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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:
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.
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
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