Students who have not met one the requirements for advancing through Milestones I, II, or III, have the option of appealing for a waiver of the requirement and temporary admission to the program.
To begin the appeal process, each student must submit a letter of explanation, a current transcript, a copy of required test scores (PPST or Praxis II), a completed Appeals Application Form, and two letters of support from faculty. In order for an appeal to be considered, it must be turned in at least one week before the first day of classes of any given semester. The completed form, transcript, and letters of support should be turned in to the Office of Teacher Licensing in Claxton 212 by the deadline.
GPA Appeal Process
Students with a GPA below the minimum (2.5 Milestone I; 2.75 Milestones II and III) may appeal to advance in their program by submitting an advisor-approved plan for increasing their GPA to the required level.
PPST Appeal Process
Students who have not achieved a passing score on one out of three subtests of the PPST after taking it twice, may appeal for an exception to this provisional admission requirement if all of the following conditions are met:
1. The student must meet the minimum cut-off scores for two of the three subtests.
2. The appealed PPST subtest score cannot vary more than 5 points below the acceptable minimum score, and the student must meet the following criteria:
The student must have a GPA of 2.75; and
The student must have at least a “B” average in English 1010 and 1020 if appealing the Reading and Writing test; and
The student must have at least a “B” average in all required mathematics courses if appealing the Mathematics test; and
All of the above courses must have been taken at an accredited college.
Praxis II Appeal Process
All students who meet Milestone III requirements with the exception of passing scores on one required Praxis II exam, may begin the appeal process by submitting a current transcript, a copy of all Praxis II scores required for certification, a completed Appeals Application Form, and two letters of support from faculty.
All decisions regarding appeals will be made by the Appeals Committee of the College of Education. The student will be notified in writing of the committee’s decision.