College of Education Admission Requirements

For Students Seeking Initial State of Ohio Licensure
OR a Master's with Licensure

  1. College of Education Application for AdmissionResponses to the questions on the application will help College of Education advisors offer the most effective and efficient advisement.  It will also help advisors know students as individuals with unique backgrounds and experiences.  Download the application
  2. Intercollege Transfer.  Those students enrolled in another college wishing to complete degree requirements in the College of Education should see their advisor to initiate an intercollege transfer to the College of Education.  Those students may not access College of Education core courses prior to admission.  Students planning to complete teacher education as part of their degree requirements in another college need not complete an ICT.
  3. Grade Point Average of 3.0 or better overall and 2.5 or better overall in prerequisite credit hours from specific courses identified by College Departments.
  4. Evidence of competency in reading comprehension and writing as shown by one of the following:
  • A composite ACT score of 22 or higher, or
  • A composite SAT score of 1050 (Math and Verbal) or higher, or
  • A grade of "B" or higher in a course that meets the University's General Education English Composition I requirement.
  • The Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST) or computerized version (CBT), scoring at least 173 in reading comprehension and at least 172 in writing (testing information is available in Central Hower 303).
  • Master’s with Licensure students are exempt from this requirement by virtue of their Bachelor’s Degree.
  1. Evidence of competency in mathematics as shown by one of the following:
  • A composite ACT score of 22 or higher, or
  • A composite SAT score of 1050 (Math and Verbal) or higher, or
  • A grade of "B" or better in minimum of 3 credits of mathematics that meets the University's General Education mathematics requirement. 
  • The Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST) or computerized version (CBT), scoring at least 172 in mathematics (testing information is available in Central Hower 303).
  • Master’s with Licensure students are exempt from this requirement by virtue of their Bachelor’s Degree.
  1. Signed Criminal Background Check Acknowledgement Form
  2. For Those Pursuing Masters with Licensure ONLY -- Passage of required OAE (Ohio Assessments for Educators) Content Exam/s.

Refer to Ohio Department of Education website for list of current licensure tests.


Notes:  The Teacher Education Application is for individuals seeking their initial teacher licensure, either a Bachelor's Degree or a Master's Degree with Licensure. The application process must coincide with the successful completion of the pre-admission coursework.

If you already hold a teaching license/certificate and wish to add an additional area of licensure or an endorsement, you must instead complete the Additional Licensure application process.

Graduate students:  Application to Graduate School and College of Education should be made simultaneously. 

If you have not yet been admitted to UA, click here to begin your UA application process.

Have questions?  Contact our pre-admission advisers.