Admission to the Teacher Education Program

Official admission into the Teacher Education Program (TEP) is required before you can begin taking Block III courses. Many Education candidates apply for admission into the TEP while they are taking Block II courses. At or before the time you enroll in Block II, you should schedule an appointment with your Education advisor to discuss the admission process.

After your Education advisor has approved and signed your TEP Application Form, schedule an appointment with Mr. Ben Wood to submit your Application Form and review your records.

Contact Mr. Wood at:

452A Martin Luther King Hall

The following dates will be in effect for the Fall 2014 semester:

  • There will be an informational meeting for students planning to apply to the TEP in Fall 2014. This informational meeting will be at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, September 9, 2014, and will take place in MLK 313.
  • Your Admission Form must be submitted to Mr. Wood by 5:00 PM on Friday, October 3, 2014
  • All application items must be submitted to Mr. Wood by 5:00 PM on Friday, November 21, 2014
  • The final Teacher Education Council vote for the Fall 2014 semester will be at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, December 2, 2014

The following items are REQUIRED to be considered for admission into the Lincoln Teacher Education Program:

  • Application Form signed by candidate and Education advisor
  • Minimum ACT composite score of 18 or higher
    • Information on the ACT, including national test dates, can be found on our ACT page
  • Passing CBASE or MoGEA scores
    • Information on the CBASE, including passing scores, can be found on our CBASE page
    • Information on the MoGEA, including passing scores and study materials, can be found on our MoGEA page
  • A Missouri Educator Profile (MEP) Report and Development Plan signed by an Education advisor.
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75. The cumulative GPA is calculated from all Lincoln and transfer coursework. Your Webadvisor grade report does not include transfer credits. The GPA used for admission will be calculated by Mr. Wood.
  • Successful completion of ENG 101, ENG 102 and SPT 206
  • Successful completion of EDU 202
    • Art Education students should complete ART 203 in place of EDU 202
    • Music Education students should complete MUS 215 in place of EDU 202
  • Background Check current within one year AT THE TIME OF THE TEACHER EDUCATION COUNCIL VOTE (12/2/2014)
  • Entrance Portfolio evaluated by your advisor (submitted via Foliotek). This portfolio includes:
    • Three artifacts and reflections related to specific Missouri Standards for Professional Educators (MoSPE) Quality Indicators
    • Pre-Clinical Timesheet and Reflection
    • Three Faculty Recommendations

For instructions and information on the TEP Application process, please consult our Teacher Education Program Application Powerpoint Handouts

To keep track of your application progress, please use the following document: Application Progress Checklist

Required Forms:

Additional Information and Resources: