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Admission to the School of Education and Admission to Clinical Practice

Application for Admission to the School of Education

Candidates must be formally accepted into the School of Education prior to enrolling in most upper division School of Education courses. The Applications for Admission to the School of Education and for Admission to Clinical Practice must be filed in the School of Education office on or before October 1, February 1, or May 1 of each academic year.

The Application for Admission to the School of Education is completed no sooner than the second semester of the sophomore year. The application process includes (1) satisfactory scores on the ACT or the Praxis I Pre-Professional Skills Test; (2) an interview with School of Education faculty; (3) reference screening; and (4) in keeping with Kentucky Department of Education policy, completion of a State Police background check, including a fingerprint check. The applicant must also achieve and maintain a 2.75 cumulative grade point average and have successfully completed two of the following three professional courses: Edu 204, Edu 255, Psy 300.  Faculty ratings completed by instructors teaching these courses and Edu Microcomputing in the Classroom are also utilized in the decision-making process.

Application for Admission to Clinical Practice

Candidates must also complete specific requirements in order to be formally admitted into Clinical Practice.

The Application for Admission to Clinical Practice is completed the semester prior to the semester for the clinical practice experience(s). Application submission deadlines are October 1, February 1 and May 1 and applications are to be submitted to the School of Education office.  Prerequisites include (1) completion of required course work; (2) successful submission of a professional e-portfolio as assessed through the Portfolio Preview and Teacher Education Advisory Committee evaluation processes; (3) recommendations from faculty in area(s) of certification; and (4) a grade point average of at least 2.75 overall, in professional courses, and in the major area of concentration. A current health form is required of all clinical practice applicants.  Candidates must also pass a federal background check.

NOTE: Applications for Admission to the School of Education and for Admission to Clinical Practice cannot be made during the same semester.

Here are the application packets: