Application and Admission for Teacher Education students
This checklist should be used to track the completion of all admission requirements for the Teacher Education Program. It is the responsibility of the teacher education candidate to ensure that all requirements and deadlines have been met. Students are highly encouraged to check the status of their admission by viewing the
Student Information Sheet.
You must complete ALL requirements in the Tier you are working toward by the admission deadline to begin your Professional Education Sequence courses the following semester.
Upcoming Tier Admission Deadlines:
Spring 2018 - February 9th by 5:00 pm -
for classes starting in Fall 2018
Fall 2018 - September 14th by 5:00 pm -
for classes starting in Spring 2019
Spring 2019 - February 8th by 5:00 pm - for classes starting in Fall 2019
A Confirmation of Candidacy meeting with a CEHS Center for Student Services Advisor will take place for each Tier. Students will receive information regarding meeting dates and times.
A non-refundable one time application fee of $50 will be charged to your student account after confirmation of pre-admission of candidacy is completed.
- Tier One: Pre Admission to Candidacy -
To be completed during a student's first semester at CMU
Apply to Teacher Education:
EDU 107-Introduction to Teaching, with a minimum grade of a "B" (3.0) or an approved equivalency.
- Completion of the
Technical Standards Form
- A minimum grade point average (GPA) of a
3.0 is required for Pre-Admission. The GPA will be calculated on the student's cumulative CMU courses or at a regionally accredited institution.
The semester after completion of Tier One:
Elementary students may take ART 345, MUS 330, HSC 343, PES 310, and EDU 330.
Secondary students must complete Tier One and Tier Two before starting their Professional Education Sequence courses.
The semester after completion of Tier Two:Elementary students will take EDU 393, ENG 315, EDU 380, and SPE 504 (additional form required for EDU 380)Secondary students will take EDU 310, EDU 325, EDU 450, EDU 495, and SPE 504
(Music majors/minors will take EDU 310, EDU 450, EDU 495, and SPE 504)
- Tier Two: Admission to Candidacy
Maintain an overall grade point average (GPA)
3.0 or higher.
SAT/ACT/MME scores or have passed the Professional Readiness Exam #096. Click
here for more information about test options.
- Completion of
ENG 101 or ENG 201 (or one of its approved equivalencies-AP and CLEP will count), with a minimum grade of a "B-"(2.7) or higher.
45 hours of Pre-Professional Observation Hours. The student must complete and document 45 hours of K-12 in-classroom experience, with a state Certified Educator. Document and submit your observation hours here.
Professional Skills Interview.
To be completed the semester of Tier 2 acceptance. Information about scheduling will be sent via email after the admission deadline. Click here for more information about the interview.
The semester after completion of Tier Three all students will take EDU 432 and EDU 458 (student teaching). Special Education students will take their Special Education Student Teaching the semester prior to EDU 432 and EDU 458 (student teaching).
Tier Three: Full Admission to Candidacy
Completion of your Professional Education Sequence courses with a C+ (2.3) or higher.
Successful completion of your
Pre-Student Teaching Field Experience. Click here for more information.
Overall CMU GPA of a 2.7 or higher.
Completion of your Student Teaching application and faculty approval of your major(s)/minor(s) GPA.