Project HELP

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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

Hispanic teacher with class

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.

Apply to Project HELP

Why TWU?

  • 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