The following information must be submitted when applying for entrance to the Alternative
1) A completed online application for admittance to the Braniff Graduate School and
University of Dallas Educator Preparation Program.
2) Statement of Purpose (a personal statement addressing why you want to be a teacher)
3) Writing sample
4) Two letters of recommendation (The Education Department uses a recommendation form.
Please contact the Education Department to obtain.)
5) All official college transcripts sent directly to the Braniff Graduate Office and
the Certification Officer in the Department of Education from each college or university
attended by the applicant (even if no credit or degree was earned). Applicants must
have at least a 2.75 GPA, verifiable by their transcripts. Candidates require a Bachelor’s
Degree with a minimum overall GPA of 2.75 and 2.75 in teaching field courses. (For
Core Subjects EC-6 courses in English, Math, Science, Social Studies (History/Politics/Economics)
and Fine Arts (Art/ Music/Theatre Arts, Health & Physical Education) are used to calculate
the grade point average in the teaching field courses.
6) Candidates must have earned a minimum of 12 hours in core subjects: English, Math,
Science, Social Studies (History/Politics/Economics), and Fine Arts (Art, Music, Theatre
Arts, Health, or Physical Education) or complete a total of 24 hours in teaching field,
18 hours of which are upper division coursework.
7) Pass the Pre-Admission Content Test (PACT) through a Texas Education Agency (TEA)
approved testing vendor. Please refer to Texas Education Agency's website on the Admission content Test (PACT).
International Student Applicants: A foreign credential evaluator that has been recognized by the State of Texas must
evaluate all foreign transcripts. In addition, all student applicants whose native
language is not English or who did not complete an undergraduate degree in the United
States must submit a score report from the TOEFL. The minimum score, effective October
22, 2017, in Speaking of 24, in Listening of 22, in Reading of 22, and in Writing
of 22 (within 2 years from date of testing) is also a requirement for issuance of
a probationary certificate and for a standard certificate. All scores must not be
older than two years.