Apply to the Program
Students complete their application to the Education Department during the semester in which they are enrolled in EDUC 310 Educational Psychology. Though the admission process is separate from the EDUC 310 course, students receive instructions and deadlines with enrollment in this course.
To be considered for acceptance, students must produce evidence of:
- 2.50 GPA (Cumulative, Major, & Department) or above
- Background check sans felony
- A complete application package (see "Application Materials" below)
Students enrolled in EDUC 310 Educational Psychology that do not meet the above requirements are still encouraged to apply but to familiarize themselves with the Appeal Process in advance.
The deadline is mid-B Mod each semester. Specific dates are announced each semester to students enrolled in EDUC 310.
Students must ensure the following documents have been completed, signed (as applicable) and submitted to the Education Department prior to the application deadline.
- Education Department Application Form
- Teacher Education Requirements and Developmental Plan
- Reference's Evaluation of Student Teacher's Dispositions from a faculty member or supervisor of your choice
- Dispositions Form (self-reflection completed by student in EDUC 111 with instructor comments)
- Teacher Shadow Evaluation (completed by cooperating teacher)
- Teacher Shadow Reflection
- Service Learning Evaluation
- ACT/SAT Score Report or NES Essential Academic Skills Score Report (accessed by the institution)
- Evidence of Speech Proficiency
It is strongly encouraged to also submit:
- Recent photograph (will not be used for admissions determinations)
Please note that the teacher shadow experience should be completed in the scope of the license you are seeking. Cooperating teachers should have an current, active Tier 3 or Tier 4 license to qualify. Please contact Clarinda Solberg at any time with questions (summer months included).
Please contact Education Department Program Coordinator Clarinda Solberg with any questions. Please note that some of these documents may have already been added to your file; it is best to verify what documents you still need prior to beginning the process.
The Education Department Program Coordinator hosts workshops early in the semester for applicants. Attendance of at least one workshop is mandatory so that applicants can learn more about the expectations of the application process and receive assistance on the completion of their application packet. This is an opportunity for students to become more acquainted with the department as well so that the staff may serve as a resource to answer any questions.
Students enrolled in EDUC 310 Educational Psychology each semester will be enrolled in a Canvas course for the submission of their application materials. Communication regarding the workshops will be posted there. In addition, e-mails are sent out to all students enrolled in EDUC 310 Educational Psychology. Students are encouraged to communicate to the Program Coordinator if the workshop dates/times do not work for their schedule and a separate meeting time will be arranged.
Students are welcome to attend more than one workshop as they ensure materials are completed, submitted and their questions are answered.
Acceptance into the Program
The Education Department will formally notify students of their recommendation regarding acceptance into the program, specifically whether the student was accepted unconditionally, accepted with conditions, deferred or not accepted/declined. Students whose applications were rejected may re-apply for admission at a later time if there has been a significant change in their application materials (e.g., 2.50 GPA requirement met); if so, the applicant must resubmit a completely new application file (i.e., all application materials) for re-examination.
Students accepted into the Education Department on either an unconditional or conditional basis should ensure that they have an Education Advisor. Please visit the Education Department to obtain an advisor.
Students that would like to appeal the Admissions Committee determination may refer to the Appeal Process detailed in the Education Department Handbook. They are welcome to stop into the Education Department with any additional questions or clarifications on the process.