Students seeking to obtain degrees in teaching must be admitted into the Teacher Education Program. Admission into the Teacher Education Program normally needs to take place prior to the end of the sophomore year. This process involves meeting all requirements of admission and satisfactory completion of the admissions process.
The Professional Education Programs Office and the Teacher Education Handbook provide the information and forms required for Admission to the Teacher Education Program.
Admission is the Checkpoint 1 for Teacher Education programs. Checkpoint 1 includes eligibility requirements and the Application for Admission.
Review the Department of Teacher Education Professional Behavior Plan
- Schedule a time to meet with your advisor and have him/her check over your Application for Admission packet and fill in his/her portion of the Application for Admission Screening Checklist.
- Turn in your completed and signed Application for Admission packet (packet should include the application page, a completed career awareness assessment, current transcripts, and philosophy of education). Packets should be turned into the Screening Coordinator as designated on the campus you will be attending no later than 5 working days prior to your appointment date.
- You will receive a reminder about day/time/location of the interview prior to the date IF your packet has been received by the Coordinator AND you provide a working email address.
- Appear before the Department Screening Committee at your scheduled location, date and time for your screening interview.
- If you are from campus other than ASU - Jonesboro, you must go through admissions into ASU - Jonesboro, prior to being allowed to register for Teacher Education classes after successful admission into the Teacher Education Program. For those students entering into ASU-J and entering into the Teacher Education program at the same time, recognize you will need TWO sets of official transcripts – one for the ASU-J Registrar for your admission to the University and one for your admission to Teacher Education packet.
You will receive a formal letter of acceptance into the Teacher Education Program from the Professional Education Programs Director after your application has been processed and verified.
Official admittance to the teacher education program does not carry a guarantee of continuance in the program. In addition to the retention checkpoints (see the current Teacher Education Handbook), you must maintain academic proficiency, moral responsibility, emotional stability, and satisfactory professional growth (see Professional Behavior Plan) to continue in the program.