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Are we required to have completed all of our required science courses?

While it is strongly recommended, students are not required to have completed all science courses prior to enrollment in Professional Sequence II.

What happens if my grade-point average has dropped below 3.0 after I have been accepted and registered for EDUC 342?

While students will be eligible to remain enrolled in Professional Sequence II, they must remember that they will not be eligible to student teach without the minimum 3.0 GPA requirement.

Can we choose where we will be placed for our field experience?

No. While many factors are considered and attempts are made to best accommodate student needs, we are dependent upon many school districts in terms of their provision of available site placements.

When do we learn where we will be placed for our field experience?

We work diligently to finalize this information as soon as possible; however, again, we are dependent upon school districts’ providing us with preliminary information before we can begin the process of assigning students. Generally, it takes a little longer in the Fall semester for us to receive the needed information from school districts. Thus, it may take as long as four weeks into the semester before we can post assignments.

How do I find out about my field placement assignment?

As soon as placements are completed, the information is posted on various bulletin boards (Davis Hall, third floor). This information is also posted on the department website.

When does EDUC 342 meet?

EDUC 342 is the four-and-a-half-week field experience. While a time and day will be specified when you register, you do not meet for a “class” per day and time specified. However, during the 10 weeks of scheduled classes, there are various mandatory meetings and workshops scheduled for Friday mornings. You need to check e-mail frequently, along with the bulletin board, Davis Hall, third floor, for specific timeframes and location of these sessions.

What do I do if I missed a scheduled Professional Sequence II meeting?

You must schedule an appointment with the coordinator of Professional Sequence II. These meetings involve completion of forms that provide the data necessary for your eligibility determination and site placement. Without this information, you do not exist as a Professional Sequence II student!

Can I take other classes, in addition to the blocked Professional Sequence II courses?

Only if they are offered online or in the evening. Students should not have other commitments prior to 5:00 p.m.

I have a question that this information does not address. Where do I turn?

Do not hesitate to contact the coordinator of Professional Sequence II. The best means of communicating is via e-mail.

  • Dr. DeAnna M. Laverick
  • Coordinator, Professional Sequence II
    Davis Hall, Room 312
    570 South Eleventh Street
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-2400
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.