Academic Policy

All policies apply to both undergraduate and post-baccalaureate (degree holder) students.

Grades: Students must earn a B- or better in each Step course and a C or better in each 3 credit hour UTeach Dallas course, but must maintain a 3.0 GPA overall in the UTeach Dallas coursework.

Repeating Courses: Students may take a UTeach Dallas course only two times. Students who must take a UTeach Dallas course a third time, are required to appeal through the UTeach Dallas Appeals Committee.

Prerequisites: Prerequisites for UTeach Dallas courses are strictly enforced.  Students not meeting published prerequisites will be dropped from the course, unless they have received prior approval from the instructor.

Apprentice Teaching: Students must have: a cumulative UTD GPA of 2.75, a teaching field* GPA  of 2.75, and a UTeach GPA of 3.0 in order to enroll in the Apprentice Teaching semester. Additionally, students must have completed Project Based Instruction with a C or better and have earned a passing score on the Preliminary Portfolio.

Graduation: In order to graduate with a UTeach Dallas degree, students must have a cumulative UTD GPA of at least 2.75. 

Certification: A minimum GPA of 2.75 in teaching field(s), 3.0 in UTeach Dallas professional development course work, and 2.75 cumulative UTD GPA are required for certification.

Policy appeals: Students have the option to appeal particular situations related to our academic policies. Contact the UTeach Dallas Academic Advisor to initiate the appeals process.

Attendance Policy: Attendance is crucial for the UTeach Dallas courses due to the amount of class participation and team/group work. Points will be deducted for absences and tardies. See your course syllabus for specifics.

 

* "teaching field" is all the non-UTeach courses on your certification plan