School of Professional Studies


Application Criteria for Professional Programs Acceptance

  • An application to the Professional Teacher Education Program is required for Secondary Education candidates.
  • Evidence of proficiency in reading and writing (Praxis I or SAT or ACT or GRE exams).
  • A copy of WCSU transcript (and any other college transcripts) demonstrating at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) for all undergraduate courses taken prior to Professional Teacher Education Program Acceptance (approximately 90 credits and reflecting courses in progress);
  • A copy of WCSU transcript demonstrating evidence of completion (or courses in progress during the current semester) of the University’s General Education requirements.
  • Submission of a two-page (two full pages) essay on a topic chosen by the Education & Educational Psychology Department.
  • Submission of at least two (2) letters of recommendation from persons outside the University who are able to testify to the candidate’s suitability as a prospective teacher.
  • A copy of your WCSU transcript.

Deadlines for applying to the Professional Semester:
Applications for Fall semester are due: April 1st.

The deadline for application to the Fall PDS semester is noon, April 1st.

You must have all of your materials submitted to your Teacher Education Program Coordinator (or Department Chair where applicable) by the deadline date. After your materials have been submitted and reviewed, you will be contacted for an interview with faculty.

Secondary Education and Health Education candidates may only apply in the Spring semester of their junior year for the Fall semester acceptance.