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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 an application
  • have a 2.75 cumulative undergraduate GPA
  • have completed at least 45 hours before applying for provisional admission. Among those hours the following courses must be passed: ENGL 1010, ENGL 1020, MATH 1420 or equivalent, and EDPR 2111 for Teaching All Learners and Human Development and Learning majors; and ENGL 1010, ENGL 1020, MATH 1530 or equivalent, and EDPR 3302 for Integrative Studies - Secondary Math majors
  • 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

TYPED applications must be submitted to the Teacher Education Office, 202 Ball Hall.

Undergraduate TEP Application 

Full Admission

Candidates apply for full admission the semester prior to their Residency Year.  Candidates must have a 3.0 overall grade point average and passing scores on the applicable Praxis II Content Knowledge Exam that is associated with the licensure area. (Physical Education's exam is Content & Design 5095, Art Education's is Art Content & Analysis 5135, and Music Education's is 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 an 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

TYPED applications must be submitted to the Teacher Education Office, 202 Ball Hall.   

Graduate TEP Application