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:
1. Have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 at the time of application.
2. Demonstrate writing proficiency by earning a grade of C- or higher in English 101 - Expository Writing or by placing out of the course.
3. Demonstrate mathematics competency by earning a grade of C- or higher in Mathematics 118 (majors) or beginning with the class of 2011 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.
4. 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 thr 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.
5. Display knowledge, skills, and dispositions appropriate for teaching. (Note: Effective Fall Term 2002, this assessment includes performance on outcomes assessed in education courses required for each program of study. For a list of these performance outcomes, see Appendix A or refer to the Education Department website.)
Applicants may apply for admission during the semester they are completing the last coursework requirements required for admission. Applications for admission are due in the Education Department office by the end of the third 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. Applicants denied a second time are not permitted to reapply.