Admission to the Educator Preparation Programs (EPP)

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Students desiring teacher certification at any level must apply formally to the Educator Preparation Programs (EPP). Application forms are available in the School of Education and Human Development office and are due by posted dates of October 15th and March 15th. Failure to make timely application to the EPP will delay a student’s progress toward graduation, since admission to the TEP is a prerequisite to all but three Education courses.

Admission Requirements:

Completed application; minimum 42 semester credit hours; cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 or 3.0 for the most recent college-level courses; grades of C or above in designated courses; 25 field hours with all data submitted in Kentucky Field Experiences Tracking System (KFETS) and verified through documentation signed by mentor teachers; three professional dispositions instrument; passing scores on the Core Academic Skills for Educators (CASE), a test of academic content published by the Educational Testing Service (ETS; Reading (5712) score of 156; Writing (5722) score of 162; and Mathematics (5732) score of 150; well-written autobiographical sketch, impromptu writing interview; and any other prerequisites as determined by the TEC.