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Admission Requirements


Early/Late Childhood K-6 Majors

  1. Admission to Teacher Education.
  2. Successful completion of the following Academic Standards:
    a. Cumulative GPA = 2.80
    b. In-major GPA = 3.00 with no grade lower than a "C"
    c. Completion of all courses listed under Section III of the Elementary Program Guide (50 hours)
    d. Completion of a minimum of 100 credit hours
    e. A 2.00 GPA in each field of concentration: English, Speech, & Literature; History & Social Science; and Science & Mathematics
    f. A grade of "C" or higher in:
       1. PSYCH 263 Developmental Psychology
       2. PSYCH 357 Educational Psychology
    g. Successful completion of Clinical Experience
    h. Completion of MATH 304 Math for Education II
    i. At least six hours of resident credit at PSU
  3. Successful completion of:
    a. the Multi-Cultural Requirement in PSYCH 357
    b. Tutoring Project in SPED 510
  4. Satisfactory completion of the Electronic Portfolio Submission 2.
  5. Successful completion of Praxis II series exams:
    a. Principles of Learning and Teaching: K-6 (Test #0622 or #5622)
    b. Elementary Education: Curriculum Instruction and Assessment (Test #0011 or #5011)
  6. Signed Attestation Form
  7. Approval from the Major Academic Department

Special Note: These requirements are subject to change.


Early Childhood Unified Majors

  1. Admission to teacher education
  2. Successful completion of the following Academic Standards:
    a. Cumulative GPA = 2.80
    b. In-Major GPA = 3.00 with no grade below "C"
    c. Completion of ALL courses listed under the Education, Psychology and Lab Experiences section (62 hours)
    d. Completion of a minimum of 100 credit hours
    e. A grade of "C" or higher in:
       1. PSYCH 263 Developmental Psychology
       2. PSYCH 357 Educational Psychology
    f. Completion of MATH 304 Mathematics for Education II
    g. At least six hours of resident credit at PSU
  3. Successful completion of:
    a. the Multi-Cultural Requirement in PSYCH 357
    b. Tutoring Project in SPED 511 Overview of Children with Disabilities Birth through 6th Grade
  4. Satisfactory completion of the Electronic Portfolio Submission 2.
  5. Signed Attestation Form
  6. Approval from the Major Academic Department

Special Note: These requirements are subject to change.


Secondary/PK-12 Majors

  1. Admission to Teacher Education
  2. Successful completion of the following Academic Standards:
    a. Cumulative GPA: 2.50
    b. In-major GPA: 2.75
    c. A Grade of "C" or higher in PSYCH 263 - Developmental Psychology
    d. A minimum grade of "B" in PSYCH 357 - Educational Psychology
    e. GPA of 3.00 in 15 hours of Professional Education courses with no grade lower than "C".
       1. EDUC 261 Explorations in Education (along with successful completion of field experience)
       2. SPED 510 Overview of Special Education
       3. PSYCH 357 Educational Psychology (minimum grade of "B")
       4. EDUC 520 Methods and Materials for Academic Literacy
       5. Techniques 479
    f. Completion of a minimum of:
       1. 95 cumulative credit hours
       2. 30 in-major credit hours
    g. At least six hours of resident credit at PSU
  3. Successful completion of:
    a. the Multi-Cultural Requirement in PSYCH 357
    b. Tutoring Project in SPED 510
  4. Satisfactory completion of the Electronic Portfolio Submission 2.
  5. Signed Attestation Form
  6. Approval from the Major Academic Department

Special Note: These requirements are subject to change.