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Office of Teacher Education

Main Campus Undergraduate / Transfer Student
Admission Requirements
for the Teacher Education Program (TEP)

Admission Deadlines

Fall: August 1 | Spring: January 5 | Summer: May 1


PLEASE NOTE:
Individuals who have been previously dismissed from Tech's Teacher Education Program cannot be admitted/readmitted into the licensure program for three (3) consecutive semesters (including summer).


FOLLOW STEPS 1 - 7

Step 1 / Complete (Submit) Application for Admission to Teacher Education Program

Application for Admission to the Teacher Education Program
This form must be filed once a student has reached 30 or more credit hours excluding ADP course credit.

Step 2 / Complete 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).

Please read the:

Background Check Guide

and 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

Step 3 / Complete the Interview Request Form & Process

If a date is not available that you can attend an interview, please keep checking back for more dates. Do not complete the form until you are sure you can attend on the date you select.

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.

interview request form 

Step 4 / Complete the Disposition Process

Please submit the:

Disposition Self-Assessment & Request Form

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

Candidates with an AST degree are exempt from the disposition process since they are required for degree completion through the community college.

 

Step 5 / Meet Testing Requirements (ACT, SAT, or Praxis Core)

Admission to the TEP requires passing scores on one (1) of the following three (3) exams:

1) A superscore of 21 or higher on the ACT

An ACT superscore is calculated by averaging your highest attempts for each section of the exam. You must select Tennessee Tech University as a score recipient for Tech to receive a copy of your results.
The ACT recipient code for Tennessee Tech is 4012.

Register for the ACT

ACT Accommodations and English Learner Supports

2) a score 1080 or higher on the SAT

Reading, Writing & Language, and Math sections only; essay is optional. You must select Tennessee Tech University as a score recipient for Tech to receive a copy of your results.
The SAT recipient code for Tennessee Tech is 1804.

Register for the SAT

SAT Services for Students with Disabilities

3) Submit passing Praxis CORE test scores

Test Name

Test Code

Required Score

Core Academic Skills for Educators: Reading

5713

156

Core Academic Skills for Educators: Writing

5723

162

Core Academic Skills for Educators: Math

5733

150

The Praxis Core combined exam (5752) is also available, which includes all three sections of the exam (Reading, Writing, and Math).

You must select Tennessee Tech as a score recipient for Tech to receive a copy of your results.
The Education Testing Service (ETS) recipient code for Tennessee Tech is 1804.

Register for the Praxis CORE

ETS Accommodations for Test-Takers with Disabilities

MORE ABOUT TEP TEST REQUIREMENTS AND RESOURCES

Step 6 / 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.

Note: You are exempt form FOED 1820/2011 classes if you had one of the major-based equivalents below:

For ARED-ARED 2020
For HEC-HEC 2800
For AGED-AGED 2120
For MUED-MUED 1820
For EXPW-FOED 2011 and EXPW 1021

Step 7 / Meet established GPA of 2.75

(excluding developmental classes)

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FOR ASSISTANCE
Please contact Ethan Grissom,
Admission Coordinator

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Email: egrissom@tntech.edu
Phone: (931) 372-6407
Fax: (931) 372-6286

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