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 and endorsement 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 23, 2017
The 2018 Herb and Karen Baum Symposium for Ethics and the Professions will examine the key moral responsibilities of members of the U.S. civic body, from various walks of professional life, in light of the current political climate.