Pre-Service Teaching for Middle and High School
Secondary Phase I
Emporia State University prepares you to teach at the secondary level (middle and high school) through Phase I & Phase II.
Phase I consists of campus and field-based professional course work in education. It is the first of two professional education-intensive semesters.
Phase I is Decision Point 1 for Emporia State teacher education. Decision Points are points at which a decision about continuance or non-continuance in the teacher education program is made for each candidate.
Secondary Pre-Student Teaching (Phase I)
Phase I courses include the following:
- PY 334, Educational Psychology;
- ED 333, Principles of Secondary Education;
- and ED 334, Classroom Management.
The courses provide an integrated and intensive pre-student teaching experience in teacher education, central to which is an extensive internship called the ‘Secondary Teacher Expanded Practice,' or STEP. The internship is a course requirement for ED 333 Principles of Secondary Education.
Phase I Admission Requirements
Candidates are admitted to secondary teacher education and the Phase I courses when the candidate meets all the criteria listed below prior to the start of the Phase I semester and are in their junior or senior year. Application deadlines are April 15 (for Fall) and November 15 (for Spring).
- Complete 100 hours of supervised child advocacy service. Here is the 100 hours options.pdf and the Service Work Documentation Form.pdf.
- Clear a criminal background check.
- Earn a grade of at least “C” in the following courses:
- ED/EL 220 Introduction to Teaching
- MA 110 College Algebra (or equivalent)
- EG 101 English Composition I
- EG 102 English Composition II
- SP 101 Public Speaking
- PY 211 Developmental Psychology
- Earn a GPA of at least 2.75 in the General Education Core Courses.
- Maintain an overall GPA of at least 2.50.
- Have successfully completed 60 hours of college credit.
- Obtain departmental approval (including, but not limited to undergoing a dispositional assessment and meeting GPA requirements).
- Complete the application process for Phase I.
- Demonstrate English language writing and speaking proficiency.
- Maintain a clear record of experiences with schools and minors.