May 23, 2024  
2023 - 2024 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2023 - 2024 Undergraduate Academic Catalog


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Admission Requirements for Baccalaureate Degrees

The goal of the School of Education is to recruit capable students who have the potential to become outstanding professional educators. Students who seek to earn a degree within the School of Education or a secondary education degree within other colleges on campus must apply for and be admitted into the Educator Preparation Program (EPP). To be admitted, students must meet these eligibility criteria:

  1. Completion of an application packet for admission into the EPP. Secondary education majors must include a completed degree plan signed by the candidate’s faculty advisor with the application packet.
  2. Evidence of satisfactory Arkansas State Police and FBI background check and the Arkansas child maltreatment background check as required by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Students should contact their faculty advisor for current information on obtaining the appropriate checks.
  3. Completion of a satisfactory interview evaluation.
  4. Successful completion of the following courses prior to admission into the program: ENGL 1203 , ENGL 1213 , SPCH 1203 , EDUC 2752  or EDUC 2753, and required mathematics course on student’s degree plan.
  5. Students must earn a C or higher in all courses on the degree plan.
  6. Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 or better for all college course work (including transfer work and excluding developmental courses) and be in good academic standing. This is tracked throughout the program and verified for entrance into internship.
  7. Prior to entrance into internship, student must successfully complete all required Praxis II, Praxis PLT, and Foundations of Reading Exam, if applicable, and have a minimum cumulative GPA of of 2.75.
  8. Evidence of a satisfactory disciplinary record with UAFS, and demonstrate a professional attitude and interest related to the School of Education’s stated dispositions.

Note: Requirements for admission may change over time. Students must meet current admission requirements at the time they are admitted to the EPP.

Graduation Requirements for Baccalaureate Degrees

School of Education students who meet prescribed degree requirements will be awarded the bachelor of science degree by satisfying the University requirements and the School of Education specific requirements:

  1. Satisfactory completion of all coursework with a C or better for the baccalaureate degree.
  2. Completion of graduation application with advisor.
  3. Demonstrate competency in financial literacy by satisfactory completion of FIN 1521 - Personal Finance Applications  (or an approved substitution) with a grade of C or better, or by a score of 70% or more on a challenge exam for FIN 1521 .


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