At DePaul you are admitted to the College of Education as a
pre-teacher candidate, and you progress to an advanced standing
candidate. The advanced standing requirement applies to any student
seeking their first teaching license.
Pre-Teacher Candidate: During this stage, you take courses in
pre-education which give you an introduction to the field of education.
Undergrads should also take Liberal Studies and Learning Domain courses.
Graduate students can also take general education or content area
Advanced Standing Candidate: Advanced education
courses require that you have advanced standing. To qualify, you must
meet the requirements listed below. Registration in advanced standing
courses is limited to individuals that have satisfied the requirements.
It is strongly recommended that you work toward accomplishing these
requirements in your first few quarters at DePaul.
Requirements for Undergraduate Students
Requirements for Graduate Students
Resources for Advanced Standing
Advanced Standing Guide
Advanced Standing Process
Application for Advanced Standing Form
Registration for the Test of Academic Proficiency (includes deadlines)