Admission to Teacher Preparation
Students may begin their Education major in their freshman year. However, students are not formally admitted to education / teacher preparation until they have successfully completed 60 credits and earned an overall GPA of 2.7 and, to student teach, they need to have earned at least a 2.7 GPA in their teacher preparation courses. Admission to Anna Maria College does not guarantee admission to the teacher licensure preparation programs. Additionally, completion of the teacher licensure preparation program at Anna Maria College does not guarantee that a student will meet the State requirements for licensure.
To be eligible for teacher preparation, students must:
  1. Complete a minimum of 60 credits.
  2. Declare a major in one of the liberal arts or sciences.
  3. Maintain a minimum overall Grade or Quality Point Average (GPA/QPA) of 2.7 in their major and teacher preparation courses.
  4. Achieve a passing score on the Communication and Literacy sections (reading and writing) of the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL).
  5. Obtain the recommendation of faculty in education and liberal arts and sciences, or of employers in the field of education.