Policy on Expiration of Undergraduate Courses and Programs Leading to Professional Education Certification
For undergraduate certification-only programs:
A student who entered WKU as a beginning freshman or transfer student Fall 2005 and thereafter (i.e., iCAP-eligible students) will be allowed seven consecutive years from the student’s catalog term (initial term of entry) to complete teacher certification requirements. The Dean of the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences may grant an extension to this deadline.
For undergraduate courses used to satisfy requirements in programs leading to teacher certification:
Approved courses for programs leading to teacher certification must be aligned with current standards. Some older courses are not aligned with current standards, and thus it may not be appropriate to count them in a student’s program. Generally speaking, professional education and “content” courses used to satisfy program requirements in programs leading to professional education certification should be no more than 10 years old. Decisions about whether older courses may be used will be made on a case-by-case basis by the department head of the student’s major. Students who wish to use courses taken more than 10 years ago to satisfy program requirements may be required to demonstrate proficiency related to current course content and learning outcomes.
Approved by the Professional Education Council, 9/10/08.