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Graduation Requirements & Certification
- Meet successfully the established criteria for admission to the teacher education programs.
- Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 as well as a minimum GPA of 2.75 in each of these areas: professional education courses, specializations, and teaching fields.
- Complete 200 clinical/field hours prior to student teaching.
- Successfully complete student teaching experience.
- Complete all continuous assessment tasks.
- Successfully complete all program requirements and state certification requirements at stated GPA levels.
- Complete and pass three SaBRE classes.
- KCU does not allow students to take more than 49% of their classes in a non-traditional format (e.g., internet or online classes). For a 121 hour program, no more than 59 hours may be in a non-traditional format.
Recommendation for Certification
Regulations of the Commonwealth of Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board stipulate that applicants for a teacher's certificate must be recommended by the institution offering the teacher preparation program. The Dean of the Keeran School of Education is the official designated to recommend for certification teacher education graduates of Kentucky Christian University.
Application for the appropriate certificate should be completed early in the semester prior to graduation. Application forms may be obtained from the Dean of the Keeran School of Education.
Students desiring certification must successfully complete the Praxis Series: Praxis II: General and Subject Assessments appropriate for each certification. The test(s) should be taken during the senior year and the expense for these examinations is to be paid by students.
Students desiring certification must complete a Form TC-1 when applying for Kentucky teacher certification. The applicant must sign form TC-1, Section III, Character and Fitness. Statements concerning personal and professional fitness are a part of this section. (Also see: Professional Code of Ethics for Kentucky School Certified Personnel [16 KAR 1:020]).