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Drake University - Requirements

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All students preparing for licensure as a teacher must meet the following criteria on a continuing basis:

  1. Completion of the Drake Curriculum (AOIs) or an equivalent program at another college or university, including one college-level mathematics or statistics course.
  2. Completion of the elementary or secondary education major with at least a ā€œCā€ in all education courses.
  3. Completion of an approved teaching endorsement area(s). Elementary education students must complete a teaching concentration area or field of a minimum of 24 credits; secondary education students must complete a teaching field of at least 30 credits. A second teaching field or a second endorsement area is also recommended.
  4. Maintenance of at least a 2.50 cumulative GPA (on a 4.00 scale) for undergraduate students.
  5. Maintenance of at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA (on a 4.00 scale) for graduate students.
  6. Demonstration of all INTASC Standards at the appropriate level.
  7. Demonstration of Drake-defined Professional Dispositions at the appropriate level.


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October 20 - Campus Preview Half-Day

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November 5 - STEM@Drake Visit Day

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