Candidate Transition Assessment System - CTAS

The School of Education has adopted a series of requirements for candidates at five transition points as they are admitted to and progress through the program. These requirements are summarized in the chart below.  

TRANSITION POINT

REQUIREMENTS

#1

Admission to the SOE

APPLICATION REQUIRED

  • Completion of 48 credits
  • GPA ≥ 3.0 (Adolescence Education)
  • C or better in MA1020 or equivalent
  • C or better in EL1000, EL22XX
  • Completed Disposition Survey
  • Passing score on the Focused Writing Sample

#2 

Admission to Observation and Field Experience 

APPLICATION REQUIRED

  • Overall GPA ≥ 3.0 (Childhood and Special Education)
  • Overall Concentration and Major GPA ≥ 3.0 (Middle Childhood and Adolescence Education)
  • Complete a set of foundation education courses with average grade of B or better  
  • Completed benchmark assessments in foundation courses

#3

Admission to Student Teaching
 

APPLICATION REQUIRED

  • Overall and Content GPA ≥ 3.0 (Childhood and Special Education)
  • Overall and Major GPA each ≥ 3.0 (Adolescence Education)
  • ED GPA > 3.0 (All majors)
  • Completion of all course work
  • Completed Disposition Survey
  • Completion of benchmark assessments in Methods courses
  • Completion of ED5890 or 5930 with a grade of B or better
  • Grade of B or better in ED408X (Adolescence Education)

#4

Program Completion

APPLICATION REQUIRED

  • Completion of all required coursework with GPA ≥ 3.0 (All majors)
  • Major GPA ≥ 3.0 (Adolescence Education)
  • GPA in education coursework ≥ 3.0 (All majors)
  • Grade of B in Student Teaching
  • Completed Disposition Survey
  • Successful completion of all program-specific SPA assessments
  • Exit Survey

#5

New York State Education Department Certification

APPLICATION REQUIRED

  • Academic Literacy Skills Test (ALST)
  • Educating All Students Test (EAS)
  • edTPA
  • Content Specialty Test(s)
  • Child Abuse and Neglect Workshop
  • Dignity for All Students Act Workshop
  • School Violence Prevention and Intervention Workshop
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