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Teacher Preparation

Teacher Preparation Application Process (pdf)

Submit Teacher Preparation Application once you declare education concentration then work on requirements as listed below.  The following requirements must be met by October 1 deadline (for Practicum II (EDUC 370 & SPED 327) and Spring Course Registration Purposes) and by March 1 (for Summer/Fall Course Registration Purposes).  Email OPS when all requirements have been met so your application may be processed.

1. Submitting a copy of qualifying test scores to OPS via the Teacher Prep course in Canvas

  • SAT (composite score of 1100, 530 on verbal and math subtests) OR
  • ACT (composite score of 24, math 22, English/reading 46) OR
  • Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment (VCLA) reading and writing composite score of 470 AND SAT math score of 530 if composite score of 1100 was obtained OR
  • VCLA reading and writing composite score of 470 AND ACT math score of 22 if composite score of 24 was obtained OR
  • VCLA reading and writing composite score of 470 AND Praxis I PPST (5730) math score of 178 (if taken before December 31, 2013) OR
  • VCLA reading and writing composite score of 470 AND Praxis I CASE (5732) math score of 150 (if taken after January 1, 2014) OR
  • Praxis I PPST composite score of 532 (if taken before December 31, 2013) OR
  • Praxis I CASE math (5732) score of 150, reading (5712) score of 156, and writing (5722) score of 162 (if taken after January 1, 2014)

2. Two positive faculty recommendations as specified by the program area (pdf) submitted online using the faculty tab of "MyLongwood" Faculty Recommendation for Teacher Prep process (pdf)

3. Must meet the minimum grade requirements (C or better) in the introductory education courses associated with your program.

For majors in PK-6, 6-8, Secondary 6-12-EDUC 245 and EDUC 260
For majors in Physical and Health Education:
Catalog prior to 2011: One of the following-KINS 280, KINS 175, KINS 275, HLTH 205
Catalog 2012+:  HLTH 201, HLTH 205, KINS 201, and KINS 203
For majors in Special Education-SPED 202
For majors in Music Education-MUSC 145 and EDUC 245

For all majors, ENGL 150

Have an Overall GPA of 2.5