Requirements for Admission to Teacher Education
To become a teacher, students admitted to Texas State University must be also admitted to the Teacher Preparation Program. Students can apply after completing 60 hours of college courses. During the fall or spring semester prior to taking Field Blocks, you must apply for admittance to the Educator Preparation Program even if you have courses In Progress that are required for admission. If you have courses In Progress or courses you have registered for that are required for admission, your application will be marked "Pending," and the Office of Educator Preparation will re-evaluate your application when grades post. Denied applicants will have to submit a new application when they have met the Admittance Requirements.
For current information, please visit the Office of Educator Preparation Web site, www.education.txstate.edu/oep.
To be admitted to the Teacher Preparation Program, a student must meet the following criteria:
- 2.75 overall GPA
- Junior status (60 hours completed)
- 12 semester credit hours in English
- Completion of the following coursework with a grade of "C" or better to demonstrate competency in the following skill areas:
- Reading: C's or better in any 6 credit hours coded 060 or 070 Core Curriculum.
- Written Communication: C's or better in any 6 credit hours coded 010 Core Curriculum.
- Critical Thinking: C or better in any 3 credit hours coded 040 Core Curriculum.
- Mathematics: C or better in any 3 credit hours coded 020 Core Curriculum.
- Oral Communication: B or better in 3 hours of Oral Communication (e.g., Fundamentals of Human Communication or Interpersonal Communication). If you received a C you must email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment with the Office of Educator Preparation to determine if a C is acceptable for admittance. If you received a D or F, you must repeat the course.
- English Proficiency: For international students who do not have the equivalent of a bachelor's degree from a US institution, the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) iBT (internet-based) is required. All four sections of the TOEFL must be taken, and you must have a minimum score of 19 on reading, writing, and listening, and a minimum of 26 on speaking. You are required to have an official score on file with the university.