Professional Year

The Professional Year is composed of Professional Semester I (PSI) & Professional Semester II (PSII).  PSI directly precedes PSII which is traditionally known as Student Teaching, the capstone experience of your education program.  PSI requirements vary by program, PSII is a 15-week full-time teaching experience.

 

To be eligible for Professional Semester II you must meet the following requirements:

  • Admitted to Candidacy
  • Cumulative GPA is at least 2.75
  • Obtain a ‘C’ or better in each of the professional education core courses completed (ED 204, ELP 344, EDP 304, ED 311/312)
  • You must have passed all courses required by your program with a grade of C or better.
  • Complete a PSI Field Experience Application in SAGE
  • Renew Criminal Background information with USINFO Group each October

To be admitted to Professional Semester II you must meet the following requirements:

  • Successful completion of PSI
  • Cumulative GPA is at least 2.75
  • Obtain a ‘C’ or better in each of the professional education core courses (ED 204, ELP 344, EDP 304, ED 311/312)
  • You must have accumulated at least 92 credit hours.
  • You must have passed all courses required by your department with a grade of C or better.
  • Complete any additional program requirements
  • Renew Criminal Background information with USINFO Group each October
  • Complete the North Carolina Public Schools Health Examination Certificate

 


For specific information regarding the Professional Year please refer to the Professional Education Handbook