Minimum Requirements

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Minimum Requirements


  • ACT and or SAT
  • 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
  • In accordance to (TAC §230.11(b)(5)(A-C) Teacher-candidates who come from a country or university where English was not the language of instruction must pass the TOEFL iBT® with a minimum score of :
    • Speaking 24
    • Listening 22
    • Reading 22
    • Writing 21
  • In accordance to TAC §230 (B)(2),you must submit to a criminal background history check prior to obtaining employment as an Educator.

Visit our Enrollment Process page to view the next steps.

TOEFL iBT Registration Manual

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