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Appeal Process for Teacher Education

Students who have not met one the requirements for advancing through Milestones I or II have the option of appealing for a waiver of the requirement and temporary admission to the program.

To begin the appeal process, each student must submit a letter of explanation, a current transcript, a copy of required PRAXIS I - CASE test scores, a completed Appeals Application Form, and two letters of support from faculty. In order for an appeal to be considered, it must be turned in at least one week before the first day of classes of any given semester. The completed form, test scores, transcript, and letters of support should be turned in to the Office of Teacher Licensing in Claxton 228 by the deadline.

Appeal Application

GPA Appeal Process
Students with a GPA below the minimum (2.5 Milestone I; 2.75 Milestones II) may appeal to advance in their program by submitting an advisor-approved plan for increasing their GPA to the required level.

PRAXIS I (CASE) Appeal Process

Students who have not achieved a passing score on one out of three subtests of the PRAXIS I (CASE) after taking it twice, may appeal for an exception to this provisional admission requirement if all of the following conditions are met:
1. The student must meet the minimum cut-off scores for two of the three subtests.
2. The appealed PRAXIS I (CASE) subtest score cannot vary more than 5 points below the acceptable minimum score, and the student must meet the following criteria:
The student must have a GPA of 2.75; and
The student must have at least a “B” average in English 1010 and 1020 if appealing the Reading and Writing test or ACT Composite; and
The student must have at least a “B” average in all required mathematics courses if appealing the Mathematics test or ACT Composite; and 
All of the above courses must have been taken at an accredited college.

All decisions regarding appeals will be made by the Appeals Committee of the College of Education. The student will be notified in writing of the committee’s decision.