Admission Requirements and Forms


 Teacher Education Program

Requirements for admission to the TEP include:

  • Minimum GPA - 2.75 Cum
  • Pass CORE Academic Skills of Educators, or ACT, or SAT   (only 1 of the three test is required)
    • ACT  score of 22 (Reading, Writing & Math)
    • SAT - score of 1020 (Reading & Mathematics)
    • CORE Academic Skills for Educators (formally Praxis I) scores  Reading - 5712 (156), Writing 5722 (162), and Math (5732 (150)
  • Clear TBI/FBI Security Clearance
  • Completed at least 31 semester hours of coursework, including:
    (ENGL 1010, ENGL 1020, PSY 2420 (Early Childhood concentration take ECFS 2010), EDCI 2010, plus appropriate sequence of freshman math and science)
  • Two positive recommendations from your content area advisor and a professional educator/professor


Documents for TEP Admission 


Undergraduate Students:

Spring 2017 Admission - Undergraduate Application     

Graduate Students:

Spring 2017 Admission - Post-graduate Application

Other Information:

Background Check Instructions

Praxis/Core Cut-Off Scores as of 9/12/2014            Pathfinder Project - Praxis Preparation Program

Core Appeal (Praxis I) Application Form  

Requirements for Admission to Residency II /Student Teaching include:

  • Completion of Residency I Undergraduates and Graduates completion of all courses
  • Submit Application and Schedule Interview (approved by advisor)
  • Minimum GPA - 2.75 Cum
  • Pass required PRAXIS II Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT) and the necessary examinations for your certification area
  • TN Tests Required for Specific Licensure Areas

Application Deadline Dates:

Undergraduate Admission & Interview (Spring & Summer Semesters only)

Spring 2017    Deadline    March 30, 2017 (Interview will be held in April, 2017)

Summer 2017  Deadline    June 30, 2017  (Interview will held July 2017)

Graduate Admission & Interview (Fall, Spring & Summer Semesters)

Spring 2017    Deadline     March 30, 2017  (Interview will be conducted April 4-7, 2017)

Summer 2017  Deadline     June 30, 2017 (Interview will be held in July TBA)

Residency I (No Interview Required)

Spring 2017 Submit Permission to Enter into Residency I (UG only) (Approved by Advisor)     March 30, 3017

Summer 2017   Submit Permission to Enter into Residency I(UG Only) (Approved by Advisor)   June 30, 2017          

Intent to Enter into Residency I / Residency II / Student Teaching & Interview

Fall 2017 Submit Application and Schedule Interview for Residency II/Student Teaching Spring 2017 Deadline October 30, 2017

Spring 2017 Semester   Student Teaching and Schedule Interview (Graduate only) for Fall 2017   Deadline March 30, 2017

Other Documents:

Praxis Help - Pathfinders Project

Student Teaching Exit Interview

Fall 2017       Interview Date:     TBA  (Bring copy of all Student Teaching Observation, TEAM Evaluation Forms from (Master Clinician/University Supervisor)

Spring 2017    Interview Date:     April 25, 26, & 27th if needed, 2017  (Bring copy of all Student Teaching Observation, TEAM Evaluation Forms from (Master Clinician/University Supervisor)






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