1. Completed Application for Admission
2. Non-refundable $35.00 application processing fee
3. Official transcript(s) from all postsecondary institutions attended.
(Students who have previously attended JSU do not need to request a transcript from the University.) Students seeking alternative fifth-year teacher certification must submit two (2) official transcripts from all postsecondary institutions attended. One copy is retained in your JSU file and the second copy is forwarded to the State Department of Education for issuance of certification.
5. Copies of all clear and renewable teaching certificates :
(When applying for the following)
6. Completed Verification of Educational Experience form
(Required for the following programs.)
7. Background check.
Any candidate applying for admission to a state-approved teacher education program shall be required to be fingerprinted for a criminal history background check through the Alabama State Department of Education to the Alabama Bureau of Investigation (ABI) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Applicants should contact Cogent Systems at www.cogentid.com/alabama for direction in completing this process.
8. Three completed Graduate Reference forms
(These need to completed by individuals who can provide qualitative assessment of the your potential for success in graduate course work.)
If English is not the applicant’s native language, the applicant is required to submit an official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score report or an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score report or the Pearson Test of English PTE. A minimum score of 500 on the paper-based TOEFL, 173 on the computer-based TOEFL, or 61 on the internet-based TOEFL is required for admission. A minimum score of 5.5 on the IELTS is required for admission. A minimum score of 45 on the PTE is required for admission. The TOEFL, IELTS, or the PTE are not required for international students who have earned a bachelor’s degree from a United States regionally accredited institution.