Department of Teacher Education

Professional Program Admission Policy

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Elementary Education Major

Admission to the Professional Teacher Education Program (PTEP) requires that a series of pre-professional required courses (see list below) be completed before entry into the PTEP program is granted.

Click here to see a tutorial on how to apply.

Click here to access the application: Professional Teacher Education Program (PTEP) Application
The online application must be completed prior to your advising appointment.

A candidate to be admitted must:

Admission Requirements

  • Complete a minimum of 56 hours.

  • Earn an overall GPA of 2.50 or higher (including transfer courses that fulfill general education program requirements).

  • Successfully complete Core Academic Skills (or the MSDE equivalent) and provide an official score report to the Teacher Education Department office, TETC 278.

  • To purchase a study guide: go to Core Test Preparation.

  • Declare an approved minor and file the Minor form with the academic department where the minor is offered.

  • Exhibit appropriate professional program candidate dispositions.

Required Courses

  • Earn a GPA of 2.75 or higher with no grade below “C” for Pre-Professional required program courses (see list below).  Click here to open the Required Courses GPA calculator.

Group I - English Composition and Literature
ENGL 103 English Composition or HONR 111 4
Literature (ENGL or MDFL) 4

Group II- History
HIST 101, 102, or 103 World History 4
HIST Elective above 103 4

Group III- Humanities and Social Sciences
Humanities Elective: Art, Communications/Theater Arts, Dance, Modern language, Music, or Philosophy 3/4
Social Science Elective: Anthropology, Economics, Human Geography, Political Science, or Sociology/Conflict Analysis and Dispute Resolution 3/4

Group IV- Sciences
BIOL 101 Fundamentals of Biology 4
CHEM 101 or PHYS 101 Physical Science 4
GEOG 104 Earth and Space Science 4
MATH 230 Fundamental Concepts II 3

Group V- Fitness
PHEC 106 Health and Fitness 3

Additional Math Requirements
MATH 130 Fundamental Concepts I 3
MATH 150 Data and Probability Connections 3

Pre-Program Requirements
ECED 215 Foundations in Early Childhood (ECED and Double majors only) 3
EDUC 210 School in a Diverse Society (ELED and Double majors only) 3
ELED 304 Learning and Assessment 3

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