Admission Requirements

Admission to the College of Education is based on two levels, Level 1 and Level 2. Students are directly admitted to the College of Education Level 1 from high school or another institution of higher learning through completion of an admission application to the University, selection of a College of Education program on the admission application, and acceptance to Wayne State University. Students are admitted to Level 2 in their junior year.

Undergraduate students pursuing Early Childhood Education must complete all General Education requirements, the Comprehensive Major, Early Childhood Minor coursework and the Professional Education Sequence. Students earn a bachelor's degree and a teaching certificate at the completion of the program.

Level 1

In Level 1, students focus primarily on completing General Education requirements, the Comprehensive Major, and some coursework in the Early Childhood specialization. Students will complete the remaining Early Childhood coursework and the Professional Education Sequence in Level 2. Level 1 students are advised by undergraduate advisors in the Division of Academic Services.

Level 1 students will be required to take an introductory courses in the Teacher Education Division (TED):

  • TED 2250 - Becoming an Urban Educator 3 Cr.

Level 2

Admission to the College of Education Level 2 program requires a separate College application, which is available in Room 469, College of Education or online. Students complete the Level 2 Application when all Level 2 admission requirements have been fulfilled. Admission to Level 2 is not competitive. Students meeting all requirements will be admitted.

  • Completion of at least 53 semester hours.
  • Completion of MAT 1110 and MAT 1120 or appropriate prerequisite math course (MAT 0995 or MAT 1050) in progress.
  • Completion of TED 2250.
  • A minimum grade point average of 2.50.
  • Completion of Intermediate Composition.
  • Completion of Math Competency.
  • A passing score on each of the three sections of the MTTC Basic Skills Test #96.  The three sections on the Basic Skills Test are Mathematics, Reading, and Writing.  Study guides are available on the MTTC website or in 469 Education. A test score reported directly to Wayne State University is required.
  • A copy of a negative tuberculosis (TB) test (within the last three years).
  • Verification of 40 hours of successful group work with children.  The State defines a group as three (3) or more children (not your own) between the ages of 3 and 18.  The group work experience must be within five years of the time of admission to Level 2.  Verification forms can be found within the Level 2 Application.
  • A current (within the last six months) statewide Criminal History Check.
  • All transcripts.
  • A completed Level 2 Application.
  • Students with complete applications will be invited to attend a mandatory COE Orientation (final requirement for admission to Level 2).

The deadlines for application to Level 2 are November 1 and April 1 for admission in the next semester. Students in Level 2 have access to the Professional Education Sequence. The Professional Education Sequence may be completed in two years and most students begin Level 2 during their junior year. The Professional Education Sequence for students in the Early Childhood will require an additional semester to complete a second student teaching experience. Level 2 students are advised by Anna Miller. Please visit the Office of Student Financial Aid  or for scholarships available through the College of Education for additional information.