Elementary Program Admission Policies

The Elementary Program

To develop the best educators for future classrooms requires highly qualified candidates and a high-quality program. Elementary Education program admission requirements include:

  • 2.8 minimum GPA after 60 credit hours
  • ACT 24 composite/SAT 1100 or meet Praxis minimum scores requirements (Reading 176, Writing 173, Math 173)
  • Grade of C or better in COMM 201, COMM 204, EDUCA 114, English 131, and MATH 131
  • Submit a two-page statement of your educational philosophy (required in EDUCA 114)
  • Complete the departmental dispositions assessments
  • 3 references/recommendation letters
  • Completed application to the teacher preparation program

The program is approved by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.