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Admission to Student Teaching

 

To be eligible to enter student teaching, students must have full admission to Texas Woman’s University’s Teacher Education Program at the time of submitting the online application for student teaching.  The university provides three options for students interested in education certification:  undergraduate, Master of Arts in Teaching and post-baccalaureate.  Certification applicants must satisfy the following requirements to be eligible for student teaching:

Undergraduate Applicants on an Interdisciplinary Major Degree*

  • A minimum 2.75 overall grade point average. 
  • Satisfactory completion (grade of “C” or better) of all courses leading to degree and certification requirements in the Interdisciplinary major and the Education minor, with the exception of student teaching. 
  • Must complete six hours of TExES exam preparation. 
  • Must have taken all of the certification exams, and national certification exams, if applicable, prior to student teaching.

 Undergraduate Applicants on a Secondary, All-level, or Grades 4-8 Specialization Degree*

  •  A minimum 2.75 overall grade point average.
  • Satisfactory completion (grade of “C” or better) of all courses in the Education minor, with the exception of student teaching.
  • Satisfactory completion (as defined by the major department) of all courses leading to degree and certification requirements, except student teaching. 
  • Must complete six hours of TExES exam preparation.
  • Must have taken all of the certification exams, and national certification exams, if applicable, prior to student teaching.**

Post Baccalaureate Certification *

  •  Copy of official Deficiency Plan obtained from the Office of Student Support Services.
  • A minimum 2.75 overall grade point average.
  • Satisfactory completion (grade of “C” or better) of all course work leading to certification requirements, with the exception of student teaching.
  • Must complete six hours of TExES exam preparation.
  • Must have taken all of the certification exams, and national certification exams, if applicable, prior to student teaching.**

Master of Arts in Teaching Degree*

  •  Copy of MAT Degree Plan signed by faculty advisor, including a “Change of Degree Plan” form, if applicable.
  •  A minimum 3.0 overall grade point average on graduate transcript.
  •  Satisfactory completion (grade of “B” or better) of all course work leading to degree and certification with the exception of student teaching.
  •  Must complete six hours of TExES exam preparation.
  • Must have taken all of the certification exams, and national certification exams, if applicable, prior to student teaching.**

  Deaf and Hard of Hearing Certification*

  • Copy of Master’s Degree Plan signed by faculty advisor (and a copy of a Deficiency Plan if the undergraduate degree was not completed at TWU). 
  • A minimum 3.0 overall grade point average on graduate transcript.
  • Satisfactory completion of required coursework as established by the College of Professional Education.
  • Satisfactory completion (as defined by the major department) of all coursework leading to degree and certification requirements, with the exception of student teaching.
  • Must complete six hours of TExES exam preparation.
  • Must have taken all of the certification exams, and national certification exams, if applicable, prior to student teaching.*

  • Email from Dr. Tamby Allman or Dr. Chad Smith must be sent to jfranz@twu.edu stating student has met all departmental requirements to student teach.

 * Students who have an Incomplete (I) on their transcript must complete a “Request for an Exception to the COPE Student Teaching Program” form and complete all of the course’s requirements during the student teaching semester.  The form can be accessed through the PDC webpage, www.twu.edu/professional-development-center, under Student Teaching.

 **Students seeking Secondary and All-Level certification must meet the eligibility guidelines defined by their major department.

 

 Questions may be addressed to Judy Franz at (940) 898-2734, or via email at jfranz@twu.edu.

        page last updated 12/18/2014 4:53 PM