Admission Packet and Procedures
9. Candidate Self-Assessment of Diversity Proficiencies (Admission) – online survey through Baseline completed during EDUC 201 Professional Growth and Folio Development I
All candidates for Missouri State Teacher Certification must be formally admitted into the Teacher Education Program at Missouri Baptist University. This process begins with the Teacher Education Admission Packet completed in conjunction with EDUC 201 Professional Growth and Development I. No student will be allowed to student teach unless he or she has been formally admitted into the Teacher Education Program.
The Teacher Education Admission Packet includes the Teacher Education Program Release/Waiver Form, Application for Admission to the Teacher Education Program, Self-Assessment of Diversity Proficiencies (Admission), and Acknowledgment Form, along with submission of a current resume,* educational philosophy,* autobiographical sketch,* three letters of recommendation (one of which must be from a Missouri Baptist University faculty member), ACT or SAT scores, and Missouri General Education Assessment (MoGEA) scores. It must be noted that no undergraduate degree-seeking candidate will be admitted into the Teacher Education program and/or be allowed to student teach without passing all sections of the required general education assessment. ** Post-baccalaureate students seeking initial certification, whether at the graduate- or undergraduate-level, are exempt from the general education assessment requirement.
GPA Requirements for admission to the Teacher Education Program, approval to student teach, and recommendation for certification:
Students may take the following 20 credit hours prior to completing the process for admission to the Teacher Education Program:
According to School of Education policies, students who are not admitted to the Teacher Education Program are not permitted to register for 400/500-level education classes without written approval from the Associate Dean of Education for Teacher Education and Student Affairs as noted on the Teacher Education Program Admission Probation Form. **
†Students who transfer in a course that does not include an equivalent diversity field experience must take EDCL 200 Teaching in a Diverse Society Field Experience
*These documents will be reviewed for mechanical errors (grammar, punctuation, spelling, formatting, etc.) as well as content. The file will not be considered complete until final recommended revisions have been made and accepted.
**Undergraduate degree-seeking students who have not passed all sections of MoGEA, but who have submitted all materials required for admission listed above and have successfully passed their admission interview, may be permitted to take education courses at the 400-level provided they have completed a Teacher Education Program Admission Probation Form and have been approved to continue by the Associate Dean of Education for Teacher Education and Student Affairs. Likewise, students who have not met the GPA requirements for admission, may also be permitted to take education courses at the 400-level provided they have completed a Teacher Education Program Admission Probation Form and have been approved to continue by the Associate Dean of Education for Teacher Education and Student Affairs. Approval to continue on probation for either MoGEA or GPA issues must be approved on a semester by semester basis. All candidates must be fully admitted before they will be allowed to schedule their student teaching (second) interview.
Candidates must complete an interview for admission after submitting their Teacher Education Admission Packet in order to be admitted to the program. For information on the interview process, see https://www.mobap.edu/academics/teacher-education-interviews/.