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School Leadership / Middle and Secondary Teacher Education

Phase I Application Procedure

Following these steps will speed up the application process.

  1. Application deadlines are November 15 and April 15. Apply early to ensure you get the section you need or want (when 2 sections are available).
  2. Get a transcript and highlight your core general education courses.
  3. Complete the application form, including obtaining your adviser’s signature at Use the Instructions for Electronic Applications
  4. Download and complete the Forms A and B documenting your 100 hours working with children/youth.
  5. Sign up for an application appointment on the wall outside Dr. Bland’s office (Visser Hall 203).
  6. Bring the completed application, highlighted transcript, and 100 hours Forms A and B to the appointment. Approved applications will be kept on file in the Teachers College.

Phase I Registration

  1. Students applying to Phase I will be enrolled in the three Phase I courses by staff in the Secondary Education office, VH 209. Secondary Phase I courses include the following: ED 332, Educational Psychology; ED 333, Principles of Secondary Education; and ED 334, Classroom Management.
  2. Students taking other courses during their Phase I semester must see their academic advisor.
  3. Students who have not met all requirements and who have not successfully appealed by the start of the semester must withdraw from the Phase I courses.

Other Information

  1. All students entering into Phase I must have completed the Health Clearance and have a TB check completed. Staff from the ESU Student Health Services will provide these in the Visser Hall Atrium the first week of class. Students may use their own physician if desired.
  2. The Orientation to Secondary Phase I meeting is held the afternoon of the day before classes begin each semester. This orientation is held in Visser Hall 126 at 1:00 pm. All students entering Phase I are required to attend.
  3. To be eligible for Phase I, all requirements must be completed, documented, and submitted to Dr. Bland before the Orientation to Phase I meeting.
  4. Candidates who will not meet certain requirements before the Orientation meeting must complete an appeal to be considered for admission to Phase I. Not all requirements are appeal-able. Appeals are due to Dr. Bland one week before the Orientation meeting. Late appeals will not be considered.