The class attendance necessary to satisfy course requirements varies from course to course. All students are expected to apprise themselves of and meet course-specific requirements.
Attendance is particularly critical in B.Ed. programs, as these are designed to develop required professional competencies, which prepare students for the demands of the teaching profession. Students must therefore inform themselves of, and adhere to, the attendance requirements for all Education courses. Special attention should be paid to the requirements of intensive courses and professional seminars scheduled around Field Experiences. Unexcused absences may result in exclusion from a course, course failure, and/or removal from any associated Field Experience.
For Field Experiences, punctual attendance is required throughout. Absences are only excused in exceptional circumstances. Please refer to Student Teaching/Field Experience.
Students in B.Ed. programs should be aware that some Field Experiences may begin in August, some are held in the Spring, and some may overlap with the official exam period. In addition, some professional seminars follow unique schedules. It is the student's responsibility to consult the Class Schedule on Minerva. In the case of a conflict with a final exam, students will be excused from the Field Experience or professional seminar on the exam date.