Graduate Alternative Certification Program (ACP)

Admission Requirements for 2017-2018

Application to the university:

  • Apply to the university as a non-degree seeking, teacher certification student using the ApplyTexas online graduate application.
    • Select your major:  UNDECLARED GRADUATE
    • Initial degree:  CERTIFICATION
    • Specific area of interest or specialty within your major:  TEACHER CERTIFICATION
  • Baccalaureate degree or higher from a regionally accredited university
  • All transcripts must be on file with the Registrar's Office
  • Any other university requirements

Application to the Alternative Certification Program (ACP):

  • Apply to certification program submitted through Tk-20 (tamut.tk20.com) to include the following:
    • Code of Ethics form
    • FERPA form
  • Admission to certification program requires:
    • Passing score on appropriate content TExES test
    • Baccalaureate degree or higher from a regionally accredited university
    • 2.80 cumulative GPA; or 2.80 in the last 60 hours
    • All transcripts must be on file with the Registrar’s Office
    • Meet with program advisor
    • Oral Interview with director

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).  All four portions (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) are used to calculate the score.  Only a passing score on the Speaking portion is required at this time.  The acceptable passing score on the Speaking portion is 26.
    • Completion of an undergraduate or graduate degree in the U.S.
    • Completion of an undergraduate or graduate degree outside of the U.S. where English was the primary language of instruction
    • Verification of three creditable years of teaching experience in an educational setting in the U.S.

Please contact Debbie Hopkins at debbie.hopkins@tamut.edu for advising, questions or for assistance.


For additional information and for a list of Certifications offered please visit the Graduate Alternative Certification Program website.