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Program Admission

Application Deadlines

Fall July 31
Spring November 15
Summer April 15


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 TMATE Advisory 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.

Note: There will be a two year waiting period to apply to TMATE for those who have previously applied for admission to the Tarleton traditional teacher education program and were denied by the department screening or by the EPC. This includes any student who applied, began class and withdrew for any reason.

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 needed to take the Pearson.  
  • See the Student Handbook for 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 through Apply Texas
    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 with a $20 non-refundable application fee to the TMATE Office.
  3. Interview with TMATE program staff and provide a writing sample.