who make proper application will be screened and placed in one of the three categories described below:

1.   FULL STATUS: Indicates all screening components have been met and the candidate is eligible to schedule remaining Professional Education Courses (EDUC, EPSY, and ECE prefix courses). Criteria for Full Status are:

a.   Minimum 2.5 cumulative or degree grade point average (based on a minimum of 30 credit hours).

b.   Maintain a cumulative or degree grade point average of 2.5 or better.

c.   Achieve a passing score on PRAXIS I PPST-Reading, Writing and Mathematics. (Refer to the Louisiana

Department of Education website for current passing scores.)

d.   Achieve a grade of C or better in English 102.

e.   Achieve a grade of B or better in Education 201 and 211 or 203 and 212.

f.    Complete a speech and hearing screening (refer to the Policy for Speech and Hearing Screening).

h.   Have never been convicted of a felony.

2.   PROVISIONAL STATUS: May be granted to a student who has a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 2.5 or above and a B or better in Education 201 and 211 or 202 or 203 and 212 depending upon degree program, but who is deficient in one or more of the remaining screening components. Provisional status students may not schedule any professional education courses beyond EDUC 204. However, students in provisional status may

schedule EPSY 301 or 311 as required by the individualís curriculum.

3.   INELIGIBLE: Indicates a student does not meet or maintain criteria for either full or provisional status. 

II.         Retention Procedures           

A.  On going screening of each student utilizing the standards of the Professional Program in Teacher Education will occur each semester of a studentís enrollment.

1.   Students will be permitted to enroll in any Education, Early Childhood Education, and Educational Psychology course only twice.

2.   Students will be permitted to repeat only two Education, Early Childhood Education, and Educational Psychology courses. 

B.   Students demonstrating behaviors or characteristics that make it questionable whether they can succeed in the teaching profession will be referred for Professional Performance Review.

A review may result in:

1.   No action being taken but further observations.

2.   Recommendation of a Professional Improvement Plan (monitored by the Coordinator of the Teacher Development Program).

3.   Referral to SARTE which may recommend:

a.   Probation with specified conditions.

b.   Temporary suspension from the Teacher Education program with specified condi tions.

c.   Expulsion from the Teacher Education program. 

III.       Appeal Procedures 

Students who wish to appeal decisions of the SARTE Committee may do so in writing to the Dean of the College of Education and Human Development.

 

  

 


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