Admission to Teacher Education Information
Students at SWCU who expect to become candidates for the Bachelor of Science in Education degrees or who are attempting to qualify for any teaching certificate are required to apply for admission to the Teacher Education program.
Applications for admission to teacher education will be accepted in the fall and spring semesters with a deadline at the fourth week of the semester. The application will be reviewed and brought before the Teacher Education Council at their regularly scheduled meeting. This body then makes recommendations to the head of the unit, the Dean of the School of Education and Sport Studies for final approval.
Those applying concurrently for admission to teacher education and admission to clinical internship (student teaching) must submit no later than Friday of the third week of the semester to ensure adequate processing time including clinical internship placement requests. Applications are presented to the Teacher Education Council. This body then makes recommendations to the head of the unit, the Dean of the School of Education and Sport Studies for final approval.
After final approval, applicants should allow 48 hours for information to be entered into the university enrollment system before attempting to enroll. Concurrent applicants for admission to clinical internship will receive a letter with specific enrollment instructions.
Liability in Clinical Experience and Conference Attendance
SWCU Teacher Education Program personnel, including faculty and staff, do not make assurances, either expressed or implied, regarding field work, clinical practice assignments, and clinical internship placement and risks involved in such. Any internship or travel carries with it risks which are beyond the control of SWCU. By accepting a field placement, conference attendance, or clinical internship assignment, each teacher candidate assumes responsibility for his or her own safety and well-being and releases the University and the Education Department of any liability regarding accident or other hazards encountered in the process of fulfilling the assignment. Southwestern Christian University will not knowingly place a teacher candidate at risk. Any concerns with the safety of the candidate should be brought to the immediate attention of the Department of Education Office.