The Office of Educator Preparation Services (OEPS) staff members are available to answer questions concerning admission, advising, and certification requirements and procedures Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m (limited evening and weekend appointments are available). OEPS advising services are available through Zoom. However, if you have a general advising question or need additional assistance, please contact

To request information on education degree options or if you need help with the certification process, schedule an appointment with an OEPS advisor.

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA): During an advising appointment, advisors may only discuss educational records with the student. Students may authorize third parties, such as parents or guardians, access to review their academic records. To grant such access, a student can complete and sign the TWU Authorization to Release Educational Records form and submit it to the Registrar's Office with a copy of their photo ID.

Schedule an Appointment

Students seeking high school subject-level certification or a certificate that covers all grade levels major in the subject area (e.g., English, Theatre Arts) of their certificate and minor in education. Students seeking degrees in the College of Arts and Sciences or the College of Health Sciences should contact the appropriate advisor below in addition to scheduling a meeting with OEPS:

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Department Advisor Office Phone Email
Art Laura Lee McCartney ART 305 940-898-2386 
Dance Ilana Morgan DGL 205A 940-898-2003
English Gage Jeter CFO 913 940-898-2347 
Family & Consumer Sciences Renee Blanchard SH 211A 940-898-2692 
History/Social Studies OEPS SH 211 940-898-2203 Schedule Appointment
Mathematics Ann Wheeler MCL 418 940-898-2161 
Music Vicki Baker MUS 204 940-898-2724
Physical Education Kathryn Brown PH 208H 940-898-2851
Science (Biology) Mandy Biggers GRB 214 940-898-2258
Science (Chemistry) Lynda Peebles ASSC 331 940-898-2556
Theatre Arts Patrick Bynane MUS 200 940-898-2518


The Undergraduate Minor in Education prepares educator candidates for the Texas Examinations of Educator Standards (TExES) exam (State Board for Educator Certification through the Texas Education Agency). If you are a resident of another state, contact the Office of Educator Preparation Services to determine whether our program fulfills requirements to take the certification exam in your home state.

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