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Education majors interested in teaching are admitted to teacher education programs when they have achieved sophomore standing (completion of 30 hours), if they meet the following criteria:

  • Application for Teacher Education
  • Completion of an oral communication course
  • Passing scores on the CORE Academic Skills for Educators exam (150 for math, 156 for reading and 162 for writing)
  • Completion of the introductory course work
  • Satisfactory evaluation in at least one paraprofessional or field experience
  • Proficient in appropriate technology (TET 200)
  • Satisfactory evaluation in at least one field experience
  • Twenty hours of validated work with youth
  • Cumulative GPA of at least 2.7

Additional Testing Requirements

  • Students must achieve a passing score on Praxis II Content Exam to be eligible for student teaching
  • Students must achieve passing scores on Praxis II Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT) to complete the program