Eligibility Requirements

Step 1: Meet Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to apply for the teacher education program (TEP), you must have:

  • Minimum of 60 hours of college-level work (or currently enrolled in enough hours to accumulate 60+ by the end of current semester)
  • Minimum GPA of 2.75 – Students will not be allowed to interview for TEP or student teach if they do not have an overall 2.75 GPA. Students can check their Grade Point Average by using the GPA Calculator at http://www.uky.edu/Registrar/GPAcalc.htm and/or using APEX at http://www.uky.edu/degreeaudit/.The GPA Calculator and APEX are not official indicators of your eligibility for Teacher Education Program acceptance or student teaching but are mechanisms you should use to monitor your academic progress. The Department recommends each student schedule an appointment for an official audit in the College of Education at least three semesters prior to graduation.
  • Required Prerequisite Courses
    Plan 1 – Double Major in Kinesiology and Health Promotion
    • Complete or be enrolled in:
      • EDP 202 – Human Development & Learning *PSY 100 is a pre-req
      • KHP 220 – Sex Education & KHP 222 – Drug Education OR KHP 230 – Human Health & Wellness
      • KHP 263 – Curriculum Design & Developmental Sports Skills for Elem. School
    • Complete at least one of the following:

         Plan 2 –Kinesiology only

    • Complete or be enrolled in:
      • EDP 202 – Human Development & Learning *PSY 100 is a pre-req
      • KHP 157 – Track & Field
      • KHP 210 – Introduction to Fitness
      • KHP 263 – Curriculum Design & Developmental Sports Skills for Elem. School
    • Complete:

Plan 2 – Health Promotion only

    • Complete or be enrolled in:
      • EDP 202 – Human Development & Learning *PSY 100 is a pre-req
      • KHP 220 – Sex Education & KHP 222 – Drug Education OR KHP 230 – Human Health & Wellness

Talk with either your academic advisor or Dr. Heather Erwin to determine whether you have met the requirements to continue on to Step 2.