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Undergraduate Teacher Preparation Programs

What exactly is a traditional, undergraduate teacher preparation program? A traditional teacher preparation program is a four-year Bachelor of Arts or Science degree program that includes general education courses, a certification area of focus, professional education, 180 hours of field experiences, and student teaching, internship, or residency in a school. The degree program integrates content knowledge, professional knowledge, pedagogical knowledge, and technology in depth and breadth to create meaningful learning experiences for all students.

What are the prerequisites of a traditional teacher preparation program? Do I have to take tests? Prerequisites of each traditional teaching preparation program differ. Since Praxis exams are required for state certification, these exams are part of the admission standards as well as the completion standards of all teacher preparation programs. Students can contact the College of Education of choice and consult with academic advisors for information regarding admission standards. 

Where can I learn more about Traditional Teacher Preparation Program? You can learn more about traditional teacher preparation programs at university websites, by contacting the College of Education for a conference or tour, and by attending College Recruitment Fairs. Contact information for all state approved teacher preparation providers is available here