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A-State Remains Closed Through Friday. March 6

Arkansas State University will remain closed through Friday, March 6, due to heavy snowfall and hazardous road conditions. 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. on Thursday and 10:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. on Friday.
  • The Red Wolf Center will be open from noon - 5 pm during the closure.
  • The Dean B. Ellis Library will be open on Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and regular hours over the weekend.
  • 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.
  • 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 Honors Reception event scheduled for Saturday, March 7 has been cancelled.

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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(870) 972-3820

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(870) 972-2093

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Check Point 4

Retention: Check Point 4

During the beginning of the internship semester, each advisor completes admission validation forms to determine if students have met all admission requirements for the internship. No later than the end of the first week of classes, students will be informed of their admission status. Students must meet the following minimum performance requirements to be validated for the internship.

  1. Formal admittance into the teacher education program
  2. Senior standing-a minimum of 90 semester hours
  3. Pre-Teacher Intern Check Form filed with the Office of Professional Education Programs
  4. Completion of professional education courses for secondary education majors and professional education/major courses for early childhood (P-4) and middle level (4-8) majors with the exception of the teaching internship semester
  5. Attainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.50 in all course work and a minimum grade point average of 2.50 in the major area (minimum of 3.0 in all course work required for Program of Study students and a minimum 3.0 major grade point average)
  6. Meet prescribed department requirements
  7. Completion of application forms for teaching internship eight weeks before the end of the semester or one week before the preregistration date of the semester preceding teaching internship
  8. A medical examination report to be presented at the time the candidate applies for teaching internship
  9. Attend the orientation sessions for the teaching internship
  10. Verification of no conviction of a felony or crimes listed on page 33 of the Teacher Education Handbook.

Transfer students must meet the above prerequisites and complete a minimum of twelve (12) semester hours of resident work at Arkansas State University to be eligible to enroll in the teaching internship.

In addition to the aforementioned ten eligibility requirements for the internship, the students must meet the following minimum performance requirements at Checkpoint 4.

  1. Maintain a minimum overall GPA of 2.50 (minimum of 3.0 in all course work required for Program of Study students)
  2. Validation by advisor for the teaching internship