Wayne State University

Undergraduate Admissions Requirements

Wayne State University Undergraduate Application for Admission

Undergraduate Admission to the College of Education is based on two levels. Level 1 is generally for freshmen and sophomore students working on General Education requirements, College of Education requirements specific to each program area and academic majors and minors. Level 2 is generally for junior and senior students meeting the admission standards for Level 2 listed below. During Level 2, students complete any remaining Level 1 coursework and complete the professional courses of their program.

Admission — Level 1

Students are directly admitted to the College of Education Level 1 from high school or another institution of higher learning by completing an admission application with the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, on which the College of Education was selected as the program of study and resulted in acceptance to Wayne State University.

Incoming students must also complete the Level 1 Application and return the completed application to 489 Education.  Admission to Level 1 is made year-round.

Level 1 students are advised by undergraduate advisors in the Division of Academic Services, located in 489 Education, and should follow the appropriate Curriculum Guide.

Admission — Level 2

Students are admitted to Level 2 three times a year.  The deadlines to apply for Level 2 admission are:

  • Fall - June 1
  • Winter - October 1
  • Spring/Summer - February 1

Level 2 Applications:

Level 2/Post-Bachelor Teacher Certification Application

When a complete Level 2 Application is submitted, the student is invited to a mandatory Level 2 Orientation.

Level 2 students continue to be advised by undergraduate advisors in the Division of Academic Services and should follow the Level 2 Plan of Work provided at Level 2 Orientation. Students in Early Childhood Education, Bilingual/Bicultural or Foreign Language Education, Exercise Sport Science, Community Health, Health Education, Physical Education and Instructional Technology are also advised by program advisors in their respective division. See your Plan of Work for advisor contact information.

Admission Requirements: Teaching Majors

Students working toward an elementary or secondary school teaching certificate and those in a combined degree program may apply for Level 2 upon completion of the following requirements.

  1. Satisfactory completion of fifty-three semester hours with an overall grade point average of 2.5 or above. In addition, the grade point average for any coursework taken at Wayne State University must also be 2.5 or above. Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in courses used to meet College Requirements or Courses in the major, minor and Professional Education Sequence. Note: A grade of "C-" is not acceptable.
  2. Intermediate Composition:  All Education students must complete the University Intermediate Composition requirement prior to admission (grade must be 'C' or better, if taken or transferred in Fall 2008 or later).  
  3. Mathematics Competency:  All Education students must satisfactorily complete the University Mathematics Competency requirement prior to admission.
  4. Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC): A passing score on each of the three sections of the MTTC Professional Readiness Exam (PRE) #96. For information and test dates, visit the MTTC website. A test score reported directly to Wayne State University by Evaluation Systems Group of Pearson, the MTTC testing agency.  When registering for the MTTC, select "Wayne State University (31)" as "College or University to Receive Scores." See an advisor for accepting ACT and/or Michigan Merit Examination (MME) scores in lieu of the PRE. Additionally, a Web-based Study Guide that includes extensive, web-based study guide with instructional (and practice testing) and links aligned to the subareas/test objectives of the Professional Readiness Exam is available on our website under Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC) under additional resources.
  5. Negative Tuberculosis (TB) test: All students are required to pass a TB test prior to admission.
  6. Group Work Experience: Verification and evaluation of successful group work with children experience corresponding to the desired level of certification.
  7. Criminal History Check: All students must submit a current (within the last 6 months) statewide Criminal History Check.
  8. Specific prerequisites or other special requirements of the curriculum area for which the student is applying. Please contact an advisor in the College of Education, Room 489 for more information.
  9. Completion of the Level 2 Application.
  10. Personal Statement.

Admission Requirements: Non-teaching Majors

Students working toward a non-teaching degree in Kinesiology (Exercise and Sport Science) may apply for Level 2 upon completion of the following requirements.

  1. Satisfactory completion of fifty-three semester hours with an overall grade point average of 2.5 or above. In addition, the grade point average for any coursework taken at Wayne State University must also be 2.5 or above. Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in courses used to meet College Requirements or Courses in the major, minor and Professional Education Sequence. Note: A grade of "C-" is not acceptable.
  2. Intermediate Composition:  All Education students must complete the University Intermediate Composition requirement prior to admission (grade must be 'C' or better, if taken or transferred in Fall 2008 or later).
  3. Mathematics Competency: All Education students must successfully complete the University Mathematics Competency requirement prior to admission.
  4. Specific prerequisites or other special requirements of the curriculum area for which the student is applying. Please contact an advisor in the College of Education, Room 489 for more information.
  5. Completion of BIO 2870, Anatomy and Physiology (with lab).

Advising Appointments

Undergraduate students are encouraged to make advising appointments Online.