HSSU to offer free teacher prep institute to pass certification exam

March 18, 2009 · Print This Article

St. Louis, MO – Harris-Stowe State University’s Teacher Education Department presents the National Education Association (NEA)/Tom Joyner Praxis II Preparation Institute, a program designed to assist individuals with passing the Praxis II Examination, a mandatory requirement for the fulfillment of the teacher certification process. 
Harris-Stowe attained a grant from the Tom Joyner Foundation to make the institute possible, and Harris-Stowe is the only university in Missouri to acquire the grant.
The NEA/Tom Joyner Praxis II Preparation Institute is free and open to the public for those who qualify. Prospective candidates must meet the following requirements:
1)      Failed Praxis Exam at least once (must provide documentation)
2)      Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 grade scale
3)      Minimum 60 hours of completed course work
4)      Willingness to commit to a four-weekend program of study 
The upcoming session runs March 20, 21, 27, 28, April 3, 4, 10 and 11, 2009. For optimum results, participants should attend all sessions. On March 20, all participants should report to Room 205 of the Dr. Henry Givens Jr. Administration Building (HGA) with a copy of a failed Praxis score and proper ID. 
To apply, visit http://www.hssu.edu/sphome.cfm?DeptID=11 . For more information, please contact Harris-Stowe’s Teacher Education Department at (314) 340-3673 or smithla@hssu.edu.  


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