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Program Admission Requirements - Undergraduate

  1. Admission to Colorado Mesa University (with application fee) through Admissions.

  2. Formal evaluation of all transfer credits by the Registrar's Office.

  3. Evidence of declared major in state-approved licensure discipline with program sheet (listing all courses taken) approved and signed by academic advisor.

  4. Successful completion of the following courses or approved equivalent courses with grade of B or better:

    ENGL 111 & 112

    PSYC 233

    EDUC 115 & 215

  5. Official score report for PRAXIS CORE with passing score of 162 on the Writing exam.  A score of 152-161 on the PRAXIS CORE Writing test may allow for probationary admittance.  Contact program coordinator/advisor for remediation steps.
  6. Successful completion of following course in Mathematics or approved equivalent:

    • Elementary - MATH 105 with grade B or better.  If grade is C, student may instead take and pass the PRAXIS CORE Math test (score150). 
    • Secondary or K-12 - MATH 110 or higher with grade C or better

  7. A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8 (including transfer and CMU coursework) is required for admission to the Teacher Education Program. Transfer GPA will be calculated by the Registrar's Office for those courses transferring to the degree program. A minimum GPA of 2.8 is also required overall, in content major coursework, and in all education coursework prior to the student teaching internship.
  8. Completion of a Center for Teacher Education (CTE) application packet.

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Application Packet

The completed application form with all attachments (follow checklist below) must be submitted to the Center for Teacher Education for admission into the program. Applications must be submitted by October 15th for spring admittance and March 15th for fall admittance. Applications are kept on file for one year from these dates. Students must reapply if not accepted during the one year application period.

It is the student's responsibility to submit the completed application packet. It is also the responsibility of the applicant to check on the status of the letters of recommendation.

Complete applications will be reviewed for admission. Notification of admission decisions will be by mail/email. Once admitted, students may enroll in upper level education courses.

Application Packet Materials Checklist:

--See the Detailed Explanation of Packet Materials for more information regarding each checklist item.

  1. Application
  2. Statement of philosophy and your beliefs about education.
  3. Transcripts of course work from all higher education institutions attended (unofficial copies are accepted).
  4. Academic program sheet signed by an academic advisor that shows declared major, all classes taken to date, and grades earned.
  5. Completed Course Planning Sheet
  6. Completed Background Investigation Disclosure and Authorization packet.
  7. Proof of Basic Skills
  8. Signed Teacher Candidate Expectations Form
  9. Recommendation Forms (3) 

Files are available in Adobe Acrobat PDF format. If you are unable to view the files, please download the free version of Adobe Acrobat Reader.