Teacher Education Program
Hello CAL Secondary Education Majors,
You must apply to the Professional Education Programs (PEP) once you are a declared CAL secondary education major.
How to apply: Follow this link, or the link from the email you received when you declared this major.
After you apply you must meet the major-specific criteria for PEP acceptance. Refer to the academic catalog for acceptance and major requirements.
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Other Professional Education Requirements
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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
Before being accepted to student teaching, the following criteria must
- Admission to the Teacher Education Program
GPA must be at least 2.5
- In all
teacher preparation courses:
grade lower than a "C"
English, History Education majors: 3.0 GPA in the major
and Language Education majors: 2.5 GPA in the major
all plan requirements
major coursework, with the exception of EDF 200 must be completed within the
six years prior to student teaching
candidates must demonstrate social and emotional maturity consistent with
professional standards of classroom instruction as well as adequate physical
health for teaching
Student Teaching placements:
- One Structured
English Immersion course to prepare you to teach those who have limited
English proficiency, which is embedded in your major course work.
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.
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)).
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.
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 of the
Professional Knowledge Test
- Your fingerprint clearance card
- A required fee