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Admission to Teacher Education Program

The Teacher Education Program (TEP) in English at The University of West Georgia: Coursework, Admission Standards, and Advising

NOTE: All English Education majors apply for the TEP in the English department.

A. State-Mandated Introductory Courses
There is no minimum required GPA to take these introductory classes. Declare this program of study in the ENGL department.

EDUC 2110 Investigating Critical & Contemporary Issues in Education
EDUC 2120 Exploring Socio-Cultural Perspectives on Diversity
EDUC 2130 Teaching & Learning
SPED 3715 The Inclusive Classroom*
MEDT 2401 Introduction to Instructional Technology **

*As of summer 2008, students may take this course before admittance to the TEP.
**Go to this link for information about testing out of or exempting this prerequisite course.

B. Protocol for Admission to the TEP (admission to the program is required before a student can take any of the Upper-Level Courses listed below)

--Successful completion of core curriculum A through F and introductory classes listed above
--Exemption or passing score on the GACE Basic Skills test
--Overall minimum GPA of 2.7
--Demonstrated writing proficiency or completion of ENGL 1101 with a grade of C or better
--Demonstrated oral communication proficiency or completion of COMM 1110 with a grade of C or better.
--Satisfactory completion or exemption of the Regents’ examination
--Successful completion of all introductory courses: EDUC 2110, 2120, 2130, M EDT 2401 or exemption, and SPED 3715*.
*In order to begin the application process, students must be able to report all final grades for all introductory courses. This means that students should wait until they receive final grades for courses before attemptingapplication.

C. Upper-Level Coursework: The Professional Sequence

MEDT 3401 Integrating Technology
CEPD 4101 Educational Psychology
ENGL 4238 Methods for Teaching Secondary English**
SEED 4271 Curriculum in Secondary Schools
ENGL 4286 Teaching Internship**
**If you need to register for one or more of these courses, please contact Dr. Angela Insenga, coordinator of English Education, at 678-839-4864. Students must fill out all required forms before registration restrictions will be removed.

D. Advising and Program Information:

--All advising for Bachelor’s students in English Education occurs in the English Department. Students should contact their assigned English advisor to discuss their course of study two to three weeks before Early Registration each semester.

--Applications for graduation can be made at the Registrar’s office at the beginning of the semester prior to the internship semester.

--English advisors are assigned by Jonette Larrew: 678-839-6512 or jlarrew@westga.edu

--For any ENGL ED program questions, please contact Dr. Angela Insenga, Coordinator of English Education: 678-839-4864 or ainsenga@westga.edu
Revised by Angela Insenga, June 10, 2010