Advanced Proficiency Documentation (APD) is required only for students seeking a continuing license. Those not seeking a continuing license may take 6 hours of electives as approved by the advisor. This course is designed as a minimum year long on-the-job demonstration of competency. The student-candidate must be employed as a teacher in an early childhood, elementary, middle level, high school or special education setting.
This documentation, prepared by the student with the guidance of faculty and peer teachers, is designed to demonstrate the student’s ability to teach and work with others at an advanced level of performance. Activities and requirements specifically address the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission Continuing License as well as National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, and Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges.
Note: Interested candidates should contact the College of Education Field Services office for current updates.
Note: Some divisions may require a comprehensive examination in addition to the College of Education requirements for the degree.