Timeline

The Five-Year Course List describes the most compact path for progressing through the Five-Year Program.

Students may apply for admission to the Five-year program as second semester freshmen or as first semester sophomores.

1st Year

Freshman may apply for admission to the Five year program in their second semester. Completed applications are due prior to April 1.

  • Attend information sessions

  • Work on university CORE, commit to a major, be aware of non–education course requirements.

  • Begin application preparation (work with Graduate Admissions Department)
    • Praxis Core Academic Skills exam scores are required to complete the application process
      • Note Praxis waivers may require more than 5 weeks to secure.
    • Collect required materials for application
    • Plan of study interview and admission review interview

  • Be aware of the Praxis II Academic Content Area  requirements – begin preparation for  taking test in Senior year.

2nd Year

Admitted as Freshman

  • Required to take ED 152 in spring semester.
  • Sophomores may apply for admission to the Five year program in their first semester. Completed applications are due prior to November 1. Begin application preparation (work with Graduate Admission Department)
    • Praxis Core Academic Skills exam scores are required to complete the application process
      • Note Praxis I waivers may require more than 5 weeks to obtain.
    • Collect required materials for application
    • Plan of study interview and admission review interview

All

  • Attend information sessions

  • Work on university CORE, commit to a major, be aware of non–education course requirements.

  • Praxis II Content Area  requirements preparation

  • Complete background check requirement (fingerprint process – contact Graduate admissions for information)

3rd Year

Candidates engaged in semester abroad programs should modify fourth year with their advisor

Admitted as Freshman

  • Required to take 3 courses (ED 101, ED 205 (Fall) , and ED 229 ( Spring)

Admitted as Sophomores

  • Required to take 4 courses (ED 101, ED 205 (Fall) , ED 152, and ED 229 (Spring).

All

  • Attend information sessions

  • Work on university CORE, commit to a major, be aware of non–education course requirements.

  • Praxis II Content Area  requirements preparation

4th Year

All

  • Required to take 2 courses ED 271 ( Spring)  and either ED 387 ( fall for elementary) OR ED 272 ( Spring for Secondary).
  • Candidates must meet with College of Education advisor to complete application for internship, application for student teaching, and plan MAT concentration and course selection.
  • Candidates must  take Praxis 2 tests.  
    • Candidates with deficiencies identified through the praxis 2 test results  must file an action plan for  remediation with College of Education advisor.

5th Year

A total of 39 graduate credits are required in the fifth year. Candidates may opt to defer MAT course work to Late Spring or Summer semesters following the fifth year. Such deferral will permit candidates to attend the May Commencement but the MAT degree will be dated in August.

Summer Semesters SU 1 and SU 2

  • Students will complete a total of 15 credits; two methods courses (one in SU 1 and one in SU 2) and three MAT courses.

Fall Semester

  • Students will complete a total of 9 credits; two MAT courses and one methods course. Permission of the dean’s office is required to attempt a fourth course.

  • Internship in a 1-12 school district will begin this semester.

  • Apply for Spring Graduation

Winter Intensive

  • Students will complete a total of 3 MAT credits (optionally these may be deferred to May intensive or Late Spring).

Spring Semester

  • Students will complete a total of 9 credits; MAT terminal requirement (3 credits) and student teaching (6 credits)

Internship in school will end with the conclusion of the school district calendar Late Spring or Summer 1

  • Students will complete a total of 3 MAT credits unless credits have been deferred from previous semesters.

If a candidate does not complete the BA/BS degree by May of the fourth year, his/her participation in the Five Year Program will be terminated. The candidate will be withdrawn from any Graduate Education courses in which he/she has been registered and will also be removed from Internship placement. On achieving his/her BA/BS degree, the candidate may apply to the traditional Graduate Education Program in order to complete his/her remaining teacher certification and MAT Program requirements. Assuming that the candidate has completed the requisite 7 undergraduate ED courses, he/she may apply course credits from methods courses towards MAT degree requirements. Permission for a candidate to participate in Graduate Education courses before completing his/her BA/BS degree will not be granted.