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College of Education

Teacher Education – Admission Requirements

We want you in our program!

Here’s what you need to do to make that happen!

Program application review occurs each fall and spring. Interested students apply in February for fall admission and September for spring admission.

Meeting minimum application requirements makes a student eligible to apply, but does not guarantee admission. Enrollment is limited and admission is competitive.

Here’s what we’ll be looking for:

  • A completed application packet. CLICK HERE FOR APPLICATION.
  • Have 80 hours of recent educational experience with children or youth. CLICK HERE FOR FORM.
  • Complete at least 45 semester hours of course work, which includes very specific courses, as outlined in the above-posted application.
  • Complete a personal interview
  • Meet minimum basic skills requirements in reading, writing, and math. This could be fulfilled through scores on the SAT, ACT, or WEST-B. See Basic Skills Testing page.
  • Have earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 at WSU (2.75 for health and fitness)


When you complete your application, you must sign up for a time to submit your application packet to one of our stellar advisors. Sign-up is done on the Undergraduate Student Services bulletin board, outside of Education Addition Room 316. Be sure to read the directions carefully and come prepared to your appointment with all parts of the application completed. Sign-ups will begin September for the following Spring admission, and February for the following Fall admission.


* Please consult the WSU General Catalog for course planning. You must meet requirements as outlined in the catalog in order to graduate.

To teach a specific subject in middle school or high school, you must complete a bachelor’s degree in the subject you choose. In addition to the classes for your declared major, you must complete core professional education coursework within the College of Education to earn teacher certification in a particular subject.

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