Candidates seeking initial licensure in either elementary, secondary, or K-12 education programs may apply to the Teacher Education Program (TEP) online at any time. However, admission to the program will only be granted after certain criteria have been met. When all admission criteria have been completed successfully and submitted, the program considers applications for approval. An email notice of acceptance or non-acceptance will be sent to each applicant. Please review items 1 through 7 prior to making a formal application to the TEP program (i.e., item #8).
**If you have not been admitted to the TEP program please click on the request for permission to take courses below.
**If you have taken a course which included a preclinical experience, please click on the request to waive Preclinical Level 1 experience below
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MeShelda Jackson, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the College of Education and Health Services and Chair of the School of Education where she has been a faculty member since 2006. She completed her Ph.D. at the University of Pittsburgh in Special Education, Educational Specialist in School Clinical Psychology, and Masters degree at Nova South Eastern University in Computer Education and her undergraduate degree at Alabama A&M University in Speech-Language Pathology . Dr. Jackson taught as a teacher and administrator in public and private schools from 1982 to 1995. After receiving her Ph.D., she has been teaching in higher education for the past 17 years. Her research interests lie in the area of special education and school psychology. Dr. Jackson serves on national, state, and local committees related to education.