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Teacher Education Program (TEP) Admissions

All teacher licensure candidates must apply or be admitted to the UofM first and then apply for admission to the Teacher Education Program as an Undergraduate Student> or Graduate Student>.

Undergraduate Students

Provisional Admission

All undergraduate students pursuing a teacher license must be provisionally admitted to the Teacher Education Program (TEP) in order to move forward to restricted courses. Not being admitted to TEP at the appropriate time, could result in delaying graduation and/or not meeting certification requirements. To be provisionally admitted into TEP, an undergraduate candidate must: 

  • submit the Undergraduate TEP application>
  • have a 2.75 cumulative undergraduate GPA
  • complete the following prerequisite courses
    • Teaching All Learners and Human Development and Learning majors
      • ENGL 1010
      • ENGL 1020
      • MATH 1420 or equivalent
      • EDPR 2111
    • Integrative Studies, Secondary Math majors
      • ENGL 1010
      • ENGL 1020
      • MATH 1530 or equivalent
      • EDPR 3302
  • must pass all portions of the PRAXIS Core Academic Skills Test for Educators (CORE) unless the candidate has an Enhanced ACT score of 21 (or above) or a combined score of 1020 (or above) on the SAT. 
  • have a cleared TBI background check on file in the Office of Teacher Education

Residency Year Admission

Candidates apply for residency the semester prior to their Residency Year. Residency candidates must:

  • Maintain a 2.75 GPA or higher
  • Maintain a minimum grade of C- in all Professional Education courses
  • Achieve passing scores on the applicable Praxis II Content Knowledge Exam by December 1 of Residency 1 that is associated with the licensure area.
    • Physical Education - Content & Design 5095
    • Art Education - Art Content & Analysis 5135
    • Music Education - Music: Content and Instruction 5114) 

Graduate Students

All graduate students pursuing a teacher license must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program (TEP) by the end of their first semester in order to move forward to restricted courses. Not being admitted to TEP at the appropriate time, could result in delaying graduation and/or not meeting certification requirements. To be admitted into the Teacher Education Program (TEP), a graduate candidate must: 

  • submit a Graduate TEP Application>
  • have a 2.75 cumulative undergraduate GPA from an accredited institution or a 3.00 GPA in the 60 hours of undergraduate coursework. 
  • Important: The GPA requirement can be appealed if the undergraduate GPA is between 2.5 and 2.99 and all CORE Academic Skills Test for Educators requirements (Writing, Reading and Math individual exams) have been met. If your undergraduate GPA is below a 2.5, you do not qualify for the appeal process. 
  • have a cleared TBI background check on file in the Office of Teacher Education