Department ofEducation

Undergraduate Admissions

Please remember that before the Department of Education Admissions Committee reviews your file, you must already be accepted for admission to PLU. If you have questions about the admissions process at PLU, please contact the Office of Admissions at (253) 535-7151.

Click here to download the application to the Undergraduate Teacher Certification Program!  Undergraduate students begin in fall term only.  Application deadline for currently enrolled PLU undergraduates is February 28, 2014 for fall consideration (this deadline applies to you if you are a current PLU student even if you transferred some credits from other institutions).  Transfer students have until March 14th to apply (This deadline is only for students NOT currently enrolled at PLU).

The Admissions Committee will consider the following requirements when reviewing your file:

  • Cumulative GPA 2.75 or higher.
  • Completion of at least 60 semester hours or the equivalent of junior status.
  • Passing scores (240) on each section of the Washington Educator Skills Test - Basic (WEST-B) or equivalent SAT/ACT scores.  
    • Math: SAT 515, ACT 22
    • Reading: SAT 500, ACT 22
    • Writing: SAT 490, ACT 8
  • Transcript documentation that you have grades of C or better in Psychology 101 and Writing 101 (or equivalent).
  • Two letters of recommendation: One academic/professional reference and one that speaks to the candidate's work with young people.
  • Official transcripts for any credits earned at an institution other than PLU.
  • Submit application essay: Submit a written essay identifying and discussing three value commitments that will influence your work as a teacher. It should be between 500 and 750 words in length on a separate piece of paper.
  • Interviews by invitation. If selected for an interview, you will be contacted with instructions to call and reserve a spot once specific days and times have been scheduled.
  • Return all application materials to the School of Education and Kinesiology in Hauge Administration, room 121.

Are you a transfer student interested in the Bachelor of Arts in Education program? 

Click here to see how your community college credits transfer into the program.