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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 courses will not count toward General Education requirements for education majors. They must be on track at the 60-hour level to continue in the program and to enroll in the three-year teacher preparation program (ProTeach).

Students who wish to change their major are required to have a 1010 SAT or 21 ACT and 2.3 GPA for freshmen and 2.6 GPA for sophomores and above. No change of major will be approved 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
  • Three pre-professional courses (EDF1005, EDG2701, and EME2040) with no grade below C and 3.0 GPA (first attempt only)
  • 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.

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 advisor for approval to continue in the major. A change of major may be required.

Dual Degree

The structure of the undergraduate portion of the ProTeach program does not allow the opportunity to pursue a dual degree nor dual major.

Universal Tracking Program

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 listed below:

  • Writing and Math Requirement
  • CLAST Requirement: This requirement CANNOT be met through alternative methods such as waivers or exemptions. All students must pass all sections of CLAST before ProTeach admission at the junior level
  • Education core prerequisites (9 hours) completed with no grade below C, 3.0 GPA, first attempt only
  • Completion of common course prerequisites as established by the State of Florida Articulation Coordinating Committee
  • Cumulative (UF & Transfer) 2.6 GPA
  • SAT 1010 or ACT 21

General education courses must be completed with grades of C or better in composition, math, science, social and behavioral science, and humanities. Community college transfer students must document completion of the A.A. Other transfer students are evaluated individually upon application for admission.

Academic Advising

Advising for undergraduate admission, universal tracking, bachelor degree requirements, and general education information is available in the Office of Student Services, G416 Norman Hall. For scheduling or course registration information, please refer to the appropriate department listed in the Schedule of Courses. Students who want to teach at the secondary level should contact the School of Teaching & Learning in 2423 Norman Hall (392-9191, ext. 400).

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.

Transfer Credit: The first two yearsí course requirements for Florida colleges of education are the same for all state university institutions and community colleges as determined by the State of Florida Articulation Coordinating Committee.

Transient Student Status: With approval of the College of Education, students may take a limited number of credits at another accredited institution. Before registration, the student must complete a transient student form (available at 222 Criser Hall) and obtain approval in G416 Norman Hall. 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. 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.

Financial Aid: A list of scholarships available to students in teacher education programs is provided in the Office of Student Services in G416 Norman Hall and on the collegeís Web site.

The State of Florida provides teacher scholarships/loans for junior and senior education students. Funds are limited and available only to students in subject areas designated as critical shortage areas. More information can be found on the Department of Education Web site (www.firn.edu/doe).

Information about the Florida Minority Teacher Education Scholarship is available in the Office of Recruitment, Retention and Multicultural Affairs in G416 Norman Hall.

Overseas Study: Students are encouraged to complete any overseas studies before completion of 60 semester hours of course work in the College of Education.

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. For more information:


S-U Option: The S-U option may only be used for elective courses. It does not apply to Writing and Math Requirement courses. The deadline for declaring the S-U option is published in the UF academic calendar.

Probation: The department and the college monitor students placed on probation. Students are advised of unsatisfactory academic progress. Registration holds are placed on the records of students who do not meet the terms of probation. They must obtain department approval for further enrollment in the college. College probation may be removed if it is determined that satisfactory progress has been demonstrated.

Dismissal: 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. If the department or the college determines that students have not met their probationary terms or are not progressing academically, a registration hold is placed on their records. Students on probation, as well as students who are unable to meet degree requirements, are encouraged to investigate alternatives in other areas of study.

Correspondence Work: No part of an approved professional teacher preparation program may be taken by correspondence, home study or extension.

Undergraduate Registration for Graduate Courses: With department approval, an undergraduate student in the college may enroll in 5000- or 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.

Deanís List: To qualify for the Deanís List, a student is required to earn a 3.75+ GPA and must be a full-time student during that semester. A Deanís Certificate is available.

Computer Requirement

The College of Education (COE) requires students to have access to a computer to perform the required tasks and assignments needed to meet course objectives and goals. The computer platform predominately used in the college is Macintosh. Computer requirements vary by major and will be updated as the computing environment changes.

In general, students need access to a computer capable of generating printed output and running current versions of software for Internet access, word processing, database operations, computer-generated slide shows, statistical analysis and (potentially) multimedia authoring software. It also is expected that the computer will have video and audio capabilities.

Departmental information is available at www.coe.ufl.edu/committees/technology/ coe_policy.html.

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