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Admission Requirements

Freshman applicants who have a 1010 SAT or 21 ACT score and 2.0 GPA will be admitted to the College of Education when they declare a major in unified elementary/special education or unified early childhood education. These students maintain the ED (College of Education) classification in a pre-education status as long as they meet the standards set by the college and UF for universal tracking.

Education majors must be on track at the 60-hour level to continue in the unified elementary/special education or unified early childhood education majors and to enroll in the three-year teacher preparation program (ProTeach).

Students who wish to change their major to education are required to have a 1010 SAT or 21 ACT along with a 2.3 GPA for freshmen and a 2.6 GPA for sophomores and above.

Transfer Admission Requirements

No change of major will be approved for transfer students during the first semester at UF. Transfer students must meet the following admission requirements:

  • 2.6 GPA
  • 1010 SAT or 21 ACT
  • Passing scores on all sections of CLAST or general knowledge portion of FTCE
  • Completion of three pre-professional courses (EDF 1005, EDG 2701 and EME 2040) with 3.0 GPA and no grade below C (one repeat allowed)
  • Completion of common course prerequisites as established by the State of Florida Articulation Coordinating Committee.

The college admissions committee will consider an applicantís entire record including educational objectives, quality of courses completed and test data.

Dual Degree

The structure of the undergraduate portion of the ProTeach program does not allow the opportunity to pursue a dual degree or dual major.

Universal-Tracking Program

All undergraduates are monitored for progress toward their bachelorís degree by the universal tracking program. Students who fall below the tracking requirements at any stage must see an academic adviser for approval to continue in the major.

Students must make satisfactory academic progress to continue to enroll in the College of Education. Minimum requirements for continued enrollment for UF students and transfer students at the completion of 60 semester hours are:

  • Complte the university's writing and math requirements
  • CLAST or FTCE - General Knowledge Requirement: This requirement CANNOT be met through alternative methods such as waivers or exemptions. All students must pass all sections of CLAST or the general knowledge portion of the Florida Teacher Certification Examination (FTCE) before ProTeach admission at the junior level. Students who have met the university's CLAST requirement through exemption are encouraged to take the FTCE - general knowledge examination for ProTeach admission purposes.
  • Education core prerequisites (9 hours) completed with no grade below C, 3.0 GPA, one repeat allowed
  • Completion of common course prerequisites as established by the State of Florida Articulation Coordinating Committee
  • Cumulative (UF and Transfer) 2.6 GPA
  • 1010 SAT or 21 ACT

Common course prerequisites must be completed with grades of C or better. Community college transfer students must document completion of the A.A. Other transfer students are evaluated individually upon application for admission.

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College Requirements

Student Responsibility: Students are expected to review the information in the Undergraduate Catalog as a guide to planning their academic careers at UF. Failure to read, understand and follow the guidelines may cause significant delays in academic progress. Clarification of college requirements is available in G416 Norman Hall.

Satisfactory Progress: Students in undergraduate ProTeach programs are expected to maintain a junior/senior-level 3.0 GPA or above. Academic progress is reviewed each semester. If requirements are not met, the student must meet with an academic adviser before further registration. Undergraduate ProTeach majors must earn a minimum grade of C in all courses required for the bachelorís degree.

Program Plan: Before the end of the first term of enrollment in ProTeach, the student will plan a program of courses for the degree. The coordinator of undergraduate studies must approve all programs. Each student is responsible for registering for the appropriate courses and fulfilling all requirements for the degree, including test requirements.

Transient Student Status: With approval of the College of Education, students may take a limited number of credits at another accredited institution. Before registration as a transient student at another institution, the student must complete a transient student form and obtain approval in Norman Hall, Room G416. No transient courses will be permitted during the last 30 hours of enrollment.

Student Teaching Assignment

Student teaching assignments are fulfilled at various sites in Florida, in accordance with program objectives and the studentsí professional goals. Department approval is required for placements outside Alachua County. In addition to regular tuition expenses, students are responsible for transportation to and/or housing in the community where student teaching is to occur. Fees imposed by school districts relating to requirements for personnel screening (e.g., fingerprinting, background checks and substance abuse testing) are also the studentsí responsibility.

Overseas Study

Students are encouraged to complete any overseas studies before reaching junior status.

Career Placement

The UF Career Resource Center offers an Educational Recruitment Day annually (usually in April) where representatives from school districts in Florida and several other states meet with students who are completing teacher education programs and others interested in teaching.

S-U Option

The S-U option may be used for elective courses only. It does not apply to the university's writing and math requirement courses or to general education course requirements. The deadline for declaring the S-U option is published in the academic calendars in this catalog.


The department and the college monitor students for academic progress. Students with unsatisfactory academic progress may be placed on probation. College probation may be removed if it is determined that satisfactory progress has been demonstrated.


If the department or the college determines that students have not met their probationary terms or are not progressing academically, students may be prohibited from continuing in the College of Education. Students on probation, as well as students who are unable to meet degree requirements, are encouraged to investigate alternatives in other areas of study.

Students dismissed by the university may not register for courses. Courses taken at other universities under these conditions will not count toward a UF degree.

Undergraduate Registration for Graduate Courses

With department approval, an undergraduate student in the college may enroll in 5000/6000-level courses. After a student has been admitted to the Graduate School, up to 15 hours of graduate-level courses with grades of A, B+ or B may be applied toward a graduate degree at the university, provided the credit was not used toward an undergraduate degree.

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