Dreeben School of Education

Teacher Education Certification Admission

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All students who plan to follow a program leading to initial certification must formally apply and be admitted to the Teacher Education program.  Applications for admission into Teacher Education are accepted during announced application periods each semester.


  • Minimum of 60 semester hours of coursework completed
  • Cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or greater
  • Grade of “C” or greater in every course taken for IDS majors (in major for secondary/all-level candidates)
  • 230 or higher on all three sections of the THEA (Reading, Writing, Mathematics)
  • 30% or higher on the Nelson Denny Reading Test
  • EDUC 2305: Foundation of Education (completed or in progress)
  • Two written faculty recommendations
  • Updated transcripts (from each college or university attended)
  • Writing sample
  • Group interview



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