North Central College - Naperville, IL

Application to Teacher Education

All the criteria listed below must be met before a student may apply and be considered for admission to the North Central College Teacher Education Program.

Criteria for Admission to the Teacher Education Program:

  1. Complete an application.
  2. Successfully complete EDN 101 with a grade of "C" or higher.
  3. Students minoring or having a supplemental major in Secondary Education must successfully complete a minimum of nine credit hours in their primary academic (teaching) major with grades of "C" or higher.
  4. Students minoring or having a supplemental major in Secondary Education must earn a 2.5000 grade point average (GPA) in the primary major, and a 2.75 GPA overall and in the professional education courses. This includes course work from all institutions attended.
  5. Students majoring in Elementary Education must successfully complete a minimum of nine credit hours in the major beyond PSY 100, with grades of "C" or higher.
  6. Students majoring in Elementary Education must earn a 2.750 grade point average (GPA) overall, in the major, and in all the professional education courses. This includes course work from all institutions attended. 
  7. Pass the Illinois Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP 400 test) OR have proof of passing the ACT with a composite score of at least 22 AND you also must have scored a 19 or above on the Combined English/Writing score.
  8. Declare major in Elementary Education or minor or supplemental major in Secondary Education.
  9. Submit a four-year plan signed by the student's assigned advisor.
  10. Submit the Student Self-Assessment of Dispositions document printed from this link.
  11. Submit the Professional Dispositions Document printed and signed by a full-time faculty member in your major. (You must send him/her this link.)
  12. Licensure-only students must submit a copy of their transcript evaluation.  Indicate date taken and passed the content area test if current major is in degree area.

Elementary Application
Secondary/K-12 Application

Note: Grades of "C-" do not meet the minimum standard of "C" (Undergraduate Catalog)

Acceptance into the teacher education program is a prerequisite for methods courses requiring 40 or more field experience hours.

Admission to the teacher education program does not guarantee placement for student teaching.

NOTE:  In order to submit an application for student teaching, a person must first be admitted to the Teacher Education Program. If you have not been admitted to the TEP by the time the application for Student Teaching is due, you will have to submit a "late" application for student teaching. In such an circumstance, the "four-year plan" that is submitted as part of the application to the Teacher Education Program should reflect your preferred term for student teaching and must also include a "back-up term" as there is no guarantee a placement can be made if the student teaching application was not received on time.  The "back-up term" must meet all required time frames and deadlines.