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.

*Retaking Classes to Improve GPA: Field work and many other aspects of our courses are supported by generous grant funding by corporate and foundation sponsors.  While courses with grades of C or below may be retaken to meet UTD teacher certification GPA requirements, we will not allow students with grades of B to retake courses due to unnecessary costs which deplete limited grant funding. 

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 and a UTeach Dallas 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.

Certification: A minimum GPA of 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.