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Information for Current Students

Welcome to the College of Education web page for current students. Most of the information that you will need as you progress through your degree program is available here, and you should plan to check it frequently. 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). 

STEA Student Tennessee Education Association

STEA POC: Dr. Jalesa Parks parksj@apsu.edu


KDP Kappa Delta Pi  Education Honor Society

KDP POC: Dr. Charmaine Lowe lowec@apsu.edu


Education Book of the Month Club

POC: Dr. Amy Tondreau tondreaua@apsu.edu

Appeal Process for Teacher Education

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, feek@apsu.edu. Or you may turn them in to the Office of Teacher Education in Claxton 228 by the deadline.

Appeal Application

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.

PRAXIS I (CASE) Appeal Process

Students who have not achieved a passing score on one out of three subtests of the PRAXIS I (CASE) 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 PRAXIS I (CASE) 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 or ACT Composite; and
The student must have at least a “B” average in all required mathematics courses if appealing the Mathematics test or ACT Composite; and 
All of the above courses must have been taken at an accredited college.

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.

Dispositions for Candidates

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.

  1. Collaboration – Collaborates with others and makes positive contributions toward productive, collaborative work.
  2. Attitude - Demonstrates a positive attitude in typical and challenging situations.
  3. Relationship with Adults - Maintains positive relationships with adults at all times.
  4. 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.
  1. Attendance – Knows and adheres to university, school, and/or district policies regarding attendance and punctuality.
  1. 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.
  1. Initiative - Initiates and completes responsibilities without prompting.
  2. Professional Appearance - Is clean and neat and adheres to university, school, and/or district policies for professional appearance.
  1. Legal and Ethical Conduct - Knowledgeable of and adheres to university, school, and/or district policies related to legal and ethical standards of behavior.
  1. Diversity - Listens and responds appropriately to others’ opinions and exhibits respect for those of different cultural backgrounds, cognitive and physical abilities, and personal ideologies.
  1. 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.
  1. Time Management - Demonstrates effective use of time through thoughtful planning, thorough preparation, and efficient organization.
  2. Commitment to Student Learning - Demonstrates commitment to student learning by evaluating student strengths and needs.
  3. Commitment to Continuous Improvement - Demonstrates commitment to continuous improvement as an educator through intentional use of information and feedback related to professional practice.


Testing Requirements

Licensure guidelines require students to be tested at two separate times during their academic careers.  Core Academic Skills for Educators (CASE) Tests are required for admission into the teacher education program and must be completed prior to Transition Point 2.  Praxis II is required to complete licensure and must be completed before the completion of Transition Point 3. You can schedule to take the computer-based version of these tests at Prometric, (931) 647-2003, which is located at 220 Forbes Ave, Clarksville, TN 37040.

*An undergraduate student may substitute a combined ACT of 21, or a combined SAT of 1020. Graduate students may substitute GRE scores for Core Academic Skills for Educators (CASE) Tests.

The test must be less than five years old and verification of the score must be presented to the Certification Office.

Core Academic Skills for Educators (CASE) Tests

To Be Certified in

You Need to Take

CDT Code

PDT Code

Qualifying Score

Admission to a teacher education program

Core Academic Skills for Educators: Reading





Core Academic Skills for Educators: Writing





Core Academic Skills for Educators: Mathematics






Praxis II Specialty Area Exams

Tennessee Testing Requirements

Additional Information:

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. 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