The student expecting to enter a program leading to teacher certification should apply for admission to the teacher education program as part of the course responsibilities for EDUC 2301 or during the first semester of education course/s. This application should be filed with the School of Education. Requirements for admission to and retention in teacher education include:

  • Filing a completed application for admission to teacher education. (If denied admission, the student must reapply in order to be reconsidered for admission.)
  • A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.7 on all academic work attempted.
  • A satisfactory score on one of the following basic skills test: THEA - with a score of 260 or greater on the reading section is required and a score of 230 is required on the math and writing sections. Accuplacer - with a score of 90 or better on the reading section, a score of 80 or better on the math and sentence structure and a score of 5 or better on the writeplacer section. Exemption from the TASP or Acupplacer tests is based on ACT scores of 23 or higher on the composite with a score of 19 or higher on English and mathematics, or an SAT combined score of 1070 or higher, with verbal and mathematics scores 500 or higher.
  • Completion of English and Math core requirements with a grade of C or better in each course.
  • Evidence of freedom from any incapacitating physical or emotional defects.
  • Recommendation by the Teacher Education Council (the council is composed of faculty members from the various Schools offering teacher certification). It is the function of the committee to review the student's application and determine whether the student is admitted to the teacher education program.