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Admission to the Wyoming Teacher Education Program:
Approved by the UW College of Education Faculty and the University of Wyoming Office of Academic Affairs spring 2012
Effective fall semester 2013, matriculating students who meet the University of Wyoming’s standards for admission may declare their major in Elementary Education, Secondary Education in a specific content area, or Education Undecided (EDUD), provided that they have a minimum ACT Composite score of 21 and an ACT Math score of 21. A lower ACT Math score can be replaced by a Math Placement Examination (MPE) score of 2 or higher. Education Undecided majors should decide on a specific content area no later than the first semester of their sophomore year.
All incoming students pursuing teacher certification and/or teacher endorsement programs must undergo an initial criminal background check prior to full admission to the College of Education. Any costs associated with the background checks will be the students' responsibility. Specific information regarding this process can be found at: http://www.uwyo.edu/ted/background-checks/index.html). A second background check is included as part of the state application process for the Wyoming Substitute Teaching Permit, which is required for admission to Phase II of the Wyoming Teacher Education Program.
For those students who do not meet the above admissions requirements, it is suggested that they major in general undeclared (UNDC) so that they will receive more appropriate advising and access to support services through the Center for Advising and Career Services until they have attained a minimum 2.75 UW grade point average (with at least 15 UW credits), and successfully complete an approved background check.