Secondary Education Admissions Procedures


The information below outlines steps required for a formal application to any of the Secondary Education 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. An incomplete application may prevent a candidate from entering into the program or future classes.

Applications to the TEP programs are managed through the Education Department’s Licensure Office. Please direct any questions to the Licensure Officer, Dr. Neelam Awan.

Entrance into the Secondary Education programs requires successful completion (including positive recommendations from class instructors) of the following prerequisite courses: EDU 201, EDU 201L, EDU 311, and EDU 309L. Students must also have a 2.7 cumulative grade point average before being formally accepted into a TEP program.

Graduation requirements for professional licensure candidates include: (1) have a minimum grade of C in each course attempted in education and (2) maintain at least a 2.7 cumulative GPA while enrolled in the Teacher Education Program. Additional requirements for candidates to be recommended for professional licensure include passing all appropriate state-required standardized tests.

Secondary Education Application Requirements

1.  Content Coordinator Recommendation. Candidates should schedule an interview with the appropriate Department of Education Content Coordinator, as listed below. Content Coordinators should complete the Content Coordinator Recommendation Form after the interview.  

English Dr. Alan Brown Tribble B202
Social Studies Dr. Adam Friedman Tribble B205
Science Dr. Debbie French Tribble B204
Math Dr. Leah McCoy Tribble B215

2. Teacher Education Application. 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 declare a minor through the University Registrar

4. Major Content Area Professor Recommendation. Candidates should forward a link of Major Content Area Professor Recommendation Form to their major professor for approval. Major professors can complete the form online. 

5. Evidence of NC State Testing Requirements. Candidates must meet the NC State Testing Requirement for admission to the undergraduate teacher preparation program and submit evidence of completion to the Licensure Officer, Dr. Neelam Awan. Please contact the Licensure Officer for additional questions related to 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.