Graduate & Doctoral Education Announcements

Update for Fall 2017: Effective for Fall Registration to Enroll in Spring '18 Classes

Ed.S. and Ed.D. candidates planning to add an initial teaching license to their program will be required to complete all Gate 2 Testing Requirements, effective for Spring 2018 course registration. Gate 2 requirements may be found below.

To comply with CAEP requirements, the LU School of Education is instituting the following initiatives:

  • Admission to the EPP (Educator Preparation Program) is achieved by meeting the requirements for Gate 2. They are as follows:
    • Cumulative GPA of 3.0
    • Successful completion of 9 hours coursework
    • Proof of purchase of background check and acknowledgement of full background check requirements
    • Acknowledgement of FES requirements
    • Passing VCLA scores
    • Praxis Core Math (or SAT/ACT scores) – View this page to find out your eligibility for being exempt from Praxis Core Math.
    • Content Competency Evaluation form
  • EDUC 554 will have the following prerequisites:
    • EDUC 500 or equivalent, EDUC 524 or 656, admission to Educator Preparation Program (Gate 2)
  • EDUC 625 will have the following prerequisites:
    • EDUC 500 or equivalent, EDUC 656, admission to Educator Preparation Program (Gate 2)