Acceptance into Cabrini College does not guarantee admission to a specific certification program. Students are encouraged to consult the individual program coordinators.
A cumulative QPA of 3.0 is required for all College coursework for students in the majors leading to certification, and a 2.75 for students in the educational studies major. Any student earning a 'C-' in a course required for the education major must repeat that course.
Other requirements prescribed by the Pennsylvania Department Education, including the National Teacher Examination and field experiences, are described in the Education Division Handbook. Students wishing to transfer credits from other institutions into the major which were taken eight (8) or more years prior to transferring to Cabrini must be reviewed by the department chairperson to determine if they meet PDE requirements. To enroll in 300- or 400-level education courses, students must be admitted to the Education Division.
Students who are majoring in other fields and who wish to take education courses as electives must have special permission from the Education Division chairperson. Students must complete a minimum of 12 credits at Cabrini before student teaching.
Once a student enrolls in a teacher certification program, all courses required for the teaching certificate must be completed at Cabrini College. All coursework and field experiences must be completed satisfactorily before student teaching is begun.
Due Process Procedures If certification is not recommended, the student may appeal in writing to the division chairperson for a review of the application. The applicant will receive a written statement from the chairperson clearly defining the reason(s) for refusal to recommend certification.
A copy of the chairperson's letter will be forwarded to the dean for academic affairs. The applicant will have the right of appeal to the dean for academic affairs.
Dual Majors Students who elect to prepare for certification in special education and elementary education are required to participate in a practicum in education, EDU 492, which is required during the first summer session after the completion of the senior year.