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 specialty area 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. Effective July 1, 2017 have at least a 2.7 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)
- Effective August 1, 2014, only the new Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators Tests will be offered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS).
- The former Praxis I Pre-Professional Skills Tests (PPST) will no longer be offered by ETS after July 31, 2014.
- 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.
- 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: $150 combined
$90 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