Field-Based Year - Student Teaching

Criteria:

To be eligible for Senior Practicum, a student must have:

  • been admitted to the Teacher-Education Program
  • completed application for Senior Practicum, including advisor’s signature; submitted application form to Office of Field Experience by third Friday of semester, one (1) year before planning to begin the senior-year experience
  • completed the biographical data form and submitted it to Office of Field Experience by 3rd Friday of semester, one (1) semester before beginning senior-year experience
  • earned grade of C (2.0) or better in each course taken in the professional education sequence
  • earned a grade of C (2.0) or better in each course in the major field
  • achieved a 2.50 cumulative grade-point average
  • received recommendation of the academic advisor and the director of field experiences and approval of the Admissions and Certification Committee
  • completed all assigned field experiences

Student Teaching:  

To be eligible to continue the senior-year the student must have:

  • recommendation of cooperating teacher 
  • recommendation of college supervisor 
  • completed request form for continuing in student teaching; submitted form to Office of Field Experience by seventh week of semester during Senior Practicum 
  • taken GACE Content Assessments prior to the beginning of the semester in which he/she is enrolled in EDU 499, and had scores sent to Berry College
  • maintained a 2.5 cumulative grade-point average 
  • earned C (2.0) or better in each course in the professional education sequence, the major field, COM 203, and an approved math course 
  • earned C (2.0) or better in ENG 102.