A candidate may graduate from the College of Education and Human Development upon satisfactory fulfillment of the following requirements: 1. Completion of the general degree requirements of the University. 2. Completion of the requirements for a bachelor’s degree in either early childhood, elementary, secondary, or elementary-secondary education. 3. Demonstration of all required performances and dispositions via a successful review of a professional portfolio and related evidence. 4. For candidates in early childhood and elementary education: a. A minimum grade of “C” in each course in professional educa-tion and each course in the focus area. b. Achievement of an overall grade point average of 2.5 and a grade-point average in professional education of 2.0. c. Meet or exceed content/performance GPA for specific content area. 5. For candidates in secondary and elementary secondary education: a. minimum grade of “C” in each course in professional education and in each course in the academic content area(s). b. Achievement of an overall grade-point average of 2.5 and a 2.0 grade-point average in professional education and the aca-demic content area(s). c. Meet or exceed content/performance GPA for specific content area. 6. Candidates seeking teacher certification through a baccalaureate degree program must take and pass PRAXIS subject assessment(s)
University of New Orleans/68and content area test(s) and the Principles of Learning and Teaching prior to program completion and graduation. Louisiana Teacher Certification In addition to the graduation requirements listed above, a candi-date must meet the following requirements of the State of Louisiana in order to be eligible for a Louisiana teacher’s certificate. 1. Be admitted to and graduate from a state approved teacher edu-cation program. (Teacher education programs in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of New Orleans are state approved). 2. Achieve a minimum grade point average of 2.5. 3. Pass all specified PRAXIS Series Examinations. 4. Receive a recommendation for certification by an appropriate University official. Transfer Students Transfer credits will be valid for degree completion if the course content matches the content and/or performances of a course in the College of Education and Human Development curriculum. Transfer credit will not be awarded for Tier III coursework. The College may require the validation of credits earned more than five years prior to a candidate’s admission to the College in order to approve the transfer of credits into a degree program. Candidates are required to enter arti-facts into Livertext to document their performance of competencies aligned with transfer coursework. Candidates transferring into the program should also note the provisions in the section, “Requirements for Student Teaching.” Honors Degree in Education An Honors Degree in Education is available to qualified majors and open (but not limited to) candidates enrolled in University Honors.