Apply to Teacher Education

Revised Application to Teacher Education (Summer 2020 & 2020-2021 Academic Year ONLY)

On May 4, 2020, Governor Cooper signed into law legislation that affects admission to Teacher Education as a result of COVID-19. This legislation permits Educator Preparation Programs (EPPs) to admit students to Teacher Education Programs who do not meet the requirements outlined in G.S.  115C-269.15(a).

What does this mean for Teacher Education students?

Effective May 11, 2020, the following modifications will be implemented for Teacher Education candidates.

Individual students shall NOT be required to meet the below requirements for admission to Teacher Education for Summer 2020 & 2020-2021 Academic Year only:

  • Passing Praxis I (CORE) test or being exempted (based on SAT or ACT scores)

  • Cumulative GPA of 2.7 or higher 

Although the cumulative GPA requirement of 2.7 or higher is not required for admission to Teacher Education for Summer 2020 & 2020-2021 academic year, candidates will be required to have a cumulative GPA of 2.7 or higher prior to Clinical Internship (Student Teaching). 

Admission to Teacher Education Requirements

Revised Application Prerequisites (Summer 2020 & 2020-2021 Academic Year Only)

In order to apply to Teacher Education, candidates must meet ALL prerequisites listed below:

  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
    Students with GPAs between 2.5 - 2.7 must meet with their academic advisor to review their academic record to determine if GPA of 2.7 can be reached by Student Teaching. 

  • A current Criminal Background Check (within 6 months of your application)

  • Minimum of 45 semester hours or more earned

  • A grade of C or better in RC 1000, FDN 2400, & CI 2300

  • No Grades of Incomplete

  • Minimum of 12 semester hours of courses completed at Appalachian

  • Meet Application to Teacher Education submission deadlines
    August 1 - Deadline to submit a teacher education application for any Fall Course
    January 1 - Deadline to submit a teacher education application for any Spring Course

An Application to Teacher Education must be completed prior to registration to Teacher Education coursework

A Note on Advising:  Students will need to meet with their academic advisor to discuss the submission of the Teacher Education Application under these new requirements.

If you have a GPA that falls below a 2.70, you will need to meet with your academic advisor as soon as possible. You and your advisor will be able to develop a success plan to facilitate your Teacher Ed application and support the completion of your chosen academic program.

If you are a secondary education or special subjects teacher education major, consult with your academic advisor prior to applying to Teacher Education.  The advising team in the James Center for Student Success and Advising is also available to assist you with your application to Teacher Education requirements.

The James Center for Student Success and Advising webpage (https://jamescenter.appstate.edu/advising) has the days and times of walk-in advising. Use the links to meet with your advisor at a time convenient for you.

Application Instructions 

Log-in to AppalNet.

  1. Select the “Student” tab
  2. Select the “RCOE Student Services” link
  3. Select “Application for Teacher Education” 
  4. If you have not met all of the pre-requisites, your AppalNET account will show what is missing. (if this is the case, you will need to contact your advisor, listed on your account) For a visual aid see the below application.
  5. If you meet all of the prerequisites, simply click submit. This will forward your application to your advisor. You will also receive an email acknowledging the submission of your application. 

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To check the status of your Teacher Education Application

Complete steps 1-4 above. Your screen will indicate your application status as pending if it has been submitted successfully.

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*******************Admission to Teacher Education 2019-2020: Pre COVID-19********************

The below requirements will be in effect again for the 2021-2022 Academic year

Be a teacher!

Appalachian students who are interested in becoming educators are required to apply to Teacher Education.

Deadlines for Students Seeking Admission to Teacher Education

Candidates seeking admission to Teacher Education must submit an application by August 1st for Fall admission. Required Praxis scores,  criminal background check approvals must be received and prerequisites met prior to submission of Teacher Education application. Students enrolled in Summer II prerequisite courses must submit Teacher Education application within 3 business days of final grades being posted to be considered for Fall admission.

August 1 - Deadline to submit a teacher education application for any Fall Course

January 1 - Deadline to submit a teacher education application for any Spring Course

Application Pre-requisites

In order to apply, you must meet all of the pre-requisites:

  • Passing Praxis CORE test or being exempted (based on SAT or ACT scores) 
  • A current Criminal Background Check (within 6 months of your application)
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.7 or higher (on a minimum of 12 semester hours of courses completed at Appalachian)
  • 45 semester hours or more
  • A C or better in RC 1000, FDN 2400, & CI 2300
  • No Grades of Incomplete

Note: It is recommended that all students attend a First Steps to Teaching meeting PRIOR to submitting their application.

COVID-19 Impact on Praxis I Core Testing and Admission to Teacher Education: Please see the guidance regarding mandatory Praxis Core Testing for all students seeking Admission to Teacher Ed.

Test Scores

The required test for admission to Teacher Education is called the Praxis CORE. Please note that some students are exempt from this requirement thanks to their SAT or ACT scores:

Praxis CORE Passing Scores

  • Reading: 156 or higher
  • Writing: 162 or higher
  • Math: 150 or higher
  • Combined: 468 or higher

SAT & ACT Scores (for exemption)

If you took the new SAT after March 2016:

  • 1170 or higher on the SAT combined Evidence-Based Reading/Writing and Math (Optional essay scores are not counted)

If you took the old SAT before March 2016:

  • 1100 or higher on the SAT combined Verbal and Math (Writing scores are not counted)

If you took the ACT:

  • 24 or higher Composite score

NOTES

If you did not earn a SAT or ACT exemption score, you may still be exempt from one or two sections of the test:

  • Praxis CORE Reading and Writing exemption
    • Old SAT Verbal score of 550 or higher 
    • New SAT Evidence-Based Reading/Writing score of 600 or higher
    • ACT English score of 24 or higher 
  • Praxis CORE Math exemption
    • Old SAT Math score of 550 or higher
    • New SAT Math score of 570 or higher
    • ACT Math score of 24 or higher 

*The old SAT Writing score is not considered in either the total SAT score nor is it a way to be exempted from the Praxis CORE Writing.
**ACT and SAT scores cannot be combined according to NC state policy.

Questions? Visit the James Center for Student Success and Advising Praxis CORE page for assistance.

Application Instructions 

Log-in to AppalNet.

  1. Select the “Student” tab
  2. Select the “RCOE Student Services” link
  3. Select “Application for Teacher Education” 
  4. If you have not met all of the pre-requisites, your AppalNET account will show what is missing. (if this is the case, you will need to contact your advisor, listed on your account) For a visual aid see the below application.
  5. If you meet all of the prerequisites, simply click submit. This will forward your application to your advisor. You will also receive an email acknowledging the submission of your application. 

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To check the status of your Teacher Education Application

Complete steps 1-4 above. Your screen will indicate your application status as pending if it has been submitted successfully.

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