Welcome to College of Education Teacher Education Services

This office is responsible for the admission of students to professional education programs at Eastern. In addition, it processes certification applications for teachers and school personnel (principals, supervisors, superintendents, counselors, pupil personnel directors, business administrators, librarians, and speech pathologists). All students seeking initial teacher certification, regardless of the college in which they are enrolled, must meet the requirements for admission to professional education, complete an approved teaching curriculum, and pass the required PRAXIS tests as determined by the major/minor to be recommended for certification.

Students are advised to enroll in EDF 103, Introduction to Education, during their first semester of freshman year and in EDF 203, Schooling and Society, during their second semester. However, students should not enroll in EDF 103 until all developmental requirements have been met. EDF 310 will be required for students who have an equivalent transfer course for EDF 203.

The Office of Teacher Education Services will process the formal "Application for Admission to Professional Education." The Professional Education Admissions Committee will review applications, supporting documentation, and other relevant materials brought before the committee and will take appropriate action concerning the student's admission to the teacher education program. The student will be notified of the committee's decision.