Applying to the Major
Admission to the Professional Teacher Education Program (PTEP) requires that a series of pre-professional required courses (see list below) be completed before entry into the PTEP program is granted.
Click here to access the application: Professional Teacher Education Program (PTEP) Application
The online application must be completed prior to your advising appointment.
A candidate to be admitted must:
Complete a minimum of 46 hours.
Earn an overall GPA of 2.50 or higher (including transfer courses that fulfill general education program requirements).
Successfully complete Core Academic Skills (or the MSDE equivalent) and provide an official score report to the Teacher Education Department office, TETC 278.
To purchase a study guide: go to Core Test Preparation.
Exhibit appropriate professional program candidate dispositions.
- 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 Courses GPA calculator.
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
Living Systems 4
Physical Systems 4
Earth Systems 4 OR
STEM Elective 3
Group V- Fitness
FTWL 106 Health and Fitness 3
Additional Math Requirements
MATH 130 Fundamental Concepts I 3
MATH 150 Data and Probability Connections 3
ELED 201 Introduction to Teaching 1
ELED 202 Technology in Education 4