School of Education Admission Requirements

PREPARATIONS FOR ADMISSION TO THE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION (SOE):

The student must ensure that the Application for Admission and supporting documents for admission are complete and on file with the Director of Field Experiences. Faculty will review applications on the first Monday of the month, and student will be notified on or around the last Friday of the month. The requirements listed BELOW are the minimum application criteria.  Meeting these requirements states that the applicant is eligible for admission consideration, but does not guarantee admission.

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS LEADING TO MO INITIAL TEACHER CERTIFICATION

  • Pro-forma for your certification (sequence of courses)
  • Disposition standards
  • Review criteria for admission to the SOE
  • Completion of MA120 or MA135 or Equivalent and EN105 and EN106
  • 2.75 GPA (Cumulative – all classes, including transfer courses).
  • 3.00 GPA in Content Coursework
  • 3.00 GPA in Education Coursework. No grade lower than “C” in Education Courses
  • Passing score on a State Board of Education approved general knowledge and skills assessment; MoGEA or ACT. (Transfer students with a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution are exempt.)
  • Letter of recommendation (from a professor outside of the SOE or other business professional). Letter writer can submit letter here at or email education@park.edu.
  • MSHP & FBI Criminal History Background Check – Return a Waiver and Agreement Statement to education@park.edu to receive the paperwork required for completing your fingerprinting.
  • Two Disposition Forms completed by two faculty members in the SOE (student requests)
  • Student Disposition Self-Evaluation Form
  • Application for Admission to the SOE form completed.

Early Childhood-Teaching Young Children

  • Pro-forma for your degree (sequence of courses)
  • Disposition standards
  • Portfolio standards
  • Review criteria for admission to the SOE

The requirements listed below are the minimum application criteria. Meeting these requirements states that the applicant is eligible for admission consideration, but does not guarantee admission.

  • 2.50 GPA (Cumulative – all classes, including transfer courses)
  • 2.75 GPA in core courses
  • Completion of MA120 or MA135 or Equivalent and EN105, EN106, EDC220 and EDC222 (a grade of C or higher is required)

Candidates must work with the appropriate School of Education FACULTY advisor when applying to the School of Education to ensure all materials are in place. Candidates must begin the application process no less than 2 semesters (4 terms) prior to requiring Education coursework listed as 350 or higher.

Additional Information

Admissions Information

Park University
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8700 N.W. River Park Drive, Parkville, MO 64152-3795

education@park.edu

(f) 816-741-4371

Park University’s degree programs are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Park University is a private, non-profit, institution of higher learning since 1875.