Teacher Education Program

Hello CAL Secondary Education Majors,

You must apply to the Teacher Education Program in order to student teach, typically in the first semester of your second year

Please see Admission Criteria for the Teacher Education Program for your major below.

Already met the criteria?  Apply to the TEP Program (applications are only accepted September 1-15th, July 1-15th, and February 1-15th)

Teacher Education Program Orientation Presentation

Department Specific Admission Criteria

Art Education

 Art Education Admission Criteria

Completion of thirty (30) semester units of coursework at the time of application, including:

  1. Foundation English: ENG 101 & 102, or ENG 105 with a minimum cumulative English GPA of 3.0.  If after completing ENG 101 & 102, or 105, the cumulative English GPA is below 3.0, applicant has the option of:
    1. Repeating ENG 101 & 102, or 105 to raise the cumulative English GPA to 3.0  (If you earned a C in ENG 105, you must utilize the second option below due to the University’s course repeat policy).
    2. Completing one or more of the following courses to replace the grade of either ENG 101, 102, or 105 and raise the cumulative English GPA to 3.0: ENG 205, 210, 211, 220, 270, 302, or 310
  2. Foundation Math (typically MAT 110, 114, or 155) with a minimum grade of C
  3. EDF 200, or acceptable equivalent, with a minimum grade of C
  4. Completion of at least three (3) units of content major course work
  5. A minimum grade point average of 2.5 in all content major course work
  6. Completion of one of the following GPA requirements:
    1. Cumulative 2.5 GPA in Liberal Studies courses
    2. Cumulative 2.5 GPA in all courses
  7. A copy of Fingerprint Clearance Card, submitted to CAL Student Services Center, Riles building 15, second floor Reception Desk
  8. Art Education declared major
  9. Admission to NAU
  10. Completion of the Teacher Education Orientation

Applications for admission to the NAU Teacher Education Program are accepted between February 1-15, July 1-15, and September 1-15 of each year. Students are required to apply at least one semester before curriculum and methods education courses are planned. Some program options recommend applying two semesters in advance. To apply to the Teacher Education Program, visit: http://nau.edu/PeuHome/Student-Resources/.

Advisor Contact: Pamela Stephens, Bldg 37, rm 314, Pamela.Stephens@nau.edu

English Secondary Education

English Secondary Education Admission Criteria

Completion of thirty (30) semester units of coursework at the time of application, including:

  1. Foundation English: ENG 101 & 102, or ENG 105 with a minimum cumulative English GPA of 3.0.  If after completing ENG 101 & 102, or 105, the cumulative English GPA is below 3.0, applicant has the option of:
    1. Repeating ENG 101 & 102, or 105 to raise the cumulative English GPA to 3.0  (If you earned a C in ENG 105, you must utilize the second option below due to the University’s course repeat policy).
    2. Completing one or more of the following courses to replace the grade of either ENG 101, 102, or 105 and raise the cumulative English GPA to 3.0: ENG 205, 210, 211, 220, 270, 302, or 310
  2. Foundation Math (typically MAT 110, 114, or 155) with a minimum grade of C
  3. EDF 200, or acceptable equivalent, with a minimum grade of C
  4. Completion of at least three (3) units of content major course work with a minimum grade of C
  5. A minimum grade point average of 2.5 in all content major course work
  6. Completion of one of the following GPA requirements:
    1. Cumulative 2.5 GPA in Liberal Studies courses
    2. Cumulative 2.5 GPA in all courses
  7. A copy of Fingerprint Clearance Card, submitted to CAL Student Services Center, Riles building 15, second floor Reception Desk
  8. English Educationdeclared major
  9. Admission to NAU
  10. Completion of the Teacher Education Orientation

Applications for admission to the NAU Teacher Education Program are accepted between February 1-15, July 1-15, and September 1-15 of each year. Students are required to apply at least one semester before curriculum and methods education courses are planned. Some program options recommend applying two semesters in advance. To apply to the Teacher Education Program, visit: http://nau.edu/PeuHome/Student-Resources/.

Advisor Contacts, visit: http://nau.edu/CAL/English/Student-Resources/Advising-hours/

Global Languages & Cultures Secondary Education

 Global Languages & Cultures Secondary Education Admission Criteria – Second Languages

Completion of thirty (30) semester units of coursework at the time of application, including:

  1. Foundation English: ENG 101 & 102, or ENG 105 with a minimum cumulative English GPA of 3.0. If after completing ENG 101 & 102, or 105, the cumulative English GPA is below 3.0, applicant has the option of:
    1. Repeating ENG 101 & 102, or 105 to raise the cumulative English GPA to 3.0  (If you earned a C in ENG 105, you must utilize the second option below due to the University’s course repeat policy).
    2. Completing one or more of the following courses to replace the grade of either ENG 101, 102, or 105 and raise the cumulative English GPA to 3.0: ENG 205, 210, 211, 220, 270, 302, or 310
  2. Foundation Math (typically MAT 110, 114, or 155) with a minimum grade of C
  3. EDF 200, or acceptable equivalent, with a minimum grade of C
  4. Completion of at least three (3) units of content major course work
  5. A minimum grade point average of 2.5 in all content major course work
  6. Completion of one of the following GPA requirements:
    1. Cumulative 2.5 GPA in Liberal Studies courses
    2. Cumulative 2.5 GPA in all courses
  7. A copy of Fingerprint Clearance Card, submitted to CAL Student Services Center, Riles building 15, second floor Reception Desk
  8. French, German, or Spanish Education declared major
  9. Admission to NAU
  10. Completion of the Teacher Education Orientation

Applications for admission to the NAU Teacher Education Program are accepted between February 1-15, July 1-15, and September 1-15 of each year. Students are required to apply at least one semester before curriculum and methods education courses are planned. Some program options recommend applying two semesters in advance. To apply to the Teacher Education Program, visit: http://nau.edu/PeuHome/Student-Resources/.

Advisor Contact: Karina Collentine, bldg. 23, rm 208, 928-523-5019, Karina.Collentine@nau.edu

History & Social Studies Secondary Education

 History & Social Studies Secondary Education Admission Criteria

Completion of thirty (30) semester units of coursework at the time of application, including:

  1. Foundation English: ENG 101 & 102, or ENG 105 with a minimum cumulative English GPA of 3.0. If after completing ENG 101 & 102, or 105, the cumulative English GPA is below 3.0, applicant has the option of:
    1. Repeating ENG 101 & 102, or 105 to raise the cumulative English GPA to 3.0  (If you earned a C in ENG 105, you must utilize the second option below due to the University’s course repeat policy).
    2. Completing one or more of the following courses to replace the grade of either ENG 101, 102, or 105 and raise the cumulative English GPA to 3.0: ENG 205, 210, 211, 220, 270, 302, or 310
  2. Foundation Math (typically MAT 110, 114, or 155) with a minimum grade of C
  3. EDF 200, or acceptable equivalent, with a minimum grade of C
  4. Completion of at least three (3) units of content major course work
  5. A minimum grade point average of 3.0 in all content major course work
  6. Completion of one of the following GPA requirements:
    1. Cumulative 2.5 GPA in Liberal Studies courses
    2. Cumulative 2.5 GPA in all courses
  7. A copy of Fingerprint Clearance Card, submitted to CAL Student Services Center, Riles building 15, second floor Reception Desk
  8. History and Social Studies Educationdeclared major
  9. Admission to NAU
  10. Completion of the Teacher Education Orientation

Applications for admission to the NAU Teacher Education Program are accepted between February 1-15, July 1-15, and September 1-15 of each year. Students are required to apply at least one semester before curriculum and methods education courses are planned. Some program options recommend applying two semesters in advance. To apply to the Teacher Education Program, visit: http://nau.edu/PeuHome/Student-Resources/.

Advisor Contact: Linda Sargent Wood, Bldg 18, rm 313, 928-523-6211 Linda.Sargent.Wood@nau.edu

Music Education

 Music Education Admission Criteria

Completion of thirty (30) semester units of coursework at the time of application, including:

  1. Foundation English: ENG 101 & 102, or ENG 105 with a minimum cumulative English GPA of 3.0. If after completing ENG 101 & 102, or 105, the cumulative English GPA is below 3.0, applicant has the option of:
    1. Repeating ENG 101 & 102, or 105 to raise the cumulative English GPA to 3.0  (If you earned a C in ENG 105, you must utilize the second option below due to the University’s course repeat policy).
    2. Completing one or more of the following courses to replace the grade of either ENG 101, 102, or 105 and raise the cumulative English GPA to 3.0: ENG 205, 210, 211, 220, 270, 302, or 310
  2. Foundation Math (typically MAT 110, 114, or 155) with a minimum grade of C
  3. MUS 200 with a minimum grade of C
  4. Completion of at least three (3) units of content major course work
  5. A minimum grade point average of 2.5 in all content major course work
  6. Completion of one of the following GPA requirements:
    1. Cumulative 2.5 GPA in Liberal Studies courses
    2. Cumulative 2.5 GPA in all courses
  7. A copy of Fingerprint Clearance Card, submitted to CAL Student Services Center, Riles building 15, second floor Reception Desk
  8. A declared major
  9. Admission to NAU
  10. Completion of the Teacher Education Orientation

Applications for admission to the NAU Teacher Education Program are accepted between February 1-15, July 1-15, and September 1-15 of each year. Students are required to apply at least one semester before curriculum and methods education courses are planned. Some program options recommend applying two semesters in advance. To apply to the Teacher Education Program, visit: http://nau.edu/PeuHome/Student-Resources/.

Advisor Contact: Rick Stamer, Bldg 37, rm 120D, 928-523-2606, Rick.Stamer@nau.edu

Additional professional educational requirements

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 For more information visit: http://nau.edu/PeuHome/Student-Resources/

Submit an Electronic Portfolio: You will use Taskstream as  part of the grading and tracking of signature assignments you will complete in your program.  Be aware that you will need a subscription to Taskstream.  For more information, please visit: http://nau.edu/PeuHome/TaskStream/Student-Resources/.

Student Teaching: Apply 1 year in advance (for Fall: September 21- October 12; for Spring: March 21- April 12). During your last semester, you will be in a classroom, applying the skills you have acquired throughout your education program, and supervised and evaluated by various educational professionals and instructors. All pre-requisites must be met before student teaching begins. For more information, contact your advisor in your major.

Student Teaching placements:

  • Arizona
  • Out of state (requires 3.0 GPA or higher; by special request)

Arizona Certification Requires:

  • 2 Structured English Immersion courses to prepare you to teach those who have limited English proficiency, which are embedded in your major course work.
  • US/AZ constitution: You have three years to complete this requirement, and there are multiple ways to do so.  Please meet with your advisor to determine the best option for you. 

 

Professional Knowledge Test: To be eligible for certification you must also take and pass the NES Assessment of Professional Knowledge test (formerly the Arizona Educator’s Proficiency Assessment Exam (AEPA)).  For more information, visit: www.nestest.com/arizona
The APPEL Center, located in the College of Education curriculum library, is a test prep with resources to help you prepare for the test.  As an NAU student you can take practice exams through your NAU email account.  Please take advantage of this service for more information, visit: http://nau.edu/COE/Student-Resources/APPEL/

 

Certification Process: Once you complete your program, you will receive an Institutional Recommendation (IR) from NAU.  You will take your IR to the Department of Education along with:

  • A copy of your passing scores from the Professional Knowledge test
  • Your fingerprint clearance card
  • A required fee