Admission Requirements

College of Education Level 1: Completing University & College Requirements

Admission to the College of Education is based on two levels. 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 to the University, selection of a College of Education program on the admission application, and acceptance to Wayne State University. Level 1 students are working to fulfill the requirements found on pages 2 through 5 of this guide, which includes General Education Requirements, College Requirements (the Elementary Planned Program or Comprehensive Major), and the requirements for admission to Level 2. Students in Level 1 also begin taking courses in their teaching major and minor (see pages 5-10).

Level 1 students are advised by undergraduate advisors in the Division of Academic Services.

In Level 1, students focus primarily on completing General Education requirements, the Planned Program or Comprehensive Major, and most coursework in the major and/or minor. Students will complete the remaining major/minor coursework and the Professional Education Sequence in Level 2.

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

  • TED 2550 Becoming an Urban Educator 3 Cr.

College of Education Level 2: The Professional Education Sequence

Admission to the College of Education Level 2 program requires a separate College application, which is available online or in Academic Services, Room 469, College of Education.

Students complete the Level 2 application when all Level 2 admission requirements have been fulfilled (see page 5). Admission to Level 2 is not competitive. Students meeting all requirements will be admitted. Students in Level 2 have access to the Professional Education Sequence (see page 12). 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 and Special Education program will require an additional semester to complete a second student teaching experience.

In order to apply to the Professional Education Sequence (Level 2), students must complete the following requirements:

  • 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 February 1, June 1, and October 1 for admission in the next semester.