General admission requirements include:
1. An overall grade point average of 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale) and a 2.75 in pedagogical
and teaching field courses.
2. Proficiency in each of the basic skills: reading, writing, math, critical thinking,
and oral communication in English. A student can demonstrate proficiency by submitting
a combination of passing scores on approved standardized tests, and successful performance
on required University-administered writing/critical thinking assessment. The writing
assessment is administered during the admission process. Approved standardized tests
and minimum passing scores are:
a) THEA: English 230, Math 230, Writing 220
b) SAT: a combined score of 1070
c) ACT: Composite score of 23 with at least 19 in English and 19 in Math
3. Completion of required general education courses*:
6 hours in English (9-12 hours for EC-6)
3 hours in math, college algebra or above
3-4 hours of laboratory science
6 hours in American history (for Secondary, 3 hours in American and 3 hours in other)
3 hours in American government.
*Students who have not completed all general education requirements may apply for
4. A completed application to the Department of Education Teacher Certification Program
5. A certification plan developed by the Department Certification Officer.
6. Recommendation by the Department of Education faculty.
7. Completed application for a Non-Degree Seeking student.
8. Pass the TExES PACT (Preliminary Admission Content Test).
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 must submit a score report from the TOEFL, TSE and TWE. The
minimum acceptable score on the TOEFL is 600. Minimum scores on TSE and TWE are 50
and 5, respectively. All scores must not be older than two years.