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Northwest Missouri State University


Post Baccalaureate Admission to the Professional Education Program

Admission Requirements for Post-Baccalaureate Candidates

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Complete transcripts on file in TESS Office
        
        
Certification contract on file in the TESS Office
        
        
Education writing sample scored at a proficient level on file in the TESS Office
        
        

Offical GRE scores on file with the GRaduate Office and results submitted to the TESS Office in AD 348. (GRE scores must meet admission requirement for specific program--see Graduate Catalog)

                 
*Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 on all transcripts
        
        
*Minimum GPA of 3.00 in major field of study related to certification area on transcripts
                 
Complete Criminal Background Check by registering with the Family Care Safety Registry. Once registered, provide verification of your registration to the TESS Office so the check can be completed.  Instructions on how to register can be found on the background check section of the TESS website.
        
        
Complete the Missouri Educator Profile (MEP). Register at http://www.mo.nesinc.com.
                 
All qualifications have been met. Go to the TESS Office (AD 348) to apply for admission to the Professional Education Program.

Procedure for admission to the Professional Education Program

  1. Post-baccalaureate students must meet the graduate admission requirements of the major department, regardless of whether the M.S.Ed. Degree is being sought.
  2. Qualified students seeking admission to the Professional Education Program must apply through the TESS Office (AD 348). NOTE: Admission forms will not be issued until all criteria have been met. Post-baccalaureate students should identify themselves as such to ensure receiving the proper form.
  3. Students who have met the admission requirements will be issued an Application for Admission to the Professional Education Program. Students will meet with the Secondary Education Coordinator for approval. By signing the application, the Coordinator is certifying that she/he met with the student in conference, and that the student is qualified to continue in the Professional Education Program. Return the signed form to the TESS Office for final approval by the TESS Coordinator. Any changes in the anticipated student teaching semester must be reported to the TESS Office once admission to the Professional Education Program has been obtained.
  4. Students seeking allowable exceptions to admissions requirements must petition through the Teacher Education Admissions Committee (TEAC).  The student will be notified in writing when a decision concerning the petition has been made.
  5. Once the completed application has been returned to the TESS Office and has been approved by the TESS Coordinator, the student will be admitted to the Professional Education Program.  A copy of the application will be emailed to the student and his/her advisor/Secondary Education Coordinator.

Post-Baccalaureate Information and Forms