Applicants must have a four-year Bachelor of Science degree (120 credit hours) or equivalent in mathematics, or science (such as physics, biology, chemistry or general science) with a minimum grade point average of C+ (GPA 2.33) on the most recent 60 credit hours completed. Within the degree all applicants must have one teachable major or two teachable minors (courses taught in secondary schools). A teachable minor consists of 18 credit hours of upper-level courses (numbered 3000 or 4000), in addition to required lower-level courses. A teachable major consists of thirty (30) credit hours of upper-level courses (numbered 3000 or 4000) in addition to required lower-level courses.
Applicants must also have successful completion, with a C+ average of six (6) credit hours of acceptable English Literature and Composition at any level. Courses in linguistics, language study, grammar, technical or business writing, communication, or English as a second language are not acceptable to meet the English requirement.
One hundred (100) hours minimum of relevant volunteer or paid teaching experience working with groups of school age students. These hours must be completed prior to admission into the program. It is recommended that a minimum of 25 of these hours be in a middle or secondary-school classroom or environment.