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

Precious Edmonds
: (931) 372-6407


Spring 2015 Main Campus:

January 23rd

Summer 2015 Main Campus:
May 13th

Fall 2015 Main Campus:
August 28th
Fall 2015 2+2 Program:
June 15th


-Praxis Information (ETS.ORG)

-Test Takers with Disabilities (ETS.ORG)

-Learning Support Center

All students who are pursuing teacher licensure must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program. The undergraduate admission process applies to students pursuing a bachelor’s degree and transfer students that received the AS or AAS Degrees from a community college. In order to obtain full admission to the program, you must complete all requirements listed below:

  1. A formal Application for admission to the Teacher Education Program must be filed once a student has reached 30 or more credit hours excluding ADP course credit. (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. This form is submitted online and you MUST have your TNumber to complete it. The three dispositions MUST come from the following individuals. 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 GPA of 2.50 (No exceptions)
  7. Complete the following class requirements:
    • ENGL 1010 and 1020 or equivalent with a C or higher
    • FOED 1820/1822 or equivalent with a B or higher. (Note: You are exempt from this class if you had one of the below major based equivalents)
    • FOED 2011 or equivalent with a B or higher
      • For ARED- ARED 2020
      • For HEC- HEC 1005
      • For AGED- AGED 2120
      • For MUED- MUED 1820
      • For EXPW - FOED 2011 and EXPW 1021
  8. Meet Testing Requirements:
Core Academic Skills for Educators Test
Minimum Score

Paper Based Test

Computer Based Test



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Exemptions from Praxis I: 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. The passing scores for the PPST are as follows: Reading- 174, Math- 173, and Writing- 173.
    • 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.