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Gateway 1: Pre-Student Teaching

  • Fall student teachers must complete all Gateway 1 requirements by July 15.
  • Spring student teachers must complete all Gateway 1 requirements by December 15.

Please meet with your advisor once per semester for additional information specific to your major.

  1. PBA Teacher Education Workshop (Recommended to do first)
  2. National Criminal Background Check* (ISU-specific background check)
  3. Violence Against Youth and Sex Offender Registries - completed by Lauby TEC staff
  4. 30 hours of coursework at ISU
  5. Communication 110 (Grade of C or better)
  6. English 101 (Grade of C or better)
  7. Mandatory Reporter of Child Abuse Training
  8. Safety Education Assessment
  9. Cumulative GPA Requirement
  10. Department Approval - given by advisors
  11. Disposition Concerns Assessments
  12. ISBE State Content Test*
  13. Tuberculosis (TB) Test*
  14. Foreign Language Students Only: Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI)*

*Requires additional fees

Gateway 2: Student Teaching

Teacher candidates must complete all requirements in Gateways 1 and 2 by the end of student teaching.

  1. 100 Clinical Hours including 50 diverse hours
  2. Disposition Concerns Assessments
  3. Cumulative GPA
  4. Student Teaching (Grade of C or better)

*Requires additional fees