You must apply to the Teacher Education Program and Student Teacher Internship in order to be admitted.

Important Note: Teacher Education Major

As of Fall 2020, the Teacher Preparation Program at St. Edward’s will no longer offer pathways to elementary (EC-6) or Grade 4-8 teacher certification. While we are unable to accept incoming first-year students considering a career as an elementary school teacher, the university and program is committed to providing needed coursework for current students in the EC-6 or 4-8 pipeline to graduation. 

For more information, contact either Dr. David Hollier or Dr. Glenda Ballard in the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies.

Teacher Education Program

You must apply and receive admittance to the Teacher Education Program in order to earn a teaching certificate in conjunction with your degree. A second application is required to be admitted into the student teacher semester.

Requirements

You must fulfill the following in order to apply:

  • Complete 60 semester hours with a cumulative grade point average of 2.50 or higher
  • Complete all Foundational Skills courses or typical “first year” courses (including COMM 1317 and not including modern language requirement) with a grade of C or higher
  • Complete 12 semester hours in your major content area*
  • Complete (last courses may be in progress) EDUC 1330, EDUC 2331, EDUC 2332, and SPED 2324 must have a grade of C or higher
  • Submit two Teacher Education Program Faculty Recommendations Forms (link sent to your email upon request)
  • Submit a Teacher Education Program Application (link sent to your email upon request)

*Students in 4-8 Math, 7-12 Math, 7-12 Life Science and 7-12 Chemistry must complete 15 semester hours.

Undergraduates who have not been admitted into the program will not be permitted to enroll in EDUC or READ course work at or above the 3000 level. Declaration of an academic major associated with teacher education is not equivalent to admission to the program.

The Teacher Education Advisory Committee oversees the Program's application review and admittance process. If admitted you will be notified of your status via email. If you were not admitted to the Program, you may reapply later when eligibility requirements are met.

Teacher Education Program Application Forms

  • Teacher Education Program Application (link sent to your email upon request)
  • Teacher Education Program Faculty Recommend Form (link sent to your email upon request)

Retention and Dismissal

Failure to maintain the standard retention requirements will result in your dismissal from the Teacher Education Program. You will receive notice of your dismissal by a letter from the dean of Education. Once dismissed, you will not be permitted to apply for the Student Teaching Internship.

You must meet the following standards in order to remain in the Teacher Education Program:

  • A cumulative grade point average of 2.50 or higher
  • A grade point average of 2.50 or higher within your academic major, with no grade below a C in any course*
  • A grade point average of 3.0 or higher in all EDUC and READ course work, with no grade below a C in any course*
  • Professional conduct consistent with the Code of Ethics and Standard Practices for Texas educators

*You must repeat any course in your major or minor in which a grade below a C is earned. When students repeat a non-topics course (due to an unacceptable grade), the repeated course(s) will be identified on the transcript; however, only the highest grade will be included in the cumulative GPA, major GPA (if applicable), and the cumulative hours earned toward the degree.

Student Teacher Internship

Note: You must have all coursework completed before you begin your student teaching semester. The student teaching semester is:

  • 14 weeks long
  • Monday through Friday
  • The duration of the entire school day
  • In a classroom related to your content and certification/grade level

You must fulfill the following criteria in order to apply to the Student Teacher Internship:

  • Maintain a GPA of 2.50 or higher in your academic major, with no grade below a C in any course*
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher
  • Complete 45 hours of validated pre-student-teaching field experience (performed in several courses)
  • Complete all professional education sequence courses with a grade of C or higher and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Submit three faculty recommendations from members of the Teacher Education faculty (link sent to your email upon request)
  • Submit a formal application by the appropriate deadline (link sent to your email upon request)
  • Submit a Student Teacher Preference Form (link sent to your email upon request)
  • Maintain conduct consistent with the Code of Ethics and Standard Practices for Texas educators

*Students must repeat any course within the academic major in which a grade below a C is earned. When students repeat a non-topics course (due to an unacceptable grade), the repeated course(s) will be identified on the transcript; however, only the highest grade will be included in the cumulative GPA, major GPA (if applicable), and the cumulative hours earned toward the degree.

The Teacher Education Advisory Committee (TEAC) oversees applications for both the Teacher Education Program and the Student Teacher Internship process. The committee is making determinations related to the applicants readiness and knowledge, skill, and dispositions for the teaching program and teaching profession. If admitted, you will be notified of your status by email. Once admitted, you should enroll in the appropriate student teaching internship. If you were not admitted to the program, you may reapply later when eligibility requirements are met.

Student Teacher Internship Application Forms

  • Student Teaching Internship Application (link sent to your email upon request)
  • Student Teaching Internship Faculty Recommendation Form (link sent to your email upon request)
  • Student Teaching Preference Form (link sent to your email upon request)