The Education Department reviews all applicants and judges their suitability for entrance to the program during the student’s sophomore year. For full approval students must have the following:
- Formal application for admission to the TEP, including completion of a writing component (TEP essay), submitted by the January deadline. Information about the writing component, completed during Fall term, will be available from the Education Department. If you have any questions, please see the Chair of the Education Department. (Students who decide to seek teacher certification after the sophomore year can be admitted late but may require extra time to complete the program).
- A cumulative GPA of at least 3.0
- ENG 101 with a grade of C or above and MTH 100, or demonstrate proficiency by placement into a higher level course.
- Scores meeting accreditation requirements in reading, math, and writing on a nationally normed assessment.
- Evidence that the student is making an effort to acquire competence in the humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences.
- Evidence that the applicant has personal characteristics conducive to success in the teaching profession (as indicated by disposition assessment forms, the recommendation of the Education Department, and a Felony Conviction Statement confirming that the student has not been convicted of any act contributing to the delinquency of a minor or involving moral turpitude).
- Good standing - academic and student life.
- Passing scores for content and writing on the TEP essay.
Please be aware that these requirements are subject to change in accordance with state or national accreditation mandates. All major(s) and minor(s) must be declared through the Registrar’s Office at the time of TEP application.