School of Education CCPS Admission Policy

The following criteria are applied in determining qualifications for admission to the teacher education program:

  1. Submit your application to the School of Education.

  2. Cumulative and Drury GPA of 2.75 or above (includes Drury and all other institutions). Official transcripts for all other post-secondary institutions should be mailed to: 

    Drury University
    Lay Hall
    900 N Benton Ave.
    Springfield, MO 65802

  3. At least 12 credit hours must be completed at Drury University at the time of application. Students with an Associate of Arts in Teaching (AAT) degree may have this requirement waived.

  4. ACT or SAT score must be on file if 1) applicant graduated high school within five years of date of application to teacher education and 2) began college coursework within one year of high school graduation.

  5. Passing score(s) on the state required entrance exam, Missouri General Education Assessment (MoGEA). In addition to paying the registration fee, each testing center administers a sitting fee.

  6. Completion of the Missouri Educator Profile (MEP).

  7. Competency in written and oral communications:
    1.  Grade of C or higher in one oral communication or speech course.
    2. Grade of C or higher in two writing composition courses.
    3. Evaluation by Drury University faculty related to dispositions.

  8. Completion of the foundations of teaching courses: EDUC 200, EDUC 201, EDUC 205, EDUC 207, EDUC 302 and EDUC 340. Students transferring to Drury University with an AAT (Associate of Arts in Teaching) must enroll in any uncompleted foundations courses during their first semester at Drury.

    EDUC 212 must be taken concurrently with EDUC 201 or taken during the first semester at Drury if transfer credit is accepted from another institution for EDUC 201.

    EDUC 200 Technology in the Classroom must be retaken if the course, or an approved equivalent from another institution, was completed seven or more years prior to the time of applying for admission to the teacher education program. A student previously admitted to the teacher education program must retake EDUC 200 or its equivalent, if the course was completed seven or more years prior to the time of applying for student teaching.

  9. Criminal background check: Online registration at (click on “Register Online”). Print receipt verifying you are in the system and send to Lay Hall. Once the background check has been completed, the results will be mailed to the student and the School of Education and Child Development.

  10. Subscription to Foliotek (online portfolio). This will be introduced during EDUC 200, EDUC 201 and EDUC 205. Phase 1 must be completed (successfully complete and upload the assignments required in EDUC 200, EDUC 201 and EDUC 205).

It should be noted that admission to the teacher education program is not the same as being admitted to Drury University as an undergraduate or graduate student. Admittance to the teacher education program is required for initial state certification.
Permission to enter professional education methods courses will normally not be granted until the student’s application for admission to the teacher certification program has been approved.