MU Closed Wednesday

With the forecast of “a wintry mix changing to snow,” Millersville University has decided to close the campus for Wednesday, November 26.  It is important to note that ALL classes will be held, as scheduled, the remainder of today and tonight.  Only essential personnel are to report on Wednesday. 

 Have a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving.

 Policy on Snow Delays/Cancellations

APS Admission Criteria

Criteria for Admission to Advanced Professional Studies

  1. The completion of 60 semester hours of credit.
  2. A Millersville University minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0, effective Fall 2003.
  3. Qualifying scores on the Praxis I Pre-Professional Skills Tests (PPST – Reading, Math and Writing) to be submitted by ETS to Millersville University.
  4. Favorable faculty recommendations for undergraduate, post baccalaureate and second degree students.
    • By default all students receive favorable recommendation to APS through the dispositions assessment process.
    • An APS "hold" will be placed on any student with new or unresolved disposition concerns.
      • Remediation will follow the established disposition process.
      • The remediation plan must be completed satisfactorily for APS admittance and retention.
  5. Satisfactory completion of all requirements for the major degree program, as well as the following:
    • One (1) college-level (3 credits) English writing course (ENGL 110 included)
      Students with a score of 600 or above on the SAT II writing subject test taken while in high school may request a 3- credit equivalent from the Associate Dean of Education.
    • One (1) college-level (3 credits) literature course with an English prefix (ENGL)
    • Fundamentals of Speech (COMM 100)
    • Two (2) college-level (6 credits) Mathematics courses
      • Biology majors may count BIOL 375-Biometry as a 3-credit math course.
      • Transfer students who have taken a course that has a significant statistics component may request a waiver from the Associate Dean of Education.
  6. Photocopies of satisfactory (no record exists) Act 34 (Criminal Record Check) report, satisfactory (no record exists) Act 151 (Child Abuse History Clearance) report, and satisfactory (no record exists) FBI clearance (fingerprint check) on file with the Field Services Office.

Students who do not meet APS requirements should contact their advisor for guidance and/or remediation.

Students who have not yet completed APS requirements, but are in the process of completing requirements prior to their APS semester, must register for those APS course wait lists to be eligible to add APS courses once APS requirements have been met.  Students must be on a course wait list by December 1 for spring semester or May 1 for fall semester to be considered for a place in the class.

Criteria for Admission to Student Teaching

  1. Grade point average of 3.0 at the time of student teaching.
  2. Satisfactory dispositions record.
  3. A negative TB Tine test must be on file with the Field Services Office.
  4. Photocopies of satisfactory (no record exists) Act 34 (Criminal Record Check) report, satisfactory (no record exists) Act 151 (Child Abuse History Clearance) report, and satisfactory (no record exists) FBI clearance (fingerprint check) on file with the Field Services Office.
  5. Evidence of having current liability insurance.

All students are encouraged to take Praxis II tests prior to student teaching.  Praxis II test scores must be submitted by ETS to Millersville University.

Advanced Professional Studies Courses

The courses representing the Professional Block in Secondary Education are listed below. Students may not enroll in these courses until admission to Advanced Professional Studies has been obtained. These courses are typically taken one or two semesters before student teaching.

Secondary Education in English

EDSE 321 Issues in Teaching Secondary Education
EDFN 330 Instructional Technology, Design, and Assessment
ENGL 485 Teaching of Secondary English

After successfully completing APS and the related field experiences, students are assigned to full-time cooperating teachers and to university supervisors in area school districts for a full semester of student teaching. Students must sign up for student teaching ONE YEAR in advance outside the Field Services Office in Stayer.

EDEN 461 Student Teaching (English)
EDEN 462 Student Teaching (English)

Graduate Level

EDFN 530 Instructional Technology, Design, and Assessment (Graduate Level)
EDFN 561 Student Teaching (Graduate Level)
EDFN 560 Post Bac Professional Bloc
EDFN 562 Student Teaching Post Bac