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Basic Requirements, PTEP

Standards of Professional Practice. Teacher education candidates seeking admission or who have been admitted to a Professional Teacher Education Program are expected to maintain accepted standards of professional ethics in all aspects of their work in their program. These expectations are noted in the Professional Teacher Education Program Outcomes and the program standard of Professional Behavior. The PTEP faculty will periodically review the suitability of teacher education candidates for admission to and continuation in their program. Teacher Education candidates who do not attain or uphold such standards are subject to academic sanctions, including denial, suspension, or dismissal from the program.

Approvals for Student Teaching. UNC teacher education candidates must maintain program/major requirements in their Professional Teacher Education Program.

They must meet all PTEP requirements to be approved for a student-teaching placement.

Program Assessments. The State of Colorado has mandated that institutions of higher education undertake assessment of students and their academic programs. It is the responsibility of students to participate in any assessment activities that are determined by the PTEP and the University to meet this state mandate.

Program for Licensing Assessments for Colorado Educators (PLACE). The Colorado Department of Education requires applicants for teacher education licensure to present scores at or above the qualifying score set by the State Board of Education on the PLACE Content Area assessment that has been adopted by the State Board of Education.

In compliance with federal guidelines (Title II) the performance of UNC students on the PLACE is detailed on the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences website at www.unco.edu/cebs/ (click on "Links," then click on "Place.")

For more information on the state assessment dates and locations for testing, contact the School of Teacher Education and the Department of Educational Foundations and Curriculum Studies in McKee.


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