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A disposition is considered 'acceptable' if a candidate does not have an outstanding Professional Disposition Plan (PDPs) that requires improved performance in specified areas.
A candidate may not progress through the teacher education program if they have any PDPs submitted and unresolved at the following three points: Professional Education Warning for teacher licensure programs and Community Health Education major students in teacher licensure programs and the Community Health Education major must have a minimum 2.75 GPA to progress in their programs and ultimately graduate.
Unless other factors are present, students who do not meet the prescribed conditions are required to transfer out of their declared major.
Written notification of eligibility will be emailed to each applicant.Contact the Office of Professional Conduct at the ODE for specific information about the results of the background check.Application for student teaching is completed online through the College of Education, Health and Human Services' student portal.Failure to complete the application and submit the prerequisite training documents within the designated time frame may delay the student teaching placement.
Depending on the program area, students will apply either 2 or 3 semesters prior to their anticipated student teaching semester.For field experience, student teaching and any culminating internship in teacher education that requires candidates to be placed within a school or agency ("school/agency") setting, the college requires candidates to complete Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Identification (BCII) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) background check and submit the results to authorized personnel at their assigned school/agency before the beginning of the field experience or the first day of the semester in which the student teaching/internship will take place.