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News and Events

The official channel for University communication is a student's email account. Students should expect all correspondence to be conducted through this method.

  • Change in admission requirements Fall 2014 - the GPA requirement will be raised to a 2.75 in all areas.  This will go into effect for the Fall 2014 application period unless we are told it must be implemented sooner.
  • Handout for Spring 2014 Meeting

Spring 2014

Admission Meetings - Find out How To Apply to the Teacher Education Program 

(These occur during your EDU 320, PD I class.)

EDU 320 Section Date Time Location
010 1/15/2014 9:00 AM Howell 203
020 1/15/2014 11:00 AM Howell 203
030 1/16/2014 9:25 AM Howell 203
040 1/16/2014 1:15 PM Howell 203
210 Fort Worth
310 Waco

Students must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program before they will be allowed to take any additional professional development courses beyond EDU 320.

Spring 2014 Due Dates

  • Interdisciplinary Studies deadline to submit Request for Degree Evaluation and Certificate Plan - January 31, 2014
  • Interdisciplinary Studies deadline to sign up for Departmental Screening - February 10, 2014
  • Final day to turn in applications - February 15, 2014  (Applications will be accepted until 5pm on February 17, 2014)
  • Interdisciplinary Studies Departmental Screening (Interview & Writing) - TBA
  • Last day to submit test scores  - May 9, 2014
  • Last day to submit transfer grades  - May 16, 2014
  • Council will vote and admission letters will be mailed out - June 6, 2014*  (still pending official date)


    The goals of the Tarleton State University Teacher Education Program are to develop teachers who:

    1. possess appropriate knowledge and abilities in specific content areas or teaching fields;
    2. communicate effectively with students, parents, and other professionals;
    3. apply the principles of instructional planning in the development of curriculum;
    4. utilize effective teaching practices;
    5. formally and informally evaluate student performance and use the results of such assessment in the instructional decision-making process;
    6. promote critical thinking and participatory citizenship;
    7. are skilled in the use of instructional technology;
    8. are proficient in mathematical skills;
    9. operate within the legal guidelines and uphold the ethics of the teaching field;
    10. demonstrate concern for the general welfare of the student; and
    11. are committed to continued professional growth and development.