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Minimum Requirements

  • You must have a Bachelor’s degree.
  • You must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
  • ACT and or SAT
  • OR, earned A’s and B’s on college English and Mathematics or equivalent coursework
  • OR have met any of the Texas Success Initiative rules
  • Cannot be concurrently enrolled in a different alternative certification program (ACP) or Educator Preparation Program (EPP) {Students will need to officially transfer to South Texas Transition to Teaching, ACP}
  • A minimum of 24 hours of coursework in a specified content area (i.e., math English, etc) or, for Special Education or Generalists positions, 24 hours in a combination of subjects which shall include English, Math, Science, and Social Studies with a combined minimum GPA of 2.50.  12 of the 24 hours must be upper division coursework
  • Teacher-candidates who come from a country or university where English was not the language of instruction must pass the TOEFL iBT® with a score of 26 on the language portion of the exam.
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