Application Checklist for Degree Seeking Candidates
Completion of 24 credit hours of approved general education applicable to the program
being pursued with a grade point average (GPA) of 2.75, to include:
EN 101 Freshman Composition 3 (Minimum Grade of C)
MA 116 or MA 110 or MA 112 3 (Minimum Grade of C) (or C or better in a mathematics course with MA 116 as prerequisite)
Social Science General Education Course 3 credits
Natural Science General Education Course 3 credits
Additional Approved General Education Courses 12 credits
Completion of the following professional education courses:
ED 150 EPIC (Minimum grade of C) 1 credits
ED 200 Educational Psychology (Minimum grade of C) 3 credits
University/Professional Recommendation (Direct the writer to the Washburn University Department of Education webpage for the link to the online recommendation form.)
Professional Conduct Dispositions form signed.
Check Declaration of Major to ensure it is correct.
Reviewed Application with advisor to ensure it is correct.
Grade Point Average/Exam Requirements:
General Education – GPA of 2.75 or better in 24 credit hours of approved general education courses selected from the Washburn University approved general education list.
Teaching Specialty –Elementary (K-6), Secondary (6-12) & All Levels( P-12 ) candidates at the time of application to the Professional Teacher Education Program must earn a grade of C or better in major courses depending upon their programs of study. Elementary candidates must earn a grade of C or better in the emphasis courses.
Professional Sequence – All students must earn a grade of C or better in the required professional sequence courses.
Cumulative GPA – An overall cumulative GPA of 2.50 or better.
Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST) – It is the candidate's responsibility to ensure that official copies of PPST scores have been submitted to the Department of Educatiion. The minimum acceptable scores are: Writing 172; Reading 173; and Mathematics 172. Please see the ETS website for additional information about this requirement.
Core - It is the candidate's responsibility to ensure that the official copies of the Core scores have been submitted to the Department of Education. The minimum acceptable scores are: Writing 162; Reading 156; and Mathematics 150. Please see the ETS website for additional information about this requirement.
*Candidates pursuing an Elementary K-6 degree must select and complete one of 5 emphasis areas. These are: Early Childhood Unified Birth-3rd, Middle School English 5-8, Middle School Math 5-8, Middle School History 5-8, and Adaptive Special Education K-6.