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Teachers need training in human relations to facilitate effective relations with students from varied backgrounds. The required human relations component of teacher certification includes tutoring special students for a minimum of 50 hours, and enrolling in designated courses. The burden of the responsibility for carrying out these activities lies with the student, under faculty direction and with faculty approval. EDU 373 Field Experience in Education includes 50 hours of tutoring.
Student teachers must meet all statutory requirements for their teaching license prior to enrollment in student teaching coursework. Adequate preparation in environmental education is required for licenses in early childhood, middle childhood to early adolescence, science, and social studies. Social science majors and minors (except psychology) also need adequate instruction in cooperative marketing and consumer cooperatives, which may be satisfied by taking cooperative marketing as a non-credit course. Arrangements for this requirement can be made through the chair of the education division.
To be admitted to student teaching, education students must:
To be recommended for state certification upon completion of student teaching, education students must have completed the following requirements: