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Eligibility Criteria

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Requirements for the Teacher Education Program may vary by certification or degree program. However, for full consideration, all applicants must show evidence of the following:

  • Admission to Montclair State University – Undergraduate Admissions
  • Passing standardized test score (ACT, SAT, or Praxis Core)
  • Meeting overall GPA of 3.0 for applicants to a single certification program or 3.25 for applicants to the Combined Bachelor’s/Master’s Program with Dual Certification
  • Meeting the minimum GPA in the respective major
  • Demonstrating evidence of satisfactory written and oral skills

An applicant with an overall major GPA of 2.75 or better may apply for admission and must complete the Supplemental Essay as part of the application process.

Admission Requirements

Applications are considered complete and ready for review when all of the following materials are submitted by the application deadline.


The Teacher Education application deadline for fall is September 15 and for spring is February 1. Applicants to the Combined Bachelor’s/Master’s with Dual Certification can apply in the spring semester only (February 1).

Teacher Education Program OverviewTest Score Information Sheet

Questions about Teacher Education?

If you are interested in learning how to apply to the Teacher Education Program, please book an appointment with the Teacher Education Admissions staff. Please note that all appointments will be conducted via Zoom.

Jan Johnson, Program Specialist (non-MSU students)

Ian Bouie, Program Advisor (non-MSU students)

If you are a current Montclair State student, please use the Navigate system in NEST to schedule an appointment.

Please email  with any questions and allow up to 24 hours for a response.