School of Education

Secondary Education Unit Assessment System Benchmarks

Benchmark one: Acceptance into Secondary Intern Program
Timeframe: Before starting summer

  • 75% of gen ed courses completed with a GPA of at least 2.5 in each area
  • 75% of content courses completed with a GPA of at least 2.7. No grade lower than C.
  • Content faculty recommendation
  • Completed student teaching application form and DFE interview

Benchmark two: Acceptance into our Teacher Education Program
Timeframe: Before starting fall internship

  • Take and pass CASA exam
  • Writing Sample on professional dispositions/professional growth plans
  • Progress Interview
  • Overall GPA of 2.7

Benchmark three: Acceptance into the Internship Semester
Timeframe: Before starting spring student teaching

  • 3.0 average GPA in methods classes
  • Satisfactory completion of M401
  • Impact on student learning document (TPAS)

Benchmark four: Graduation
Timeframe: Before graduation

  • Student Teaching TPAS Portfolio
  • Satisfactory completion of capstone and student teaching

Benchmark five: Licensure
Timeframe: Before state will license a teacher

  • Pass Pearson content and pedagogy exams and submit to IU East and State of Indiana
  • Completed application for certification through LVIS
  • Pass CPR/AED/Heimlich Training
  • Complete Suicide Prevention Training

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