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Milestone Assessment

Initial Licensure Milestone Requirements For Teacher Certification

Milestone I - Candidacy Status

*Evaluated by 2100 instructor, clinical teacher in field observation, and incidence reports

Once Milestone I has been approved, teacher candidates will be eligible to take Educ 3070, 4270 or equivalents.

Milestone II - Provisional Status

*Evaluated by 3070 instructor, clinical teachers in field observation, and incident reports.

Milestone III - Clinical Status

*Evaluation by 4080 instructor, clinical teachers in field observations, incident reports, and review of University disciplinary record

Once Milestone III has been approved, teacher candidates will be eligible to begin their clinical placements (15 weeks of student teaching). All coursework should be completed at this time.  Taking additional courses with student teaching and the teaching seminar is prohibited.

Milestone IV - Induction Status

*Evaluated by university supervisor and clinical teacher

Once teacher candidates have met the requirements for Milestone IV, they are required to complete and submit the Application for Licensure.  This is usually completed during the Student Teaching Mid-Term Seminar. In addition, a complete set of official transcripts must be submitted to the Austin Peay State University Licensure Office, located in the Claxton Building, Room 208.

Meeting Tennessee licensure requirements and submitting the application for the Tennessee license are requirements even if you do not plan to teach in Tennessee.