Procedures for Admission to The Teacher Education Program For Secondary Education Office of Professional Laboratory Experiences Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN A. Criteria for Admission: 1. Complete an application for Admission to Teacher Education (Applications are available online at – Department of Educational Leadership). 2. Take and pass the Core Academic Skills for Educators tests. Passing scores are Reading – 156, Math – 150, Writing 162. Those who fail any of the Core Academic Skills for Educator tests after having taken them twice may be eligible to appeal under certain guidelines. Appeals must be initiated by the student using an appeal form available in the Office of Professional Laboratory Experiences. Appeals will be considered by the Committee on Admission to Teacher Education. Exemptions from taking the Core Academic Skills for Educators exams may apply to those applicants who: a.) have an ACT composite score of 21 or above (taken prior to October 1989) or ACT enhanced score of 22 or higher (taken October 1, 1989 or after); b.) have a 920 or higher on the SAT (taken prior to December 31, 1995) or 1020 on the recentered SAT (taken January 1, 1996 or after). Graduate Students are exempt from the Praxis I (PPST) exam if they met the ACT or SAT requirements, or achieved a score of 800 or higher with a score of 360 on either the verbal or quantitative portion of the GRE exam. Evidence of these scores must be submitted with the Application to Teacher Education. Core Academic Skills for Educators exams: Computerized Core Academic Skills for Educators exams are computer delivered tests in Reading (156), Mathematics (150) and Writing (162). The Writing portion includes an essay section. MTSU must receive an original test score from Educational Testing Service. 3. Successfully complete any required speech therapy; 4. Successfully complete at least 45 semester hours. 5. Must have an overall grade point average of 2.75 or higher (grades earned in basic and developmental courses are not used in computation of the required average); B. When all criteria for admission have been met and your application has been approved and processed, notification of acceptance will be done via email. C. Students who have not been formally admitted to the Teacher Education Program will not be permitted to enroll in any teacher education classes. A Tennessee Board of Regents University MTSU is an equal opportunity, non-racially identifiable, educational institution that does not discriminate individuals with disabilities.