*If an Introduction to Special Education course was completed prior to unconditional admission to Alt. A program, another approved diversity course is required.
** Students must take courses in at least two areas of certification. Students must take EH 580 - Teaching Composition if they have no previous credit for the course.
The educator candidate shall maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.25 or better in all courses in the approved program as verified on an official transcript with no grade less than “C.”
A full time internship in an approved school setting is also required in the Alternative A Program. The educator candidate must be within four semester hours of completing all coursework excluding internship. Under no circumstances will the internship be waived. The deadline to apply for Fall Internship is February 1. The deadline for Spring Internship is September 1. On-Campus seminars are required during the Internship semester.
Entering international students in History must have a minimum TOEFL score requirement of 550 on the paper-based TOEFL or 79 on the iBT, 6.5 on the IELTS, or 1200 on the GTEC CBT, or the equivalent.
The Educator Preparation Program and the Educator Certification Program are governed by the Alabama State Department of Education, and the College of Education reserves the right to change requirements in these programs at any time when such changes are mandated by the State Department.