Once the application has been reviewed, the student will receive a letter stating his/her status regarding acceptance from the Dean of the College of Graduate and Continuing Education based on the Department Chair’s/Designee’s recommendation. Westfield State University is committed to educational access. Students are admitted with a 2.6 grade point average; however, a cumulative GPA of 2.8 and a 3.0 GPA in Education/Pedagogy courses are required for student teaching eligibility.
On acceptance into a teacher licensure program, students complete a program of study which will serve as a guide when determining future coursework. It is important for the student to complete a program of study with his/her advisor as early as possible in the program.
The program of study is the only approved curriculum for the student. Once filed, any changes to the program of study must be approved and submitted in writing by the advisor.