Apply to the Program
Students complete their application to the Education Department during the semester in which they are enrolled in EDUC 310 Educational Psychology. Though the admission process is separate from the EDUC 310 course, students receive instructions and deadlines with enrollment in this course.
To be considered for acceptance, students must produce evidence of:
- 2.5 GPA (Cumulative, Major, & Department)
- ACT Composite Score of 22 or above AND ACT Combined English/Writing Score of 21 or above OR Completion of the NES Essential Academic Skills tests (Reading, Writing, Math)
- A complete application package (see "Application Materials" below)
The deadline is mid-B Mod each semester. Specific dates are announced each semester to students enrolled in EDUC 310.
Students must ensure the following documents have been completed, signed (as applicable) and submitted to the Education Department prior to the application deadline:
- Education Department Application Form
- Personal Data Form
- Signed Letter of Application (An example template is available for reference)
- Teacher Education Requirements and Developmental Plan
- Three (3) Recommendation Forms: (1) FYS Instructor, (1) EDUC 111 Instructor, (1) A faculty member or supervisor of the student's choice
- Education Department Recognition of Dispositions form
- Teacher Shadow Evaluation
- Service Learning Evaluation
- Qualifying ACT/SAT Score Report or NES Essential Academic Skills Score Report
- High School Transcript
- Evidence of Speech Proficiency
- Recent photograph
Please contact Education Department Office Manager Connie Schiff with any questions. Please note that some of these documents may have already been added to your file; it is best to verify what documents you still need prior to beginning the process.
Acceptance into the Program
The Education Department will formally notify students of their recommendation regarding acceptance into the program, specifically whether the student was accepted unconditionally, accepted with conditions, deferred or not accepted/declined. Students whose applications were rejected may re-apply for admission at a later time if there has been a significant change in their application materials (e.g., completed NES EAS test); if so, the applicant must resubmit a completely new application file (i.e., all application materials) for re-examination.
Students accepted into the Education Department on either an unconditional or conditional basis should ensure that they have an Education Advisor. Please visit the Education Department to obtain an advisor.
Students that would like to appeal the Admissions Committee determination may refer to the Appeal Process detailed in the Education Department Handbook.