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Admission

The teacher education program is divided into three stages or benchmarks and is the result of action by the Council of Teacher Education (CTE). The council, broadly representative of all schools at the University, considers the student’s application to the teacher education program to be in Stage One after the student has completed the six steps outlined below. A student who seeks entrance into the teacher education program typically does so after successful completion of 10 hours (9 hours for MAT) of education coursework. Students should apply during EDU 32100/32200 (EDU 52110/52210 for MAT) Classroom Teaching and Technology. The student will not be allowed to enroll in most upper level or methods coursework until he/she has been formally admitted at Benchmark/Stage 1 to the teacher education program. All application for admission to the teacher education program and admission to student teaching must be completed and submitted in Foliotek.

Benchmark/Stage One - Admission to Teacher Education

  1. The student has been accepted to Lindenwood University.

  2. The student has completed 10 hours of coursework (9 hours for MAT) from the School of Education.

  3. The teacher candidate has achieved a cumulative minimum GPA of 2.75 (including all college/university transcripts), a content area coursework GPA of 3.0, and a professional education coursework GPA of 3.0, with a minimum grade of C in all professional education courses.

  4. Undergraduate Only: The student has demonstrated evidence of competency in communications by passing ENGL 15000, ENGL 17000, and general education oral communications classes with a grade of C or better.

  5. Undergraduate Only: The student has attained the qualifying cut scores on the Missouri General Education Assessment (MoGEA):

    The student has attained a qualifying score of 220 on all subtest of the Missouri General Education Assessment (MoGEA) test code (66-69). *These qualifying cut scores are currently determined by individual educator preparation programs but are subject to future changes statewide by the MoDESE.

  6. All materials must be uploaded to Foliotek and accepted before the student can be recommended to the Council of Teacher Education (CTE) for formal admittance into the Teacher Education Program.

Benchmark/Stage Two - Admission to Student Teaching

Acceptance into Benchmark/Stage Two is required for admittance into student teaching. All application for admission to the teacher education program and admission to student teaching must be completed and submitted in Foliotek. The following are the requirements for admission to Stage Two.

  1. Candidate Information Sheet

  2. Resume Application

  3. Philosophy of Education

  4. Signed Program Plan from their advisor

  5. TB Test Results

  6. MoGEA Test Results

    066 Reading Comprehension and Interpretation -- 220

    067 Writing -- 220

    068 Mathematics -- 220

    069 Science and Social Studies -- 220

  7. MoCA Results

    The teacher candidate has obtained a passing score on the Missouri Content Assessment (MoCA).

    The Missouri Content Assessment (MoCA) are tests required for all student teacher candidates. The test should be taken after most of the content courses for the desired program have been successfully completed and prior to student teaching. Candidates must pass the appropriate Missouri Content Assessment in order to be recommended for certification. A passing score on the MoCA exam demonstrates that the teacher candidate has mastered the subject area that he/she will teach.

    The correct MoCA exam is posted on the Missouri Educator Gateway Assessment (MEGA) website (www.mo.nesinc.com). If a student is unsure of which test to take after reviewing the website, he/she may contact the Advising, Retention and Certification Center at 636-949-4377 for more assistance.

  8. The teacher candidate is expected to have a minimum content GPA of 3.0. If the teacher candidate has a content GPA between a 2.75-2.99 and has passed the Missouri Content Assessment in the appropriate certification area at 1 standard error of measurement above 220, the teacher candidate can still meet the content GPA requirement for admission to student teaching.

  9. Three Letters of Recommendation

  10. Family Care Safety Registry Clear Background Check

  11. Travel Waiver

  12. Confidentiality Agreement

  13. Substitute Certificate

  14. Professional Liability Insurance

  15. MAT Only: All transcripts from any institution other than Lindenwood

Benchmark/Stage Three – Completion of the Teacher Education Program

  1. The teacher candidate must earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 (including all college/university transcripts), a minimum content area course GPA of3.0, and a minimum professional education coursework GPA of 3.0, with a minimum grade of C in all professional education coursework.

  2. The teacher candidate must successfully complete the student teaching course, EDU 41000 (EDU 60599-MAT) including all seminar sessions and portfolio requirements as identified by Lindenwood University in support of the Missouri Educator Evaluation System Evaluation (MEES) Assessment.

  3. Candidates are also required to complete the Missouri Educator Evaluation System (MEES) with a satisfactory score to be recommended for certification.

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