To enter the education program, you will need to meet the requirements on courses and hours completed for admittance into the program.

Criteria for Admission to the Teacher Preparation Program

  • 42 course hours completed 
  • Have a GPA of 2.75 or higher
    • For those individuals that are below a 2.75, they can meet with the Associate Dean to possibly be granted admission to Teacher Preparation.
    • If the individual is granted admission, they will have to:
      • Develop a plan to improve GPA to meet the requirements for graduation/certification.
      • Will be provided with a list of support services to help in this process

  • Have a previous four-year degree from an accredited college/university or an associate degree from an accredited two-year college.
  • The following course requirements must be met:
    • A grade of C or above in CF/PY120 The Child (Elementary, Early, and Exceptional) or PY222 Development of the Adolescent (Middle and Secondary)  
    • A grade of B or above in ED280 Introduction to Education as a Profession or ME222 Principles of Teaching Music  
  • International Students must also meet the following requirements: 
    • C1 (CEFR) level 
    • IELTS Academic minimum score of 7.0 or TOEFL iBT minimum score of 95 
    • *Note: This policy is for non-United States citizens who are not native English speakers. Students from the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are exempt from English proficiency verification.  

Apply to the Teacher Preparation Program

Please allow 5 to 7 business days to process applications.

TPP Application

Email for a TPP Application Appeal Form.

Missouri General Education Assessment Notes 

Register for the Test Online 

Alternative testing arrangements/accommodations can be made.

Educator Preparation
(573) 651-2556
Certification/Background Check
(573) 651-5932
Field Experiences
(573) 651-2411
Scully 301
Mailing Address
Educator Preparation
One University Plaza
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701