Undergraduate Gate 2: Admission to the Educator Preparation Provider (EPP)

Gates 1-4 graphic

Application Requirements

  • Degree Completion Plan Audit (Submitted as a PDF)
    • Teacher Licensure Major
    • 3.0 Cumulative GPA
    • EDUC 125 – Completion with a grade of “C” or higher
  • Licensure Exams
    • Official score sheet with passing scores for VCLA and
    • Official score sheet with passing scores for the Math section of Praxis Core (taken after 1/1/2014) OR Math section of Praxis I (taken before 1/1/2014) 
    • See Gate 2 Testing requirements for possible substitution scores
  • Autobiographical Sketch (assignment associated with EDUC 220/221)
  • Documentation of 30-hour practicum (introduced/associated with EDUC 125)
  • Proof of Background Clearances
    • Criminal Background
    • FBI Fingerprints
    • Virginia Child Abuse Clearances
    • Individual State Child Abuse Clearance(s) for each state of residency within the last five years
  • Tuberculosis (TB) Test with Negative Result (current within the last 12 months)
  • Liability Insurance – Christian Educator Association International (CEAI) (current within the last 12 months)
  • Maintain Satisfactory Conduct
     

Application Submission

  • Submission Instructions: Application must be completed and submitted using the candidate’s LiveText application.
  • Before you may register for EDUC 225/226, EDUC 235/236, EDUC 240, or KINE 245, your Gate 2 application must be submitted, reviewed, and accepted with at least probationary status. You must have passing licensure test scores and background clearances completed well in advance of submitting your application. Testing involves approximately a two month or more turn-around time to receive official score sheets, so plan accordingly.

Application Deadline

  • Program entrance for Fall Semester: June 1
  • Program entrance for Spring Semester: December 1

Application Review

  • Your application will be reviewed by the Gate Office within two weeks of your submission.
  • You will receive an email from the Gate Office indicating your application status. This email will provide further instructions according to your status.

Application Status

  • Acceptance
    • You have met all of the requirements for Gate 2 to enter the EPP.
    • You should be able to register for the appropriate classes through ASIST within 24-48 hours of your acceptance.
      • If you have difficulty registering, please print the rubric in LiveText OR print the email you received and take this documentation to the Gate Office. The Gate Office will then assist you with completion of a prerequisite form for you to register for EDUC 225/226, EDUC 235/236, EDUC 240, or KINE 245.
    • In order to stay fully accepted in the EPP, you must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA or above all semesters you attend the University.
  • Probation
    • You are missing a requirement to be fully admitted to the program 
      • This means that you passed Praxis Core/Praxis I Math with probation scores OR your background/fingerprinting/child abuse clearances are in progress but are not yet fully cleared.
    • You will not be able to register electronically in ASIST for your EDUC courses. 
      • If you have difficulty registering, please print the rubric in LiveText OR print the email you received and take this documentation to the Gate Office. The Gate Office will then assist you with completion of a prerequisite form for you to register for EDUC 225/226, EDUC 235/236, EDUC 240, or KINE 245. NOTE: You may NOT register for EDUC 360 or any other 400-level course until you have been fully accepted to the EPP.  This means that you must update your status from probation to full acceptance before you can register for EDUC 360 or any other 400-level EDUC course. 
    • You will need to update your application with the missing requirements in order to receive full acceptance and to be able to register for the remaining EDUC courses.
      • Testing
        • Elementary and Special Education candidates: Changing your status from probation to full acceptance will occur when you obtain successful completion of six hours of Math with a grade of C or above in courses Math 117 or higher.
        • Comprehensive and Content candidates: Changing your status from probation to full acceptance will occur when you obtain successful completion of Math 115 or higher with a grade of C or above.
        • For more information about the licensure tests (such as Praxis Core/Praxis I or VCLA), please see Licensure Exams.
      • Background Clearances
        • Attach full clearance reports
  • Denied

     

    • You have not met all requirements for Gate 2 admission into the EPP.
      • Before you may register for EDUC 225/226, EDUC 235/236, EDUC 240, or KINE 245, your application must be submitted, reviewed, and accepted with at least probationary status.
    • Review your application rubric (see Application Submission Instructions above to access) and update your application accordingly. Resubmit for review.
       

Application Questions