Applying for Admission
Effective Fall 2003, the WSU Teacher Education Program began implementing a competitive admissions. Baseline criteria in effect up until that point remained in effect as the minimum acceptable criteria for the most part. However, they are now scaled to provide more point weighting for stronger performance on any particular criteria element.
Scoring Grids and Guides:
Admission Cycle Meeting Information: click here
Writing Proficiency Exam
Baseline criteria converted to a Qualitative Rating Scale
In addition to the existing "old" criteria, the faculty of the education program have agreed to add broader criteria which will include:
Admission Committees by Desired License
Students applying for admission to the program must apply for consideration under the licensure level that they seek. Separate admission committees are in place for each of the licensing programs offered at WSU. Students are reviewed by the respective admission committee:
Admission by Space Available in License Programs
A predetermined number of available seats (30) for each program are available each semester. (60 total seats for K-12 and 5-12 majors).The Admission Committee for each specific program ranks student applicants based upon the admission criteria for that program. Students are ranked in each committee from strongest to weakest. Based upon this ranking students are classified into a three-tier system:
Students who have not been selected for a given semester will be invited to reapply for another semester if they so choose, without penalty.