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  • Introduction
  • Undergraduate Degree
       and Teaching

  • Certification for
       Candidates Who Have
       Completed a
       Bachelor's Degree

  • Admission to Teacher

  • Field-Based Teacher

  • Application for
       Graduation and/or

  • Elementary and
       Middle school Teacher
       Preparation Program

  • Secondary School
       Teacher Preparation

  • All-Levels Teacher
       Preparation Programs

  • Endorsements
  • Educational
       Leadership and

  • Educational
       Psychology and
       Special Services

  • Teacher Education
    Dr. Arturo Pacheco,
    Dr. Josefina Tinajero,
    Associate Dean Education Bldg.,
    Room 414
    Phone: (915) 747-5572
    Fax: (915) 747-5755
    E-mail: educ@utep.edu

  • Admission to Teacher Education

    Undergraduate students who wish to become elementary, middle school, secondary, or all-levels teachers in Texas should have an unofficial degree and certification plan prepared as soon as possible. This plan will become official once the student has fulfilled all the requirements for admission to teacher education. A copy of the plan must be filed in the Student Services Office of the College of Education, Education 412. To be admitted to teacher education, students must fulfill the following criteria:

    1. Complete ENGL 1311 and 1312 and COMM 1301 with grades of "C" or better in each course.
    2. Complete MATH 1320 or 1409 or 1410 or 1411 or a higher level math with a grade of "C" or better.
    3. Provide passing scores on the Texas Academic Skills Program (TASP)* test in each of the test areas. To register, contact the Testing and Student Assessment Center, Education 210.
    4. Complete 60 semester hours of college work with a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or better.
    5. Provide an unofficial degree and/or certification plan filed with the Certification Office.
    6. Complete UNIV 1301 or an approved substitution.
    7. Provide biographical information and three letters of professional recommendation, at least one of which will be a professional reference from a high school or college teacher, filed in the Student Services Office.

    (Note: To receive initial Texas teacher certification, students must be free of felony convictions.)

    *Students should contact the Student Services Office to find out if previous coursework can be substituted for the TASP.

    Until admitted to teacher education, students indicating intent to become teachers will be classified as Pre-education students. Pre-education students are not permitted to enroll in Bilingual Education (BED), Early Childhood Education (ECED), Elementary Education (ELED), Mathematics Education (MTED), Reading Education (RED), Science Education (SIED), Secondary Education (SCED), Social Science Education (SOSC), or Special Education (SPED) courses with the following exceptions: TED 4350, EDT 3371, and EDPC 4350. According to University policy, students must remain in good standing to progress toward the completion of a degree program (see the appropriate catalog section under Academic Standards). In addition, irrespective of other factors, students may be prohibited from enrolling in Professional Education courses if, once due process has been provided, their suitability for the teaching profession is found to be unacceptable.


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