ELEMENTARY CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
For a complete overview of the Residency Teacher Certification Program, visit the School of Education in this Catalog.
Prerequisites include: official admission to SPU; sophomore standing
(45 credits); a cumulative 2.8 GPA, or 3.0 GPA in last 30 credits; starting a
file in the School of Education (please contact the education office to obtain paperwork); completion of an approved general psychology or general
sociology class with a grade of C or better.
Prerequisites include: successful completion of the Foundations Quarter;
junior standing (90 credits); admission to the School of Education; a cumulative 3.0 GPA, or 3.3 in the last 45 credits; successful completion of MAT 2530, MAT 2531, EDRD
2000, and EDSC 2566; fingerprint clearance; passing scores on WEST-B
test; and taking the appropriate WEST-E test.
Methods and Skills Courses
These courses may be taken independently of each other and the professional quarters. See specific course descriptions for prerequisites. A student must receive a grade of C or better in all methods and skills courses to be recommended for certification.
Integrated and Internship Quarters
Prerequisites include: successful completion of the Methods Quarter;
completing 15 upper-division credits in a major; receiving a passing
score on the appropriate WEST-E test; participating in an internship placement interview; and senior standing (135 credits).
Integrated and Internship Quarters must be taken sequentially, and a grade of B or better is required for Elementary Internship A and B.
Requirements for the Elementary Certification