for Teacher Education Program
(Effective Jan. 2001)
Professional Policies for Retention in Teacher Education
Students identified by teacher education faculty as needing assistance
in academic, personal, or professional domains will be required
to attend a review meeting to be called by the chair of the education
faculty member involved, appropriate department chair(s), and the
student's advisor to demonstrate corrective action in the identified
areas of concern.
Assistance plans will likely draw
upon such services as the counseling center, the writing center,
the academic skills center, student support services and the advising
and retention office.
Continuation in Teacher Education Requirements:
The successful completion of conditions outlined in a student assistance
plan will be required for continuation in teacher education programs
under the following circumstances:
- a grade of less than "C" in any Education Department
- withdrawal (WD) from the same Education Department course
more than once, or
- withdrawal (WD) from two different Education Department courses
in two different semesters.
- failure to meet GPA requirements outlined below:
- Teacher education students must maintain at least a 2.75
GPA each semester to continue in teacher education.
- Teacher education students who do not meet the semester
2.75 GPA requirement to continue in teacher education may
not enroll in any new Education Department courses or student
teach until the 2.75 GPA requirement has been met.
Student assistance plans and academic warning letters are treated
as part of a student's teacher education record.
Repetition of Courses:
No Education Department course may be repeated more than once due
to withdrawal or earning a grade less than "C."
- The grade of "Incomplete" (I) may be granted at the
discretion of the course instructor in special cases where, for
reasons beyond the student's control, all course assignments were
not finished but the student was passing all other aspects of
- The "Incomplete" must be resolved by the second week
of the next semester enrolled for any course that serves as a
prerequisite for other courses.
Dismissal from Teacher Education Program:
Students may be dismissed from the Teacher Education Program for:
- failure to document the fulfillment of the commitments of a
student assistance plan, or
- breach of ethical responsibilities, as stated in the Minnesota
Code of Ethics for Teachers in the WSU Effective Educator Field
Experience Handbook and WSU Student Conduct Policies
A student dismissed for an ethical violation will not be
allowed to continue in any field experience that semester, will
be dropped from the Teacher Education Program at the end of the
semester, and will not be readmitted to the major.STUDENT
APPEALS MUST FOLLOW THE PROCESS OUTLINED IN THE EFFECTIVE EDUCATOR