University of Southern Indiana

Admission Policy

Formal Admission to Teacher Education

Admission to Teacher Education is a process that confirms a teacher candidate’s intent to pursue teacher licensure at the University of Southern Indiana in an education major or minor program.  Access to designated advanced education courses is restricted to teacher candidates who have been formally admitted to teacher education.

Applications must be submitted via the TK20 Data Management System, usually during the first year, second semester.    Prospective students who wish to progress through an education major or minor must purchase a subscription to the TK20 system.   Information about TK20 is available on our website or from the Teacher Education Office (ED 3114). 

The following requirements must be met for admission to Teacher Education.  For admission to Teacher Education, a candidate must:

  • Earn a college/university cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or higher*
  • Achieve a score of 220 on each section of the Core Academic Skills Assessment (CASA).  The CASA requirement may be waived if the teacher candidate has a SAT combined score of 1100 or higher (Critical Reading and Mathematics) OR ACT composite score of 24 or higher OR a master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Receive the recommendation of his/her major department (this may include an interview at the department’s discretion)
  • Receive an acceptable criminal background check
  • Submit an application using the TK20 system

*Note:  To progress to student teaching, in addition to maintaining the requirements above, a teacher candidate must  earn a 2.75 grade point average in his/her major and minor and earn a grade of C or higher in all courses in his/her degree program.


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