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Future Rattlers

"The secret of getting ahead is getting started."

-Mark Twain

Undergraduate admission requirements:

  • Have a grade point average (GPA) of 2.50 or higher for the general education component of undergraduate studies; or

  • Have completed the requirements for a baccalaureate degree with a minimum grade point average of 2.50 or higher;

  • Have met all “Gordon Rule” requirements.

  • Have a “C” or better in the required courses in their curriculum;

  • Have successfully completed a pre-admission interview by the College of Education Admissions Committee;

  • Have successfully passed a criminal background investigation.

  • Have successfully passed all parts of the FTCE - General Knowledge Exam or CLAST (passing scores must be made before July 1, 2002)

  • Students are fully-admitted to designated teacher education programs and/or classified as “Professional Teacher Education Majors in their respective degree program when these criteria are met”

  • Since it is possible for students to apply for admission to teacher education at several points in their academic career, the following policies have been adopted for these variations:

  • Students at Florida A&M University must complete the Application for Admission to the Professional Teacher Education Program and file the same with the Center for Academic Success for monitoring purposes.

  • Students transferring from a community or junior college or another four-year institution with an AA degree or 60 or more hours should apply the first semester they are enrolled at Florida A&M University.

  • Students who change their majors to teacher education after enrolling in other programs at Florida A&M University should apply at the same time they request a change of major.

  • Students will be informed each semester as to their status towards admission into professional teacher education through the Center for Academic Success.

Undergraduate Graduation Requirements:

       Students seeking program completion from FAMU’s state approved

       teacher education programs must  successfully complete the following requirements:

  • Admission to the Professional Teacher Education Program;

  • All course work with the required cumulative GPA of 2.50;

  • Student teaching experience;

  • A portfolio which documents mastery of the Twelve Florida Accomplished Practices;

  • Pass all subtests of the Florida Teacher Certification Examination (semester before student teaching);

  • External Evaluation of satisfactory teaching ability; and

  • Internal Evaluation of satisfactory teaching ability.


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