Non-Course Requirements for Childhood - CHED (1-6) Majors


Required to enter the Professional Methods Semester (Block):

  • Minimum overall GPA of 3.0.
  • All coursework completed except the Methods Semester and Student Teaching.
  • At least 92 semester hours of coursework completed.
  • No grade below a “C” (2.0) in 100 level required coursework.
  • No grade below a "C" in EDUC 235.
  • Minimum GPA of 2.8 in the Concentration.
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 in the following eight core courses: EDUC 106, EDUC 201, EDUC 213, EDUC 253, EPSY 229, EPSY 240, EPSY 275, EPSY 280.
  • Sign-up to complete the Admission-to-Candidacy Application. Information regarding this will be available each semester by email and as posting on the Elementary Education Department bulletin board.

Required to enter Student Teaching:

  • Minimum overall GPA of 3.0 in Methods Semester.
  • No more than 18 months between Methods Semester and Student Teaching.

Recommended Before Graduation:

  • Complete Diploma and Teacher Certification Applications.
  • Establish Credentials Folder in Career Development Office.

Candidates submitting teaching license applications to NYSED will be issued an Initial License. Initial license requirements:

  • Complete Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting Seminar and School Violence Prevention Seminar. Both are included in EDUC 213.
  • Finger Printing
  • DASA Training (also included in EDUC 213).
  • Must Pass all State Tests: Content Specialty Test (CST), Academic Literacy Skills Test (ALST), Educating All Students Test (EAS), and the educative Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA).

The State University of New York at Oneonta reserves the right to make changes in policies, requirements, and regulations as conditions change and such revisions are necessary subsequent to the publication of the college catalog. This information is current as of August 2015.