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How do I get advised?
Contact Academic Advising Center located in the lower level of the Thompson Student Center, room 13, 254-968-9746.
When will I need a departmental advisor?
Once a student has 45 hours or more, you will need to be assigned an advisor in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction.
How will I be assigned an advisor?
Stop by room 320 on the third floor of the E.J. Howell Building and fill out a Departmental Database Form.  You will be notified by email within a few short days with the name and contact information of your advisor.
When do I make application to the Teacher Education Program?
You will make application to the program while enrolled in EDU 320 - Professional Development I.  Your class will be visited by faculty and staff that will outline the procedure and allow students to ask questions pertaining to the process.
What are the requirements to make application to the program?

Students making application to the Teacher Education Program must have the following requirements:

  • Minimum 2.6 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) and no grade lower than a C in all courses in the following areas:  professional development, emphasis area(s), reading, and supplemental coursework;
  • Minimum GPA of 2.6 on all courses listed on the certificate plan;
  • Satisfaction of THEA requirements;
  • Completion of EDU 320 and PSY 220, 303 or H S 300 with a grade of C or better;
  • Completion of 12 hours of required English with a grade of C or better in each course;
  • Completion of COMS 101 or its equivalent with a grade of B or better;
  • Completion of MATH 107 or higher;
  • Evidence of good moral character and the mental, emotional, and physical ability to function effectively in a classroom, and
  • Recommendation from the Department of Curriculum & Instruction.
What are the deadlines for application?

Fall Semester - October 15th

Spring Semester - February 15th

Summer Session - June 15th

A request for an Updated Certification and Degree Plan Audit must be filled out and submitted to EDU 320 two weeks prior to the application deadline.