Admission Requirements - Teacher Education - Defiance College

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Candidates must:


Graduate students interested in pursuing the reading endorsement program must also meet minimum admission requirements for the Teacher Education Program before they may enroll in any course designated as methods or begin the reading endorsement program. These requirements are outlined below.

To be admitted to the Teacher Education program, a graduate level candidate must:

  1. Have an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or above.

  2. Submit a minimum of three satisfactory recommendations. Two from college faculty and one from someone who has witnessed the candidate working with K-12 students.

  1. Possess a current (less than 365 days old) Federal and Ohio criminal background check that reveals no arrests or convictions that would preclude the candidate from obtaining a teaching license in Ohio.