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Policy for Undergraduate Admissions to a Teacher-Preparation Program




SUBJECT: Undergraduate Admissions to Teacher Preparation Programs in the COEHS      

OBJECTIVE AND PURPOSE: To revise and establish the criteria for admission to undergraduate teacher preparation education degree programs in the College of Education and Human Services

AUTHORITY: Florida Administrative Rule 6A-10.024; FS 1004.04; COEHS Bylaws


Those entering the College of Education and Human Services Teacher Preparation Programs must meet University admissions requirements as well as specific COEHS Teacher Preparation Programs admissions criteria. Students who have not satisfactorily completed 60 semester hours of college level credit but meet University admissions standards are admitted as Lower Division students (freshmen or sophomores). Students who have completed 60 semester hours or more of college credit and meet COEHS admissions criteria are admitted directly into the COEHS as Upper Division students (juniors or seniors). Listed below are the criteria for admission into Teacher Preparation Programs in the College of Education and Human Services at the upper division leading to teacher certification in the state of Florida.

  1. Satisfactory completion of 60 semester hours of credit from UNF or other regionally accredited institution(s). An Associate in Arts Degree (AA) from one of Florida's public community/state colleges or SUS schools satisfies General Education and Gordon Rule requirements.
  2. A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.5 or better in all college level course work.
  3. Passing scores (no exemptions) on all four parts of the Florida General Knowledge (GK) Test. Transferring students, students changing majors, or students who have not presented passing scores on all four parts of the GK exam will not be permitted to enroll in any upper level education courses until they have been admitted into COEHS Teacher Preparation Programs.

Students not meeting the minimum admissions requirements for the College of Education and Human Services may apply for admission under the College’s Exceptions Policy.

Date Reaffirmed or Revised: September 23, 2017

Policy Review Cycle Four years; next in 2021-22