Admission to Teacher Education
Students preparing for the teaching profession and initial teacher certification must be successfully admitted to the Teacher Education Program. Transfer students desiring teacher certification will be screened upon completion of twelve semester hours at Bellarmine.
General criteria for Admission to Teacher Education are as follows:
- Evidence of specified competency levels in the following basic skills: oral and written communication, reading, writing, and computation. Applicants to teacher education must demonstrate these competencies by meeting minimum score requirements on the American College Test (ACT) or other tests sanctioned by the Kentucky Department of Education (see handbook).
- A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5.
- A minimum grade of C+ in Eng. 101; Comm. 103 or 205; and, for elementary and middle school majors, a minimum grade of C+ in Math 101 and 102.
- A minimum grade of B- in EDUC 116, and EDUC 200/131; elementary/middle school majors must also earn a B- in EDUC 102 and EDUC 220; secondary school majors must also earn a B- in EDUC 221.
- A minimum grade of B- in any other education course taken.
- Successful review of student portfolio.
- Interview with representatives from faculty in the School of Education. The faculty determines that students demonstrate maturity, interpersonal and communication skills, and the knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to be an effective teacher.