Program Requirements

Program Requirements

Admission to Teacher Education 

Students must apply for Admission to the Teacher Education Program (TEP). Prerequisites for admission include:

  1. Satisfactory completion of at least 15 semester hours of classroom observation
  2. GPA minimum 2.80
  3. At least two satisfactory disposition evaluations
  4. Passing scores on the PRAXIS Core Reading, Writing, and Mathematics Tests, or qualifying SAT/ACT scores
  5. A satisfactory criminal background check
  6. Completion of TEP application

All students are highly encouraged to meet with their assigned advisor.

Program Completion Requirements

Before students can be recommended for the NC Teaching License, they must complete all program requirements. These include:

  1. Satisfactory completion of all program course requirements
  2. Satisfactory completion of the six required Evidences
  3. Satisfactory completion of Clinical Practice (Student Teaching)

Required Evidences

The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction requires that all candidates seeking a teaching license through an approved Teacher Education Program submit evidence in four areas: content knowledge, pedagogical knowledge, positive impact on student learning, and leadership. Requirements for the evidences are detailed and specific. Students must work with their advisors, program coordinators, and course instructors to ensure that they are meeting the minimum requirements. Evidences are assessed by a team of faculty members applying rigorous grading standards. The specific evidences are:

  1. Transcripts
  2. Depth of content knowledge: The Document of Learning
  3. Pedagogical knowledge (planning): Unit plan
  4. Pedagogical knowledge (teaching): Proficiency as assessed during clinical practice
  5. Positive Impact on Student Learning
  6. Leadership