A non-degree bearing program in course work leading to the Texas Initial Teaching Certificate is available. Requirements for entry to this program are a Bachelor's degree from an accredited university and an overall grade point average of 2.5 and above. Once these initial requirements for the Graduate School have been met, applicants must contact the Certification office located in the College of Education, room 412, phone (915) 747-5571, for information on the TASP and to obtain a prepared plan of study.
Admission requirements to this program are the same as for those in Certification. However, admission to this program is once per year. Applicants must contact the Coordinator for Alternative Certification, located in the College of Education, room 801 at (915) 747-5571, for information on the TASP and to obtain a prepared plan of study.
Requirements for admission to the Endorsement program are the same as those for entry to the certification program. In addition, students must submit a copy of their Teacher Certificate from any state along with their application. For additional information regarding available Endorsement programs, contact the Certification office at (915) 747-5571 or visit the College of Education, room 412.
A minimum score of 550 on the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) is required from students whose undergraduate institution is not conducted in English.
PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION (MID-MANAGEMENT)
Admission into this program requires a completed Master's Degree. For additional information on course curriculum, contact the Educational Leadership and Foundations department, College of Education, room 501 or call (915) 747-5300.
Students selecting the Non-degree option are placed in an Unclassified status, indicating no particular major or program of study has been selected. Course work is usually for personal, professional, or educational enrichment only. Students often select the non-degree option to complete prerequisite undergraduate work or to increase their grade point average. Students may enroll in graduate-level course work only with the permission of the Graduate Advisor for the department in which the courses belong. Should a non-degree student subsequently be admitted into a degree program, the departmental Graduate Advisor may recommend to the Graduate School that up to nine (9) hours completed prior to formal admission to the program be used toward the graduate degree.
NOTE: All post-baccalaureate students are required to maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5. Students whose cumulative GPA drops below a 2.5 are placed on academic probation and have nine (9) semester hours in which to return the GPA to 2.5. Failure to do so will result in dismissal.