Actions Resulting in Disqualification from TEP

The College of Education’s desire to prepare highly qualified professional educators who exemplify the professional ethics and behaviors as discussed in the section on dispositions has led to the identification of some actions on the part of candidates that may result in disqualification from the program.

  • Failure to earn a minimum grade of “C-” when repeating a professional education course or course in major (i.e. ICL, EDPR, RDNG, SPED, PETE, MUSE, ART ED, PETE, COUN, ELED) Candidates can only attempt a professional education course twice.
  • Failure to earn a minimum grade of “C-” or “S” in two or more education related courses or courses in major.
  • Professional/academic misconduct or dishonesty (i. e. cheating, plagiarism, inappropriate behavior in classroom and clinical settings, submitting work products of someone else for a grade. See section IV B of Student Handbook.
  • Falsification of academic or assessment record.
  • Field/Clinical behavior that results in field/clinical site mentor or administrator recommending removal because of misconduct, unwillingness to accept constructive criticism or inability to demonstrate the necessary knowledge/skill to teach children or youth.
  • Evidence of participating in a Field Experience/Clinical Experience while under the influence of alcohol or illegal substance.
  • Background check reveals felony or misdemeanor conviction and the case has not been disposed. Or, a felony conviction related to violence or drugs.
  • Name appears on State Registry for Sex Offenders.
  • Failure to complete recommended counseling or complete successfully the remediation plan prescribed by the College Admission and Retention Committee.
  • Use of social media to post pictures, commentary or other artifacts related to field placements, Residency or student teaching. Posting lewd or otherwise inappropriate images or words that can be seen by mentor teachers, P-12 students or parents.