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Education Studies Program Admissions Process

Who Should Apply?

  • You have taken EDU 206 or you are currently taking it
  • You plan to follow a career in teaching and you are seeking Teacher Certification

Please Note: Students who plan to seek teacher certification must be admitted to the Education Studies Program.

Students seeking teacher certification who have not been admitted to the Education Studies Program will not be permitted to enroll/remain in any education major courses other than EDU 206.

Admissions Criteria

The Education Studies Program encourages early identification of students who plan to follow a career in teaching at all levels. Students are advised to apply for admissions to the teacher education program during the fall semester of their sophomore year and not later than the spring semester of their sophomore year. Complete and submit the following:

  1. ESP Application for Admissions

  2. Passing Score on GACE I Basic Skills Assessment or proof of exemption based on one of the following criteria (verification must be provided):

  3.              SAT Score >1000 (combined total on Verbal and Math)
                 ACT Score >43 (combined on English and Math)

  4. Education Philosophy Essay (typed, double-spaced)

  5. Three Recommendations  (one must be from a faculty member in the Education Studies Program)

  6. A Current Official Transcript that verifies:
      Successful completion of EDU 206 (final grade of C or better)
      Minimum of 30 credit hours of college coursework
      Cumulative grde point average of 2.75

  7. A clear Criminal History/Arrest Record (verification must be provided)

  8. A successful Admissions Interview with members of the Education Studies Program's faculty and Professional Education Committee

  9. A rating of proficiency (3.0) or higher on the Behaviors and Characteristics of Professional Educators Rubric as assessed by the EDU 206 instructor and the Field Experience Supervisor

  10. Submit passing score on the Ethics Exam administered in EDU 206 (Orientation in Education).