115C-269.15. Minimum admissions requirements for educator preparation programs.

(a) Testing. - A recognized EPP shall not admit a student until that student has met one of the following criteria:

(1) Attained a passing score or prescribed minimum score set by the State Board for a preprofessional skills test.

(2) Achieved the appropriate required scores, as determined by the State Board, on the verbal and mathematics portions of the SAT or ACT. The minimum combined verbal and mathematics score set by the State Board for the SAT shall be 1,100 or greater. The minimum composite score set by the State Board for the ACT shall be 24 or greater.

(3) Holds a bachelor's degree.

(b) Individual Grade Point Average. - A recognized EPP shall not admit a student into an EPP unless that student has earned a grade point average of at least a 2.7.

(c) Grade Point Average Exceptions. - Notwithstanding subsection (b) of this section, the individual grade point average requirement does not apply to a clinical resident student if the hiring local school administrative unit determines that one of the following criteria is met:

(1) The student has at least 10 years of relevant experience.

(2) For a program leading to licensure in career and technical education, the student has at least five years of relevant experience.

(d) Cohort Grade Point Average. - A recognized EPP shall ensure that the minimum cohort grade point average for each entering cohort to an EPP is at least a 3.0. (2017-189, s. 2(i).)