Mathematics 4-8 Mathematics Certification

Teacher Preparation Program Admission Requirements

Traditional Undergraduate Teacher Preparation Program 

Applications for admission to the Teacher Preparation Program are accepted in September for the following spring semester and in February for the following fall semester.

  1. Application to program submitted through TK20, to include the following:
    • Disposition Survey
    • Code of Ethics Reflection Statement
    • Completed FERPA form
    • Payment of $35.00 application fee.
  2. Overall GPA of 2.80 or higher.
  3. Complete a writing sample and interview as a requirement for the application to the Teacher Preparation program.
  4. Completed hours in content area: For mathematics 4 - 8 certification , 15 semester hours from the content area with no grade below “C.
  5. Advising from assigned faculty advisors in the Teacher Education program.

Out-of-Country Applicants

Out-of-country applicants to the teacher preparation program must meet ONE of the following:

  • Verification of satisfactory score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language- Internet Based Test (TOEFL-IBT). The acceptable passing scores are: Speaking 24, Listening 22, Reading 22, Writing 21.
  • Completion of an undergraduate or graduate degree in the U.S.
  • Completion of an undergraduate or graduate degree outside of the U.S. from the list of approved countries generated by the Texas Education Agency.

For Admission to Field-Based Co-Teaching Semester

  1. A Notice of Intent for Field-Based Co-Teaching semester submitted in TK20 in September for the following spring semester and in February for the following fall semester.
  2. Completion of  appropriate coursework.
  3. Minimum of 2.80 GPA overall; no grade below "C" in upper-division courses.

For Admission to the Clinical Co-Teaching Semester

  1. Successfully complete all program requirements.
  2. Successful completion of Field-Based Co-Teaching semester as determined by Chair of Teacher Education.
  3. Continued placement in assigned K-12 classroom.
  4. Maintain 2.80 cumulative GPA ; no grade below "C" in upper-division courses.