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Wichita State University

College of Education


Teacher Education Admission Requirements

  1. 35 hours of basic skills and general education,
    • English Composition 1           (grade of C or better)
    • English Composition 2           (grade of C or better)
    • Basic Public Speaking            (grade of C or better)
    • College Algebra or higher level math course (grade of C or better)

  2.   General Psychology
     
  3. Elementary Statistics (or Calculus if secondary education mathematics)
     
  4. ONE of the following:
    *Note:  All tests below must be within the last 10 years from date of Teacher Education application

    1. ACT - 22 in each subtest measuring Reading, English, and Mathematics

      (Elementary/Early Childhood majors also need: CBASE score - 235 in Science and Social Studies – see item c below)

      ** OR *

    2. Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST/Praxis I)

      • Writing                      Score of 172 or higher
      • Reading                   Score of 173 or higher
      • Mathematics           Score of 172 or higher

        (Elementary/Early Childhood majors also need: CBASE score - 235 in Science and Social Studies – see item c below)

        *Additional Information and Registration can be found at: http://www.ets.org/praxis/about/praxisi

        ** OR **

    3. College BASE Test (CBASE) with a passing score of 235 (minimum) in English, Reading/Writing, and Mathematics – Registration can be done at: www.registerblast.com/wsu
            
      (Elementary/Early Childhood majors also need 235 in Science and Social Studies)

      *Additional Information regarding the assessment can be found at:  http://www.arc.missouri.edu/collegebase
       
  5. Introduction to the Teaching Profession (B or better) and Field Experience (C or better)
     
  6. Grade Point Average (GPA)
    • Overall GPA: 2.5
    • 35 hours of general education coursework GPA: 2.75
    • WSU GPA: 2.5 (if applicable)

  7. Completed Application to the WSU College of Education - http://webs.wichita.edu/?u=COEDESS&p=/Services/ApplicationsForms/