CPEP

Elementary Education

picture of Elementary Ed major & her classroom

 

GPA REQUIREMENTS:

All freshmen will be required to earn a 2.5 cumulative GPA by the end of their second semester.

Transfer students must earn the required 2.75 at the end of their first semester at WIU

Students not meeting these requirements and who are not within 12 s.h. of "B" work in meeting the GPA, will be required to change their major.

SPECIAL PERMISSION REQUEST FORMS :

Requests for special permission are considered on a first-come, first-served basis. Receiving permission for a class guarantees you a seat in that class. You do not have to be cleared to register to receive special permissions.

All unused special permissions will be removed May 1st or December 1st (depending on the semester), except for those students with a financial encumbrance.

Permission will not be granted for any C & I upper level course (300/400) unless the student has been "fully" accepted to TEP.

DUAL CERTIFICATION

Students may choose to pursue certification in both elementary education and special education (K-12) teaching certification. Earning both certificates only requires one additional semester of coursework beyond the requirements for earning special education certification. Students must major and receive their degree in Special Education. This is not considered a double major, it is for certification purposes only.

Grants are available from the state for those students who pursue certification in special education. Students receiving these grants are typically expected to teach in a special education classroom for several years upon graduation.