Alternative A Admission Requirements

Candidates Must

  1. Possess a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution having graduated with a minimum GPA of 2.5
  2. Complete an application for admission (Be sure to list your personal e-mail address on the application.)
  3. Pay a non-refundable $35 application fee (The fee is payable by credit card and is waived for Samford alumni, students and employees.)
  4. Provide official transcripts from all institutions attended
    Transcripts are considered official only when they bear the issuing institution’s seal and arrive with the seal intact. Transcripts can be sent electronically to or by mail to:
    Attn: Marcie Harchuck
    School of Education
    Samford University
    800 Lakeshore Drive
    Birmingham, AL 35229
  5. Achieve a passing score on Praxis Multiple Subjects test 5901
    5903 Math subtest: 157
    5905 Science: 158
    5904 Social Studies: 154
    Applicants may register for the bundle test (5901), or take tests individually (5903-5905).
  6. A cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher* or achieve a passing score on all areas of the Praxis Core test 5751
    5733 Math: 150
    5713 Reading: 156
    5723 Writing: 162
    Applicants may register for the bundle test (5751), or take tests individually (5713-5733).
    *All other Praxis test requirements remain intact based on the current Teacher Education progression timeline.
  7. Provide a background clearance letter
  8. Provide a dispositions form completed by current supervisor
  9. Interview with faculty

Additional Application Information