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Teacher Education Program (TEP)

Undergraduate students who are seeking initial teacher certification through the Tarleton Teacher Education Program are guided through the program from the time they start their application until they complete all field experiences, testing, and are recommended for certification.

Please review the most recent updates to TEP as they can change by semester.

Program Introduction Seminars

Teacher Education Program Presentations

Please view the following PowerPoint presentations to learn about the Teacher Education Program at Tarleton State University. Please use this handout as a reference during the presentations. 

These following presentations are best viewed on a PC in slide show mode (press F5).

Staff from Educator Preparation Service will visit EDUC 3320 classes to introduce ourselves and answer any questions students may have after viewing the presentations.

Professional Development Sequence Change

Fall 2018 changes for Secondary and All-Level certification students:

Semester 1 - EDUC 3321 or EDUC 3320 (EDUC 3320 only if All-Level and wanting to focus on elementary grades.)

Semester 2 - EDSP 4361 (previously EDUC 3330)

Semester 3 - EDUC 4331 (previously EDUC 4330)

Semester 4 - EDUC 4335 and EDUC 4690 = Clinical Teaching Semester

Fall 2018 changes for Interdisciplinary Studies (Elementary) students:

EC-6 and Special Education - no changes

4-8 Content Certs - For semester 3, register for EDUC 4331 instead of EDUC 4330.

Program Goals

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

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