Post-Baccalaureate Requirements for Admission to the Teacher Education Program


Office of Teacher Education
College of Education
Tennessee Tech University
Box 5092 • Cookeville, TN 38505
Fax: (931) 372-6286

Precious Edmonds
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Summer 2014:
May 13th
Fall 2014:
August 29th
Fall 2014 2+2 Program:
June 15th


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All students (including non-degree seeking) who are pursuing teacher licensure must be fully admitted to the Teacher Education Program. A post-baccalaureate student is someone who already has a bachelors or higher degree. Post-baccalaureates are allowed to take up to 12 undergraduate hours during their first attending semester OR up to 9 graduate hours during their first attending semester without being fully admitted to the program. The application, interview process, and background check are required BEFORE registration of the first attending semester. A post-baccalaureate student will have only ONE semester to complete ALL requirements for admission to the Teacher Education program. If there are any further questions, please contact Precious Edmonds.

  1. A formal application for admission to the Teacher Education Program must be filed prior to the first semester of attendance. PLEASE COMPLETE THIS REQUIREMENT FIRST! This form is submitted online and you MUST have your TNumber to complete it.

  2. Complete the Interview Request Form and the Interview Process. To schedule an interview, please complete the interview request form. This form is submitted online and you MUST have your TNumber to complete it. (If a date is not available that you can attend, please keep checking back for more dates. Do not complete the form until you are sure you can attend on the date you select.)

  3. Complete the Background Check Authorization form.

  4. Complete the required  TTU Background Check process through IdentoGO by MorphoTrust USA. Results from outside agencies will not be accepted.

  5. Complete the Disposition Request Form for three disposition assessments prior to the end of your first attending semester. This form is submitted online and you MUST have your TNumber to complete it. The three dispositions MUST come from the following people. You will need an accurate email address for each person listed!

    • Academic Advisor
    • College Level Education Instructor (Ex. FOED 2011 or EDPY 2200)
    • College Instructor in Major Teaching Field (Ex. History, Math, English, etc.)
  6. Minimum Overall Undergraduate GPA of 2.50 when applying

  7. If undergraduate GPA is below a 2.50 you must complete 12 undergraduate hours OR 9 graduate hours with a 3.0 during your first semester of attendance to obtain full admission status to the Teacher Education Program

  8. Meet Testing Requirements:


Core Academic Skills for Educators Test

Minimum Score

Paper Based Test

Computer Based Test




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Exemptions from Core Tests: ACT (Composite of 22) OR SAT (Score of 1020)

Please be sure to return your signed Preparation Program Contract to Amanda Roberts prior to registration.