Application Criteria for Professional Programs Acceptance
- An application to the Professional Teacher Education Program.
- Evidence of passing Praxis I (or demonstration of eligibility for a Praxis waiver based on SAT scores as detailed in the Graduate and Undergraduate catalogs).
- A copy of WCSU transcript (and any other college transcripts) demonstrating at least a 2.8 cumulative grade point average (GPA) for all undergraduate courses taken prior to Professional Teacher Education Program Acceptance (approximately 90 credits and reflecting courses in progress);
- A copy of WCSU transcript demonstrating evidence of completion (or courses in progress during the current semester) of the University's General Education requirements (42 semester hour minimum) in Communications, Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Natural Sciences and Mathematics/Computer Sciences, and Physical Education, as well as completion of a Writing Intensive course.
- Submission of an essay demonstrating command of the English language, and explaining the reason for enrolling in the specific Teacher Education Program, emphasizing experience relevant to teaching.
- Submission of at least two (2) letters of recommendation from persons outside the University who are able to testify to the candidate's suitability as a prospective teacher.
- A copy of your WCSU transcript.
Deadlines for applying to the Professional Semester:
Applications for Fall semester are due: April 1st.
Applications for Spring Semester are due: November 1st.
The deadline for application to the Fall semester is noon, April 1st and the deadline for application to the Spring semester is noon, November 1st. You must have all of your materials submitted to your Teacher Education Program Coordinator (or Department Chair where applicable) by the deadline date. After your materials have been submitted and reviewed, you will be contacted for an interview with faculty.
Elementary Education and Music Education candidates apply for Professional Program Acceptance for the next semester in either the Spring or Fall semester of their junior year, Secondary Education and Health Education candidates may only apply in the Spring semester of their junior year for the Fall semester acceptance.