Teacher Education Program Admission Requirements

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The following policies and procedures of the Teacher Education Program are for the purpose of helping students as they plan their program in education. It is the student’s responsibility to follow the policies and procedures as listed and to meet all deadlines. Students may not enroll in 300 or 400 level professional education courses until they are admitted into the Teacher Education Program.

All candidates must meet the following criteria to gain admittance into the Teacher Education Program:

1.  Complete a formal application

2.  Achieve a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale

3.  Complete at least 38 hours in the Liberal Studies Program

4.  Accomplish one of the following:

a.  Minimum national average ACT or SAT subscores of:

•  ACT Reading– 21

•  ACT English– 20

•  ACT Math – 21

•  SAT Critical Reading – 502

•  SAT Writing– 494

•  SAT Math – 515

b.  Minimum raw CAAP (College Assessment of Academic Proficiency) scores of:

•  Reading – 60

•  Writing Essay – 3.0

•  Math – 56

c.  Minimum PPST (Preprofessional Skills Test) scores of:

•  Reading – 173

•  Writing – 172

•  Math – 172

(Registration for the PPST is atwww.ets.org/praxis)

5.  Completed these courses with a grade of C or higher:

•  EDUC 208 Foundations & History of American Education

•  EDUC 244 Developmental Psychology

6.  Submit five recommendations

a.  Elementary education major:

•  One recommendation must come from an education instructor of a professional core

•  One recommendation must come from an advisor or chair of the department

•  One recommendation must come from a liberal arts/general studies instructor

•  Two recommendations may come from instructors at colleges previously attended, work references, or community references

b.  Secondary education major:

•  One recommendation must come from a major advisor

•  One recommendation must come from the content area department chair

•  One recommendation must come from a liberal arts/general studies instructor

•  Two recommendations may come from instructors at colleges previously attended, work references, or community references

7.  Submit two dispositions:

•  One disposition must come from your advisor

•  One disposition must come from your content area instructor

8.  Submit signed Candidate’s Statement of Commitment regarding Disposition

9.  Achieve an average of 3.00 or higher in early field experience

10.  Interview with the Teacher Education Committee

11.  Receive a vote of approval from the Teacher Education Committee based on the above criteria