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Admission Requirements

All teacher education candidates must gain admission to the Teacher Education Program. Students may submit an electronic application for TEP admission at any time after they have successfully fulfilled all requirements set forth by the state in 16 KAR 5:020 and by the Teacher Education Council of Morehead State University. The candidate may enroll in restricted courses in the professional education program only after the candidate meets all of the requirements outlined below. All students enrolled in programs leading to teacher certification must have an active Taskstream account. Contact the Assessment Administrator at for a Taskstream account.

TEP Admission Requirements Program Requirements*

  • Admission to MSU with an assigned academic advisor.
  • Pursuance of program completion leading to teacher certification.
  • Completion of at least 30 credit hours.
  • Minimum GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale; or
  • A GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale on the last thirty (30) credit hours. All college courses attempted must be a part of the applicant’s MSU transcript. Transcripts must reflect all transfer coursework completed to the date. All transfer courses, as well as MSU credit, are used in calculating GPA.
  • Completion of the following five core courses with grades of “C” or better:
    • ENG 100 Writing I.
    • Mathematics General Education Requirement (MATH 131, MATH 135, MATH 152, MATH 174, or MATH 175, as required by program).
    • COMS 108 Fundamentals of Speech Communication.
    • EDF 207 Foundations of Education (CTE and Agriculture Teaching candidates may substitute CTE 207).
    • EDF 211 Human Growth & Development (IECE candidates may substitute EDEC 253).

Testing Requirements

TEP candidates must obtain the following scores on the Praxis I test:
After Sept. 1, 2014
  • Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators: Combined 5751 Computer or
  • Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators: Mathematics 5732 Computer (Minimum score 150) and
  • Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators: Reading 5712 Computer (Minimum score 156) and
  • Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators: Writing 5722 Computer (Minimum score 162)
For information about the Praxis exams and to register for the test, please visit the PRAXIS website:

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 (see the following) and receive 100% to progress to move 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.