Biology 7-12 Composite Science Certification

Teacher Preparation Program Admission Requirements

Traditional Undergraduate Teacher Preparation Program 

Applications for admission to the Teacher Preparation Program are accepted in September for the following spring semester and in February for the following fall semester.

  1. Application to program submitted through TK20, to include the following:
    • Disposition Survey
    • Code of Ethics Reflection Statement
    • Completed FERPA form
    • Payment of $35.00 application fee.
  2. Overall GPA of 2.80 or higher.
  3. Complete a writing sample and interview as a requirement for the application to the Teacher Preparation program.
  4. Completed hours in content area: composite science 7 - 12  certification candidates must have completed 15 semester hours in content area with no grade below "C".
  5. Advising from assigned faculty advisors in the Teacher Education program.

For Admission to Field-Based Co-Teaching Semester

  1. A Notice of Intent for Field-Based Co-Teaching semester submitted in TK20 in September for the following spring semester and in February for the following fall semester.
  2. Completion of  appropriate coursework.
  3. Minimum of 2.80 GPA overall; no grade below "C" in upper-division courses.

For Admission to the Clinical Co-Teaching Semester

  1. Successfully complete all program requirements.
  2. Successful completion of Field-Based Co-Teaching semester as determined by Chair of Teacher Education.
  3. Continuance of placement in K-12 clinical placement.
  4. Maintain 2.80 cumulative GPA ; no grade below "C" in upper-division courses.