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Admissions

Criteria for Admission

  1. Completed application.
  2. Student Evaluation Checklist completed for the student by course instructors in EDUC 245 and EDUC 260, or PHED 280 and PHED 380, or SPED 202 and SPED 220, or in EDUC 245 and discipline-based introduction to teaching course. Two evaluations will be completed on each student and submitted directly to the chair of the department at the time final grades for these courses are submitted to the Office of Registration. Copies of these evaluations are made available to the student from the course instructor upon request.
  3. Record of successful completion of PRAXIS I.
  4. Minimum grade of "C" in all EDUC, SPED, PHED, or discipline-based professional courses. At least two such courses must be completed.
  5. Demonstration of competency in written and oral English. All students must earn no less than a "C" in English 150.
  6. Overall grade point average of 2.50.

Transfer students must apply for admission to Teacher Preparation by the third week of their second semester at Longwood. All criteria listed above apply to transfer students with the exception that the Student Evaluation Checklist may be completed for only one course, dependent on the student's schedule during the first semester at Longwood.

Licensure only students must apply for admission to Teacher Preparation and must be accepted by the end of their first semester of professional course work at Longwood. Students must hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution. Students who received their baccalaureate degree within three years prior to making application to the Teacher Preparation program must meet criteria 1, 3, 5, and 6.

Students who received their baccalaureate degree over three or more years prior to making application to the Teacher Preparation program must meet criteria 1 and 3. Two letters of recommendation from a licensed teacher or school administrator or from a previous college level instructor are also required of any Licensure Only student.

 

Application for Program Admission

Applications for admission into the Teacher Preparation Program are available from the Professional Services Office (Hull Building - telephone: 434.395.2331).

Students must complete an application for entry into the Teacher Preparation Program. Application and supporting materials must be on file in the Department of Education and Special Education by 5:00 p.m. the last day of classes at the end of the first semester of the sophomore year.

Students transferring with at least junior status must complete the application by the end of the fourth week in their second semester at Longwood. Matriculated students in their sophomore, junior or senior year, for whom Education is not the declared program of study but who wish to enter the Teacher Preparation Program, must schedule an appointment with the Professional Services Office to determine the deadline for application based upon their individual circumstances.

 

Deadlines

Specific deadlines regarding the application process are available from the Professional Services Office (141 Hull Building - telephone: 434.395.2331)