Information for Current Students
These pages contain resources for current College of Education students, including information concerning testing, licensure programs, portfolio development, and the milestone review process. Because students must complete four milestones at the undergraduate level and three milestones at the graduate level, it is important that in addition to reviewing the information found on these pages, students meet often with their advisors (undergraduate) or committee chairs (graduate).
Students who have not met one of the requirements for advancing through Transition
1 or Transition 2 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 the required Praxis 1 – Case test scores, and a completed Appeals Application Form. It must be turned in at least one week before the first day of classes of any given semester. Please attach all required documents and email Mr. Kevin Fee, email@example.com. Documents may also be submitted in-person to the Office of Teacher Education in Claxton 228 by the deadline.
GPA Appeal Process
Students with a GPA below the minimum (2.5 Milestone I; 2.75 Milestones II) may appeal to advance in their program by submitting an advisor-approved plan for increasing their GPA to the required level.
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.
Students in education courses at Austin Peay State University are expected to demonstrate the following positive professional dispositions. Failure to do so may result in dismissal from the Teacher Education program. These dispositions will be evaluated by university professors and classroom teachers and are aligned with InTASC and CAEP standards.
- Collaboration – Collaborates with others and makes positive contributions toward productive, collaborative work.
- Attitude – Demonstrates a positive attitude in typical and challenging situations.
- Relationship with Adults – Maintains positive relationships with adults at all times.
- Communication – Communicates effectively with all stakeholders and uses verbal, non-verbal, and written communication techniques to foster positive interactions and promote learning in the classroom and school environment.
- Attendance – Knows and adheres to university, school, and/or district policies regarding attendance and punctuality.
- Relationship with Students – Interacts appropriately and positively with students and provides instruction that respects and aligns with the intellectual, social, cultural, emotional, and physical needs of the age group.
- Initiative – Initiates and completes responsibilities without prompting.
- Professional Appearance – Is clean and neat and adheres to university, school, and/or district policies for professional appearance.
- Legal and Ethical Conduct – Knowledgeable of and adheres to university, school, and/or district policies related to legal and ethical standards of behavior.
- Diversity – Listens and responds appropriately to others’ opinions and exhibits respect for those of different cultural backgrounds, cognitive and physical abilities, and personal ideologies.
- Learning Environment – Demonstrates a commitment to creating a positive, low-risk learning environment by providing students with choices, making relevant connections, building understanding, and developing relationships that create a sense of belonging between and among learners.
- Time Management – Demonstrates effective use of time through thoughtful planning, thorough preparation, and efficient organization.
- Commitment to Student Learning – Demonstrates commitment to student learning by evaluating student strengths and needs.
- Commitment to Continuous Improvement – Demonstrates commitment to continuous improvement as an educator through intentional use of information and feedback related to professional practice.
Tennessee Testing Requirements
All cut-off scores reported on this page were accurate when printed. However, students should be aware that the State of Tennessee regularly changes cut-off scores and requirements. Requirements are also updated on the Praxis website. The tests and/or cut-off scores in effect at the time of licensure will be required. Contact the Math Department to access information about testing out of Math 1410.
Follow the simple steps outlined here to complete the fingerprinting process.