2 + 2 Teacher Education Admission

Continuing teacher education at UCA after completing your 2 + 2 program can be a seamless transition.  The steps below will guide you from the beginning of your program directly into UCA teacher education.  If you have questions or need assistance, call the Office of Candidate Services at (501) 450-5400 or use the form at the bottom of this page.

START
HERE

PRINT YOUR 2 + 2 PROGRAM
Find your 2 + 2 program here. Print this document and use it to guide you in your course selection.
CREATE YOUR GO PURPLE ACCOUNT
Go to gopurple.uca.edu and create your account.  By doing so, you will be connected with UCA and receive valuable information and resources to help you transition to UCA.  Be sure to record your username and password so that you can continue to access your account.

FOLLOW YOUR
2 + 2 PROGRAM

FOUNDATION COURSEWORK
Complete the following courses (or approved equivalents) with a grade of “C” or better:

  • Freshman Composition I (UCA transfer course WRTG 1310)
  • Freshman Composition II (UCA transfer course WRTG 1320)
  • Principles of Communication (UCA transfer course COMM 1300)
  • College Algebra (UCA transfer course MATH 1390)
  • Introduction to Education (UCA transfer course EDUC 1300 or ELSE 2300)

BEFORE THE END OF YOUR
2 + 2 PROGRAM

BASIC SKILLS PROFICIENCY
Meet the minimum scores on all three basic skills areas.

  • READING:  Minimum ACT reading subscore of 19
  • MATHEMATICS:  Minimum ACT mathematics subscore of 19
  • WRITING:  Minimum ACT writing subscore of 6 (since Sept. 2016)
    OR Minimum Praxis Core writing score of 162.
  • Beginning in fall 2018 semester, only ACT (or SAT equivalent) scores can be used for reading and mathematics.
  • For writing, choose either the optional ACT writing test OR the Praxis Core Writing test.

Passing Praxis Core scores earned before 09/01/2018 will continue to be accepted.  The minimum score for Praxis Core reading is 156.  The minimum score for Praxis Core mathematics is 150.

If you need to take the ACT, visit your school’s testing center for information.  To register for the Praxis Core writing test, click here.

DURING YOUR FINAL
2 + 2 SEMESTER

  1. APPLY TO UCA
    Go to gopurple.uca.edu and complete your application for admission to UCA.
  2. APPLY TO THE UCA TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAM
    In addition to applying to UCA, click here to complete the application for the teacher education program. By email, we will confirm that we received your application and will reply with more information about your next steps.

AT THE END OF YOUR FINAL SEMESTER

BACKGROUND CHECK
Candidates applying for teacher education must have an approved background check. To complete the background check, contact the Office of Candidate Services at (501) 450-5400. We can help you with this step by email. Click here for more information.

MAKE GOOD GRADES!

GRADE POINT AVERAGE
Complete your 2 + 2 program with a minimum 2.70 cumulative GPA

GRADUATE!

COMPLETE YOUR TWO-YEAR PROGRAM
Earn your A.S.E. (or equivalent) degree from an approved UCA 2 + 2 partner
Send your final transcript (showing your completed degree) to UCA.

 

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