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Admission to professional education - Judith Herb College of Education

Criteria and Procedures

To be eligible* for advanced professional admission to a teacher licensure program, a student must demonstrate:

  1. Current enrollment in the Judith Herb College of Education. Students generally apply for admission to professional education during their fourth semester of full-time enrollment. 
  2. Completion of a minimum of 48 credit hours of approved course work, including pre-professional education courses and 12 hours in residence.
  3. Cumulative GPA (for transfer students, a higher education GPA) of at least 2.7; UToledo GPA of at least 2.7.
  4. Completion of pre-professional education courses with a grade of C or higher and a minimum 2.7 GPA.
  5. Core math completed with a passing grade.
  6. Core composition II completed with a grade of C or higher
  7. Students must have a cumulative GPA in their major/licensure area(s) of at least 2.7
  8. Acceptable progress in licensure content courses or published criteria.
  9. Prior experience with appropriate populations in schools and agencies based on satisfactory completion of introductory courses/seminars, letters of support and/or portfolios.
  10. Effective communication and interpersonal skills based on early experiences, introductory course/seminar(s), ratings from professionals in the field and/or interview ratings. 
  11. Verification of good moral character as stipulated by the state of Ohio. Students will not be allowed to continue in a teacher education major or participate in a field experience if they have pleaded guilty to, have been found guilty of, or have been convicted of a criminal offense listed in R.C. 3319.31 or R.C. 3319.39. Students should refer to a list of the rules and statutes in the Ohio Revised Code and the Ohio Administrative Code that are applied by the Office of Professional Conduct at the Ohio Department of Education. All rules and statutes listed will result in removal from all teacher education programs.
  12. Completion of additional published program admission criteria, if any.   

*Students should contact their advisor or department chair for assistance.  Admission to professional education is competitive, and seats in professional education are limited. Enrollment minimums required.


Students should complete the Request for Admission to Professional Education form in February for Fall professional education admissions.  Click here to view the procedures

updated Feb 9, 2022




Last Updated: 6/27/22