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Summary of Basic Requirements

Please refer to the catalog and Handbook for Teacher Certification for more detailed information.  (Course names/numbers and GPA requirement have been updated for Fall 2014.)

EDUC 3320 - Professional Development I

You  must have 60 or more hours, not including developmental classes.

EDUC 3330 - Professional Development II

You must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program.  Please see basic requirements below.

Summary of Interdisciplinary Studies Admission Requirements for the Teacher Education Program

 1.   Minimum 2.75 GPA in each of the following areas

  • Professional development
  • Reading
  • Content Area(s)
  • Overall (on Certificate Audit)

 2.   No grade lower than "C" in the following:

  • Professional development course work
  • Reading
  • Content Area(s)
  • 12 hours of University-required English
  • PSYC 3303 or 2308 or CHFS 3300

 3.   Current enrollment in or completion of:

  • EDUC 3320
  • PSYC 3303 or 2308 or CHFS 3300
  • Math 11415 or above with a passing grade
  • 60 semester hours excluding developmental course work
  • One full semester at Tarleton State University

 4.   Passing scores on all three parts of the THEA or an approved alternative.  Scores required and alternative tests.

 5.   Evidence of good moral character and the mental, emotional, and physical ability to function effectively in a classroom.

 6.   Completion of COMM 1311, 1315, or 2302 with a grade of "B" or better by the end of the application semester.

 7.   Completion of 12 hours in certificate area with a grade of "C" or better and a 2.75 GPA by the end of the application   

        semester.

 8.   Successful completion of departmental screening instrument.

Summary of Secondary/All-Level Admission Requirements for the Teacher Education Program

1.   Minimum 2.75 GPA in each of the following areas:          

  • Professional development         
  • Teaching Field(s)         
  • Overall (on certificate plan)         

2.  No grade lower than "C" in the following:

  • Professional development course work         
  • Teaching Field(s)         
  • PSYC 3303 or 2308 or CHFS 3300       
  • READ 351 (if taken)         
  • 12 hours University-required English 

3.  Current enrollment in or completion of:         

  • EDUC 3320         
  • PSYC 3303 or 2308 or CHFS 33000        
  • 12 hours University required English 
  • 60 semester hours excluding developmental course work
  • One full semester at Tarleton State University

4.  Passing scores on all three parts of the THEA or an approved alternative.  Scores required and alternative tests.   

5.   Evidence of good moral character and the mental, emotional, and physical ability to function effectively in a classroom.

6.   Completion of COMM 1311, 1315, 2302 with a grade of "B" or better by the end of the application semester.

7.   Completion of 12 hours in certificate area with a grade of "C" or better and a 2.75 GPA by the end of the application   

        semester.

8.   Successful completion of departmental screening instrument.