Criteria & Procedures for Admission to the Teacher Education Program
Admission to the teacher education program is selective. All applicants who wish to complete licensure requirements must apply for and be admitted to the program. To be considered for admission applicants must:
- Have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 at the time of application,
- Demonstrate writing proficiency by earning a grade of C- or higher in English 101 or by placing out of the course,
- Demonstrate mathematics competency by earning a grade of C- or higher in Mathematics 118 (majors) or by earning a grade of C- or higher in a four semester hour course that fulfills the general education math requirement, course designated by a “Q” (minors). Note: In special circumstances, the Department will accept petitions to the math requirement for minors, using a passing score of 175 on the Praxis I test as an alternative.
- Earn grades of C- or higher in the following entry-level Education courses:
Education 103 - Sociological Perspectives in Education or, Education 104 - Philosophical Perspectives in Education;
Education 111 - Human Development & Learning Theory: Birth through Middle Childhood or, Education 112 - Human Development & Learning Theory: Middle Childhood through Young Adult;
Education 120 - Introduction to Students with Special Needs;
And, for applicants pursuing a major in education:
Education 150 - Phonics for Reading and Writing;
Education 275 - Integrating Literature, Art, Drama, Dance, and Music throughout the Early Childhood Curriculum or, Education 276 – Integrating Literature, Art, Drama, Dance, and Music throughout the Middle Childhood Curriculum.
Display knowledge, skills, and dispositions appropriate for teaching, including a satisfactory level of competence on the performance outcomes assessed in the Education program (Appendix A).
Students may apply for admission during the semester they are completing the last coursework requirement prerequisites. Applications for admission are due in the Education Department office by the end of the fifth week of the semester and are acted upon by the Department before advising week.
Applicants will be informed prior to advising week of their status concerning admission to the program and whether they have approval to proceed in registering for advanced coursework in education. Prior to admission to the Teacher Education Program, applicants may enroll only in 100- and 200-level education courses. Applicants denied admission may reapply once, provided that the circumstances contributing to the initial denial have been addressed. Applicants denied a second time are not permitted to reapply.
Once admitted to the Education program, students are required to purchase a Taskstream account that will follow them through senior year and one year after graduation.