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The Admission and Monitoring Process-Stage One

The admission process to the College of Education, Humanities and Social Studies does not automatically admit students into the Department of Education.  Students must complete a prescribed set of requirements, and then apply for admission to a Teacher Education Program. 

Step One: Students must complete and document the following.

  • Completed application on file in the CARE Center (come to the CARE Center to begin the application process)
  • Completed a minimum of 45-60 credit hours to include 48 hours of the General Education Curriculum
  • Passed each component of PRAXIS I Test (Reading, Writing, Mathematics) or exempted with 1650 on the reading, writing and mathematics components on the SAT or 24 on the ACT
  • Earned a 2.75 cumulative grade point average
  • Completed a minimum of 45 hours in a practicum (Pre-STEP)
  • Documented proof of acceptable medical health  (Brooks Health Center will complete the medical form for a fee of $10.00 any day, except Thursday)
  • Documented proof of acceptable Speech and Hearing Screening (The Speech and Hearing Clinic on campus will administer the test free on Fridays)
  • Submitted two letters of recommendations (a major professor, and a general reference from a professional who knows you well) 
  • Completed self-assessments of the Character Screening and Disposition Survey
  • Passed the English Proficiency Exam, enroll in ENGL 111 or exempted by passing the writing component of PRAXIS I 


Step Two: Sit for the Writing and Interview Assessments

Step Three: Positive Evaluation or Remediation

Step Four: Files Transferred to the Office of Clinical Experiences and Evaluation