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Teacher Education Program


The following policies pertain to all students entering the Teacher Education Program (TEP).

Students with more than 40 completed hours and who meet the requirements listed below are invited to apply for the university's Teacher Education Program. Admittance into the Teacher Education Program connotes official acceptance into the university's Teacher Education Unit. Teacher Education Program admission forms are available at the Education division office.

Students with more than 75 completed hours who are not admitted to the program may not register for courses with the EDU prefix unless they are students with at least 30 transfer hours and more than 47 hours remaining in their program of study.


  • At least 40 completed hours.
  • At least 30 hours (completed and attempted combined) of General Education courses.
  • 2.75 minimum grade point average in all classes taken at all higher education institutions (If a course is repeated, the latest attempt only is counted).
  • 2.75 minimum grade point average at William Woods University.
  • 3.0 minimum grade point average in major leading to teaching certification.
  • 3.0 minimum grade point average in Secondary Certification sequence (if applicable).
  • Completion of a Speech course with a grade of C or better.
  • Completion of Pre-Student Teaching I (EDU 291) or Pre-Student Teaching III (EDU 293)

    • *Education majors must complete all content matrix courses for their certification area with a final grade of “C” or better.
  • Passing scores on all four sections of the MoGEA examination.
  • Declaration of a major with the university registrar.
  • The applicant's ACT or SAT results, if the applicant enrolled in college within one year of high school graduation and the test was taken within the last five years.
  • Official transcripts from all higher education institutions attended on file with the university.

Only full acceptance into the program is available.

Program probation

The Teacher Education Unit will review the academic records of students in the Teacher Education Program after each semester. Students accepted into the TEP who subsequently do not meet the program's grade point average requirements will be placed on program probation for one semester.

Removal from program

Students who do not meet the program's grade point average requirement in the semester they have been placed on program probation are removed from the program. Students removed from the program may reapply.