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  • Undergraduate Admissions- Teacher Education

    NOTICE: The College of Education is closely monitoring General Knowledge (GK) Exam availability and is awaiting additional guidance from the state. We are extending our deadline to submit official passing GK scores to August 15, 2020 and will work with students on a case-by-case basis. To ensure we receive your GK scores in a timely manner, you must request to have your GK scores sent to Florida State University at the time of exam registration. If you have any questions about your undergraduate application, please contact Frank Amidon. If you need assistance in preparing for the GK Exam, please contact Mia Hines and review our FTCE Test Prep site.

    Admission to Educator Preparation

    Combined BS/MS Degree Pathway Requirements

    Prospective students for Elementary Education, English Education, Social Science Education, Special Education Teaching and Visual Disabilities Education must meet the following requirements for admission:

    All prospective students must meet the following minimum requirements for admission:

    • Minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA in all attempted college coursework
    • Completion of at least 60 credit hours of college coursework
    • Completion of FSU General Education curriculum or an AA degree from a Florida public college
    • Completion of the following University-Wide Graduation Requirements with a C- or better:
      • Natural Science Lab
      • Oral Competency Requirement (Speech)
      • Computer Skills Competency Requirement
      • Diversity Requirement: ‘X’ course
      • Diversity Requirement: ‘Y’ course
      • A complete list of approved courses is available online
    • Completion of EDF 1005 (Introduction to Education) with a C- or better
    • Submit official passing scores on all four sections of the FTCE General Knowledge (GK) Exam. The deadline to submit official FTCE General Knowledge scores is August 1.
    • Transfer students must satisfy the university’s minimum requirements for admission
    • Elementary Education applicants must submit two letters of recommendation and an essay. (Note: This requirement has been waived for all Fall 2020 applications.)
    • English Education applicants must complete one AML, ENL, or LIT literature course
    • Social Science Education applicants must complete 12 credits of social science content courses.


    FSU-Teach Requirements

    Music Education Requirements

    FTCE General Knowledge Examexpand menu

    The FTCE General Knowledge Exam (GK Exam) is a state-mandated entrance exam for all Educator Preparation programs in the State of Florida. No student may be admitted to an Educator Preparation program without official passing scores on all four sections on the GK Exam. There are no exceptions to this policy.

    See FTCE General Knowledge Exam Information Sheet for additional details.

    NOTICE: Due to the recent closure of FTCE test centers in Florida, the deadline to submit official passing FTCE General Knowledge Exam scores is now August 1, 2020.

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    All applicants (including transfer students) must submit an Educator Preparation application. Please use the links below to submit your application. Application deadlines are noted for each program. The Tallahassee campus programs only accept applications for the Fall semester.


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    If you have any questions about your application or the admissions process, please contact Mr. Frank Amidon in the Office of Academic Services & Intern Support (OASIS) at (850) 644-3767 or via email.

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