Students must meet requirements for admission to teacher education prior to enrolling in block. To exit block successfully, students must earn no grade lower than a C; must demonstrate mastery of the outcomes, including field experience, for the block; and must receive a favorable recommendation from the block faculty and the supervising teacher.
Some departments offer professional education sequence courses in block semesters. Courses in blocks are taken concurrently and are connected through a common field experience requirement. Check with advisors and program sheets for the schedule of these blocks.
Majors in Early Childhood Education register concurrently for Block I: CEPD 4101, ECED 3271, ECED 3282, PHED 4650, MATH 3803, ECED 3214, and READ 3251; Block II: MATH 3703, ECED 4261, ECED 4262, ECED 4263, ECED 4283, and READ 3262; Block III: ECED 4251, ECED 4284, MATH 4713, READ 3263, READ 4251, and SPED 3715; Block IV: ECED 4286 and ECED 4289; and Summer: MEDT 3402.
Majors in Special Education: General Curriculum register concurrently for Block I: MEDT 3401, READ 4253, CEPD 4101, SPED 3713, READ 3251, and SPED 4709; Block II: SPED 3702, SPED 3761, SPED 3714, SPED 3751, and READ 3262; Block III: SPED 4712, SPED 4713, SPED 3752, SPED 4761, and READ 4251; Block IV: SPED 4786 and SPED 4789.
Majors in Speech-Language Pathology register concurrently for Block I: SLPA 3701, SLPA 3702, SLPA 3703, SLPA 3704; Block II: SLPA 3705, SLPA 3760, SLPA 3790, SLPA 4701, SLPA 4703; Summer (Junior Year): SLPA 4784; Block III: SLPA 4720, CEPD 4101, SPED 3713, SPED 4710, SLPA 4704; Block IV: SLPA 4721, SLPA 4722, MEDT 3401, SPED 3714, SLPA 4724.
Majors in Secondary Education must be admitted to Teacher Education prior to taking the professional education sequence: SEED 4243/4243L (Social Studies); ENGL 4238 (English); SEED 4271/4271L, ENGL 4286; SEED 4286, SEED 4289, and CEPD 4101.
Majors in Physical Education must be admitted to Teacher Education prior to taking the professional education sequence: Block I: PHED 3500, PHED 3501, PHED 3625, PHED 3670, PHED 4500, and CEPD 4101; Block II: PHED 3503, PHED 3671, PHED 4501, PHED 4603, PHED 3720, and SPED 3715; Block III: PHED 3401 (Summer Senior Year); PHED 3502, PHED 3504, PHED 3710, PHED 3675, PHED 4502, PHED 4605; and Block IV: PHED 4686 and PHED 4689.
College of Education Criminal Background Check
A Criminal Background Check (CBC) and signed agreement to self-report are required of all students prior to admission to teacher education (TE) programs. These forms are located at http://www.westga.edu/coe/index_850.php and must be submitted to the CBC Director in the COE Dean's office. The CBC form must be notarized and a notary public is available in the COE Dean's office. Candidates must have received a cleared status on their CBC prior participation in a field placement and agree to self report any incident that occurs after receipt of the clear CBC.
All candidates (undergraduates in teacher education and initial certification) applying to an initial teacher education preparation program (with the exception of UTEACH) are required to have a CBC and a signed agreement to self report submitted to the CBC Director as part of the admission requirements to TE.
All candidates in the UTEACH program must have a CBC and signed agreement to self report completed prior to their first field placement AND as part of the admission requirements to TE
Candidates in the sport management program must have a CBC and compliance form submitted prior to their internship.
There are no additional CBC requirements in subsequent field experiences for any candidate; however candidates are expected to self report any incident that occurs after receipt of the clear CBC. Failure to do so will result in automatic removal from the program.