Teacher Candidacy

Teacher Candidacy is required by the College of Education for enrollment in clinical experience courses. Not meeting candidacy requirements will set a student back in their career at KU and prevent program completion. You must apply for candidacy review on Taskstream. Find instructions for the process here. 

Candidacy Requirements

By the semester you complete 48 credits (typically the end of your sophmore year), the following requirements must be met for candidacy to be achieved:

  • Passing scores on Basic Skills Tests
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA maintained until graduation*
  • A grade of C or better in the following courses:
    • 1 Composition (CMP) course
    • 1 English (ENG) literature course
    • 2 Math (MAT) courses

*Candidacy can be lost if your GPA falls below the 3.0 minimum.

Transfer Students

Transfer students coming to KU with 48 credits or more must meet candidacy requirements to be admitted into an education program. See KU's policy here

Need Help?

If you are unsure of your candidacy status, please contact the COE Dean's Office for assistance.