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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 2014-2015 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 entry to the program. The assessment will be a part of the following courses: Practicum I (61-260, 61-262, 22-260) or Reporting Pupil Progress (62-301).
check Missouri Standards-Based Performance Assessment for exit to the Professional Education Program--implementation planned for September 2015

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

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

Students will have five attempts to pass each subsection of the MoGEA.  If a student does not pass all of the MoGEA components within a two-year period, all of the individual component scores will expire and the student must retake the entire examination.  Information about testing accommodations for the MoGEA can be found here.