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Pre-Service Teaching for Middle and High School Secondary Student Teaching (Phase II)

Secondary Phase II

Emporia State University prepares you to teach at the secondary level (middle and high school) through Phase I & Phase II.

Phase II - Requirements and Information for Admission

Candidates are admitted to Phase II (Student Teaching) their senior year when they meet all the criteria listed below:

  1. Successfully complete the requirements for both entering into Phase I and completing the Phase I program.
  2. Complete the following courses before the student teaching semester, earning a grade of at least a "C" in each:
    - EL 416 - Integrating Literacy Strategies Across the Secondary Content Areas
    - SD 550 - Survey of Exceptionality
    - ED 333 - Principles of Secondary Education
    - ED 334 - Classroom Management
    - PY 334 - Educational Psychology
    - ED 340 - Using Assessment and Data in the Secondary Classroom
    - IT 360 - Instructional Technology for Secondary Educators

  3. Submit completed and signed Disclosure Statement, Disposition Form, and Procedures for Early Termination statement to Office of Field Placement and Licensure (Visser Hall 208) by the announced date.
  4. Choose five designated instructors from which to obtain evaluations. Complete the “Selection of Evaluators” form and return it to Cecil Short the announced due date. Then, obtain five evaluations from designated instructors (due to Cecil Short by Nov. 20 for Spring Phase II and April 20 for Fall Phase II).
  5. Complete the student teaching application (due to OFPL by announced date).
  6. Obtain departmental approval including, but not limited to, undergoing a dispositional assessment and meeting GPA requirements prior to the Admissions Committee meeting (meets at end of each semester).
  7. Maintain an overall GPA of at least 2.50.
  8. Be approved by the Admissions Committee. The Admissions Committee consists of the Director of Secondary Education and representatives from academic departments The decisions of the Admissions Committee are sent under the auspices of the Dean of the Teachers College to the Office of Field Placement and Licensure (Visser Hall 208) for finalization of student teaching arrangements.
  9. Obtain health clearance (you will take a copy to your school when you go to student teach).
  10. Candidates are also considered for approval according to these criteria:
    a. academic competence
    b. performance during Phase I, including the internship
    c. performance during any other field experience
    d. work in the department
    e. faculty evaluations
    f. oral and written communication skills
    g. dispositions, including emotional stability
  11. The Admissions Committee has the responsibility for recommending one or more of the following categories for each candidate being considered for admission to Phase II:
    a. unconditional approval
    b. conditional approval based on the completion of coursework in progress (to be verified by OFPL) and/or other conditions, such as completion of Phase I appeal requirements, or any other stipulations.
    c. interview with the committee prior to approval
    d. no approval (In this case the committee will recommend specific conditions under which approval could be granted. Candidates who are denied admission will have the right to appeal using specified procedures. Lack of departmental approval is not appeal-able through the Teachers College. Candidates must appeal through their department for this.)
  12. Candidates may appeal for admission to Phase II if they have not met certain requirements.
  13. Due Process: Phase II Admissions Committee procedures

    a. The Phase II Admissions Committee meets in November / April to review the candidates who have been conditionally approved or approved by the departments and decides whether to approve, conditionally approve, or not approve each candidate. In some cases, the Admissions Committee may have a special meeting with its own timeline and the Phase II Admissions Committee may interview a candidate prior to making a decision, if committee members need more information.

    b. The Director of Secondary Admissions communicates in writing the decision of the committee to the candidates within five days of the meeting.

    c1. The status of any candidate who is conditionally approved by the department but does not complete remaining requirements will be changed to “Not Approved” by the department. The candidate can appeal the department’s decision through departmental channels.

    c2. The status of any candidate who is conditionally approved by the Phase II Admissions Committee will change to “Not Approved” if the department changes its status to “Not Approved,” and / or if they do not meet one or more other admission requirements.

    d. Candidates who are approved by the department but not approved by the Admissions Committee can appeal that decision to the Secondary Appeals Committee. The process for doing this is:
    1) the candidate meets with the Director of Secondary Admissions,
    2) the candidate obtains and completes the appeal form and writes a letter to the Appeals Committee stating the plan to correct the admission requirement deficiency/deficiencies and/or the Phase II Admissions committee’s concern(s), and
    3) the candidate returns the form and letter to the Director by noon on the Wednesday of the week before classes begin.
    The Appeals Committee meets and the appealee is notified of the committee’s decision by that week’s end. In some cases, the Appeals Committee may have a special meeting with its own timeline.

    e. Candidates whose appeal is denied may appeal the decision to the Dean of the Teachers College. This appeal must happen before classes begin. The process for doing this is 1) the candidate contacts the Dean’s office and makes an appointment to see the Dean; and 2) at the appointment the candidate states his/her case verbally to the Dean. The Dean will communicate the decision to the appealee within 24 hours.

    f. Candidates whose appeal is denied may not reapply for admission to Phase II for the current semester and any further appeal will be considered for admission to Phase II for the following semester.

Candidates will be informed by their advisers of any additional requirements or prerequisites unique to their teaching field(s). Exceptions to any of the requirements and criteria for approval cannot be permitted without written consent of the student’s adviser(s) and the Dean of The Teachers College.

If you have questions, contact The Teachers College at 620-341-5367.