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Professional Program Admission Policy
Admission to the Professional Teacher
Education Program (PTEP) requires that a series of pre-professional
courses (see list below) be completed before entry into the PTEP
program is granted.
Click here to see a tutorial on how to apply.
Click here to complete your on-line
Early Childhood Education PTEP Application. The
application must be completed prior to your advising
A candidate to be admitted must:
minimum of 56 hours.
overall GPA of 2.50 or higher (including transfer courses
that fulfill general education program requirements).
complete PRAXIS I
(or the MSDE equivalent) and provide an official score
report to the Teacher Education Department office, TETC 278.
approved minor and
file the Minor form with the academic department where the
minor is offered.
appropriate professional program
- Earn a GPA
of 2.75 or higher with no grade below “C” for Pre-Professional
required program courses (see list below). Click here to open
the Required Course GPA calculator.
General Foundation Requirements
Group I - English Composition and Literature
ENGL 103 English Composition or HONR 111 4
Literature (ENGL or MDFL) 4
Group II- History
HIST 101, 102, or 103 World History 4
HIST Elective above 103 4
Group III- Humanities and Social Sciences
Humanities Elective: Art, Communications/Theater
Arts, Dance, Modern language, Music, or Philosophy 3/4
Social Science Elective: Anthropology, Economics, Human Geography, Political Science,
or Sociology/Conflict Analysis and Dispute Resolution 3/4
Group IV- Sciences
BIOL 101 Fundamentals of Biology 4
CHEM 101 or PHYS 101 Physical Science 4
GEOG 104 Earth and Space Science 4
MATH 230 Fundamental Concepts II 3
Group V- Fitness
PHEC 106 Health and Fitness 3
Additional Math Requirements
MATH 130 Fundamental Concepts I 3
MATH 150 Data and Probability Connections 3
ECED 215 Foundations in Early Childhood (ECED and Double majors only) 3
EDUC 210 School in a Diverse Society (ELED and Double majors only) 3
ELED 304 Learning and Assessment 3