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Teacher Education Program

Students applying to the Teacher Education Program (TEP) must first be admitted to the University. You will be required to meet the admissions requirements and standards that are in effect at the time before you begin the admission and application process to the TEP. You should check with your advisor for current information and always refer to the TEP Handbook.

For course lists and program requirements, please refer to the undergraduate catalog.

Formal Application Procedure

  • To apply for the TEP, students must schedule an advising session with the appropriate Volgenau College of Education advisor to review the above stated eligibility requirements. When the candidate has met all eligibility requirements, the candidate may submit the electronic application for official review. 
  • The application will be submitted to and reviewed by the TEP Admissions Coordinator to confirm that the student is ready for admission.

Professional Dispositions

  • In compliance with the Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB) standards for admission to educator preparation programs, candidates must demonstrate an understanding of professional dispositions expected of professional educators. To comply with this regulation, the candidate must complete a Professional Code of Ethics for Kentucky School Personnel Assessment and receive 100% to progress forward in the cycle. The TEP Coordinator will facilitate this assessment in an electronic format.

Mandatory TEP Orientation Sessions

  • To finalize the TEP application process, the candidate must complete a face-to-face or online TEP Orientation Session. 

Faculty Advising

  • Upon completion of the outlined steps, the candidate will be assigned and/or referred to a faculty advisor from the candidate’s program. Departments may require the approved candidate to meet with the faculty advisor for program planning.