Teacher Education Services

Teacher Education Program

Teacher Education Program (TEP)

The central theme of the Teacher Education Program at the University of Montevallo is Educator as a Developing Professional. The idea is that we are never finished products. As professionals, we are continually growing along a continuum from novice to expert. Through our degree programs, we gain knowledge, skills, and dispositions that lead to greater expertise. The true professional will always seek opportunities for growth.

TEP Admission

Admission to the University of Montevallo does not qualify an individual for admission to the Teacher Education Program. In order to be admitted to the Teacher Education Program, candidates must first apply and meet specific requirements.

 Requirements can be found in the 2022-2023 TEP Handbook.

Undergraduate students apply to TEP during specific class meetings. Students who missed the TEP Orientation should complete the application below.
Graduate student admission applications serve as their TEP application.

TEP Admission Requirements for Undergraduate Students

  • Completion of the Application for Admission to TEP. This will be handed out in class during TEP Orientation or can be completed and emailed to celliso6@montevallo.edu.
  • Completion of 50 hours of college credit and at least 40 hours (24 for Music Ed) in general studies with a minimum grade of C in each course.
  • Minimum GPA of 2.75 in three areas: professional studies, teaching field, and total institutional.
  • Completion of COMS 101 (or equivalent), ENG 101 & 102 (or equivalent).
  • Satisfactory completion of the TEP interview.
  • Fingerprint/Background clearance.
    • Please note that there are several agencies who complete background checks. Your background check must be completed through the Department of Education. If you had a background check completed by the Department of Human Resources or other agency, you will need to complete another background check through the Department of Education.
  • Click here for UG Requirements for the Teacher Education Program

TEP Application for Undergraduate Students

Graduate students are not required to complete a TEP application; however, TEP requirements must be met in order to be admitted to Graduate Studies unconditionally. Please note that admission to graduate study at UM does not necessarily equate to admission into the Teacher Education Program. Graduate students who are admitted unconditionally are admitted to both Graduate Studies and TEP. Students with questions about Graduate Studies should contact grad@montevallo.edu.

TEP Admission Requirements for Graduate Students

  • Completion of the Application for Graduate Admissions.
  • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum 2.75 GPA from a regionally accredited university or a master’s degree with a minimum 3.0 GPA.
    *Bachelor’s GPAs between 2.0 – 2.74 can qualify a candidate for admission if the alternative Praxis score for the teaching field is met. See scores below.
  • Successful completion of the teaching field Praxis test(s) is required.
  • Satisfactory completion of the TEP interview that will be conducted during your graduate application process.
  • Fingerprint/Background clearance.
    • Please note that there are several agencies who complete background checks. Your background check must be completed through the Department of Education. If you had a background check completed by the Department of Human Resources or other agency, you will need to complete another background check through the Department of Education.

      Praxis Testing Information      
      Alternative Score Requirements

 

TEP Interview Dates:

Undergraduate candidates will be notified by email regarding interview dates.
Graduate admission candidates will be notified by the Graduate Office regarding their interview.