College of Education and Liberal Arts

Teacher Preparation Program Graduate Certification Admissions

Students seeking graduate certification must meet the basic requirements:

  • Complete application requirements at https://tamut.tk20.com following directions on TK-20 Quick Guide.
  • Earned Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited university
  • 2.80 Undergraduate GPA
  •  Application to a Master’s degree program.  See Graduate Studies for admission to degree program requirements. Two degree options below.  

Considerations for choosing appropriate Master's degree:

MS in Education /Concentration in Curriculum & Instruction
  • 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

  • Requires additional CORE courses for degree: IS 595 (offered fall only); IS 596 (offered spring only, after IS 595).
  • 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.
  • May transfer in up to 12 graduate hours from other Universities.
  • Usually best degree choice for Secondary Candidates.

In addition, students seeking certification must apply for initial graduate certification on https://tamut.tk20.com.   Any questions regarding certification application should be directed to education.department@tamut.edu.

For certification completion, graduate students are required to successfully complete the following four program components: 1) Course work, 2) Field Experiences, 3) Certification Tests, 4) Portfolio.  

Questions? Call 903/223-3044 or email education.department@tamut.edu