Competitive applicants may be contacted by a department representative to schedule an interview with faculty members of the admissions screening committee.

Applicants are encouraged to prepare for the interview by reflecting on the following:

  • How do you demonstrate intellectual curiosity?
  • How do you develop positive relationships and work collaboratively with peers, teachers, and others?
  • How do you demonstrate the interpersonal skills necessary to do the daily work of teaching?
  • Can you give examples of your commitment to diversity, equity and social justice?
  • Can you identify characteristics critical to successful teaching (such as dependability, initiative, organization) and give examples of how you exhibit those traits?

Applicants should be prepared to discuss their qualifications for admission to the teacher education program and should project a professional image in their dress and behavior for the interview. Please be aware that candidates may participate in an in-person interview, a group interview, or multiple interviews during the admission process.