Admission Requirements - School of Education

Admission Requirements

The Admission process is designed to recruit persons with a strong commitment to teaching. Early application assists in helping the teacher candidate develop skills and abilities. Criteria for admission follows: (Detailed check sheets are available in the Office of Teacher Education).

  1. Full admission to Southern Nazarene University
  2. Completion of Introduction to Education (ED 2111) including (12) observation hours + *background check clearance
  3. Successful completion of a minimum of twenty-four semester hours of coursework (24)
  4. Enrollment in Foundations of Education (ED 2162) including (12) observation hours
  5. Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5**
  6. Pass the OGET (Oklahoma General Education Test)
  7. A grade of C or better in a basic Speech Communication course
  8. A successful interview with the Teacher Education Admissions Committee
  9. Complete English Comp I with a passing grade
  10. Complete English Comp II with a passing grade
  11. Complete a Math course with a passing grade
  12. Demonstration of a positive interest in teaching by prior experiences and activities as shown on the Interview Guide and the Evaluation by Cooperating Teacher of Field Observation

*Note: Teacher Education Candidates must also submit to and be cleared by criminal background check
** Note: Teacher Education Candidates must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 to remain in good standing in the program

Admission to the Teacher Education Program

All teacher candidates who wish to prepare to teach and to meet certification requirements are required to apply and be admitted to Teacher Education. This admission process must be completed preceding enrollment in upper division professional education courses. Applications may be made any time after completion of Twenty-four (24) semester hours. However, all applilcations should be completed before the beginning of the junior year.

Admission Requirements