Admission to the School of Education

To be considered for admission into the program, teacher candidates must meet/complete the following criteria:

 

1.   Complete university admission requirements to include submission of official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended.

 

2.   Teacher Candidates must complete and sign the ALL application material listed below by the specified deadlines. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

 

  •   Application Deadlines: Fall entry into the program - March 16th  

                Spring entry into the program - October 14th

 

              The dates listed above ensure timely approval of the application, interview evaluation and permission to enroll in classes requiring admission to the program.

 

  • Verification of Receipt UAFS School of Education Teacher Candidate Manual (This form is verification that the teacher candidate has read the Teacher Candidate Manual.  The manual can be found on the School of Education website under Student Resources. Forms required for application packet can be found on p 58-61)

 

  • UAFS Educator’s Affirmation

 

  • Teacher Candidate Field Experience, Practica, and Internship Waiver forms

 

  • Memorandum on Degree Requirements   

 

  • Degree Plan (Secondary Ed. Majors are required to include a completed degree plan signed by the candidate’s academic advisor with the Admission Packet BEFORE the candidate’s interview will be scheduled.)

 

3.   Receive a satisfactory Arkansas State Police and FBI Background Check and the Arkansas Child Maltreatment Background Check (Arkansas Department of Education requirements).

 

The Maltreatment Form is an Arkansas Central Registry background check for reports of child abuse and neglect.  There is a $10.00 processing fee made payable by Check or Money Order to the Department of Human Services (DHS)They will not accept temporary checks.  The form needs to be completed, signed and turned in to Mrs. Beshears with the check or money orderDo not write below the “Applicant’s Signature” line.  When you give the form to her, she will notarize and mail it. 

The total cost for these background checks will be $48.25. Instructions are included in the back of the application packet.

 

4.   Complete the following courses: EDUC 2752 Introduction to Education, (EDUC 2783 for ELEM majors on 2019/2020 degree plans or later); ENGL 1203 Composition I; ENGL 1213 Composition II; SPCH 1203 Introduction to Speech Communication; and appropriate Mathematics course noted on degree plan.

 

5.   Maintain a satisfactory disciplinary record with the university.

 

6.   Maintain grade of “C” or better in all course work completed on the degree plan.

 

7.   Have minimum 2.75 cumulative grade point average (GPA) for all college course work (including transfer work and developmental courses) and be in good academic standing.

 

8.   Pass Reading, Writing, and Mathematics components of an acceptable basic skills test (Praxis Core, ACT, SAT, or OGET Tests). Teacher Candidates can use scores from several exams to meet the testing requirements. A composite score on the ACT is no longer a requirement. Students not previously admitted due to test scores may meet admission requirements based on new test scores.

 

Assessment

Test Section

Required Score

ACT

Reading

20

ACT

Math

20

ACT

Writing

6

SAT

Reading

543

SAT

Math

532

SAT

Writing

5.30

Praxis Core

Reading

167

Praxis Core

Math

161

Praxis Core

Writing

164

OGET

Reading, Writing, and Math

256

 

Passing scores must be on file with the Office of Educator Preparation Program (Math-Science Building, room 108) by the application deadline date. It is the responsibility of the teacher candidate to make sure the School of Education receives your Score Report. Candidates will need to request score reports be sent to the university when registering for exams. For the OGET exam, candidates will have to request an official score report be sent to them and then hand deliver it to the Office of the Educator Preparation Program.

 

Teacher Candidates should consult their advisor for information as to how to access study materials.

 

9.   Demonstrate professional attitudes and interests related to the School of Education’s stated Candidate Dispositions. If applicable, candidates must have resolved the nature of any and all reports of negative behaviors.

 

10.   A satisfactory interview evaluation is required. This includes assessment of a teacher candidate’s essential professional competencies. This also includes subjective assessments relating to candidates’ ability to address the learner and learning, instructional practices, content knowledge, and professional responsibilities.

You will not be scheduled for an interview until after you have submitted the application packet and passing scores for an acceptable basic skills exam are on file.Please remember to check your UAFS email frequently for information about scheduling your interview.

 

 

Requirements for admission may change over time. Teacher Candidates must meet admission requirements current at the time of their final application for admission to the Educator Preparation Program. The requirements listed above are current as of August 2019. Please consult with your advisor should you have questions regarding admission requirements.