Child Development & Family Relations
       Admission to Upper Division in Teacher Education
Prior to enrolling in certain courses, students must be admitted to Upper Division in Teacher Education. Upper Division is the official step in applying and being formally admitted into a teacher education program. Students seeking undergraduate teacher education degrees or non-degree students seeking initial licensure in education must be admitted to the Upper Division of Teacher Education.



Admission to Upper Division includes completion of the following:
  • A grade of “C” (2.0) or better in the Early Experience (CDFR 2123) course (must be taken at ECU)
  • Passing scores on the PRAXIS I: Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST), reading, writing, and math; or Computerized PPST (C-PPST) in reading, writing, and math; or Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT); or American College Testing (ACT).
  • A 2.5 or better grade point average on all work attempted at ECU
  • Documentation of computer competencies requirement
  • A minimum of “C” (2.0) on all courses required for the major
  • A satisfactory essay outlining reasons for wishing to pursue a career in BK or FACS education
  • Satisfactory interview with BK or FACS faculty
PRAXIS I Information:
For more information about admission to upper division, contact:
Birth through Kindergarten: Barbara Brehm ( 328-1322
Family and Consumer Sciences: Barbara Woods ( 328-1353
Please feel free to contact us at: or 252-328-6908.
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