The Advisement Center
Teacher Education Program (TEP) Admission
Full admission to the teacher licensure/degree program is a two-stage process. In the first stage, students declare themselves as College of Education majors and may enroll in pre-professional education-related courses, but they are not yet considered to be teacher candidates. To be so considered, students must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program (TEP) which requires:
- A cumulative GPA of 2.5 for Undergraduate students (a minimum of 55 earned semester hour credits) and 3.0 for Graduate students.
- Competence in reading, mathematics, and composition as demonstrated by passing the New Mexico Teacher Assessment (NMTA) and Passing designated prerequisite courses with a grade of B or better.
- Letter of intent demonstrating a desire to work with young people.
- Submission of a Teacher Education Program (TEP) portfolio
Student Teaching Applications for Spring 2014 due October 9, 2013 by 5:00 p.m.
College of Education Advising Center Office, O'Donnell Hall, Room 101
After admission to the TEP, students complete their coursework and apply to student teach.