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English Language Arts:

Program Requirements for Student Teaching

In order to be eligible to student teach, English Language Arts Teacher Certification Candidates must meet the following requirements. Links to additional directions and documents relating to these requirements appear below.

Program Requirements for Student Teaching

  • Apply and be admitted into the Teacher Education Program
  • Complete course requirements with a C or better in every required course (major and non-major)
  • Earn at least a 2.75 GPA in English and a cumulative GPA of 2.75 overall
  • Attend 2 professional conferences or the equivalent of 6 one-hour lectures
  • Present at the Spring English Studies Student Conference at least once
  • Apply for Student Teaching the Fall prior to the academic year in which student teaching occurs
  • Prepare a professional portfolio (see Checklist for English Education Majors for contents)
  • Earn positive evaluations from faculty on yellow reference forms (see Departmental Disposition Form)


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Contact Information

Department of English

600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920
(217) 581-2428
Fax: (217) 581-7209

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