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Welcome to the Teacher Education Program

Tarleton Spotlight

News and Events

  • The official channel for University communication is a student's email account. Students should expect all correspondence to be conducted through this method.
  • Students must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program before they will be allowed to take any additional professional development courses beyond EDUC 3320.
  • Beginning January 1, 2016, applicants will be charged the $35.00 application fee each time they apply.
  • Beginning January 11, 2016, an "admission GPA" of 2.75 will also be required. The admission GPA is calculated first by using the overall GPA on the applicant’s transcript at the end of the application semester.  If the overall GPA is lower than a 2.75, it will be recalculated based on the applicant’s last 60 hours of coursework.  When calculating the Last 60 Hours GPA, full semesters must be used; therefore, the  total hours may be in excess of 60.  Either method of GPA calculation must meet the minimum 2.75 requirement for admission eligibility without exception.  Calculators and instructions can be found on the Applications and Certificate Plans page.
  • Beginning Fall 2016, the English requirement for admission to the Teacher Education Program will be reduced to 9 hours of English with a C or better.  (Please note that this change applies only to admission into the Teacher Education Program.  Students will still be required to complete all degree requirements for their major which may still require 12 hours or more of English.)

SPRING 2016 Information and Due Dates

  • Handout for Spring 2016 Meeting
  • Interdisciplinary Studies departmental deadlines - watch for signs in the Education building or see
  • Applications due in Math 101 - February 15, 2016
  • Last day to submit test scores  - May 6, 2016
  • Last day to submit transfer grades, grade changes, departmental screening verification, or any other requirement  - May 13, 2016
  • Council will vote and admission letters will be mailed out - June 3, 2016

Seminars on Program Requirements/How to Apply

These are held during the first or second week of PD I classes.  See handout above for information that will be covered.

Scheduled dates:

3320-010 - January 20, 2016

3320-020 - January 20, 2016

3320-030 - January 14, 2016

3320-040 - January 14, 2016

3320-050 - January 11, 2016

Cohort classes at Fort Worth and Waco are pending,  You will find out more info from your instructor.


    The goals of the Tarleton State University Teacher Education Program are to develop teachers who:

    1. possess appropriate knowledge and abilities in specific content areas or teaching fields;
    2. communicate effectively with students, parents, and other professionals;
    3. apply the principles of instructional planning in the development of curriculum;
    4. utilize effective teaching practices;
    5. formally and informally evaluate student performance and use the results of such assessment in the instructional decision-making process;
    6. promote critical thinking and participatory citizenship;
    7. are skilled in the use of instructional technology;
    8. are proficient in mathematical skills;
    9. operate within the legal guidelines and uphold the ethics of the teaching field;
    10. demonstrate concern for the general welfare of the student; and
    11. are committed to continued professional growth and development.