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 

2015-2016 Residency Handbook         2015-2016 Residency Handbook part 2         2015-2016 Residency Handbook part 3

Spring 2016 Admission - Undergraduate Application

Spring 2016 Admission - Post-graduate Application

Background Check Instructions

Praxis/Core Cut-Off Scores as of 9/12/2014

Core Appeal Application Form

Requirements for Admission to Residency II /Student Teaching include:

  • Completion of Residency I Undergraduates and Graduates completion of all courses
  • 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 (Spring Semester only)

Spring 2016    Deadline    March 30, 2016

Graduate Admission  (Fall & Spring Semesters)

Fall 2015         Deadline     October 30, 2015

Spring 2016    Deadline     March 30, 2016

Residency I

Spring 2016              Permission to Enter into Residency I              Deadline March 30, 2016

Residency II/Student Teaching

Fall 2016                  Residency II/Student Teaching Application      Deadline October 30, 2016

Spring 2016             Student Teaching Application (Graduate Students only)   Deadline  March 30, 2016

Other Documents:

Field Experience Emergency Form

Field Experience Self Placement Application (Graduate Only)

Parent Guardian Video Consent Form

Student Teaching Disposition Form

TESS Survey of Customer Service 






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