Education Specialties
Holloway Hall

Professional Program Admission Policy

Secondary Education Major

Admission to the Professional Teacher Education Program (PTEP) requires that a series of pre-professional required courses and major requirements be completed prior to admission into the Professional Teacher Education Program.   Professional Teacher Education Program admission is required to enroll in secondary education professional program courses.

Admission Requirements

  • Complete the following  Pre-Professional required program courses with no grade below “C” . 
    Education Foundations
       
    EDUC 210 School in a Diverse Society 3
    EDUC 300 Development, Learning and Assessment 3
    Humanities
       
    ENGL 103 Composition and Research 4
  • Successfully pass  PRAXIS CORE (or the MSDE equivalent) and provide an official score report to the Department of Education Specialties office, TE 379.

  • Submit an application for formal admission to the education advisor for processing.  Obtain written approval from both the content major advisor and education advisor.

  • Complete a  minimum of 56 college credits with a minimum GPA of 2.50, including transfer courses.

  • Earn a cumulative major GPA of 2.75 or higher, including transfer courses that fulfill major program requirements.

  • Complete four courses in the major field.

  • Exhibit appropriate professional program candidate dispositions.

Professional Teacher Education Applications may be printed from the links below or picked up in  the Department of Education Specialties office, TE 379.