Admission Requirements

Scheduled appointments will no longer be used for admission interviews. Please review this website for admission information regarding admission to the Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification. Follow these steps to complete the admission process.


  STEP 1: PASS THE PRE-ADMISSION CONTENT TEST (PACT).

This is the TExES content test for the certification area that the student chooses to become certified and must match the student teaching/internship assignment. Students must pass this test prior to admission. [See “PACT Information” page.]

 

STEP 2: SELECT YOUR MASTER’S PROGRAM.

Select one of the four Master of Science programs associated with teacher certification. No other Master’s degree may be used to pursue this program.
  • Curriculum and Instruction (CINS)
  • Secondary Education (SED)
  • Early Childhood (ECE)
  • Reading (RDG)
Information about each of these programs and sample degree plans are available on the EDCI Department webpage:
 

STEP 3. APPLY AND GAIN ADMISSION TO THE GRADUATE SCHOOL. 

Complete the online application to the Graduate School and select the Master of Science degree (CINS, ECE, SED or RDG) with PBTC “Teacher Certification”. Graduate School admissions requirements and information is available on the Curriculum & Instruction Master's Degree Programs:

Note: Acceptance into the Graduate School does not give automatic admission into the PBTC program.

 STEP 4. TO GAIN ADMISSION INTO THE PBTC PROGRAM.
  1. 1. PBTC Application.  Complete and submit the PBTC program application. This is located online via the Texas A&M-Commerce website under the Educator Certification page.
  2. Undergraduate GPA Requirement.  Applicants must have completed their Bachelor’s of Science (or equivalent) degree with a minimum of 2.75 overall GPA.
  3. Complete at least 2 “Non-Certification” Courses.  The PBTC program requires students to complete 6 “certification” courses, which also includes internship/clinical student teaching, and the additional 6+ courses required to earn their selected MS degree (CINS, SED, ECE or RDG). Applicants must complete 2 or more non-certification courses, earning a 3.0 (grades of B or above) prior to program acceptance. Contact your MS academic adviser for questions about specific courses in your program. NOTE: will consider admission while candidate is enrolled in 2 non-certification courses.
  4. Interview.  Complete an admission interview with a PBTC program representative in person or by another approved method (i.e. Skype, Facetime). The interview will be evaluated with a rubric and the applicant must score at or above the minimum passing score.
If you have any questions, please contact Erin.Swinson@tamuc.edu,
Phone Number: 903-886-5182