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

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.

Requirements

You must fulfill the following in order to apply:

  • Complete 60 semester hours with a cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or higher
  • Complete all Foundational Skills 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 the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Test or have completed one of the documented exemptions, listed here
  • Submit two Teacher Education Program Faculty Recommendations Forms
  • Submit a Teacher Education Program Application

*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

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 2.75 or higher
  • A grade point average of 2.75 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.

Student Teacher Internship

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

  • Maintain a GPA of 2.75 or higher in your academic major, with no grade below a C in any course*
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher
  • Complete 45 hours of validated pre-student-teaching field experience
  • 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
  • Submit a formal application by the appropriate deadline
  • Submit a Student Teacher Preference Form
  • 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.

The Teacher Education Advisory Committee oversees the Student Teacher Internship's application review and admittance process. 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