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Point 1: Admissions

We accept applications during the months of September and February for Admission to the Teacher Preparation Program and/or Notice of Intent for the Block 1 Semester.


When am I eligible to apply for Admission to the Teacher Preparation Program?

Junior status and enrolled in ED 311  (See "Criteria for Admittance" below.)

When do I apply?

September or February

How do I apply?

  • Register for Mandatory Orientation where you will complete a writing sample and oral interview which will be scored.  (See TPP Calendar for specific dates and times)

What is the criteria for admittance?

  • Minimum Score on Writing Sample and Oral Interview
  • 2.8 Cumulative GPA
  • Demonstrate college-level skills by passing THEA:  Reading 240, Math 230 and Writing 220
  • Junior status
  • Meet Required Hours (no grades below a "C") for Certification Area
    • EC-6 Certifications: 12 SCH from four of the following  - 3 SCH in English prefix (not ENG 1301 or 1302); 3 SCH from Math prefix; 3 SCH from BIO, PHYS or CHEM prefix; 3 SCH from GOVT or HIST prefix; 3 SCH from ARTS, DRAM, MUS
    • 7-12 Certifications in English, History or Social Studies: 12 SCH from Content Area
    • 7-12 Certifications in Science or Math: 15 SCH from Content Area
  • Out-of-country applicants to the teacher preparation programs must meet ONE of the following:

    • 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. Candidate must obtain minimum scores of Speaking 24, Listening 22, Reading 22, Writing 21.  
    • Test score is valid for two years.
    • Completion of an undergraduate or graduate degree in the U.S.  
    • Completion of an undergraduate or graduate degree outside the U.S. where English was the primary language of instruction        
    • Verification of three creditable years of teaching experience in an educational setting in the U.S.

Questions? Call 903/223-3132 or email education@tamut.edu.


  • 7101 University Ave
  • Texarkana, TX 75503
  • p: 903.223.3000
  • f: 903.223.3104
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