Admission to Teacher Education Program

Candidates who do not hold a Bachelor's degree must meet current passing PPST (Pre-Professional Skills Test) scores

  • Reading = 173
  • Writing = 172
  • Math = 172

or Core (CASE) test scores

  • Reading = 156
  • Writing = 162
  • Math = 150

or have ACT scores of 22 in Math - Total Score, English - Total Score, and Reading - Total Score

General Education courses completed with grade of "C' or higher:

  • English Composition I and II
  • Fund. of Oral Communication
  • College Algebra or higher
  • Elements of Statistics

Candidates who do not hold a bachelor’s degree must have achieved a cumulative 2.75 GPA including a minimum of 36 hours of General Education credit.

Candidates who hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university must have achieved a 2.75 GPA on the last 60 hours of college credit OR have a cumulative GPA of 2.75.

  • Foundations of Education
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Early Field Experience (Secondary Education)
  • Children's Literature (Elementary Education)

Completion of a Background check (valid for 4 years from the time the check is completed-Policy G.3).  If prior charges are shown, the COET Background Check Committee will determine entry in the program, per COPTSP Policy G.3.

Verification of a recent negative TB skin test (test valid up to 6 years prior to the date the applicant is admitted to the program).

Approval for admission to Teacher Education by the Council on Preparation of Teachers and School Personnel, including approval from the candidate's department and having met all departmental requirements.

Candidates who, after submitting an Application to Teacher Education, have not taken coursework in a two year time span, must reapply to the program by completing a new Application to Teacher Education and must meet current program requirements.

Candidates must meet requirements of Policy G.2 Disposition Assessment of Initial and Advanced Candidates

Introduction Video
Submission of an acceptable Professional Video Introduction through TK20. Applicants submitting Application to Teacher Education August 1, 2014 or later, will need to meet this requirement.

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