Admission Requirements

  • To join the cohort beginning in the SPRING, apply for TEP admission by October 7 during the preceding fall.
  • To join the cohort beginning in the FALL, apply for TEP admission by March 7 during the preceding spring.

We begin reviewing TEP admission applications on the first business day after the due date.

  • Admission to the TEP is competitive.
  • Applications are accepted until all available spots are filled.

If there are more applicants than available space, your application will be ranked by GPA and completion of prerequisites and other requirements. Meeting GPA and other requirements means you will be considered for but not guaranteed admission.

To apply for admission to the TEP, you must:

  1. Be an admitted IUPUC student. Learn how to apply.
  2. Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.
  3. Complete, or be enrolled in, all prerequisite classes at the time of application. All prerequisites must be completed with a grade of C or better; a C– or lower is not acceptable. See the appropriate degree requirements checklist.
  4. Provide documentation of passing academic skills test information to the Division of Education (only one of the following is needed): 
    • Passing Indiana Core Academic Skills Assessment (CASA) scores if taken and passed prior to December 31, 2019.
    • PraxisCORE (available fall 2019 or after): Reading score of 156, Math score of 150, and Writing score of 162 
    • SAT:
      • If applying for admission PRIOR to January 2021, combined score of Math + Verbal that is 1170 or greater.
      • If applying for admisssion January 2021 or after, Evidenced Based Reading and Writing (EBRW) score of 540, Math score of 530, and Essay score of 5
    • ACT: 
      • If applying for admission PRIOR to Janaury 2021, composite score of 24 or greater
      • If applying for admission January 2021 or after, Reading score of 21, Math score of 21, and Writing score of 6
  5. Complete the online TEP application.

You will be notified via e-mail if you have any missing application materials. If you are notified, you will need to provide the missing information before your application can be formally reviewed for admission.

If your application is complete and you can be conditionally or unconditionally admitted to the TEP, you will be notified by a letter of admission delivered via U.S. mail.

Once admitted, you must complete both an expanded criminal history and Department of Child Services (DCS) check. We will provide you with directions on how to obtain these checks. You will need to make sure that the results are sent electronically to the Division of Education for your academic file.

  • For fall Block I, criminal history and DCS checks must be completed by the first day of fall classes.
  • For spring Block I, criminal history and DCS checks must be completed by the first day of spring classes.

Schools used for field placements and student teaching require that a current criminal history check and DCS check for all TEP students be on file.

We are not responsible for disruptions to your studies or ability to complete program requirements due to the decisions of schools regarding your placement based on the results of your criminal history and/or DCS check.