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Welcome to the Teacher Education Program

Tarleton Spotlight

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 has been raised to a 2.75 in all areas. 

Students must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program before they will be allowed to take any additional professional development courses beyond EDU 320/ EDUC 3320.

Handout for Spring 2015 Meeting

Spring 2015 Seminars on How to Apply to the Teacher Education Program

These will be conducted in your PD I class on the following days:

Section Instructor Days Time Location SEMINAR DATE
010 Pate MW 7:45am - 8:50am EDU 203 Wednesday, January 14
020 Pate MW 11:00am - 12:15pm EDU 203 Wednesday, January 14
030 Clark-Goff TR 9:25am - 10:40am EDU 203 Tuesday, January 20
040 Clark-Goff TR 1:15pm - 2:30pm EDU 203 Tuesday, January 20
050 Pate M 6:00pm - 9:00pm EDU 203 Monday, January 12
070 Ford W 7:00pm -9:00pm Waco TBA
090 Becker T 5:30pm - 7:50pm Fort Worth TBA

Spring 2015 Due Dates

  • Interdisciplinary Studies deadline to submit Request for Degree Evaluation and Certificate Plan - See - January 28, 2015
  • Interdisciplinary Studies deadline to sign up for Departmental Screening - See - February 6, 2015
  • Final day to turn in applications - February 16, 2015 
  • Interdisciplinary Studies Departmental Screening (Interview & Writing) - See - February 7, 11, 12, or 13, depending on campus
  • Last day to submit test scores  - May 8, 2015
  • Last day to submit transfer grades  - May 15, 2015
  • Council will vote and admission letters will be mailed out - June 5, 2015


    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.