BSSEM Program Requirements

Students may declare the BSSEM as their major and may be conditionally accepted into the program any time after their acceptance into SKC as a student.
Before students can visit or work in K–12 classrooms they must submit to, and be approved through, a Federal Background Check and Fingerprinting. This should be completed immediately upon declaring the BSSEM as a major so it is complete before the first field experience. The first field experience typically occurs early in the program.
In addition to the background check, for students to be fully admitted to the BSSEM program and remain students in good standing within the program they must:
 complete the mathematics content courses required for an Associate of Science in Mathematics degree with a 2.5 overall GPA in those courses and no single content course grade below 2.0,
 complete a minimum of 60 quarter credits (40 semester credits) with a minimum cumulative GPA in all courses of not less than 2.5 and no single course grade below 2.0,
 and complete the Transition to Teacher Professional Disposition Seminar.
To graduate with a BSSEM degree, students must attain at least a 2.5 GPA in all mathematics content courses (prefix MATH) with no less than 2.0 in any single mathematics course, at least a 3.0 GPA in all education courses (prefix EDUC) courses with no less than a 2.0 in any single education course, and at least a 3.0 in their student teaching course (EDUC 491). Additionally, graduates must successfully complete Stage III of the TEP Portfolio.