*A grade of C or better must be earned and cannot be taken on the S/U basis.
In addition to the requirements for their major, students must meet requirements for the Teacher Education Program which include the requirements for Admission to Teacher Education, Entry to the Professional Stage, and Program Completion. For information on these requirements, consult the Student Academic Services in the Riley College of Education.
Passage of the PRAXIS II Series content area examinations is required prior to entry into the professional stage for all candidates in the teacher education program. For the most current PRAXIS information required for test(s) in your content area, visit the South Carolina Department of Education website.
Dance Education students may have to travel farther than students in other content areas for their field experience and/or internship because there are a limited number of dance education programs with certified teachers in school districts surrounding the Winthrop University campus. The Richard W. Riley College of Education and the Department of Theatre and Dance work together to place students with mentor teachers in appropriate dance education programs. Please consider the need to travel, relocate, and/or make special housing arrangements during the field experience and/or internship semesters.
The department offers the Internship I placement during the fall semester only, requiring students to complete Internship II placement during the following spring semester. Students should plan their academic progress carefully in conjunction with faculty supervisors.
For additional degree requirements, please visit the Degree Requirements page.
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