Please submit your application by November 15, 2020.
You will also need the following materials to track your progress and to complete the required background check:
If you have questions or require assistance with a matter related to applying for the Spring 2021 admission semester, please contact your COE advisor.
The Kentucky Education and Professional Standards Board (EPSB) sets minimum admission standards that must be met by students before they may enter a teacher preparation program. At NKU, that means that all students pursuing teacher education begin as pre-majors, and are only admitted to the program after meeting the admission requirements. All field experiences and most pedagogy courses for teacher education are restricted to students who have been admitted to the program, so this process is a vital step on the way to completing the bachelor's degree.
The entire semester-long process is referred to as the Admission Semester. As part of that process there are entrance requirements and exit requirements that must be met in order to proceed. These requirements are outlined below, and your advisor is equipped to serve as your expert guide to completing everyting successfully, on-time, and in the correct order. We can help you to interpret and understand what's expected of you. We have resources to assist with or raising your test scores or your GPA. We can help you plan courses for future semesters so that you understand when your admission semester should occur and what you need to accomplish between now and then.
For the fall Admission Semester the deadline to meet the above requirements have have them on file with the COE is August 1
For the spring Admission Semester the deadline to meet the above requirements have have them on file with the COE is December 1
NOTE: for the Spring 2021 Admission Semester ONLY, we will accept passing Praxis scores after the December 1 deadline as long as the test was attempted on or before that date.