Teacher Education

Undergraduate Admissions - Teacher Education


Educator Preparation


The College of Education manages admission to Educator Preparation for all education programs at Florida State University, including undergraduate education programs in the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Music. Please note that admission requirements vary by program and that admission to Educator Preparation is separate and distinct from admission to upper-division or admission to the university as a transfer student. Effective July 1, 2021, the FTCE General Knowledge Exam is no longer an admission requirement for Educator Preparation programs within the College of Education.


Combined BS/MS Pathways

The School of Teacher Education offers 5 state-approved Educator Preparation programs: Elementary Education, English Education, Social Science Education, Special Education, and Visual Disabilities Education. These programs are structured as Combined Bachelor’s/Master’s Pathways. Students are admitted to the bachelor’s program with the understanding that they must also complete the master’s program to be eligible for a Florida Professional Educator's Certificate. The BS degree requires two years of upper-division coursework (60 credit hours), and the MS degree requires one year of graduate-level coursework (30-36 credit hours). Twelve credit hours of graduate coursework are taken in the senior year of the bachelor’s program. These 12 credit hours are shared between the bachelor’s and master’s programs.

The College of Education limits the number of students admitted to each program through a selective admission process. Students will be evaluated and ranked based on the following criteria: completion of General Education and University-Wide Graduation Requirements, completion of EDF 1005 Introduction to Education, completion of program specific prerequisite courses, cumulative GPA, and their response to an essay prompt. Meeting the minimum requirements for admission does not guarantee admission to a particular major. The availability of faculty and field experience resources will determine the number of students admitted each fall.


Admission Requirements

All requirements must be completed by the end of the Spring semester prior to entering the program in the Fall.


NOTICE: AS degrees and AA degrees from private Florida colleges or non-Florida institutions do not automatically satisfy FSU’s general education requirements or university-wide graduation requirements. Transcripts from these institutions will be evaluated by the Division of Undergraduate Studies to determine if the requirements listed above have been satisfied. Admission to the College of Education may be denied if the prospective transfer student has not satisfied all admission requirements. For more information, please review the university’s Transfer Policy and Requirements document (PDF).


Program-Specific Requirements


Please use the links below to submit your application. Application deadlines are noted for each program.


Program Cost and Financial Aid Information



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