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A-State Will be Closed on Thursday, March 5

Arkansas State University will remain closed on Thursday, March 5 due to incoming winter weather. This includes the main campus at Jonesboro and the Paragould center.

For the convenience of students, faculty/staff and the community:
  • The Acansa Dining Hall will operate under inclement weather hours, 10:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • The Red Wolf Center will be open from noon - 5 pm.
  • The Dean B. Ellis Library will be closed on Thursday.
  • GradStock has been rescheduled to March 9, from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. at Cooper Alumni Center.
  • The Testing Center will be closed.
  • Wednesday's performance of "12 Angry Men" has been cancelled. Contact the Box Office for refund information.
  • NEA Science Fair has been postponed to March 16 at Hames Room, Convocation Center.
  • Communications Day (March 7) has been cancelled.
  • The SunBelt basketball match-ups with South Alabama will be played as scheduled.
  • This weekend's baseball matchup with UTA has been moved to Smith-Wills Stadium in Jackson, MS. First game is Saturday, March 7 at 7 p.m. and a doubleheader on Sunday, March 8 at 1 p.m.

The university reminds students to monitor their official Arkansas State student email account for information regarding classes, as explained in an announcement from Provost Lynita Cooksey.

For further updates, watch the A-State website at AState.edu and official social media: Facebook.com/ArkansasState and on Twitter @ArkansasState.

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Check Point 1

Admission: Check Point 1

It is the applicant's responsibility, with the assistance of the advisor, to initiate the application for admission into the teacher education program in accordance with the procedures established by the department screening committee (See form on pages 30-31 of the handbook, Appendix B). This committee will evaluate the applicant's records and determine eligibility for admission into the Teacher Education Program.

  1. Attain minimum passing scores on the Core Academic Skills for Educators Exams for reading, math and writing tests (reading >/= 156, writing >/=162 and math >/=150).
  2. Attain minimum overall GPA of 2.50 (Program of Study and Masters in Educational Theory and Practice [METP] students must have a minimum of 3.0 overall in courses for Program of Study.)
  3. Complete specific courses with a grade of "C" or better in each
  4. Complete minimum of 30 semester hours
  5. Complete an evaluation of Career Decision Awareness (This process may take 2 to 4 weeks to complete. For more information, see page 34, Appendix B)
  6. Submit a completed application form
  7. Submit a two-page typewritten philosophy of education
  8. Obtain a signed Clarification of Teacher Education Admissions/Retention Standards
  9. Appear individually for a personal interview before the Department Screening Committee
  10. Verify no conviction of a felony
  11. Verify that student has received a copy of the Conceptual Framework

You will not be permitted to enroll in specified professional education courses until you have been formally admitted into the teacher education program. Such courses are designated by an asterisk in the Undergraduate Bulletin. When your application is approved by the Professional Education Programs Director, you will receive a formal letter of acceptance. Official admittance to the teacher education program does not carry a guarantee of continuance in the program. In addition to the retention checkpoints, you must maintain academic proficiency, moral responsibility, emotional stability, and satisfactory professional growth to continue in the program.