Southeast Missouri State University
Undergraduate Bulletin 2006-2007, Chapter Two: Admission/Expenses/Academic Policies
To be eligible for credit in professional education courses applied toward an Education degree (BSE, BSFCSE, BME) or a teaching certificate, students must apply to and be approved by the Committee on Admission to and Retention in Teacher Education Programs. Students should apply for admission to teacher education immediately prior to enrollment in Block II in Scully 304. The student may not take Elementary Block II, Secondary Block II, or succeeding professional education courses without being admitted to teacher education. The Committee on Admission to and Retention in Teacher Education Programs is required to certify that every teacher candidate meets certain specified criteria which satisfy accrediting agencies, regulations, and state law.
After admission, students must meet the requirements for retention in teacher education programs. Students who earn lower than a "C" in any professional education course in two attempts will not be permitted to continue in the Teacher Education Program. The requirements for retention and for exiting the program have been published in the College of Education Faculty Handbook, which may be accessed at http://www5.semo.edu/cea/. Regardless of printed program requirements, any changes or additions mandated by the State of Missouri will become effective on the date cited by the regulations.
Students transferring into education programs need to be aware of the need to be eligible for admission to teacher education immediately upon transfer and should contact the College of Education Advising Office, Scully Building, Room 304, (573) 651-2412, well in advance of the time of transfer. It is especially important that transfer students in the College of Education have ACT Assessment scores on file with the University's Office of Admissions before enrolling in classes. If the ACT Assessment was taken in high school, students should verify that a high school transcript containing ACT Assessment scores has been forwarded to the Office of Admissions, Academic Hall, Room 259, (573) 651-2255.