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.

Admission to the licensure pathway major requires a formal application and includes the following requirements:

  • Successful completion of EDU 102L, EDU 201, and EDU 311
  • Minimum qualifying score on ACT, SAT, or Praxis Core
  • Minimum GPA of 2.7 at the time of application and throughout the program
  • Interview with education content adviser
EnglishDr. Alan BrownTribble B202
Social StudiesDr. Adam FriedmanTribble B205
ScienceDr. Debbie FrenchTribble B204
MathDr. Leah McCoyTribble B215

Secondary Education Application Requirements

Minor Declaration. Candidates declare a minor in Secondary Education through the University Registrar

Teacher Education Application. Candidates should complete the online Teacher Education Application Form. This application includes signing the student teaching agreement given on the next page of this handbook.

Course Requirements. Students must successfully complete Exploring School Communities (EDU 102L), Educational Policy and Practice (EDU 201), and Learning and Cognitive Science (EDU 311) before formal acceptance into the TEP will be granted. Graduation requirements for professional licensure candidates include having a minimum grade of C in each course attempted in the Department of Education.

Evidence of NC State Testing Requirements. Candidates must meet the NC State Testing Requirements for admission into the TEP, including a minimum qualifying score on ACT, SAT, or Praxis Core, and submit evidence of completion to the Licensure Officer, Dr. Neelam Awan. Praxis information can be found here.

Minimum Grade Point Average. Students must have a 2.70 cumulative grade point average before being formally accepted into the TEP and must maintain a 2.70 cumulative grade point average throughout the program. If a prospective student has special needs, such as a learning disability, that may impact the grade point average, they should contact the Wake Forest Center for Learning Access, and Student Success for advice and assistance.

Education Content Advisor Interview. Schedule an interview with the Department of Education content advisor for your discipline. A TEP evaluation form should be completed by the content area advisor.

Irregular Admissions

There are minimum requirements for undergraduate licensure programs. On rare occasions, when applicants do not initially meet all requirements and are advised to delay the application or seek irregular admissions, they must write a request and receive written permission for formal acceptance by a faculty committee consisting of the department chair, graduate program director (if applicable), and elementary or secondary faculty. All licensure program requirements must be met prior to graduation.

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.