Students in the College of Education are expected to comply with the academic requirements and regulations listed in the university section of this bulletin and must fulfill the graduation requirements stated in the bulletin in effect the year they entered Marquette.
Students who have interrupted their enrollment for two or more consecutive terms, follow the requirements and regulations listed in the bulletin in effect during the academic year of their return. (Exception is made for students who interrupted enrollment to serve in the Armed Forces.)
It is the responsibility of students to know and fulfill all university, College of Education and major department requirements.
Academic Dismissal/Probation/Academic Alert (CAA)
The College of Education adheres to the University Academic Censure Policy.
Undergraduate students in the College of Education may be placed on academic probation for the following:
- overall GPA is below 2.600 after the completion of at least two semesters of coursework
- term GPA is below 2.000, regardless of overall GPA or number of semesters completed
College Academic Alert (CAA)
Students admitted to the College of Education are expected to meet college academic standards and maintain good academic standing. Academic performance is monitored carefully by the Teacher Education Academic Review Committee, and students either not maintaining steady progress or not demonstrating adequate achievement will be barred from future registration by a College Academic Alert (CAA) registration hold.
The basis for committee review are:
- grade point average (GPA) deficiency
- inadequate progress
- grades of CD, D, F, I, W, WA, UW or ADW
- the number of semesters on college probation
- the violation of special conditions
Special conditions may be prescribed in writing at the time of the student’s admission, readmission or transfer into the college. Conditions may also be prescribed in writing in the case of a student whose course performance or failure to follow academic advice warrants such action. All students to whom conditions have been specified will be subject to committee review and possible CAA restriction should they fail to fulfill the specified terms. It is possible that a student be barred from registration for academic reasons even though the student’s cumulative GPA exceeds 2.000. Students concerned about their academic progress should consult the college office.
Students placed on CAA status will be notified by letter or email of the committee’s decision and of the appeal process. If a student's appeal is denied, the student may request to enroll in another college via the process outlined in the University Academic Censure Policy, and if accepted, the CAA hold will be removed after admission into the new college.
Unless the CAA is removed via the individual colleges' appeal process, the student may not register for courses at Marquette and may be dropped from any classes for future terms in which he/she is registered.
Because absence from class will prevent a student from getting the full benefit of a course and because in many courses, each student’s involvement contributes to the learning process for all other students in the class, the college has adopted the University Attendance Policy for all of its undergraduate courses.
Background Checks, Drug Testing
A criminal background check is required of each student prior to participation in field work and student teaching. In addition, applicants for Wisconsin state teaching licensure are checked through the Wisconsin Criminal Investigation Bureau. Drug testing may also be required. The results of these checks and/or tests will affect the student’s eligibility to participate in field work and/or student teaching.
Students may seek to enhance their job opportunities by enrolling in coaching courses: EDUC 1600 Principles, Problems and Psychology of Coaching and EDUC 1800 Theory and Practice in Coaching Team Sports.
Education students participate in field experiences at public, private, and parochial schools in the Milwaukee area. The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) requires a minimum of 100 field hours to be completed prior to student teaching. Of these, the College of Education requires that a minimum of 50 hours must be completed in diverse settings with individuals whose backgrounds differ from those of the field students. Although Marquette University’s field experience requirements exceed those mandated by the DPI, students must satisfy Marquette’s requirements. Marquette University’s College of Education has established close, working relationships with several schools in the greater Milwaukee area.
Retention in Program
The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction requires that students achieve a cumulative 2.750 GPA and a 2.750 GPA in their major, minor, and professional education sequence as well as obtain passing scores on the appropriate Praxis II content area test in order to be approved for student teaching and to be licensed. The College of Education does not accept courses with a grade of CD or lower to meet the requirement in the professional education sequence. Courses with these grades must be repeated. See the University Repeated Courses Policy. Anyone with questions related to admission or retention should contact the Office of Teacher Education. For more information see the College of Education Undergraduate Student Handbook located on the EDUC Current Students website.