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Academic Standing and Dismissal - Graduate Adult and Professional Programs in Education
  1. Candidates must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher to remain in good standing in the Adult and Professional Program in Education. 
  2. If a candidate drops below a cumulative GPA of 3.0, the student will receive a warning letter from the program director and will be placed on academic probation for the duration of one 16-week program semester.  Academic probation includes an academic plan for improvement created collaboratively and signed by the student and the program director. 
  3. If the cumulative GPA at the end of the probationary semester falls below the required 3.0, or if the candidate fails to meet the requirements of the academic improvement plan, the candidate may be academically dismissed from the program.  Candidates are notified of academic dismissal by the program director in writing.
  4. Candidates must pass all education classes with a grade of B- or better.  Candidates who do not pass a class with a B- or better must re-enroll in the course and pass the class with a B- or better in order for the class to contribute to graduation/certification requirements.  
  5. Candidates must complete all required education content and liberal arts courses in the major with a grade of B- or better. 
  6. Candidates must complete all middle school courses with a grade of C or better.
  7. Candidates must demonstrate appropriate content knowledge, demonstrated by passing all required Praxis tests. Candidates may take the same Praxis test twice. If the candidate does not pass on the second attempt the candidate will inform the director and an academic improvement plan will be created collaboratively and signed by the student and the program director. If the candidate fails to meet the requirements of the academic improvement plan, the candidate may be academically dismissed from the program.  Candidates are notified of academic dismissal by the program director in writing.
  8. Candidates must demonstrate appropriate dispositions for teaching outlined by the program: communication, relationships, social-emotional presence, professional commitment, advocacy, and cognitive processing. Data from dispositions is gathered through Checkpoint interviews, Field Experience teacher evaluations, education department faculty, coursework, and student teaching observations. If a candidate demonstrates areas of improvement needed in dispositions, an improvement plan will be created collaboratively and signed by the student and the program director. Candidates may be dismissed from the program based on unfavorable disposition report data if candidates do not demonstrate acceptable levels of improvement in identified areas of deficiency.