Application Deadlines

Fall Priority
June 15
August 1
Spring Priority
October 15
December 1
Summer Priority
February 15
April 1


Applicants must submit a complete TMATE application by the deadline and use the legal name on all TMATE documents. Applicants will be screened for the TMATE program using an interview, writing sample and the required application components. A rubric will be used to determine if a candidate meets the admissions criteria. The Educator Preparation Council will determine official program acceptance. Potential students must be accepted into the College of Graduate Studies prior to admission in TMATE as TMATE courses can be applied to a master’s degree.

If applicable, a program transfer form must be submitted with the TMATE application.

Applicants can be given contingent admission pending degree conferral if they are in the last semester of their undergraduate degree.

Entry Requirements

  • Overall GPA or the GPA for last 60 hours must be at least 2.75.
  • The content area must match one of the certification areas TMATE offers. There are no exceptions.
  • Register as a PACT, (Pre-Admission Content Test) candidate in order to secure a TEA identification number required for testing. Applicants may be PACT exempt, depending on credit hours and GPA. Contact the TMATE office to find determine whether you need to take the PACT exam.
  • See the Student Handbook for other testing requirements. 
🛈 Notification of acceptance into the TMATE program will be emailed to you. 

Steps to Apply to the Tarleton Model for Accelerated Teacher Education Program

  1. Apply to the College of Graduate Studies and pay the $50 non-refundable processing fee.
    1. Online Graduate Application
    2. Provide official transcripts to the College of Graduate Studies from all institutions previously attended (excluding Tarleton).
    3. Provide proof of residency (if requested).
    4. Submit a no more than 600 word essay addressing professional and career goals.
    5. Apply for Financial Aid (if needed).
  2. Complete the TMATE application and submit to the TMATE Office. Upon request, the TMATE office can complete a transcript evaluation to determine whether you need to take the PACT exam.
  3. Interview with TMATE program staff and provide a writing sample.