Curriculum Checksheets & Sample Semester Plans The Penn State College of Education provides pdf files online that list the latest requirements for each of its undergraduate majors. The Sample Semester-by-Semester Academic Plans are only one of many possible semester-by-semester sequences of courses for each major in the College of Education.Teacher tenure rights, first established more than a century ago, are under unprecedented attack. Tenure—which was enacted to protect students' education and those who provide it—is under assault from coast to coast, in state legislatures, in state courtrooms, and in the media.In June 2014, in the case of Vergara v.Teacher tenure is a policy that restricts the ability to fire teachers, requiring a "just cause" rationale for firing. The individual states each have established their own tenure systems.  Tenure provides teachers with protections by making it difficult to fire teachers who earn tenure. For this first submission of tenure data, districts will report only on current teachers who gained tenure prior to September 1, 2012 and who have retained or lost tenure. Teachers will first be eligible to earn tenure under current law at the end of the 2016-2017 academic year.transform teacher evaluation systems to ensure that all students have effective, highly-skilled teachers. The purpose of Teacher assessmenT and evaluaTion Current policy discourse about teacher evaluation is mired in a rewards-and-punishment framework that too often aims to: 1) measure the effectiveness of eachTeacher tenure is a part of the educational fabric of every state in the United States. It is a form of job security that prevents teachers from being terminated without "just cause." Despite having noble beginnings, teacher tenure has come under increasing scrutiny from educational reformists and politicians.