Admission Requirements

As an undergraduate candidate seeking a North Carolina “Initial” Teaching Licensure, candidates must meet admission requirements and be accepted into the Teacher Education Program at Campbell University in order to complete the practicum/student teaching clinical field experiences. Candidates are expected to apply to the Teacher Education Program at the conclusion of the sophomore year.

Applications should be submitted only after all admission criteria have been met for entrance. It is important to recognize admittance requirements early in the program of study so that this criteria is maintained at the level of performance required to gain acceptance into the Teacher Education Program.

In addition, candidates should stay current on national/state policy changes that might impact a program of study while at Campbell University.  Attend any and all information sessions sponsored by the Professional Education Department.

Criteria for Teacher Education Program Admittance

  • Satisfactory scores on the SAT/ACT or PRAXIS CORE. Please note: Students who do not meet the established criteria for the SAT/ACT are enrolled in courses to prepare for the PRAXIS CORE.
  • A minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 2.7 in overall scholastic work (from statute) and maintained throughout completion of program;
  • “C” or better in all professional education courses, including courses in the content area major;
  • Documented participation in early field experiences, or equivalent experiences as approved by the Dean or the Director of Teacher Education;
  • Documented volunteer in campus and community outreach service;
  • Approval of the major department and the Professional Education department;
  • No academic, disciplinary, or social probation;
  • Adherence to the North Carolina Code of Ethics for teachers and the professional dispositions of the Professional Education Program at Campbell University;
  • Submission of the Teacher Education Admission Application through the Tk20 online system.

Applicants who fail to meet the listed admission criteria at the time of their sophomore application may reapply up until the student teaching field experience. No student is allowed to participate in student teaching who has not been accepted into the Teacher Education Program.

For more information on Teacher Education Admission Requirements contact:

Dr. Chris Godwin, Assistant Dean/Chair of Professional Education

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