College Advising Office (ESSC)

Admission Requirements


Undergraduate Admission Requirements

Teacher Licensure

Students pursuing an undergraduate major in Early Childhood Education, Middle Childhood Education, Special Education (Mild/Moderate & Moderate/Intensive), and Physical Education and Health must be admitted to the College of Education and Human Services. Undergraduate students seeking a teaching license in Adolescent/Young Adult, Music, French, or Spanish should seek admission to the College of Science and Health Professions or the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. These students (exception for those in Music) must declare a license in education. The following admission requirements must be met to declare a major (or licensure ) in a teacher licensure program and be eligible to enroll in professional courses above the 200 level.

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher
  • Completion of 30 semester hours of college-level course work
  • A composite ACT* score of 20 or higher OR
    • Demonstrate proficiency in writing by earning a grade of B- or higher in a college-level English course or an English and Reading ACT* sub- score of 18 (or higher) 
    • Demonstrate proficiency in mathematics by earning a grade of B- or higher in a college-level mathematics course or a mathematics ACT* sub-score of 18 (or higher)
  • Complete an intake appointment with an an advisor in the Education Student Services Center (Julka Hall 170; 216-687-4625)
  • Valid BCI/FBI background check
    • This service is provided by the Education Student Service Center (Julka Hall 170)
    • Cost to candidate is $60.00 (valid for one year)
    • Candidates will be required to pay for and complete three or more BCI/FBI fingerprinting checks during the course of their program
    • Candidates with criminal records considered by the Ohio Department of Education to be “absolute bars” to licensure will be denied acceptance
    • Can take up to four weeks to get results

*Examples of equivalent nationally normed assessment of mathematical, reading, and writing achievement: SAT Composite Score of 1020; SAT Math Section score of 510; SAT Evidence-based Reading and Writing score of 510; Praxis Core for Educators scores of Math: 150, Reading: 156, Writing: 162.

 
Health and Human Performance

Students pursuing an undergraduate major in Sport Management or Exercise Science are required to meet the following admission standards:

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher
  • Completion of 30 semester hours of college-level course work.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in writing by earning a grade of C or higher in a college-level English composition course
  • Demonstrate proficiency in mathematics by earning a grade of C or higher in a college-level mathematics course
  • Complete an intake appointment with an an advisor in the Education Student Services Center (Julka Hall 170; 216-687-4625).

 

Post-baccalaureate Teacher Licensure Admission Requirements

Students pursuing a post-baccalaureate licensure program in Early Childhood Education, Middle Childhood Education, Adolescent/Young Adult, Music, French, or Spanish are required to meet the following admission standards:

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher
  • Complete an intake appointment with an an advisor in the Education Student Services Center (Julka Hall 170; 216-687-4625)
  • Valid BCI/FBI background check
    • This service is provided by the Education Student Service Center (Julka Hall 170)
    • Cost to candidate is $60.00 (valid for one year)
    • Candidates will be required to pay for and complete three or more BCI/FBI fingerprinting checks during the course of their program
    • Candidates with criminal records considered by the Ohio Department of Education to be “absolute bars” to licensure will be denied acceptance
    • Can take up to four weeks to get results

 

Graduate Admission Requirements

Students pursuing a graduate degree in the College of Education and Human Services (CEHS)  are required to meet the following standards for admission. Specific programs within the college (initial teacher licensure programs, Health Professions Education, Community Health Promotions, and Counseling ) with additional requirements are listed below.

  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of a 2.75 (degree earned within six years) or 3.0 (degree over six years old) OR
    • Complete 12 semester hours of graduate credit in the program area as a non-degree student (including EDB or HPR 601 if degree-seeking) with a cumulative GPA of a 3.0 or above and a grade of B- or better in EDB or HPR 601 OR
    • Earn a score at the 50th percentile on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
 
Teacher Licensure

The following admission requirements must be met to be granted program acceptance in an initial teacher licensure program (MUST, Chinese Language, Special Education, and Early Childhood).

  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of a 3.0 OR
    • Complete 12 semester hours of graduate credit in the program area as a non-degree student (including EDB 601 if degree-seeking) with a cumulative GPA of a 3.0 or above and a grade of B- or better in EDB 601 OR
    • Earn a score at the 50th percentile on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
  • Valid BCI/FBI background check
    • This service is provided by the Education Student Service Center
    • Cost to candidate is $60.00 (valid for one year)
    • Candidates will be required to pay for and complete three or more BCI/FBI fingerprinting checks during the course of their program
    • Candidates with criminal records considered by the Ohio Department of Education to be “absolute bars” to licensure will be denied acceptance
    • Can take up to four weeks to get results
 
Community Health Promotion

The following materials must be submitted in addition to official transcripts to be considered for admission:

  • Resume and personal statement detailing two years of health related work experience
 
Counseling

The following materials must be submitted in addition to official transcripts to be considered for admission into the Clinical Mental Health and School Counseling program:

  • GRE or MAT test scores
  • Two letters of recommendation
 
Health Professions Education

Candidates must be employed in a professional capacity in the the healthcare or medical field with responsibilities in health professions education. The following materials must be submitted in addition to official transcripts to be considered for admission:

  • Letter of support from a Chairperson or Supervisor acknowledging the candidate's commitment to health professions education and granting necessary release time from work to take part in the program.
  • Personal statement summarizing your two year commitment to the program and how the MEHPE degree aligns with your career and/or personal goals.
  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume