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  • Admission to the Teacher Education Program

    Students seeking admission to the Teacher Education Program at Capital University are required to present a progress portfolio, complete an application for the Teacher Licensure Program and meet all of the following requirements prior to acceptance:

    • Cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher;
    • A grade of at least C in each of the courses required to complete General Education Goals 1, 2 and 3;
    • A grade of at least C in EDUC 151;
    • A grade of at least C in the first field experience course required for the licensure area (EDUC 211, EDUC 221, or Music 242);
    • Praxis Core Reading 156 or ACT Reading 27 or SAT Reading 610 or GRE Reading 146;
    • Praxis Core Writing 162 or ACT English 27 or SAT Writing 610 or GRE Writing 4.0;
    • Praxis Core Math 150 or ACT Math 27 or SAT Math 610 or GRE Math 140;
    • Professional dispositions, interpersonal skills, and motivation as evidenced through class work, clinical and field-based experiences; and
    • Good moral character as verified by the student that he/she has never been convicted or pled guilty to an offense set forth for teacher applicants in the Ohio Revised Code.

    Applications must be submitted to the Student Assessment and Monitoring Committee for consideration during the corresponding semester. Students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin or gender identity may be accepted into the Teacher Education Program at Capital University upon meeting the above standards. Upon acceptance a student is considered a teacher education candidate.

    Applications for admittance to the Teacher Education Program  are due the semester prior to which you wish to take the pedagogy courses. A student may not register for any pedagogy field experience course until they have been admitted to Teacher Education.

    Retention in the Teacher Education Program

    Satisfactory progress towards completion of licensure is demonstrated by a minimum grade point average of 2.75 overall and in content and education courses. Satisfactory evaluations in field-based experiences and professional attribute assessments are also necessary indicators of progress.

    If a student is not making satisfactory progress as described above, the student will be notified of his or her removal from the Teacher Education Program by the Chair of the Student Assessment and Monitoring Committee. The student may apply for readmission upon meeting the requirements for admission to the program.