Teacher Education Programs

Teacher Education Admission

UNCP Admission to the Teacher Education Program information 

Teacher Education Program Admission requirements

To be eligible for consideration by the Teacher Education Committee and approved for admission to the Teacher Education Program, each candidate must: 

  • Have not more than 9 hours of the General Education requirements remaining.

  • Have earned a “C” (2.0) or better in EDN 2100 (Introduction to Education) or the approved equivalent course.

  • Have earned a grade of at least a “C-“(C if the course was repeated) in all required professional studies core, content pedagogy and essential standards courses completed at the time of admission, with exception of EDN 2100, which requires a grade of “C.”

  • Have at least a 2.5 cumulative Quality Point Average (QPA) on a 4.0 scale on all prior college/university course work.

  • Meet the state established scores on Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators (Core) Tests, SAT, or ACT.  An official copy of the scores must be sent to UNCP.  Students must meet the scores at the time they apply to and qualify for admission to the Teacher Education.

  • Satisfactorily complete an admission interview after completing all the above requirements.

  • Complete a Candidate for Professional Licensure (CPL) form.  CPL forms are available in the School of Education Licensure Office and on the School of Education website under Student Forms.

Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators Tests

 

Testing Requirements for Admission to the UNCP Teacher Education Program

Effective:  August 1, 2014 

State Board of Education (SBE) Approved Qualifying Tests and Scores (effective 9-1-13)  

 

  1. Effective August 1, 2014, only the new Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators Tests will be offered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS).
  2. The former Praxis I Pre-Professional Skills Tests (PPST) will no longer be offered by ETS after July 31, 2014.
  3. Students must meet the scores in effect for the Praxis Core Academic Skills tests at the time they apply to and qualify for admission to the UNCP Teacher Education Program.
  4. The scores on the former Praxis I PPST tests and the new Praxis Core Academic Skills tests cannot be combined to meet the minimum passing qualifying score.
New Praxis Core Academic Test
Name (and Number)
Approved Qualifying Score
Praxis Core Reading (5712) 156
Praxis Core Writing (5722) 162
Praxis Core Mathematics (5732) 150

Composite Score                                                         468                 

Cost:  $135 combined           

            $85 each (if taken separately)       

For more information and to register visit www.ets.org    

For more information regarding UNCP Teacher Education Admission visit the Licensure page