If you are searching for a challenging career that will allow you to make a significant impact on people and the future of society, then you’ve come to the right place!

Based on the realization that tomorrow’s hope lies with today’s teachers, the Kentucky Wesleyan Teacher Education program provides experiences designed to develop teacher-leaders capable of facing a diverse, ever-changing world.

Service begins early in the teacher education experience, and although you are required to complete 90-154 hours of field and clinical experiences depending on your major and area of emphasis, many students far exceed this requirement in their service to local schools and youth organizations.

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Applications for admission into the teacher education program and for admission to student teaching are filed in the Teacher Education Office on or before September 1 or February 1 of each academic year.

The application for admission process includes:

  1. Successful completion of ENGL 1301/1401 and 1302, and ED 1100,
  2. Praxis Pre-professional Skills Test (PPST) passing scores,
  3. Submission of beginning e-portfolio,
  4. Interview with admissions review team
  5. Reference screening and
  6. Appearance before the Teacher Education Committee.

Admission and retention in the teacher education program requires:

  1. 2.75 GPA overall
  2. 2.75 GPA and minimal grade of “C” in professional education courses
  3. 2.75 GPA and minimal grade of “C” in area(s) of academic emphasis or major

Admission to the Teacher Education Program is required as pre-requisite to enrolling in 3000 and 4000 level courses in education.

Application for student teaching is initiated and completed the semester prior to student teaching. Prerequisites include

  1. Completion of required course work,
  2. Working portfolio presentation and interview,
  3. A 2.75 GPA in professional courses, in major area of concentration, and 2.75 overall GPA, and
  4. Taken all relevant content discipline and Principles of Learning and Teaching PRAXIS II exams.

A current health form which includes a negative tuberculosis report, an acceptable criminal records check, and evidence of liability insurance coverage are required. Applicants are expected to take no additional hours while enrolled in student teaching. The 14-week student teaching experience, which is done in either Owensboro Independent or Daviess County Public schools, requires students to be in the classroom ALL day, EVERY day and to attend the student teaching seminar weekly.


All students aspiring to teach must pass the Praxis specialty area tests and the Praxis Principles of Learning and Teaching for the certification grade level before they can certify.


All students who complete the Teacher Education Program should work with the Career Development Office to develop a resume and practice interview skills for employment purposes. Students who want to teach in other states should plan their programs to meet the particular state’s requirements. Contact information for certification requirements of the different states is available in the Teacher Education Office.

General Education Requirements for Teacher Education

All students must complete the general education requirements for college graduation as set forth in this bulletin. These general education courses also satisfy the general education requirements for certification.

Pyles Scholars

Kentucky Wesleyan College announces the addition of five new scholarships for aspiring teachers for the Fall 2016 entering class. The Pyles Scholarships are made possible through the generosity of Luellen Pyles, a 1944 graduate of Kentucky Wesleyan, who taught English and Spanish in Ohio and Kentucky public schools from 1944 – 1953.  Pyles, a Maysville resident who passed away in December 2014, was a longtime college trustee whose bequest of over $4 million is one of the largest estate gifts in the College’s history.

Potential Pyles Scholars will be interviewed on Feb. 20, 2016, which is also Teacher Education Day and Performing Arts Day for prospective students.


  • Students entering the Teacher Education Program at Kentucky Wesleyan Fall 2016
  • 3.0 GPA
  • ACT score of 21 or higher
  • An interview with faculty members and members of the Teacher Education Advisory Committee (TEAC). Interviews will take place on the afternoon of February 20, 2016
  • Maintain a minimum of 12 hours full time status each semester
  • Will not include summer courses

Must maintain standards of the Teacher Ed program including C or higher in all Education and support courses and a minimum GPA of 2.75 overall and in all Teacher Ed core/major areas

Student Organization

The Teacher Education program sponsors the Kentucky Education Association Student Program(KEA-SP) with Dr. Kristina Krampe as faculty advisor.

KEA-SP provides opportunities for candidates to demonstrate leadership and service to the community and profession. Professional development conferences/workshops are offered through the state and local chapters during each semester.