Program admission requirements and Application

You must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program prior to enrolling in 400 level education courses.

Program Admission requirements

  • Minimum 2.75 cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA)
  • One of the following:
    • Minimum B- grade in ED 222 Education: Global Perspectives* OR
    • Minimum B- grade in ED 204 (Early Childhood Education Majors) OR
    • Minimum B- grade in any of the following: MU 314, MU 315, or MU 316 (Music K-12 Education Majors)
  • One of the following:
    • Minimum B- grade in ED 341 Foundations of Teaching and ED 342 Foundations of Teaching School Based Experiences* OR
    • Minimum B- grade in ED 220 (Early Childhood Education Majors) OR
    • Minimum B- grade in two of the following courses: MUS 314, MS 315, or MUS 316 (Music K-12 Education Majors)
  • Minimum C grade in a college level composition course (typically Comp 150 or 250)
  • Minimum C grade in a college level mathematics course (typically MATH 105 or 110)

Teacher Education Program Application

In order to be admitted to the Teacher Education Program, please contact Jon Smith, Licensure Officer, to attend a program admission meeting and be admitted.

PERC petitioning for admission to Teacher Education 

If you have not met all of the criteria, you will be prompted to petition the Professional Education Review Committee (PERC) for admission. You should explain your reasons for not meeting the criteria and how you plan to remediate the specific deficiencies.

PERC petition procedure

  • Download PERC Petition Form.
  • Collect and complete all documents.
  • Assemble into one packet.
  • Deliver the complete packet to the Administrative Assistant located in EBH 249.
  • Submissions that are delivered before the 10th of each month will be reviewed before the end of that month.

PERC petition deadlines

Petitions are due on the 10th of the following months:

  • Fall Term - September through November
  • Spring Term - January through April

Petitions are not accepted during the final weeks of the Fall and spring terms, or during the summer.