Project HELP (Hispanic Educators Leading the Profession) assists Hispanic students who transfer to TWU from community colleges in search of a degree in education. You can expect assistance academically, socially and financially through:
- Faculty advisors who will guide you through every step of your college career
- A local community working towards the same goal as you
- Access to the TExES Preparation Center with materials dedicated specifically to Project HELP
- Workshops held solely for Project HELP students to prepare for the more difficult sections of state certification exams
- Financial assistance and support in finding additional scholarships, including those for transfer students
Need for Project HELP
Project HELP started at Texas Woman’s University thanks to a grant from the Department of Education to increase the number of future Hispanic educators.
In Texas, there is a disparity in the classroom. 52% of the student population is Hispanic, yet the makeup of the teacher population is only 26% Hispanic. Project HELP is how we start to change that.
Requirements for Project HELP
Admission into TWU as a transfer student:
- Have attended a recognized-accredited academic community college
- Have a GPA of at least a 2.0 on a 4.0 scale upon transfer
- In good standing and eligible to return at previous institution
*Admission into TWU’s Education Program involves several more requirements, including having a cumulative GPA of 2.75, having demonstrated basic skills (i.e., Core Complete) in reading, written communication and mathematics by meeting the requirements of the Texas Success Initiative, and more.
- TWU's education program was the FIRST to offer a triple certification degree plan in Texas, preparing you to work with students in general education and special education and English language learners
- Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) with over 32% Hispanic undergraduate student population
- We have the right degree for YOU with multiple plans for elementary and secondary programs
- Most affordable university in the metroplex
- We invest in emergent technology, including TeachLivE
- You can be a part of the Association of Texas Professional Educators (ATPE), Bilingual Education Student Organization (BESO), Student Council for Exceptional Children (SCEC), and more
Page last updated 2:25 PM, March 3, 2021