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Admission Requirements for the Professional Education Program

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_____ _____ Observation and Activity (62-211) or Practicum I
(61-262 Middle School or 61-260 Secondary) Grade of C or better
_____ _____ Oral Communication/Speech (29-102) C or better
_____ _____ Two Composition Courses or one Honors Comp.
_____ _____ Math Course (Elementary Majors - 17-171)
_____ _____ Information Technology Competency Course
_____ _____ ACT or SAT or ACT waiver on file in TESS office. My score is _____.





Pass all five subsections of the C-BASE with a minimum score of 235 on each subsection. Please note that C-BASE scores will expire on December 31, 2016.


Pass all five subsections of the new Missouri General Education Assessment (MoGEA). The minimum score requirements for the MoGEA for the 2013-2014 school year are as follows: English-203, Writing--193, Math--183, Science--183, and Social Studies--183.



2.75 overall GPA, 3.0 GPA in major and a 3.0 GPA in education courses .
My overall GPA is _____.   My major GPA is _____.   My education GPA is _____.

_____ _____ Minimum of 45 hours (_____ hours).
_____ _____ No more than 7 hours below a C in general education coursework
_____ _____ Subscribe to Tk20
_____ _____ Register and pass a criminal background check
_____ _____ All qualifications have been met. Please go to the TESS office (AD 348) and apply for admission to the College of Education.

Other Requirements:

Check No more than 7 hours below a "C" in courses that meet general education requirements.
Check All students must complete a Criminal Background Check during Observation and Activity (62-211) or Practicum I (61-262 Middle School or 61-260 Secondary or 22-260 Physical Education)

ACT Requirements:

Check ACT or SAT or ACT Waiver on file in TESS Office

GPA Requirement:

check 2.75 Overall GPA
check 3.00 Major GPA
check 3.00 Professional Education GPA

Other New Assessment Requirements being implemented by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE):

check Missouri Educator Profile (MEP) for both entry to the program and prior to student teaching. The assessment will be a part of the following courses: Practicum I (61-260, 61-262, 22-260) or Reporting Pupil Progress (62-301) and Practicum II (61-360, 61-362, 22-360) or Content Teaching in the Elementary School (62-420).
check Missouri Standards-Based Performance Assessment for both entry and exit to the Professional Education Program--implementation planned for September 2014

C-BASE/Missouri General Education Assessment (MoGEA) Requirement:

  • All Students must pass each subsection of the C-BASE with a score of 235. This is a State of Missouri requirement.
  • The minimum score requirements for the MoGEA for the 2013-2014 school year are as follows: English--203, Writing--193, Math--183, and Social Studies--183.
  • C-BASE scores will expire on December 31, 2016.
Check You have 3 attempts to pass all sub-tests of the C-BASE/MoGEA.
Check Students who earn a below-minimum required score on any or all C-BASE/MoGEA sub-tests are required to:
  • 1st time-complete a Student Academic Success Plan
  • 2nd time- meet with Teacher Education Admissions Committee to present the student's revised Student Academic Success Plan
  • 3rd time- cease taking course work in the teacher education sequence
  • Appeals procedures available. Contact your education advisor to discuss "Alternative Admission Form" or "Blocked Class Form."
  • Petitions are submitted to the Teacher Education Admissions Committee (TEAC). Students must submit advisor-signed petitions to the TESS Office in the Administration Building, Room 348.

Students with disabilities who may need accommodations for the C-BASE exam should present a copy of their LAP/S approved accommodations letter to the Counseling Center director when completing the C-BASE application. Students who do not have Northwest-approved accommodations are directed to the process outlined in the "Services for Students with Disabilities" brochure located at the Student Services desk in the Administration Building or online to request accommodations.