Deadlines and Application Timeline

Deadline #1:
December 1st – Current PLU students with 50+ credits

Deadline #2:
February 19th – Current PLU students & Transfer students

Applications received after February 19th will be reviewed based on availability.

Application Process


  • Cumulative GPA of at least 2.75
  • Grades of “C” or better in Psychology 101, Math 123, and Writing 101 or equivalent.
  • Junior status / 60+ semester credits (by start of program)

Application Components:

  • Passing WEST-B Scores (240 cut score) or equivalent SAT/ACT Scores
  • Two Letters of Recommendation (Applicants are responsible for distributing the recommendation link)
    • One specific to your work with young people
    • One specific to your academics (College/University)
  • Application Essay: Explain your views on the role of education in society and your reasons for wanting to enter the teaching profession. Indicate how your talents, skills, and experiences might contribute to the community. 500 – 750 words.

Transfer students must also apply and be accepted to PLU. Click here for more information about transferring to the PLU Education program.

The admissions committee will review all applications at the deadline. If selected for an interview you will be contacted with instructions to call and reserve an interview time.

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Deadlines and Application Timeline

Applications are on rolling basis after the following two priority deadlines:
Priority Deadline #1:
November 1st
Interviews: November 27 -December 1
Notification: End of December

Priority Deadline #2:
February 1st (also deadline for scholarship and fellowship applications)
Interviews: February 26 -March 2
Notification: End of March

*We continue to accept applications for the Alternative Routes option through May 15th, however we will give priority to applications received by the deadlines.