Admission to Teacher Education
Students who are or will be majoring in education MUST be admitted to the Teacher Education Program. To enroll in the program students must:
- Follow your prescribed program curriculum sheet as provided by your department
- Complete a minimum of 44 credit hours of the Core Courses, earning a grade of “C” or better in the prescribed math and English courses (see core curriculum checklist).
- Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 and a core GPA of 2.75
- Participate in the Professional Test Preparation Clinic workshops, and use available software programs to prepare for the Praxis CORE Examination by the end of your first two semesters at the university.
- Register and take the Praxis CORE Examination by the end of your freshman year.
- Complete an application for admission to teacher education including two recommendations for admission; original Praxis CORE scores (passing scores for reading, writing and math), ACT score of 21 or better (subject to change based on MDE policies) or SAT score of 1060 or better; a curriculum sheet signed by your advisor and Department chair; and a current transcript.
- Register and pass the MS Foundations of Reading Test (Passing Score: 229) prior to enrolling in Student Teaching.
- Schedule an interview.
- Sign acknowledgement that you have been informed that a background check is required by most school districts prior to employment.
- Obtain a written statement regarding your admitted status.
Students must be officially admitted to teacher education prior to enrolling in the Restricted Courses (prerequisite courses for student teaching).