How to Apply



All successful applicants must meet the following selection criteria:

1) an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited four-year institution;

2) a cumulative GPA of 2.75;

3) three recommendations from persons knowledgeable of the applicant’s interaction with children or youth;

4) strong content knowledge via one of the following requirements:
a) an undergraduate degree majoring in a field relevant to the area of instruction,
b) the equivalent of a major in a field relevant to the content area via the completion of 24 credit hours of instruction, or c) passing scores on the corresponding Praxis Subject Assessment;

5) demonstration of strong communication skills via a well-written statement of purpose and participation in an interview;

6) a clear criminal background check; and

7) consideration of candidates who reflect the communities in which they will work.

Eligible Degree Programs

Middle Grades and Secondary Education

  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • English Language Arts
  • Career & Technical Education

Foreign Language Education

Pre-Screening for Eligibility

Apply to the Graduate Certificate Program