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Gateway Assessment

All students who MINOR in EDUCATION are required to complete GATEWAY Assessments 1 and 2 in order receive the MINOR.

Note: All Gateway Assessments are conducted the 3rd week of November, April, and July. Candidates are responsible for signing up for the gateway assessment 3 weeks prior to when they plan on completing the Gateway Assessment.

Gateway 1 Admission to Belmont University AND Formal Application to the Education Department for licensure

1. High School GPA: ≥ 2.75

2. ACT Score: ≥ 21, SAT Score: ≥ 1080 (if ACT/SAT fall below cut score then candidates must take the Praxis: 5752 Core Academic Skills for Educators: Combined Test (Reading, Writing, Mathematics)

3. Dispositions/Goals (submitted as part of Belmont Teacher Education Application) a. two letters of reference of support b. writing sample: “Why I want to seek educational licensure” OR “Why I seek a minor in education”

Measured by submission of the Belmont University Application and Acceptance into Belmont University AND Belmont Teacher Education Application and Acceptance into the Belmont Teacher Education licensure program or minor.
Gateway 2 At the completion of the EDU CORE courses* (Foundations/Contemporary Issues, Ed, Psych/Adv. Ed. Psych, Child or Human Development, Diverse Learners in the Classroom) *May be taken during the semester in which the EDU CORE courses are being completed.

1. Belmont cumulative GPA ≥ 2.75.

2. GPA ≥ 3.00 in all EDU courses.

3. Clear of any disposition referrals from Teacher Education Department faculty (full and adjunct).

4. Average score of ≥ 1.5 on the Gateway 2 Individual Case Study Analysis

GPA and dispositional referral checks are conducted by the Teacher Education Department administrative assistant.

Gateway 2 Individual Case Study Analysis is conducted by the candidate reading a case- study and then successfully answering, average score ≥ 1.5, on the Gateway 2 Case Study Assessment Instrument questions posed by 2-3 faculty/practitioner evaluators.