Application and Selection Process

Tips on Completing the Application

  • Here are a few suggestions as you begin the application process. Please email us at  if you have questions about the application process.
  • The application does not offer a Save function, so you will need to be prepared to complete it in one sitting.
  • We suggest drafting the essays in a Word document, then cutting and pasting into the fields below. This way you will reduce the chances that you lose any of your answers.
  • If you have questions or experience difficulties with the application, please email us at

Your Background Information


 No  Yes, I have a graduate degree
 Please send your resume as an attachment to with subject line: LAST NAME_FIRST NAME_NCFTR RESUME. Once you have done so, click here.
 No  Yes, I have taken the GRE

Praxis Exams

 Scored 22 or higher on ACT
 Scored 1030 or higher on SAT
 Have a master's degree
 Passed Praxis Core (Praxis I) exam
 No, none of these apply to me

Your Program Certification Preferences

Elementary Education
Social Studies
Special Education
English Language Learners
English Language Arts
Elementary School
Middle School
High School

Essay Questions


The following questions are optional and have no impact on admission to the Norman C. Francis Teacher Residency.

 No  Yes
 No  Yes
Thank you for your application.