Application for Admission
NOTE: Please make sure to read through the entire set of instructions before beginning the review process.
- Step 1 – Print DegreeWorks record:
Print DegreeWorks record from: MyInfo
- Please save paper by printing these back-to-back.
- Step 2 – Complete the Cover Sheet for K-12 Teaching Application for Admission to TEP
- Step 3 – Provide Liability Insurance
Submit registration for SMEA-MFT with check or money order.
- Step 4 – Background check status
- Step 5 – Submit Application Packet to Education Advising Center (Reid 132)
- Include cover sheet, DegreeWorks record, and liability insurance form
- Note: Failure to complete File Review paperwork in accordance with the above deadlines may delay progress through Methods, Teaching Practicum, and Student Teaching.
The Department of Education offers teacher education programs for students seeking teaching careers in specific subject areas for grades kindergarten through twelve. Most of the programs are inter-departmental, whereby students will be advised primarily through their major department in addition to education. Therefore, students will enroll in the departments offering the teaching options in their chosen areas.
In addition to its K-12 programs, the Department of Education provides foundation coursework which is valuable to teachers at all levels in such areas as educational psychology, multicultural education, assessment, curriculum, technology education, and exceptionality.
All prospective teachers are required to take courses in certain areas of professional education. A grade of "C" or better is required in all professional education courses. (A "C-" is not acceptable.) (See "Teacher Education Program" for entrance requirements.)
Note: A student must be admitted into the Teacher Education Program before enrolling in a methods class (EDSD 4XX or EDSD 4YY).
Secondary level endorsement will cover grades five through twelve for all applicants graduating from approved programs. Within the approved programs, emphasis must be placed on student growth and development, behavior, and reading and writing skills. Student teaching and observation periods when combined, must cover both 7-12 and 5-6 grade levels.
The TEP offers the following secondary education licensure programs:
- Option 1: Majors in Secondary Education
- Option 2: Subject Area Majors with Teaching Options
- Option 3: Teaching Minors
Teaching minors, that is, preparation for a second teaching field in addition to the major field, are offered by many departments. Teaching minors are required to accompany all teaching majors but are not required for broadfields or extended majors. Graduate degree programs are available for secondary teachers who are already certified. (See the College of Graduate Studies).