Application Requirements

The Program in Teacher Preparation at Princeton University is dedicated to supporting students who choose to be in the nation’s service and the service of all nations through a commitment to education. By providing rigorous academic experiences and authentic field based learning, the program empowers our students to become caring educators who know their subjects, understand learning and teaching, and apply these skills in a variety of professional settings.

Eligibility is based on:

  • Must be a Princeton undergraduate student, graduate student, or alumnus.
  • A minimum GPA of 2.75 at the time of application and a minimum GPA of 3.0 by program completion (For graduate students, a minimum GPA of 3.0 on undergraduate transcripts).
  • All students pursuing the University certificate in Teacher Preparation or those pursuing a NJ CEAS license must complete the General Education Courses.
  • All applicants are required to submit a letter of recommendation from a member of the University faculty or administration, from a former teacher, or from any professional who can attest to a student’s potential as a teacher. There is a separate application process for students interested in the Urban Specialization option.

It is recommended that undergraduates apply during either the freshman or sophomore year. However, in most cases, it is possible for a student to begin the program in the junior or senior year. Graduate students and alumni may apply at any time.

Anyone interested in applying for admission to the Program in Teacher Preparation will first make an appointment to meet with either the program’s director or an associate director by emailing [email protected].

Ready to Apply?


Dr. Todd Kent, Director