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Judith Class

Application for Admission to the Secondary Education Program ("the Secondary Education Blocks")

Program applications are due the sixth Friday of each semester, at 4 p.m., in 150 EduE, for the following semester.

Check specific deadline dates.

Application Packet

Download Secondary Education Application Packet: (as a Word file) or (as a PDF file)

Note: This is general information about secondary education.

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Application Instructions

[This is a Summary - See Complete Packet for Details]

The Secondary/K-12 Teacher Education Program (STEP) is seeking applications from candidates who would like to be admitted to our program. Please review the following criteria for admittance. To be considered for admission, prospective candidates must complete the application form.

Summary of Essential Qualifications for Admission

  • Application submitted to the Department of Education, 150 EduE, by the deadline.
  • Declared teaching major within the College of Education and Human Service Professions (CEHSP).
  • Completed a minimum of 45 credits (to apply to STEP), and 60 credits before beginning the block coursework.
  • A grade point average of 2.5, overall, and 2.5 in your major.
  • Confirmation that you have taken the Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST, or Praxis 1) for reading, writing and mathematics or the Minnesota Teachers License Exam for reading, writing and mathematics.
  • Passing scores on a standardized test.
  • Have completed or be currently enrolled in Education 1101 (Education in Modern Society).
  • A demonstrated commitment to working with children.
  • A minimum of one signed letter of recommendation.

ALL essential components listed below must be completed correctly and submitted on time in order for the application to be accepted. Applications that are late or incomplete will be returned and students will need to wait until the next semester to apply.

Summary of Essential Components of Application

  • Check list with signatures of student and advisor(s) attached to the top of the application. The signed check list indicates that all parts of the application are present.
  • Signed cover letter.
  • Resume.
  • A minimum of one signed letter of recommendation.
  • Current Academic Progress Audit System (APAS) showing the information listed below. (Post-baccalaureate candidates can submit a copy of their Post-baccalaureate Contract):
    • Courses required for your major should be highlighted wth a highlighting marker.
    • Verification of a current major grade point average (GPA) and overall GPA of 2.5 or higher (on APAS). GPAs should be highlighted.
    • Completion of or current registration in Education 1101 - Education in Modern Society.
    • Completion of 45 credits, minimum.
  • Evidence of working with youth - verification of a minimum 30 hours working with children or youth age 18 or younger.
  • Confirmation that you have taken the Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST, which is also known as Praxis I-prior to September 1, 2010) or the Minnesota Teachers License Exam (MTLE-as of September 1, 2010) for reading, writing and mathematics.
  • Verification of passing scores for reading, writing and mathematics from one (or a combination) of the following tests (listed with minimum passing scores):
    • MTLE: 240 on each subtest - reading, writing, and mathematics.
    • PPST: Reading 173, writing 172, mathematics 171.
    • SAT: 50th percentile in comparable subject for reading, writing and/or mathematics.
    • ACT: 21 on each subtest comparable for reading, writing and/or mathematics.
    • CTBS: Notification of a passing score from the Department of Education for the comparable subtest(s).
  • Signed consent form for placement and teaching file.
  • Program schedule.
  • Dispositions.
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