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Admission Requirements for the School of Education*

  • Associate in Arts degree from a regionally accredited institution or at least 60 semester credit hours of postsecondary education with completion of the general studies requirement.
  • Completion of lower division state mandated common prerequisites including the Education prerequisite EDF 1005. See catalog for freshman and sophomore requirements.*
  • Earned overall GPA of 2.5 in lower division coursework.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in state mandated General Knowledge content through satisfactory completion of all four (4) parts of the Florida Teachers Certification Exam (register online for the General Knowledge test at  Additional information about the General Knowledge test can be found at
  • Satisfactory background check should be conducted through the school district where the student will be completing field experience.
  • Submission of completed Chipola application and official transcripts.
  • Submission of a satisfactory brief narrative that includes a request for admission to the program, factors influencing the applicant’s decision to teach, the applicant’s philosophy of education, and previous teaching or related experiences which demonstrate the applicant’s potential as an educator.
  • Written recommendations from three (3) individuals familiar with the applicant’s  academic work, personal character, and/or ability to work with children and/or youth.  You may have the evaluator use this recommendation form for all Teacher Education programs  Mathematics and Science, Elementary Education and Exceptional Student Education, and/or English Education.

*Professional Behaviors and Dispositions:  While enrolled in teacher education programs, the student is expected to demonstrate behaviors and dispositions that conform to the "Code of Ethics" (State Board of Education Rule 6B-1.00, FAC) and the "Principles of Professional Conduct in Florida" (State Board of Education Rule 6B-1.006 FAC).  The programs reserve the right to refuse or discontinue enrollment of any student who violates these expectations or in the judgment of a majority of the program faculty does not meet the program standards.
Note:  These are minimum standards.  Many programs have higher standards.
Note:  There is no required minimum composite score on the ACT or the SAT for admission to Teacher Education.  However, programs with limited enrollment status may require submission of the score and may use that score in determining which students will be admitted.

Admission Procedures:

Submit the following to the Student Affairs Office in A 137; Phone: (850) 718-2211:

  • Completed Chipola College application.  If you were not enrolled within the last semester at Chipola College, you will need to submit a new application.
  • Completed Chipola College Baccalaureate Supplemental Application for the Bachelor’s program.
  • A High School Transcript denoting graduation and/or all college transcripts.

Financial Aid

Students should apply for Financial Aid as soon as possible.
Each student MUST complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form to apply for federal financial aid if they wish to receive any kind of financial aid for this program. The form can be filled out online at or can be picked up from the Chipola Financial Aid Office in A 157. Call (850) 718-2366 or visit for more information.

Any student who enrolls in Math, Science, or Exceptional Student Education is eligible for the $10K guarantee. This program ensures that students in these critical shortage fields will not pay over $10,000 out of pocket for a four-year degree. For more information, contact Dr. Pam Rentz ( of Shawn Keihn (



Contact the School of Education at (850) 718-2492 for an advising appointment and to enroll in classes.

Take the pink Student Registration and Drop/Add Form to the Business Office in A165 to pay tuition or have it charged to your financial aid.  Phone: (850) 718-2204.


Contact Dr. Pam Rentz at (850) 718-2492 or for advising information.

ID Cards and Books:

  1. All students must obtain a photo I.D. from Student Services. New students must take the white registration receipt received from the Business Office to Student Services and have a photo ID made.

  2. After securing a valid ID card, visit the bookstore on the lower level of the Student Center for your textbooks. Bookstore personnel will assist you in purchasing the correct books.  Keep your registration receipt and your book store cash register receipt. If you have to exchange a book later, you will need both.

  3. DO NOT UN-WRAP YOUR BOOKS until you are sure you do not want to exchange them.  Un-wrapped books are considered Used books.

Parking Decals:
Parking decals must be obtained from the Business Office located in Building A, Room 165 if you drive a car on campus. You will need your car registration and student ID. Decals are included in the students' processing fees.

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