Those wishing to pursue an undergraduate program in the College of Education must be admitted to the College of Education in order to take core education classes. The following form must be filled out with an advisor in order to request admission once requirements have been met
Before a candidate is eligible for admission into the College of Education, the following requirements must be met:
- 3.00 GPA (The Office of Admissions, Field Experience and Licensure (AFEL) and/or appropriate Educator Preparation Program (EPP) faculty committee may consider admitting those applicants who meet all the admission criteria except the required minimum GPA of 3.0 (must be between 2.7 and 2.99) by rank of GPA and dispositions.)
- Passing scores on the Praxis™ Core Academic Skills for Educators (Core) tests in Reading (passing score = 156), Writing (passing score = 162) and Mathematics (passing score = 150). Visit the ETS website for complete information about the Praxis series of examinations. Information about taking the examinations is also available through the SAU Office of Counseling and Testing (or equivalent ACT scores – contact an advisor for information on using ACT scores in place of the Praxis Core).
- A grade of C or better in the following courses: Composition 1, Composition 2, College Algebra, Intro to Education, Field Experience I (credit received), Speech.
- Completion of at least 42 credit hours.
- Approval by the student’s advisor
Candidates will be evaluated upon admissions, and throughout their program, on professional dispositions. These dispositions are discussed in the disposition handbook. Candidates who are found to be unsatisfactory in the professional dispositions outlined in the handbook may be released from the program.