TEP Forms and Documents

View forms and information regarding Luther’s Teacher Education Program (TEP).

Admission to the Teacher Education Program (required before taking any courses at or above the 300-level)

  1. 2.75 minimum overall GPA.
  2. Pass the following courses with a minimum of a “C”:
    • EDUC 115
    • EDUC 220
    • EDUC 221
    • EDUC 222, EDUC 252 or MUED 232
  3. Three recommendations from faculty (at least one from students’ major field of study) and staff.
  4. Approval of the candidate by all program-area departments and the Education Department.
  5. Approval of portfolio submissions in Anthology Portfolio is needed to progress in one’s coursework or program. Satisfactory completion of the introductory portfolio is required by the deadline set in the department.
  6. Students desiring to teach music must have passed piano proficiency or currently be enrolled in MUS 117 or applied study.

You must read the Luther academic catalog so that you are aware of all of the current requirements for your major and minor.

It is your responsibility to accurately list your major (and minor) with the Registrar’s Office. If you have not already done so, please complete this Declaration of Major Form before filling out your application.

It is also important for you to read and retain important information in the TEP Handbook.

TEP Application

A teacher candidate has selected you as one of the persons on the faculty and/or staff who know him/her best. Complete this form to share your evaluation of this student’s potential for teaching.

TEP Reference Form

Professional dispositions are the professional attitudes, values, and beliefs demonstrated through both verbal and non-verbal behaviors as educators interact with students, families, colleagues and communities. These positive behaviors support student learning and development.

Professional Disposition Self-Evaluation

Becoming a teacher is a rewarding experience in which teachers influence the lives of K-12 students in multiple ways. The Education Department focuses on “Preparing Competent, Caring, and Inquisitive Teachers for Global Responsibility” as delineated further in our conceptual framework.

This TEP handbook (currently being updated) outlines the procedures leading to teacher licensure and guides prospective students through the various Education Department curricula. It should serve as a reference tool and contains information that will be helpful such as meeting information and application deadlines. This information will be referred to often as you progress through the Teacher Education Program.

This Student Teaching Handbook outlines the procedures leading to teacher licensure and guides teacher candidates through the various processes and requirements for student teaching. It should serve as a reference tool and contains information that will be helpful such as meeting information and application deadlines. This information will be referred to often as you progress through your student teaching experience.

If after reading this document questions still exist, students, cooperating teachers and Luther supervisors should seek assistance from Education Department faculty or staff.

Student Teaching Handbook

Occasionally, candidates need to proceed in the Teacher Education Program outside of the regular protocol or with exceptions. Examples of these include substituting a course or taking a class out of sequence. Candidates should consult with a faculty member in the Education Department to determine whether or not a petition is warranted.

Petitions may be submitted anytime during the academic year.  The department will discuss and vote on them during the semester they are submitted.

Submitting a petition is not a guarantee it will be granted.

The student and their advisor must sign the completed petition before submitting.  All petitions, including supporting documentation if needed, should be emailed to Jennifer Olufsen at olufseje@luther.edu.

The State of Iowa accredits the Luther College TEP. Exceptions to the program must fulfill accreditation requirements in order to provide a holistic, appropriately sequenced program for teacher candidates to earn licensure.

Petition Form

A Letter of Verification is produced as a courtesy for teacher candidates by the licensure office staff. Please answer all questions. We request one week’s advance notice before you need the completed letters. Please ensure that you include a name and address for each request. You will receive the completed letters via email and are responsible for passing them on to the intended recipients.

Letter(s) of Verification Request Form

The goal of the academic advising guide sheets is to promote undergraduate student success by guiding all students to timely completion of an undergraduate degree and is meant to be used as a guide for planning purposes in consultation with an academic advisor. The guide sheets also help students prepare for meetings with their academic advisor and track their progress in their selected academic program.

Students are encouraged to:

  • Be familiar with required courses for their academic program and how they fit into the overall plan.
  • Update their plans at the end of each semester.
  • Review updated plans prior to advising appointments to identify which courses they need to take.
  • Bring updated plans (hard copy or electronic) to all advising appointments.

Your journey may not be the same as everybody else’s, and your academic advising guide sheet is one tool you can use to build your personal roadmap to success!

Elementary Education (8 semesters) Advising Guide Sheet

Elementary Education (9 semesters) Advising Guide Sheet

The goal of the academic advising guide sheets is to promote undergraduate student success by guiding all students to timely completion of an undergraduate degree and is meant to be used as a guide for planning purposes in consultation with an academic advisor. The guide sheets also help students prepare for meetings with their academic advisor and track their progress in their selected academic program.

Students are encouraged to:

  • Be familiar with required courses for their academic program and how they fit into the overall plan.
  • Update their plans at the end of each semester.
  • Review updated plans prior to advising appointments to identify which courses they need to take.
  • Bring updated plans (hard copy or electronic) to all advising appointments.

Your journey may not be the same as everybody else’s, and your academic advising guide sheet is one tool you can use to build your personal roadmap to success!

Secondary Education (8 semesters) Advising Guide Sheet

Secondary Education (9 semesters) Advising Guide Sheet