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UTA intends to graduate and certify only candidates who will be effective educators and instructional leaders. Evidence of potential effectiveness includes academic, dispositional, professional, and personal qualities. Educator candidates are carefully assessed throughout the Educator Preparation Program (EPP) for these qualities and skills through designated benchmarks and successful course completion. If a candidate has issues that arise regarding academics, dispositional, professional, and/or personal qualities that inhibit his/her fitness or effectiveness to teach, the candidate may be dismissed from the EPP. Candidates will be provided written notification of dismissal. The notification will include the reason(s) for dismissal with the official dismissal date.
Please be aware the State Board of Educator Certification (SBEC) regularly updates certification requirements. This means that your coursework, exam scores, and even your Clinical Experience (Clinical Teaching) can expire. If you delay taking your exams and/or applying for standard certification, you may be required to repeat coursework and/or clinical experience.
Students will only be released to test and/or recommended for certification in the certification area that the candidate was prepared. If the candidate fails to become certified within five years of graduating or there is a significant change made by SBEC in certification standards or test requirements, UTA may require additional coursework or training before granting test approval.