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Teacher Education Program (TEP) Updates

Additional Professional Development/Education Courses

Students must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program before they will be allowed to take any additional professional development/education courses beyond EDUC 3320/3321.

Changes to Professional Development / Education Course Sequence

 Changes for Secondary and All-Level certification students: (starts Fall 2018)

Block I - EDUC 3321 

Block II - EDSP 4361 (previously EDUC 3330)

Block III - EDUC 4331 (previously EDUC 4330)

Clinical Teaching - EDUC 4335 and EDUC 4690 

Changes for Interdisciplinary Studies (Elementary) students:

EC-6 and Special Education 

No changes for Fall 2018

New curriculum starts Fall 2019. See department.

4-8 Content Certs:

Block I - EDUC 3321 (starts Fall 2018)

Block III- EDUC 4331 (starts Fall 2018)

New curriculum starts Fall 2019. See department.

Registration Errors - EDUC 3320, 3321, EDSP 2301

Students attempting to register for EDUC 3320, EDUC 3321 or EDSP 2301 at the Stephenville campus may receive an ATTRIBUTE code error stating the following: "This section is restricted to a specific student population, please see an advisor if you believe you should be able to register for this section."  Before registering for any of these classes, we must have background consent forms and a copy of your driver's license. Please complete the following Criminal History Background Check Consent forms and bring them, along with a copy of your driver's license, to MATH 101. Once submitted, you will be given the attribute code that will allow you to register for these classes.

Admission Testing Requirements

The THEA, Accuplacer, Asset, or Compass are no longer require for admission into the Teacher Education Program for all students. Instead, students may only be TSI complete. Departments may choose to require additional testing requirements as part of their departmental screening. Please check with your advisor for screening requirements.

Required Admission GPA and Last 60 Hours GPA

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. Use these helpful GPA calculators and instructions to assist you in determining if you meet the requirement.

English Requirement for Admission to the Teacher Education Program

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.

Official Channel for University Communications

The official channel for University communication is a student's go.tarleton.edu email account. Students should expect all correspondence to be conducted through this method.