- Application for the Elementary and Secondary Teacher Preparation Programs
- Letter of Recommendation link
- Duke Continuing Studies Application
*Note: Continuing Studies applicants must complete the Program in Education digital application AND the Duke Continuing Studies application.
How to Apply to Elementary or Secondary Teacher Preparation Programs
- Speak with your advisor concerning your academic and career interests. Make an appointment to meet with the Teacher Preparation Programs Coordinator: Morgan Carney-Thompson, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Set up an individual conference with the program director, if you have not already communicated with them or connected with them through your advising meetings. During this conference you can discuss the program requirements, goals of the programs, and the application process.
- Complete and submit the digital application. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and as space allows. Students are encouraged to apply in the spring of sophomore year when they declare a major, though applications may be accepted junior year as well depending on program space. (Applications for the Continuing Studies Scholarship program will be accepted through senior year and after graduation.)
- Ask a faculty member to complete your Letter of Recommendation. https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4TosYdAyiG7UUFD
- After your application materials have been reviewed, you will be invited to participate in an individual interview with the Program Admissions Committee. Interviews will be scheduled within one month of receipt of your application. After your interview, you will be notified whether you have been accepted as a candidate for teacher licensure.
- Graduates of the Elementary Teacher Preparation Program (ETPP) or the Secondary Teacher Preparation Program (STPP) are eligible to earn a teaching license in North Carolina and in most other states through licensure reciprocity.
FAQs – Praxis I
Who must take Praxis I?
In order to qualify for the program, you must have scored a 1100 or higher on the SAT, a 24 or higher on the ACT, or take the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators tests and score at least Reading (176), Writing (173), Math (173).
- Individuals with a total SAT score of less than 1100 (Verbal and Quantitative only), but a score of at least 550 on the Verbal test, are exempt from the PPST in Reading and Writing for teacher education program admission.
- Individuals with a total SAT score of less than 1100 (Verbal and Quantitative only), but a score of at least 550 on the Math test, are exempt from the PPST in Mathematics for teacher education program admission.
- Individuals with a composite ACT score of less than 24, but with a score of at least 24 on the English test, are exempt from the Praxis I tests in Reading and Writing for teacher education program admission.
- Individuals with a composite ACT score of less than 24, but a score of at least 24 on the Math test, are exempt from the Praxis I test in Mathematics for teacher education program admission.
How do I register for the Praxis I test?
- Get a copy of the Praxis Registration Bulletin in Room 213, West Duke Building or online at the Praxis website.
- Registration must be received approximately one month before test date. Check the Praxis Registration Bulletin for exact mail-in and online registration due dates.
When are the Praxis I tests given and where can I take them?
What Praxis I scores are required for admission?
Minimum Scores Required for Admission to Elementary or Secondary Certification Programs
|Praxis I Skills Test Subject
Who can I contact with further questions about Praxis I test?
The Praxis Registration Bulletin should have the answers to most all of your questions. If you have further questions, contact the Teacher Preparation Programs Coordinator (Morgan Carney-Thompson, email@example.com).