Requirements of the Teacher Education Programs
The expectation is that all courses for the degree will be taken at Dominican College. A maximum of six credits may be considered for transfer. Equivalent graduate course work may be considered for transfer credit if (a) the grade was a minimum of B and (b) the course was taken within five years of the term in which the student wishes to register for it.
All requirements (courses, papers, projects) must be completed within a maximum of five years from the beginning of the term in which the candidate is awarded the first credits towards the degree, whether the credits were earned on a non-matriculated or matriculated basis. Extension of this time cannot be granted.
Courses are offered in a cycle according to a regular curriculum pattern. It is the responsibility of the student to register for courses in the sequence in which they are offered and to plan his or her progress so as to complete all requirements within the five-year period. In exceptional circumstances, a student may be granted permission to take courses out of sequence.
The College reserves the right, at its discretion, at any time, to terminate matriculation if the student fails to make sufficient progress towards the degree. Candidates for the degree not in attendance for two calendar years will have their matriculation terminated. To reactivate their matriculation, these candidates must receive permission from the Program Director. In order to be readmitted, such candidates must be able to meet all degree requirements within the five-year period dating from their original trimester or quarter.
All students must maintain a minimum cumulative G.P.A. of at least 3.0 (B). A course in which a student earns less than "B" must be repeated. No more than one course can be repeated.
Non-matriculated Certification-Only students in the TVI program must take: VI 533, VI 535,VI 641 and three-six credits in Special Education course work, based on transcript review. Students in areas other than TVI who are seeking non-matriculated Certification Only status must take courses as prescribed by the NYS Education Department based on transcript review by the Certification Officer at the College.