According to Texas Law, all secondary teacher preparation programs require a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education and demonstrate content mastery by passing a preadmission content test (PACT).
Additionally, Texas law requires that a candidate complete at least 12 semester credit hours of content preparation at a university. Together, the PACT and documentation of 12 semester credit hours on the college/university transcript demonstrate the minimum content preparation required for admission to a Texas teacher preparation program.
According to Texas law, the minimum GPA necessary for admission to a teacher preparation program is a 2.75 overall Grade Point Average on the undergraduate degree OR a 2.75 Grade Point Average on the last 60 hours of the undergraduate degree. These are requirements for the eTeach N Texas Alternative Certification Program.
Candidates must be a U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident alien. Candidates must show comptenency in reading, mathematics, and writing as described in the Texas success initiative.
(see eTeach N Texas Program application for details)