Secondary Education Teacher Education Program Admission Procedures


The information below outlines steps required for formal application to any of the Secondary Education or Second Language Licensure Programs. Please read this information carefully and follow all steps that apply to your program of interest.

All application requirements outlined below must be completed prior to April 1st of the junior year. Candidates are strongly encouraged to begin the process early. Candidates should be advised that an incomplete application may result in instructors not granting the necessary POI for class registration in EDU 354: Content Pedagogy.

Applications to the TEP programs are managed through the Education Department’s Licensure Office. Please direct any questions to: Tracy Stegman.

Entrance into the Secondary Education or Second Language Licensure programs requires successful completion (including positive recommendations from class instructors) of the following prerequisite courses: EDU 201, EDU 201L, EDU 311 and EDU 309L. Candidates must also have and maintain at least a 2.70 GPA throughout the program.

Secondary Education and Second Language Application Requirements

1.      Content Coordinator Recommendation. Candidates should schedule an interview with the appropriate Department of Education Content Coordinator as listed below. Candidates should bring the Interview/Recommendation form to the meeting with the Content Coordinator. The Content Coordinator will complete the form and return it to the Licensure Officer.

English Dr. Alan Brown Tribble B202
Social Studies Dr. Adam Friedman Tribble B213
Science Dr. Sarah Fick Tribble B204
Math Dr. Leah McCoy Tribble B 215

2.    Candidates should complete the online Teacher Education Application Form.

3.    Declare the Education Minor. Candidates may declare the minor during major/minor declaration by signing up in the Education Office (Tribble B201). If you are declaring at any other time, you will need to submit the minor declaration paperwork to the Registrar’s office.

4.    Major Content Area Professor Recommendation. Submit the interview with a Major Content Area Professor form to your major professor for approval.  Your major professor will complete the form and return it to the Licensure Officer.

5.     Provide Evidence of Meeting NC State Testing Requirements.

Formal Acceptance

After the application materials are received by the Department of Education, candidates will receive a letter stating the decision on their application. There are three responses: formal acceptance, rejection, or acceptance deferred. The deferred decision includes the conditions for formal acceptance. The Department of Education does have an Irregular Admissions Committee to review requests for students needing provisional admittance into the programs.