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Admission Requirements for 2017-2018 or Newer Catalogs

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All education majors must successfully complete all Phase I coursework with a grade of C or better for their major.

Yes No Education Major Coursework Requirements Agricultural Education Major Coursework Requirements Physical Education Major Coursework Requirements Music Education Major Coursework Requirements
                Ecology of Teaching (62-111) and Ecology of Teaching (62-111) Ecology of Teaching (62-111) Introduction to Music Ed (19-180)
                Developmental Foundations of Learning (62-112) Foundations of Agricultural Education (03-320) Developmental Foundations of Learning (62-112)
OR
               

Ecology & Developmental Foundations of Ed (62-107)

                Professional Learning Community I (62-113) Practicum I (22-260)
                Introduction to Curriculum and Instruction (62-114) and Literacy and Applications in PE (22-445)
                Principles of Assessment (62-115)
OR
                Introduction to Curriculum, Instruction, & Assessment (62-108)

       

       

Professional Learning Community II (62-116)
                Inclusive Classrooms & Positive Learning Environments (62-117) and Inclusive Classrooms & Positive Learning Environments (62-117) and Inclusive Classrooms & Positive Learning Environments (62-117) and Inclusive Classrooms & Positive Learning Environments (62-117) and
                Teaching is Communication (62-118) Teaching is Communication (62-118) Teaching is Communication (62-118) Teaching is Communication (62-118)
OR OR OR OR
                Communication in a Positive & Inclusive Classroom (62-109) Communication in a Positive & Inclusive Classroom (62-109) Communication in a Positive & Inclusive Classroom (62-109) Communication in a Positive & Inclusive Classroom (62-109)
                Professional Learning Community III (62-119) Professional Learning Community III (62-119) Professional Learning Community III (62-119) Professional Learning Community III (62-119)

Other Requirements for ALL Education Majors:

               

3.00 Professional Education GPA  (           prof ed GPA)

               

Meet the Missouri General Education Assessment (MoGEA), ACT, or GPA Testing Requirement

  1. All students MUST take the MoGEA once. If student passes all subtests with Northwest approved cut scores, this requirement is met. The minimum score requirements for the MoGEA are: Reading-183, Writing-193, and Math-220.                                                         *069 Science/Social Studies subsection no longer required by DESE for admission
  2. If the student fails to pass the MoGEA but has a composite ACT of 20 or higher, this admission requirement is met.
  3. If the student fails to meet the MoGEA or ACT minimum score requirements but has a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher, this requirement will be appealed automatically by the PEU and this admission requirement is met.
                Successfully complete Criminal Background Check through the Family Care Safety Registry/TESS approval
                Demonstrate appropriate professional dispositions as measured by the dispositions assessment
               

ALL qualifications have been met. Please email the TESS Office (AD 253) at tess@covenhouse.com and apply for admission to the Professional Education Program. You will need to send a PDF of degree audit and your 919#.

**If you have not met all qualifications, you will not be eligible for an application.  This includes completing all coursework with a grade on your degree audit and completion of the MoGEA. 

***For teacher candidates in a Catalog prior to 2017-2018, please contact the TESS Office for admission requirements.


Other Assessment Requirements being implemented by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE):

check  Successful completion of the Missouri Educator Evaluation System (MEES) for Teacher Candidates for certification beginning in Fall 2018.
check  All teacher candidates will be required to attempt the appropriate initial certification, state-mandated content examination(s) (MoCA) prior to finalizing placement into student teaching.
Appeals procedures available. Contact your education advisor to discuss "Blocked Class Form" or an "Alternative Admission Application." Petitions are submitted to the Teacher Education Admissions Committee (TEAC). Students must submit advisor-signed petitions to the TESS Office in the Administration Building, Room 253.  More information can be found here.

Information about testing accommodations for the MoGEA can be found here.

Fall 2022 MoGEA Update:

Policy Status:

The Missouri General Education Assessment (MoGEA) is a general education, multiple-choice assessment required for admission into any Missouri teacher education program.  The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) originally planned to launch a new version by the end of August 2022.  However, the launch of this update has been postponed indefinitely.  Education students are still required to take the current version of the MoGEA. 

Science and Social Studies Subsection No Longer Required:

The MoGEA is currently composed of four subtests.  However, DESE has announced that Missouri education students are no longer required to take the fourth subtest in the MoGEA.  This is the Science and Social Studies.  There will no longer be a passing score for this subtest.  Students are advised to either register separately for the three subtests that are still required (Reading, Writing and Mathematics), for $29 apiece, or to register for all the subtests at once ($59) and then skipping the Science and Social Studies subtest.

MoGEA as an Admission Requirement:

All students MUST take the MoGEA once as a requirement for admission to teacher education. If a student passes all three remaining subtests with Northwest approved cut scores, this requirement is met. The minimum score requirements for the MoGEA are: Reading-183; Writing-193; and Math-220.

If the student fails to pass the MoGEA but has a composite ACT of 20 or higher, this admission requirement is met.

If the student fails to meet the MoGEA or ACT minimum score requirements but has a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher, this requirement will be appealed automatically by the PEU and this admission requirement is met.