Requirements for admission into the PHETE Program should be completed before the end of the midpoint of the spring semester of the sophomore year. The requirements are:
Students should follow the PHETE Course Sequence. The courses are carefully sequenced to ensure that necessary courses are completed in time to apply for admission to teacher education.
Transfer students must apply for admission to the Physical and Health Education Teacher Education Program (PHETE) by the midpoint of their second semester at Longwood University. All criteria listed above apply to transfer students.
Licensure only teacher candidates apply for admission to the Physical and Health Education Teacher Education Program (PHETE) and must be accepted before beginning professional course work at Longwood University. Students must hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution. Two letters of recommendation from a licensed teacher or school administrator or from a previous college level instructor are also required of any Licensure Only student. All standardized testing requirements must be met as well as an interview with the PHETE Interview Committee.
Standardized testing. Virginia wants highly qualified teachers who can demonstrate competent skills in mathematics, reading, and writing. This must be documented before a student can be admitted into teacher education. To that end, there are several ways to demonstrate competencies in all three areas:
The CASE test is computer-based and available in many locations around Virginia. Go to www.ets.org for more information and to register. It will cost approx. $100 to take the test. There is information about the test on the website AND for $17 more you can have access to an on-line version that you may take as many as 10 times to practice. We strongly recommend this. Books to help you prepare will also be on reserve in the Longwood Library. If you do not pass, you must wait 30 days to re-take it.
Requirements for admission to the Student Teacher Program should be completed one year before you plan to student teach; September 1 for student teaching the following fall semester and February 1 for student teaching the following spring semester.