Acceptance to Teacher Education

As a teacher education candidate, you will be held to a high standard. Once you have met the requirements, you are eligible for admission into the Teacher Education program and may submit your online applications for practicum and student teaching field experiences. You must be officially accepted prior to taking Methods courses, and to be eligible for a practicum and student teaching.  You must meet the requirements listed below to be accepted into the Teacher Education Program. 
In addition, acceptance into the Teacher Education program is a prerequisite for most of the methods courses you will take during your pre-professional semester and before applying for a Practicum or Student Teaching field experience.  
When you have completed the acceptance requirements, your name will automatically go before the Teacher Education Committee at their next regularly scheduled monthly meeting. The Teacher Education Committee will review your file and determine final acceptance into the Teacher Education Program. You will receive a letter informing you of your acceptance status.

Admission to Teacher Education

Candidates will apply for admission to the Teacher Education Program after successfully meeting all EDUC2420 Entry Workshop requirements; application for admission will be completed as part of course requirements.  Acceptance into the program is approved by the Teacher Education Committee. 

EDUC2420 Course requirements:

  • Complete an entrance assessment and a preparation plan if required.
  • Complete the GSOE technology and diversity surveys
  • Submit a graduation plan approved by their advisor
  • Submit one professional recommendation


Before acceptance to Teacher Education, applicants must:

  • Earn and maintain a minimum Graceland University GPA of 2.75
  • Earn a grade of “C” or higher in all education courses
  • Successful completion of EDUC1300 Introduction to Education OR an approved Introduction to Education and EDUC1410 Clinical Experience Lab
  • Submit and disclose revoked or suspended education-related licenses (e.g. para-educator, coaching, etc.) and/or any criminal convictions
  • Undergo periodic state background checks
  • Submit two additional professional recommendations (for a total of 3; two of which must come from GSOE faculty)


This information can be viewed in the Teacher Education Handbook 


How Do I View My Acceptance Status?

You can view the entire list of Teacher Ed requirements on the Enrollment Checklist page (left column under the Student tab).  

View the names of those who submitted recommendations for you under Resources>School of Education> Teacher Ed Forms and Information.   

My Teacher Education Recommendations is also on the top right column on this page.

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Advising Materials

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Use this form to request credit hour overload.
Use this form to petition the Teacher Education Committee or to appeal a decision that's already been made.


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