Teacher Education Program

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Attendance at an Admission to Teacher Education Orientation is required for all students seeking certification, including those who did not attend an orientation in EDU 180 or its equivalent and transfer students who have not taken EDU 180 or its equivalent at Murray State.
If you are not sure if you have attended one, please email msu.teachereducationservices@murraystate.edu

Admission to Teacher Education Orientation dates

Due to COVID-19, admission to teacher education orientations will be conducted through Google Classroom - it is not an in-person orientation and it is not a live-orientation. You will receive an email from msu.teachereducationservices@murraystate.edu on the morning of the orientation you registered for with information on how to join the class (orientation). You will have more than one day to complete the orientation. The due date will be provided in the email and within the class.
If you are taking EDU 180 (or its equivalent) this fall (F2020), you do not need to register for one of the orientations below. You will complete the orientation through your EDU 180 course.

Day Date Time Location
Wednesday October 14th n/a Due to COVID-19, this will be online. Information will be emailed the morning of the orientation. You will have until 8 am on October 16th to complete the orientation.

Tuesday November 17th n/a Due to COVID-19, this will be online. Information will be emailed the morning of the orientation. You will have until 8 am on November 19th to complete the orientation.
Tuesday January 12th (2021) n/a Due to COVID-19, this will be online. Information will be emailed the morning of the orientation. You will have until 8 am on January 14th to complete the orientation.

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Registration will close 2 days prior to orientation date.

 

Teacher Education Requirements

To be admitted to the Teacher Education Program at Murray State, students are required to pass the Praxis Core Academic Skills Test for Educators (CASE) (16 KAR 5:020) and attend an admission to Teacher Education Orientation. The current test subjects and their passing scores are as follows; Mathematics-150; Reading-156, and Writing-162.

Teacher Education Orientations are offered several times each semester for students who have not taken EDU 180 or its equivalent at Murray State or students who received an orientation in EDU 180 or its equivalent and did not follow through with the application process. Transfer students need to attend an admission to Teacher Education Orientation as soon as possible after enrolling at Murray State. If you need to schedule to take/retake the CASE please refer to the ETS website. When registering to take the Praxis Core Academic Skills Test for Educators (CASE) please remember to use the correct test code; Murray State University Test Code is R1494 and Murray State Test Center Code is 03058. If a Praxis test is taken outside of Kentucky then EPSB must be listed as a score recipient. EPSB test code is R7283. Students should be advised that Teacher Certification requirements are subject to change. Before registering for the test(s) please refer to the Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB) website for current requirements. You may contact EPSB at 502.564.4606 or 888.598.7667 to obtain current requirements.


In conjunction with attending a Teacher Education Orientation students must meet the following requirements:

  1. Have earned an overall undergraduate GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale at the point of admission.
    This 2.75 minimum GPA remains a requirement throughout the teacher certification program.
    AND
    Have completed a minimum of 24 credit hours with a minimum 2.75 GPA to include
    the following coursework:
    1. ENG 101, 102, 104 or 105, or HON 150 with a “B” or higher,
    2. MAT 117 (or higher level math) with a “B” or higher,
    3. COM 161 or HON 165 with a “B” or higher,
    4. EDU 180 or equivalent with a “B” or higher (or  ELE 605 [IECE graduate students] or LIB 600 [Library Science graduate students])
  2. An interview with major academic advisor or chair.
  3. Complete a review of the Professional Code of Ethics for Kentucky School Personnel and a Declaration of Eligibility signed by the candidate affirming a commitment to upholding the code and acknowledging awareness of information required for state certification. If answers given on the Declaration of Eligibility change during the time of participation in the teacher education program, the Director of Teacher Education Services must be notified immediately.
  4. Have supplied TES with any other required information.

When all the above requirements have been met, the formal application can be submitted, accompanied by all required documentation. This includes an official score report for the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators (CASE) requirement and a transcript showing all college work to date. 

NOTE: Students who have not been admitted to Teacher Education will not be eligible to enroll in upper level courses that specify admission to teacher education is a prerequisite.

Application for Admission to Teacher Education

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