Admission Requirement: Elementary Education Traditional Program

Admission requirements for elementary education traditional program George Fox University
  • Students wishing to explore or prepare for entering a teaching career should consult with a teacher education advisor early in their freshman year.
  • Students make formal application for admission to the teacher education program during the introductory education class, EDUC 240 Perspectives in Education, generally taken fall of the sophomore year by elementary education majors.

Admission to the program is based upon attainment of:

  • Cumulative GPA of 2.75 or better on all college-level courses, including transfer credits.
  • Passing scores on California Basic Skills Test (CBEST) or approved basic skills test.
  • Three acceptable George Fox faculty recommendations. Applicants for admission to Teacher Education must complete the application form, and provide three recommendations. One (1) from a George fox faculty member, one (1) from an employer and one (1) from someone who has seen you teach or work with children. (forms provided)
  • Exemplary social and moral behavior.
  • A possible admission interview may also be conducted. Admission to the program is required before students may register for the professional education core courses.

Continuation in the Program Once Admitted

  • Academic achievement and satisfactory evidence of characteristics needed for successful performance in the teaching profession.
  • Students admitted to the program are expected to maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or better on all college-level classes, including transfer credits.
  • Attain grades of C- or better on all teaching major and professional education classes.
  • Receive satisfactory evaluations on performance in field experiences.
  • Subject to the policies contained in the Teacher Education Program Manual purchased when taking EDUC 240 Perspectives in Education.

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