Teacher Education Requirements

Students in a classroom

We wish you the best on your path to becoming an excellent educator. Students with 60 or more hours of coursework and a 2.75 GPA or higher are eligible to apply to the Teacher Education Program. As an Education major, you will work with an academic adviser who will assist you with getting admitted to the program and support you throughout the journey. The number of education hours that must be completed varies according to your certification and teaching field preferences. 

Students must:

Complete and submit the following forms:

  1. Requirements of a Criminal Background Check for employment and clinical teaching
  2. Potential ineligibility of an individual who has been convicted on an offense for issuance of a certificate
  3. The right to request a preliminary criminal history evaluation from TEA