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Point 1: Admissions

Alternative Certification Program applications are only available during the month of April.

Click Here for Alternative Certification Program and Admission Steps Summary.

  • Out-of-country applicants to the teacher preparation programs must meet ONE of the following:
  1. 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.
  2. Completion of an undergraduate or graduate degree in the U.S.
  3. Completion of an undergraduate or graduate degree outside the U.S. where English was the primary language of instruction.
  4. Verification of three creditable years of teaching experience in an educational setting in the U.S.

Please contact acp@tamut.edu for advisement before applying to a master's degree program.  Below is information on two master's degrees that accept some ACP coursework.

If degree seeking:

MS in Education in Curriculum & Instruction with Teacher Certification - C&I (Advisor: Dr. Teri Fowler, teri.fowler@tamut.edu)

  • Requires additional CORE education course work beyond certification courses: ED 520, ED 547, ED 573, ED 590.
  • Requires completion of Comprehensive Exam on CORE courses month prior to graduation.
  • Appropriate degree for those seeking administration or curriculum coordinator positions in the future.
  • Usually best degree choice for EC-6 Candidates.

MS in Interdisciplinary Studies with Teacher Certification - MSIS (Advisor: Dr. Gaynell Green, gaynell.green@tamut.edu)   

  • Requires additional CORE courses for degree
  • Allows for 3 course content area for those seeking a total of 18 hours (6 courses) in content to teach Dual-Credit, AP or Community College. Graduate will have to complete 3 courses beyond degree.
  • Usually best degree choice for Secondary Candidates.
  • Contact Dr. Green for additional information.

Candidates are eligible for Field Experience (Internship or Clinical Teaching) when they are admitted and have completed (4 classes) 12 SCH.  Two of them should be ED 506 and ED 508 or other approved courses.  Please see Pt. 3: Field Experience.

Questions: Call 903/223-3044 or email acp@tamut.edu.

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