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Alternative Admissions to TEP

 

Alternative Admissions Application

Students who are denied admission into the Teacher Education Program should follow the steps outlined below.

Undergraduate Alternative Admission Based on Praxis I Core Academic Skills for Educators Exams (CORE)

  • The candidate must meet the minimum cut-off score for the writing, math, or reading subtest or they cannot appeal.
  • The appealed Praxis I Core Academic Skills for Educators Exams (CORE) subtest score cannot vary more than 3% (5 points) from the acceptable minimum score.
  • Candidates must meet the following to submit an appeal for alternative admission:
    • Must have a GPA of 3.0
    • If appealing the READING TEST, the candidate must have at least a 3.00 average in their general education literature courses.
    • If appealing the MATHEMATICS TEST, the student must have a 3.00 average in required math courses.
    • If appealing the WRITING TEST, the student must have a 3.00 average in required English courses.
    • All of the above courses must be from an accredited college.

Undergraduate Alternative Admission Based on Grade Point Average

Candidates appealing to be admitted to TEP because their grade point average has fallen below 2.75 must meet the following requirements in order to appeal:

  • Must have between a 2.5 and a 2.75 overall grade point average.
  • Must have passed all sections of the Praxis I Core Academic Skills for Educators Exams (CORE).
  • Must provide, as part of their appeal, a plan describing the courses they will repeat to raise their grade point average to the 2.75 minimum. No restricted courses can be included in the plan.
  • Candidates failing to achieve alternative admission will be advised individually regarding a remediation plan to improve their grade point average and/or Praxis I Core Academic Skills for Educators Exams (CORE) performance. In some instances the candidate may be counseled out of the program.

Note: Candidates can only appeal GPA or the CORE (not both).

MAT & Licensure-Only Candidates Appeals Process for Admission to TEP

Appeals Based on Praxis I Core Academic Skills for Educators Exams (CORE)

  • Candidates must pass the writing subtest and either the math or reading subtest.
  • Candidates must have taken the Praxis I Core Academic Skills for Educators Exams (CORE) subtest in question twice. (Please note the writing subtest must be passed.)
  • If appealing the Reading Subtest, the candidate must have at least a 3.0 average in general education literature and history courses.
  • If appealing the Mathematics Subtest, the candidate must have at least a 3.0 average in the Math courses taken in their undergraduate degree.
  • Must have a 3.0 GPA in graduate Licensure coursework.

Note: Graduate candidates cannot appeal based on failure to pass the Praxis II Content Knowledge Exam. Candidates can only appeal GPA or the CORE (not both).

Deadlines

Appeals & Alternative Admissions for Spring Semester

TEP appeals/alternative admissions deadlines for priority registration: October 15th or the Monday closest to October 15th

TEP appeals/alternative admissions deadlines for regular registration: December 16th or Monday closest to December 16th.

Appeals & Alternative Admissions for Summer Semester

TEP appeals/alternative admissions deadlines for priority registration: March 15th or Monday closest to March 15th

TEP appeals/alternative admissions deadlines for regular registration: May 15th or Monday closest to May 15th

Appeals & Alternative Admissions for Fall Semester

TEP appeals/alternative admissions deadlines for priority registration: March 15th or Monday closest to March 15th

TEP appeals/alternative admissions for regular registration: July 31st or Monday closest to July 31st