Academic Probation for Teacher Education Students (Probation I)
After the completion of 60 hours, teacher education students (enrolled, admitted, or transfer) whose overall GPAs fall below 2.50 will be placed on academic probation. While on probation, students cannot take any restricted professional education courses. As an aid to retention in teacher education, the probationary students are required to (a) take a Learning Skills (LSK) course and (b) improve their overall GPAs.
Continued Probation (Probation II)
Teacher education students who do not achieve the acceptable overall GPA of 2.50 after one semester of probation will be granted one additional semester of continued probation if they have fulfilled two requirements: (a) took a Learning Skills course (LSK) and (b) improved their overall GPAs. Students will not be granted more than two semesters of probation.
Academic Dismissal for Teacher Education Students
Teacher education probationary students will be dismissed from teacher education after one probationary semester if they do not fulfill the two requirements of probation, i.e., completion of a Learning Skills course and improvement of their overall GPAs. Students who have satisfied these two requirements but who have not achieved GPAs of 2.50 or higher will be granted one additional probationary semester, continued probation. During continued probation, the students must improve their overall GPAs to 2.50 to remain in teacher education. If their overall GPAs have not improved to 2.50 or higher, they will be dismissed from teacher education and encouraged to change to a non-teaching major in the College of Education or to a major in some other college within the University that does not require an overall GPA of 2.50. Students who have been dismissed from teacher education and who later improve their overall GPAs to 2.50 may apply for re-enrollment or re-admission to teacher education if they wish to do so. However, they are not guaranteed acceptance. Their applications must be approved by their advisors, department head, and dean.