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Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to the Secondary Education Program, a student must:

  • be admitted to a major program leading to certification;
  • obtain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher and a GPA of 2.5 or higher at SIUE;
  • pass the Illinois Certification Testing System – Test of Basic Skills (www.icts.nesinc.com);
  • pass CI 200, Introduction to Education (or equivalent), with a C or better;
  • pass a criminal background check.

Exit Requirements

Students are required to complete a senior assignment. Successful completion of an appropriate student teaching assignment culminates the student’s professional preparation.

Application Deadline

Students must be admitted to their major area of study (leading to certification). Students will apply for admission to teacher education prior to student teaching. Information about admission to teacher education may be obtained by contacting an education advisor or visiting siue.edu/education.

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