To be certified by the COE for graduation, a student must have:

  1. Successfully completed all program requirements for ESOL (including the ESOL binder).
  2. Earned a combined grade point average of 2.50 in professional education and specialization as well as an overall USFSM GPA of 2.50.
  3. Passed the appropriate FTCE Subject Area and Professional Education subtests.
  4. Submitted all documents for graduation (i.e., test scores, final grades, final transcripts) to Student Services office (SMC-C107) no later than 5:00 pm on the Friday after the graduation ceremony. If that date is a university holiday, then the said information must be submitted no later than 5:00 pm on the Thursday after the graduation ceremony.
  5. Completed the major requirements in a state-approved educator preparation program (which includes general preparation, teaching specialization, and professional preparation).
  6. Earned a minimum of 8 credits in professional courses in addition to internship and 12 credits in specialization courses.
  7. Completed a minimum of 30 hours after admittance to an upper-level program.
  8. Completed all assignments and/or requirements in TaskStream.
  9. In the College of Education, the Pillars are developed and assessed throughout the curriculum, so students do not take specific Pillar courses in addition to their major course of study. 
  10. To obtain a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree, the student must meet the Foreign Language Competency (see graduation requirements in front of catalog) and complete a 3 credit hour upper-level Pillar course from one of the three Pillars: Communication and Critical Thinking; Leadership and Ethics; and Community Engagement and Diversity (see upper-level pillar under core curriculum).