Teacher Education Requirements
The student must have:
____ a major leading to teacher certification.
____ earned at least 30 semester hours.
____ earned an overall GPA of 2.5 (for all course work) for all majors (except Communication Disorders, 3.0; Art Education, 2.75).
____ passed GACE Basic Skills test ( or exempted it).
Exemption scores are:
SAT - 1000+
ACT - 43+ (Math + English)
GRE - 1030+ (Verbal + Quantitative)
____Met the Regents' Requirement by appropriate grade in ENGL 1102.
____have purchased Live Text and attended a COEHS orientation session for Live Text
____ successful completion of the appropriate "2999" course.
____ complete a criminal background check
____ purchase professional liability insurance.
Initial Certification Students
Students who have already earned a bachelor's degree and are interested in obtaining teacher certification must meet all of the requirements for admission to teacher education (listed above). (Candidates with a master's degree are exempted from GACE Basic Skills Assessment.) These students must be admitted as an undergraduate student seeking a second degree although they may choose either a certification plan or the second degree program. Initial certification students must contact the Dean's Office for information and admission for teacher certification. Those students with a bachelor's degree and seeking certification must also pass the GACE Content Assessments for their teaching area(s).