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Application and Acceptance to the Teacher Education Program

Acceptance to the Teacher Education Program is by application and is subject to the requirements specified in the Teacher Education Handbook. Current students should see the Teacher Education Student Handbook on moodle.

  • successful completion of minimum 45 credit hours,
  • attainment of a minimum overall accumulative grade point average of 2.50,
  • completion of all prerequisite courses with a "C" grade or better,
  • submission of appropriate and favorable recommendations,
  • successful completion of all required assessments,
  • successful remediation of any dispositional concerns or the implementation of a plan for remediation, and
  • meeting with the assigned advisor to review the Teacher Education Program requirements and to sign and date the Memorandum of Understanding and the Statement of Assurance of Good Moral Character form.

The candidates typically initiate the application process during the fall semester of the sophomore year or during the semester before they intend to be admitted. They follow the procedure outlined in the Application for Admission – Teacher Education Program, which can be picked up from the Education Department office.


Teacher candidates are required to meet two requirements prior to entering designated sophomore-level courses.
The two requirements are:

  1. passage of all parts of the Praxis® Core Academic Skills for Educators Tests (see below), and
  2. attainment of a 2.50 GPA.

 Praxis® Core Academic Skills for Educators 

Praxis® Core Academic Skills for Educators Tests are required for admission to ECED 2401, MCED 2601 or EDUC 2681. There are three parts to the Praxis Core – reading, writing and mathematics. Students need to achieve a minimum passing score of 150 in mathematics, 162 in writing and 156 in reading. Candidates who fail to achieve a satisfactory score may receive support through various courses and/or support services. Contact your advisor or the Education Department office for more information. There is a fee to take the test. Teacher candidates can be waived from the Praxis® Core Academic Skills for Educators requirement with an ACT composite of 25 or higher or the equivalent SAT Score.

Background checks are available by appointment only. Contact Ms. Penny Gibson.

Education Department

Dr. Diana Garlough

Dukes 306
525 South Main Street
Ada, Ohio 45810
Monday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed