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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. Complete your PTEP application prior to your advising appointment.
A candidate to be admitted must:
Complete a minimum of 49 hours.
Earn an overall GPA of 2.50 or higher (including transfer courses that fulfill general education program requirements).
Successfully complete PRAXIS Core (or the MSDE equivalent) and provide an official score report to the Teacher Education Department office, TETC 278.
Exhibit appropriate professional program candidate dispositions.
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
ECED 251 Collaboration and Cooperation in Early Childhood Community 3
ELED 201 Introduction to Teaching 1
ELED 202 Technology in Education 4