Alternate Teacher Education Program
An Alternate Teacher Education Program, or Directed Professional Experience, is available to students enrolled in any Education major who either do not wish to student teach or are ineligible for student teaching. Students who do not student teach, but complete an alternate program instead, are not eligible to apply for any state teaching certification.
A student may still earn a baccalaureate degree without certification if all other course and credit requirements are met. These individuals may have developed an interest in the broader concept of “education,” as it refers to related careers and interests.
Students opting for this program must consult with their advisor and officially apply approximately one year prior to entering their Professional Semester.