College of Education and Professional Studies

Admission Standards and Criteria

All candidates for the Bachelor of Arts in Education, Bachelor of Music Education, Bachelor of Fine Arts Education, Bachelor of Science in Education degrees or who are attempting to qualify for any teaching certificate are required to apply for Admission to Teacher Education and must meet the requirements listed below at time of application or at the end of the semester. Those admitted must maintain all admission requirements once accepted.

Requirements (The candidate must):

  • Successfully complete 40 semester hours of college credit.
  • Complete coursework in major subjects and professional teacher education courses with a “C” or better
  • Earn an overall grade point average of 2.75 OR earn a 3.00 or higher in the last 30 hours completed at UCO
  • Complete both English Composition 1113 & 1213 (6 hours) with a grade of "C" or better
  • Pass the Oklahoma General Education Test (OGET) with at least the minimum passing score of 240 out of 300

Admission to Teacher Education Data Chart

*Passing score is 240; total score is 300