Secondary Education Admission Requirements

  1. Download the Secondary Teacher Education Application Guide
  2. Complete the Secondary Teacher Education Application for Admission
    • In order to utilize the automated fields within the PDF, please save the PDF to your desktop, then open the form in Adobe Reader
  3. Complete the Secondary Teacher Education Recommendation Form
    • In order to utilize the automated fields within the PDF, please save the PDF to your desktop, then open the form in Adobe Reader and complete the personal information portion at the top
    • Finally, print the form and provide them, with self-addressed envelope, to one professional educator
  4. Submit evidence of an Illinois State Police criminal background fingerprint check
  5. Submit an ACT plus writing or Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP) score (not required for Admission to T.E.P, but required for admission to student Teaching)

All courses completed to meet licensure requirements, including general education courses, must be completed with a grade of C (2.00) or higher. Education courses completed more than 10 years before admission to the program will not be accepted.

  • A major grade-point average of 3.00 for art, foreign language, history or physical education
  • A major grade-point average of 2.75 for biology, English, music education, political science, and theatre arts
  • A major grade-point average of 2.50 for chemistry, mathematics and physics

Students who wish to change teacher education programs, after they have been admitted, must file a request with the director of teacher education admission. Admission is program specific and transfer to a different program may not be possible.

For admission information and applications, contact William Slodki or Theresa Robinson, Ph.D.

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