Teacher Education Program (TEP) Admission Requirements

Beth Quick with a student

Teacher Education Program (TEP) Undergraduate Candidates

Preadmission Requirements for Undergraduates

Students must meet the following requirements:

  1. No more than 2 courses of the General Education Requirements remain to be taken.
  2. Minimum GPA of 2.75 and grades of C or higher in EH 101 & 102 (or EH 105), CM 113, MA 230, MA 231, and PY 201.
  3. Early Childhood and Elementary students must earn at least a 2.75, with no grade lower than a "C" in each of the following area: English, History/Social Sciences, Mathematics, and Science.

Undergraduate Admission to the Teacher Education Program

Admission to the university does not qualify a student for admission to the Teacher Education Program. Students must submit an Application for Admission to the Teacher Education Program during the Block I semester of the education courses. In addition, students must meet the following requirements:

  1. Minimum 2.75 GPA in Block I Education courses with no grade lower than a C.
  2. Minimum 2.75 GPA in major or second area of study with no grade lower than C.
  3. Satisfactory completion of specified requirements in ED 301, 305, 308 including writing and field assignments.
  4. Satisfactory ratings on Interview Process, Dispositions
  5. Submit finger prints for background check by ABI and FBI.
  6. Submit passing scores on AECTP exam.
  7. Candidates will be admitted each fall and spring semester as cohorts. As per state regulations, each cohort's calculated cumulative GPA must average 3.0.

Admission for transfer students

Transfer students who have completed two years of undergraduate study may be eligible to apply for admission to the TEP if they have a grade point average of 2.75 for 9 semester hours of coursework at UAH and meet other preadmission requirements.

Admission by reciprocity

Students who have been admitted to a teacher education program at an accredited university or college in Alabama may apply for reciprocal admission to the Teacher Education Program (TEP) with the Certification Officer or the Department Chair.

Continuing the Teacher Education Program

Requirements include:

  1. Minimum 2.75 GPA in Education courses with no grade lower than "C."
  2. Minimum 2.75 GPA in second area of study or teaching field with no grade lower than "C."
  3. Satisfactory completion of Blocks 2 and 3 Field Experiences.
  4. Satisfactory ratings on Dispositions Ratings by Education, teaching field faculty, and P-12 mentor teachers.
  5. Passing Score on Praxis II exams and edTPA.

If the above requirements are not met, a Professional Development Plan (PDP) will be initiated. Candidates who do not meet the conditions of the PDP may be dismissed from the Teacher Education Program.