Admissions for Elementary Education Degree Completion Program

Adult student requirements for George Fox's degree-completion teaching program

What we look for in future teachers

We are seeking teacher candidates who are dedicated and focused, open to multiple viewpoints, enthusiastic about learning, able to negotiate systems, and excellent at communicating. For students seeking admission to the elementary education degree-completion program, requirements are as follows

Admission Requirements

Applicants to the Elementary Education Adult Degree Program must show evidence of a minimum of 66 semester credits toward the completion of a degree from a regionally accredited college or university and must have a minimum 2.75 GPA.

Please contact your admission counselor for information on prerequisite coursework. Visit our Transfer Guide page to see up-to-date transfer guides from local community colleges.

Deadlines

  • Early Admit Application Deadline: Jan. 10
  • Final Application Deadline: Jun. 1

Programs start each year in the fall.

How To Apply

Submit Transcripts for Preliminary Transfer Credit Evaluation
Email your unofficial transcripts electronically to Lizzy Riese at lriese@georgefox.edu. Once we have these, we can help you create a plan to finish any needed prerequisites.
Complete FAFSA (deadline is June 30)
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid is a critical step in determining what financial aid you will qualify for when you transfer Find the application at fafsa.ed.gov.
Submit George Fox University Application (application will open soon)
Participate in a Group Interview
After faculty review all application materials (including essay, GPA and references), promising candidates will be invited to participate in an activity-based group interview. This is a chance for faculty to observe leadership skills and how candidates interact with others.
Admissions Decision and Enrollment Deposit
You can expect to hear back from us regarding admission to the program within two weeks of the group interview. In order to secure a spot in a cohort, you must submit an enrollment deposit of $200 as early as possible. Candidates who do not submit this in a timely manner may be put on a waitlist for a future cohort.
Connect with Financial Aid
Once you have paid your deposit, you will have access to your financial aid counselor, as well as our financial aid specialist who can meet with you to help you find scholarships and grants.

Admissions Counselor

Lizzy Riese Lizzy Riese
Elementary Education Program Coordinator

Phone: 503-554-2883
Email: lriese@georgefox.edu