Formal admission to the study of Teacher Education is a mandatory requirement. All candidates pursuing initial Teacher Certification must be admitted to the Professional Education Unit/Teacher Education. This includes candidates who are pursuing bachelor degrees via an approved Teacher Education Program, and post-baccalaureate students who are seeking initial or additional Induction Level certification as teachers. Candidates are not eligible to take 3000 and 4000 level Education courses or Student Teach until admitted to the Professional Education Unit/Teacher Education. Candidates enrolling in 3000 and 4000 level Education courses without having met the admissions requirements to the Professional Education Unit/Teacher Education will be administratively withdrawn from class(es).
Application for Admissions
An Application for Admission to the Professional Education Unit can be obtained from the Department of Teacher Education and completed with the Academic Advisor for processing and submission. Candidates are encouraged to register for the GACE Program Admissions Assessment while enrolled in EDUC 2110: Investigating Critical and Contemporary Issues in Education.
Requirements for Admissions
The Department of Teacher Education offers professional degrees. Therefore, the Department must take formal action for candidates desiring entry into the study of Teacher Education. The following criteria must be met to gain Admission to the Professional Education Unit/Teacher Education:
Guidelines for GACE – Program Admissions Assessment Program
The Department of Teacher Education has established the following guidelines regarding the GACE Program Admissions Assessment: