Expectations of Students

We have high expectations for our teacher candidates.  Students are expected to adhere at all times to the Academic Integrity policy of WSU.  A well-rounded student is involved in the university and community in ways that transcend classroom attendance and performance.  The competitive teacher candidate will have a well-established record of such involvement.  This might include but is not limited to WSU student clubs and local volunteer opportunities.   Significant experience with diverse populations is key in developing the ability to relate to the wide variety of students with whom you will interact.  Be proactive in this area and take advantage of every opportunity which will allow you to grow.

Take the initiative to get to know your Academic Advisor.  You can work together to draft an academic plan, declare your major, and monitor your DARS report.  Remember, be thoughtful in your course selections; this is your chance to take charge of your own future!

Prior to student teaching, you will need to be admitted to the Teacher Education program of your choice, complete all coursework, maintain a WSU GPA of 2.75 or higher, earn a grade of "C" or higher in all of your Education and EFRT courses, complete the student teaching application a year in advance (Deadlines: April 1st for Spring and November 1st for Fall), provide documentation of professional liability insurance, and complete a criminal background check.