Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university. Potential graduates may submit an application to begin the program in the last semester toward a bachelor’s degree.
2.75 GPA minimum on last 60 hours or cumulative GPA. Individuals with a lower GPA will be considered if they pass the PACT exam in the chosen content area for certification.
Passing scores on the TEXAS SUCCESS INITIATIVE or being exempt from a TSI under the provisions of the Texas Success Initiative in 2002. A bachelor’s degree qualifies as a TSI exemption in most cases.
Three (3) confidential professional references
A minimum of 12 semester credit hours in the content area you wish to teach. For secondary math or science certification, you must have a minimum of 15 semester credit hours in your content area. If you do not have the required hours, you may qualify for admission by passing the PACT exam.
Official interview with Program Director and Assistant Program Director (Students entering the bilingual certification will need to interview in both English and Spanish.)
Individuals interested in the program should schedule an appointment with the Assistant Program Director. The individual should bring a copy of their final college transcript. All foreign transcripts must be translated and evaluated. There is a list of approved foreign evaluation agencies, which can be found at the TEA foreign evaluation services. **The state requires that individuals with foreign transcripts take the TOEFL and score a minimum of 24 speaking, 22 listening, 22 reading, and 21 writing before entering a teacher certification program.