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 the Curriculum 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.

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 in Room 469, College of Education or online.

Students complete the Level 2 application when all Level 2 admission requirements have been fulfilled (see page 5) of the Curriculum Guide. 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.

Level 1

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 2250 - Becoming an Urban Educator 3 Cr.

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

  1. Completion of at least 53 semester hours.
  2. Completion of MAT 1110 and MAT 1120 or appropriate prerequisite math course (MAT 0995 or MAT 1050) in progress.
  3. A minimum grade point average of 2.50.
  4. Completion of TED 2250.
  5. Completion of Intermediate Composition.
  6. Completion of Math Competency.
  7. 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.
  8. A copy of a negative tuberculosis (TB) test (within the last three years).
  9. 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.
  10. A current (within the last six months) statewide Criminal History Check [].
  11. All transcripts.
  12. A completed Level 2 Application.
  13. 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, June 1, and April 1 for admission in the next semester.