Welcome to Educator Preparation Services
Welcome to Educator Preparation Services. Educator Preparation Services is designed to assist both undergraduate and graduate students. Undergraduate students who are seeking initial teacher certification through the Tarleton teacher education program are guided through the program from the time they make application until they complete all field experiences, testing, and are recommended for certification. Our testing and certification services are also provided to post-baccalaureate students seeking initial teacher certification via the TMATE alternative certification program. Additionally, we provide testing and certification services to graduate students seeking a professional certificate through one of our graduate level certification programs.
Please use the links on the left hand side of the screen to navigate between our four specialized websites. The Teacher Education Program website contains all the information needed to know about the Teacher Education Program at Tarleton State University, including admission requirements and applications. Field Experiences contains forms used during your professional development courses, information and applications to student teaching, and information about the TIMS program and Teacher’s Aide Exemptions. For current student teachers, calendars, announcements, and other documents can also be found here. The certification testing website contains the information you need to know about TExES testing, including general TExES information, registration information, test administration dates, test preparation, and test policies. If you click on the Applying for Certification link, you will be taken to the Educator Certification website which contains instructions on how to apply for probationary and standard certifications for both classroom teachers and professional certificates. Information on deficiency plans/emergency certification is also found here.