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All Petitions to Enroll in a Blocked Class are reviewed by the Teacher Education Admissions Committee (TEAC).  The TEAC ensures that the admissions process to the Professional Education Program is managed carefully and fairly and that students entering Northwest as teacher education majors have early feedback on admittance expectations and potential deficiencies and that the Assessment System empowers teacher candidates to utilize multiple measures to demonstrate their capability to be a teacher. The primary focus of this team is to assure talented students have the support necessary to qualify for entry into the Professional Education Program and to hear cases of students who have not yet met these expectations.

All petitions must be completed in their entirety and the required supporting documentation should be attached.  Signatures are required from the student and his/her advisor on both the petition form and the student plan accompanying both petitions.  Petitions that are incomplete or are missing a signature will not be reviewed.  All petitions MUST be submitted to the Teacher Education Student Services (TESS) Office by 5:00 p.m. on the day prior to the scheduled TEAC meeting. Please find a list of the TEAC meetings below.

A list of courses that require admission to the Professional Education Unit can be found here.  Please note that this list is subject to change.

Fall 2021 TEAC Meeting Dates

  • August 17th
  • August 31st
  • September 14th
  • September 28th
  • October 12th
  • October 26th
  • November 9th
  • November 30th

Petition to Enroll in a Blocked Class(es)

The Petition to Enroll in a Blocked Class(es) is for Teacher Education Students who have not met one or more of the requirements for admission to the Professional Education Program and want to enroll in courses that require admission to the Professional Education Program as a prerequisite. If approved, students will have to complete a Schedule Change (drop/add) Form to enroll in blocked courses which will need to be signed by the TESS Coordinator, the course instructor and in some cases, the department chair.  Please note that enrollment is not guaranteed without the instructor's approval.  Additionally, if a course is already closed, students may be placed on a course entrance wait list at the discretion of the course instructor.

During pre-registration, students approved to enroll in blocked courses will not be allowed to enroll in the approved courses until students who have completed 60 or more credit hours have pre-registered and the enrollment window has opened for students who have completed 59 or less credit hours.  The TESS Coordinator will not sign any Schedule Change Forms prior to this date.

Application for Alternative Admission to the Professional Education Program

The Application for Alternative Admission to the Professional Education Program is for students who have met all requirements for the Professional Education Program except for the Missouri General Education Assessment (MoGEA)/ACT/GPA testing requirement or the cumulative GPA requirement of 2.75.  The TEAC would take into account other factors, including student disposition assessment data, to determine whether the student should be admitted without meeting other admission requirements. Finally, if the TEAC does not admit the student, the student could appeal to the Dean of the School of Education.

In order to apply for alternative admission, students MUST meet all of these requirements:

  • All course requirements
  • Attempted the MoGEA at least once
  • Have a 3.00 GPA in your major and in professional education. Please note that a 2.75 Cumulative GPA is required for graduation.

If a student has not met these requirements, he/she is not eligible to apply for alternative admission. Approval of the Alternative Admission Application will admit the student to the Professional Education Program once the proper paperwork has been completed and submitted to the TESS Office. Links to the alternative admission application is below.