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College of Education


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

Precious Edmonds
Phone: (931) 372-6407


Spring 2016 Main Campus:

January 13th

Summer 2016 Main Campus:
May 11th

Fall 2016 Main Campus:
August 26th
Fall 2016 2+2 Program:
June 15th


-Praxis Information (ETS.ORG)

-Test Takers with Disabilities (ETS.ORG)

-Learning Support Center

Beginning January 2, 2016, the GPA and ACT Requirement for admission to the Teacher Education Program will change to meet the new Tennessee Department of Education standards. The requirement will be raised from an inclusive GPA of 2.50 to an inclusive GPA of 2.75. The ACT requirement will be lowered from a composite score of 22 to a composite score of 21.

Post-bac students who will not meet the new GPA requirement of 2.75 by January 2, 2016 will need to have their application for admission to the Teacher Education Program submitted by January 1, 2016 in order to still be considered for the old requirements. Please be aware, if you choose to fall into the old GPA requirement of 2.50, the ACT composite score of 22 will also still apply. All other requirements must be on file with the Office of Teacher Education by January 22, 2016 to be fully accepted with the old requirements. If you have questions regarding this change and how it could possibly affect your status in the program, please contact your advisor.

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. However, 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 Inclusive 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 (Beginning January 2, 2016, you must have an undergraduate GPA of 2.75 to be admitted to the program. There will be no exceptions to that requirement.)

  8. Meet Testing Requirements:

    • Post-baccalaureate students who are enrolled with the Graduate School MUST have one of the following tests:
      • MAT (minimum score of 372)
      • GRE (900/4.0)
    • Post-baccalaureate students who are enrolled as undergraduate students have the option of taking the MAT, GRE, or the tests listed below

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)

      • Passing Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST) results will be accepted in lieu of the Praxis Core exam throughout a grace period during the transition to the new Praxis Core exam. The grace period will end on July 14, 2014. PPST tests that are taken before July 15, 2014 will be accepted for up to five years following the date the test was taken.

      • When taking the Praxis test, please be sure to add TTU as a score recipient. We must have these on file. Our School ID is: 1804

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