Admission Requirements and Education Student Handbooks


Teacher Education Handbook

For undergraduate students entering into the Teacher Education Program.

Student Teaching Handbook

Resource for the Teacher Education Program culminating experience.

Graduate Handbook

Outline of policies, procedures, and guidelines for MAEd students.




Admission to TEP

  1. Complete an application, including essay questions with a minimum score as noted in the rubric provided on the application.
  2. Request four recommendation forms to be completed by non-education college faculty.
  3. Have and maintain an overall grade point average of 3.0 or better.
  4. Have and maintain at least a 2.75 average in the major (endorsement) area and demonstrate proficiency in the area.
  5. Have and maintain at least a 2.75 grade point average in all professional education courses. No grade below C (2.00) will be accepted toward licensure in any professional education course including student teaching.
  6. Demonstrate proficiency in written and oral communication, reading, and mathematics by achieving minimum scores on tests designated by the School of Education and/or the Virginia State Board of Education (currently Praxis Core Mathematics and Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment), through subsequent course work, if warranted. It is the teacher licensure candidate’s responsibility to submit required test scores to the School of Education.
  7. Successfully complete ENG 1013, ENG 1023, PSY 1013 and EDU 2003, with no less than a grade of C (2.00).
  8. Complete background check requirements as mandated by Tazewell County Public Schools for participation in field observations and student teaching.
  9. Complete a teacher education interview with a minimum score of 3 or above (out of 5) according to the rubric provided on the instruction sheet.
  10. Demonstrate moral, social, and intellectual qualities deemed acceptable to the teaching profession.
  11. Possess those health and physical qualities that are deemed necessary for teaching.