Thursday, June 30, 2016

Checking In

Now that we're into mid-summer, it's extremely important to have your Praxis Core tests scheduled. If you have a voucher, get the test scheduled now. If you don't, you must get a hold of Jen Heid so we can get one ordered for you.

The Finance Office at UTTC is closed for business during the month of June so they can prepare for the end of the fiscal year on June 30. So if you requested a voucher within the month of June, we had to wait until July 1 (Friday) to request payment for your voucher. If you haven't contacted her yet, do so immediately.

There are still lots of questions about student teaching and wondering when you are going to student teach. These are all good questions and we will do everything we can to offer the courses you need that lead up to student teaching.

What we can't do for you is schedule the Praxis tests. This is 100% up to you. And you MUST pass at least two of the tests before you student teach (all 3 is even better). So make sure you allow enough time to take and pass the tests BEFORE you are scheduled to student teach.

You are all going to make phenomenal teachers and if we didn't believe in you, we wouldn't push you so hard. Unfortunately, there are rules beyond our control (like the Praxis tests) that have to be met in order for you to become a licensed teacher. Keep pushing!

Friday, June 10, 2016

Fall 2016 Registration

Leah and Lisa are going to be mapping out class schedules for fall on Monday, June 13, for all returning CEDAR participants. We will be ready to register all returning students after that date so you can get everything in place for fall.

If you haven't scheduled your Praxis Core tests yet, make sure you schedule and take the test(s) as soon as possible. All of you are at or nearing the end of taking courses. You don't want the dreaded Praxis to hold things up for you!

You must pass at least two of the Praxis Core tests before you student teach. We've made two exceptions in the past and simply cannot do it again with the grant nearly done. The CEDAR grant has been extended so there is funding through May 2017.

If you need a Praxis voucher, be sure to contact Jen Heid as soon as possible. This is your responsibility. Unfortunately, because of privacy issues, we cannot register you or do anything with your Praxis accounts or setting up tests.

Stay cool this weekend!