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.