Acceptance into the Teacher Education Program

Admission to Carroll College does not automatically qualify a student for acceptance into the Teacher Education Program. All students pursuing academic programs that lead to teacher licensure must submit a Program admission application to the Department of Education, by the end of their sophomore year (not later than April 1). It is the student’s responsibility to seek admission to the program.

Students must meet the following criteria for acceptance:

  1. Receive acceptable minimum scores on the Core Academic Skills for Educators Test or possess verified ACT scores at or above the 60th percentile;
  2. Grade of “C-” or better in CO 101;
  3. Grade of “C-” or better in ENWR 102;
  4. A minimum of 2.50 cumulative grade point average (at the time of application);
  5. An interview that has met program standards;
  6. Positive faculty recommendations;
  7. A clear background check; and
  8. Positive previous K-12 field experiences

The candidate’s status will be evaluated by Department faculty based on the above criteria. The student will be accepted into the program, accepted on a provisional basis, or denied acceptance.

Students will be accepted on a provisional basis when they meet the following criteria:

  1. Passed a minimum of one area (reading, writing, mathematics) of the Core Academic Skills for Educators Test or possess verified ACT scores at or above the 60th percentile in a minimum of one area (reading, writing, mathematics);
  2. Participated in an interview but may not have met program standards;
  3. All other areas have met program standards.

Those who are not directly accepted into the program will be informed of their deficiency(ies) and may be given further opportunity for acceptance following counseling and/or academic assistance. Students who have been accepted into the Teacher Education Program, but have not been enrolled in Carroll College for one semester or more, must seek readmission into the program. Transfer students at the junior level are accepted to the program conditionally for one semester. One month prior to the close of that semester, junior transfer students must submit an application for acceptance into the Teacher Education Program. Transfer candidates will be reviewed in the same manner as sophomore students.

All candidates will be informed of their status no later than June 30 of the admission year.