Admission to the Teacher Education Program of the University is by application to the Dean of the School of Education during the semester in which the student is enrolled in EDUC 3302.
Students who plan to make application for admission to the Teacher Education Program are encouraged to obtain a copy of the admission policy and standards for admission as early as possible to avoid delays in the admission process. Transfer and post-graduate students must satisfy all admission requirements.
NOTE: A transfer student/candidate who has completed a designated certification track in a specific subject area cannot be admitted to our program for the same certification track.
Our Advisory Committee or Teacher Education Council may prescribe additional screening procedures to evaluate the emotional stability and /or communication effectiveness of an applicant. A negative TB test is required before field experiences are scheduled, as is a satisfactory criminal history check - both initially and before clinical teaching.
The Texas educator should strive to create an atmosphere that will nurture to fulfillment the potential of each student. Our faculty, staff and our candidates are responsible for standard practices and ethical conduct toward students, professional colleagues, parents, and the community at all times. This code is intended to govern the profession; the Professional Practice Commission shall determine the interpretations of the code. The educator who conducts his or her affairs with conscientious concern will exemplify the highes standards of professional commitment.
For Our Student Applicants/Candidates
The Educator Code of Ethics is introduced and discussed in EDUC 3301. The TEA Code of Ethics training modules are incorporated into our requirements for future student coursework, as well as our clinical teaching program, as part of their staff development prior to our clinical teachers completing our program.
For Our Professors/Supervisors
The Educator Code of Ethics is shared and addressed with all of our teacher education professors and supervisors annually. The Code of Ethics training link is provided to them as well.
Level 1: Admission Requirements into the Teacher Education Program
In order to be admitted to the Teacher Education Program, an applicant must:
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**TSI, ACT and SAT scores are subject to change pending Texas Administrative Code changes**
Level 2: Admission to Field - Based block(s) for Elementary (EC-6), Secondary (7-12th), or All Level (EC - 12th) Certification
In order to be admitted to a field-based block, a candidate must:
Level 3: Admission to the Clinical Teaching Level Program
To be admitted to the Clinical Teaching Level and be placed in a public school assignment, a teacher candidate must meet all of the following criteria:
Graduation and Certification
In order to be recommended for certification, the candidate must:
Criteria for "READINESS TO TEST":
In order for us to approve a candidate to take the TExES 160 Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities Test or the EC-6 Core Subjects Test, the candidate must meet the Teacher Education Department's "readiness to test" requirements. Those are:
Candidates receiving content certification at the 7-12 level or EC - 12th grade level - will have their "readiness to test" in their subject area teaching fields determined by their particular departments.
TESTING RETAKE LIMITS: Each candidate can only be given four (4) retries of that same TExES test if their first attempt to take isn't successful. Upon the fourth retry of attempting to pass and not being successful our education preparation program is required to remove the candidate's opportunity to take again within the parameters of our program.(House Bill 2205)(19 TAC 230.93 & TEC 21.048 a-1)
All certification requirements are subject to the Texas Education Agency (TEA) standards, rules, and regulations. TEA has the authority to suspend, revoke, or refuse to issue a teaching certificate to a person who has been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor for a crime which directly relates to the duties and responsibilities of the teaching profession.