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Transfer Education Admission Requirements

Teaching is a profession that requires selective admission criteria and a rigorous course of study.

Transfer Education Applicants with fewer than 48 Credits:

To be admitted into the College of Education transfer applicants with fewer than 48 credit hours must have a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA from all colleges/post-secondary institutions attended at the time of admissions decision.

Transfer Education Applicants with 48 or More Credits:

To be admitted into the College of Education transfer applicants with 48 or more credit hours must achieve teacher candidacy.  To achieve teacher candidacy the applicant must meet the following admission requirements at the time of admissions decision:

  • Earned a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA
  • Earned a C or better in three hours of composition, three hours of literature, and six hours of mathematics
  • Passed the PAPA* basic skills assessment in reading, writing, and mathematics, and have official scores on file at Kutztown University. Information about PAPA examinations can be obtained from or 1-800-877-4591.

Although not a requirement for admissions into an education program, secondary education applicants must complete hours of field observation and exploration by program. Learn more about Education Exploration.

Applicants who have not met all requirements cannot be admitted as an education major. They can still be admitted into another major if eligible, and later request that their application be re-evaluated after they meet the education admissions requirements.  

Once admitted to teacher candidacy, the teacher candidate will be able to complete the educational program provided he/she meets the additional requirements - maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA, pass Praxis II, obtain up-to-date child abuse, criminal background, FBI and TB testing clearances, and complete satisfactory academic progress and satisfactory field experiences in professional semester and clinical experience.

 *NOTE:  Undergraduate candidates who have taken or registered for the PRAXIS I basic skills test prior to April 2, 2012 will have their PRAXIS I scores accepted by PA Department of Education.  Candidates who took the PRAXIS I and were not successful may retake the PRAXIS I after April 2, 2012 until they are successful. All undergraduate candidates who have not taken or registered for a PRAXIS I basic skills test prior to April 2, 2012, must take the Pre-service Academic Performance Assessment (PAPA) provided by Pearson.