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Teacher Education Admission Requirements
2+2 Program Participants

Candidates who completed the AST degree through a community college will have completed some requirements previously in order to obtain that degree.

Candidates MUST provide documentation (such as an official transcript) that an AST has been awarded and have passing scores on the ACT or Praxis Core.

Teacher Education Program's (TEP) Test RequirementS

Quick Reference Guide: 2+2 Program Deadlines

March 1 2+2 Intent to Participate Due / Tk20
  Recommended date to apply to Tennessee Tech 
April 20
Application to the Teacher Education Program (TEP) Due ***Must be admitted to Tennessee Tech to complete***
  Background Check Requirements Due
TBA 2+2 Program Interviews <details to follow>
June 15 Deadline to submit all requirements for full admission to the TEP (final transcripts with a conferred degree must be received by the Office of Teacher Education)
August 9 2+2 Orientation at Tech's Main Campus in Cookeville

FOLLOW ADMISSION STEPS 1 - 7

Step 1 / Complete and Submit the 2+2 Intent to Participate by March 1st via Tk20

INSTRUCTIONS:
To begin the Intent to Participate online form, please click the link below, scroll to the bottom of the Tennessee Tech Tk20 page, and click the “Admissions” tab.
Then follow the specific instructions for 2+2 program applicants.

2+2 Intent to Participate

STEP 2 / Apply to TEP by April 20th

Students MUST be admitted to Tennessee Tech and have a T-Number (student ID number) to complete the Teacher Education application.

Application for Admission to the Teacher Education Program

STEP 3 / Complete These Course Requirements

ENGL 1010 and 1020 or equivalent with a C or higher.
FOED 1820/1822 or equivalent with a B or higher.
FOED 2011 or equivalent with a B or higher.

Course Equivalents for Each Partner Campus
Chattanooga State- ED 201
Motlow State- EDU 1010
Pellissippi State- EDU 2010
Roane State- EDU 101 (3hrs) or EDU 101 (2hrs) and EDU 223 (1hr)

STEP 4 / Complete the Interview Process*

The purpose of the interview process is for the Office of Teacher Education staff to gain knowledge of a teacher candidate’s ability to perform in a professional setting, provide insight into the candidate's understanding of the profession, and also giving candidates interview experience. 

*The interview process will be completed virtually via Zoom; 2+2 candidates will be receiving more information regarding the interview process at a later date.

STEP 5 / Complete the Disposition Process by June 15th

You must list two instructors as "raters"; one must be an education content instructor. The PassKey to access the form is OTEDispo.

AST candidates are exempt from the Tennessee Tech disposition process since they are required through your community college for degree completion.

DISPOSITION SELF-ASSESSMENT & REQUEST FORM

STEP 6 / Meet the 2.75 GPA Requirement

 

STEP 7 / Complete the Background Check Process

Complete the required Tennessee Tech Background Check and Fingerprinting process through IdentoGO by MorphoTrust USA. This process is a requirement must be completed through the Office of Teacher Education (no exceptions).

7a. Read the Background Check Guide

BACKGROUND CHECK GUIDE

7b & 7c. Complete/submit the following two (2) forms:

BACKGROUND CHECK APPLICANT PRIVACY RIGHTS FORM

(physical/hard-copy signature required)

VECHS BACKGROUND CHECK WAIVER AGREEMENT FORM

(physical/hard-copy signature required)

COVID-19 UPDATE:
Alternate fingerprinting instructions are available, if your nearest fingerprinting location is closed.
ALTERNATE FINGERPRINTING INSTRUCTIONS

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Please contact Ethan Grissom, Admission Coordinator

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Email: egrissom@tntech.edu
Phone: (931) 372-6407

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