In recent months, there have been several changes to licensure and admission requirements for teacher education. Please see these changes below:
Students Admitted to Phase 2 of Teacher Education
Students are required to obtain a 21 on the ACT or a passing score on the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators, or a 3.0 GPA on 60 hours of core college coursework.
Students Admitted to MAT-S (Alternate Route; Master of Arts in Teaching Secondary Education):
- Students are required to obtain a 21on the ACT or a passing score on the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators, or have a 3.0 GPA on the last 60 hours of college coursework.
- Individuals must show proficiency in the content area by meeting one of the following: a bachelor’s degree in the area of licensure sought OR a bachelor’s degree in any area with 18 hours of undergraduate/graduate coursework with a grade of “C” or higher in the area of licensure sought (remedial courses won’t count) OR at least a bachelor’s degree in any area and a passing score on the appropriate Subject Area Assessment
Admission to All Other Graduate Programs
The GRE is no longer required. A minimum GPA of 3.00 on a Bachelor’s degree is recommended.
If you are interested in learning more about your options in PK-12 Education, please contact the following individuals for more information:
Undergraduate Elementary Education Degree (with option for Special Education Licensure):
Ms. Amy Poole McMinn
Master of Arts in Teaching Secondary Education (middle & high school licensure) & All Other Graduate Degrees: