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Secondary Education Admission Requirements

​Undergraduate - Class B

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Students are formally admitted to the College of Education normally during their Junior year after the following requirements have been met:

  • Completion of an application for admission to Teacher Education
  • Pass criminal background check
  • Passing score on all parts of the Alabama ACETP Basic Skills Assessment
  • Completion of the following courses with a grade of "C" or better
      • FED 200
      • SPE 201
      • FED 212
      • AGB 199, FED 215, INT 105, or MGT 213
  • Maintain a GPA of 2.50 in three areas:
      • Overall
      • General Studies
      • Professional Studies
  • Successfully complete Faculty Panel Interview


DEGREE COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS

The following criteria must be met in order to graduate:

  • Have a GPA of 2.50 in three areas:

      • Overall

      • General Studies

      • Professional Studies

  • Pass Praxis II in the appropriate area

  • Pass Professional Learning Test (PLT) Grades 7-12


Graduate - Class A 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Applicants for the Master’s degree certification programs must be admitted to the School of Graduate Studies and to Teacher Education.  Admission to Teacher Education requires the applicant to:

     1.  Present evidence of having completed a baccalaureate degree program in a teaching field, 

     2.  Present a copy of a Class B professional educator’s Certificate (regular master’s program), and

     3.  Present transcript(s) showing a Baccalaureate degree grade point average of 2.50 or better (on a 4.00 point system).

 

DEGREE COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS

The following criteria must be met in order to graduate:

     1.   Complete course work listed on state approved checklist

     2.   Have an overall GPA 3.00 or higher

     3.   Make application for certification through the Teacher Education and Certification Office

     4.   Obtain a satisfactory score on the Comprehensive Exam

 

Graduate - Alternative Fifth-Year - Class A

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

The Alternative 5th Year program is for one who does not hold a baccalaureate degree in a teaching field but wishes to obtain teacher certification.  The program enables one to acquire the knowledge and skills of an entry-level teacher while at the same time earning a Master’s degree.  Applicants for the Alternative Master’s (5th year) degree program must be admitted to the School of Graduate Studies and to Teacher Education.  In addition to the requirements of the Graduate School, admission to Teacher Education requires the applicant to: 

     1.   Complete all undergraduate deficiencies, 

     2.   Pass all parts of the AECTP Basic Skills Assessment, 

     3.   Pass the Praxis II in the appropriate area, and

     4.   Pass the Professional Learning Test (PLT) Grades 7-12.

 

DEGREE COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS

The following criteria must be met in order to graduate:

     1.   Complete course work listed on state approved checklist

     2.   Have an overall GPA 3.00 or higher

     3.   Make application for certification through the Teacher Education and Certification Office

     4.   Obtain a satisfactory score on the Comprehensive Exam


Graduate - Educational Specialist - Class AA

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Applicants to the Educational Specialist Degree must be admitted to the School of Graduate Studies and to Teacher Education.  Admission to Teacher Education requires the applicant to:

     1.   Present evidence of having completed a Master’s with degree Class A Certificate in the same teaching field(s) in which the Ed.S. degree is sought,  (except in Special Education), 

     2.   Present transcript(s) showing a Master’s degree grade point average of 3.00 or better (on a 4.00 system).

 

DEGREE COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS

The following criteria must be met in order to graduate:

     1.   Complete course work listed on state approved checklist

     2.   Have an overall GPA 3.25 or higher

     3.   Make application for certification through the Teacher Education and Certification Office

     4.   Obtain a satisfactory score on the Comprehensive Exam

 


     
 
 
 

 

     

 

 
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