Admission to Teacher Education

Admission to Teacher Education is required for all degrees leading to initial licensure. These include all undergraduate teacher education programs, second baccalaureate programs in education, and the Master of Arts in Teaching. All students must formally apply for admission to the Teacher Education Program. Admission to the University does not constitute admission to a Teacher Education Program. Applications and instructions are available on the College of Education intranet:

Application for Admission to Teacher Education

Undergraduate Teacher Education Requirements

Admission to teacher education is identified as Checkpoint 1. Application to teacher education can be made when the following requirements have been met:

  • 2.75 grade point average (GPA) cumulative
  • 2.75 grade point average in major course with no grade below C
  • Completion of a minimum of 11 hours of major coursework
    • ED 200
    • ED 206
    • ED 208
    • ED 243
    • ED 210/ED 216 (or approved Experiential Credit)
  • Demonstrated proficiency in oral and written communication
    • Passing score on the Brenau Speaking Rubric, completed in ED 243
    • Passing score on the Brenau Writing Rubric, completed in ED 243
  • Demonstrated ability to create a Philosophy of Education
    • Passing score on the Brenau Philosophy of Education Rubric, completed in Ed 208

NOTE: If credit has been received for a course substitution for ED 208, a Philosophy of Education can be submitted to the Adviser for evaluation using the Brenau Philosophy of Education Rubric.

  • Passing scores on GACE Basic Skills tests
    • Test 1: Reading
    • Test 2: Mathematics
    • Test 3: Writing

OR exempting scores on SAT (1000+) or ACT (43
[NOTE: ED311/321 Effective Planning & Curriculum and ED301 Instructional Technology. may be taken prior to admission to teacher education

Graduate (M.A.T.) Teacher Education Requirements

Admission to teacher education is identified as Checkpoint 1. Application to teacher education can be made when the following requirements have been met:

  • 2.75 GPA
  • Completion of a minimum of 8 hours coursework. See program plan for required courses.
  • Completion of first in-school field experience [Experiential credit may apply]
  • Demonstrated proficiency in oral and written communication
    • Passing score on the Brenau Speaking Rubric
    • Passing score on the Brenau Writing Rubric
  • Demonstrated ability to create a Philosophy of Education
    • Passing score on the Brenau Philosophy of Education Rubric, completed in ED 612 an
  • Passing scores on GACE Basic Skills tests or exempting scores on GRE, SAT (1000+) or ACT (43)

 

Click here for checklists for students to use to assist them in working through their program of study. These checklists may be used to guide both the student and the adviser by showing the recommended order to take courses and complete the various steps in their program.

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