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Southern Illinois University



Teacher Education Program

College of Education and Human Services

Acceptance Requirements

Acceptance criteria for the Teacher Education Program are as follows:

  • A minimum of 30 semester hours of completed college work
  • Passing score on the Illinois Basic Skills Test or the Illinois Test of Academic Proficiency (read more about the TAP) or:
    • ACT Plus Writing: 22 or higher on the ACT+Writing with a 19 or higher in combined English/Writing (for test dates prior to September 1, 2015) or a 16 in Writing (for test dates September 1, 2015 or later)
  • An overall grade point average of 2.75 or better on a 4.0 scale (transfer coursework credits must be evaluated by SIU)
  • Completion of English 101 and 102
  • Submitting a complete application to the Office of Teacher Education prior to the acceptance deadline.

All testing must be ELIS-verified

Email Teacher Education Program at or call 618-453-6327 for more information.

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