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Admission Process

Potential teacher candidates are advised to begin the application process in December. Application packets are due to the SOE Office by February 15. Incomplete and/or late application packets may delay the process or may not be considered. Potential teacher candidates must meet the following admissions requirements:

  1. Complete the Associate of Arts Degree with an emphasis in Para-Professional Education, a cumulative GPA of 2.8 or higher, and a “C” or better in all required courses;
  2. Complete the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators: Combined Test (Reading, Writing, and Mathematics) successfully, prior to program application. This exam measures the academic skills in reading, writing, and math and the content knowledge of teacher candidates entering the program. This is a proprietary exam developed by Educational Testing Service (ETS) to be administered through computers at various testing sites – Prometric Testing Centers or some universities. The closest testing site is the University of Kansas and should be scheduled online through Current Cut Scores are: Reading-168.06; Math-162.14; Writing-165. Applicants are encouraged to take the Praxis Core Exam between December 1-January 30 to ensure test scores are received and recorded in the ETEP Application Form;
  3. Submit a written vision statement indicating a commitment to teaching and an educational autobiography. (These two documents are completed in EED 241The Role of Writing in Teaching and Learning. They should be updated and carefully edited.);
  4. Complete thirty documented classroom observation hours. (Completed in EED 214 Introduction to Field Experience via verification log sheet.);
  5. Submit two letters of recommendation – one from a Haskell faculty member and one letter from a member of the community in which the candidate officially resides;
  6. Verify good Social Standing with Students Rights Office (Complete Social Standing Status Form)
  7. Complete Felony Disclosure Statement and disclose any misdemeanor(s) or felony charges to the Dean of Professional Schools (provide all necessary documents)
  8. Submit application form and required documents by February 15 to the SOE Office; and
  9. Complete an interview session with the SOE Interview Committee with a composite score of 2.4 or above.

The SOE Interview Committee makes recommendations to the SOE based on rubric scores from the interview, the cumulative GPA and the Praxis CORE Academic Skills for Educators test.

Students will receive an official notification of their status within 10 working days following the interview.

If a teacher candidate receives a non-acceptable rating on one of the three key assessments, he or she may be admitted provisionally to the program with a Candidate Support Plan. The Candidate Support Plan will identify the area needing improvement and monitored for progress throughout the semester. If satisfactory progress is not made, then the candidate will be placed on a Candidate Improvement Plan for a semester. If satisfactory progress is still not achieved by the end of the semester, the candidate will be counseled to select another career path.

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Contact & Info

Haskell Indian
Nations University
Attn: Education Dept.
155 Indian Ave
Lawrence, KS

More Info:
The Education Dept is
located in Parker Hall

Office Hours:
8AM - 5PM | M-F

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