Bachelor of Science in Education

The Teacher Education Program at Texas Woman’s University graduates profession-ready teachers. This means our students can be fully certified at graduation. They demonstrate content knowledge in the area where they will teach, have demonstrated ability to work with culturally and linguistically diverse students, and demonstrated teaching skills before entering the classroom.

TWU students will be teachers prepared to work with diverse populations, including students with exceptional needs, English Language Learners and more. Texas Woman’s University is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution and was one of the earliest higher education institutions in the region to train bilingual teachers.

Supportive faculty

At TWU, I've had amazing professors show me the type of teacher I want to be. They taught me content I need to teach my future students, and showed me compassion and understanding. They went out of their way to help me. I will make sure that my students know I will always be rooting for them - the same way I know my professors are rooting for me. Elizabeth Araiza, EC-6, Bilingual Education, Class of 2021

Great option for transfers

From the very beginning TWU made it so easy for me to transfer. My advisor sat down with me and talked about what credits I could transfer and what I still needed. TWU really takes the time to know you. I'm so glad I transferred there. Allie Worthington, 2019

Meet with an Educator Preparation Advisor for guidance on degree plan requirements and the Texas Education Agency certification process for prospective and current students who are pursuing careers in education.

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Educator Preparation Program Undergraduate Handbook

Creating community to teach the community

TWU gave me a sense of community and direction. I went beyond what I thought I was capable of accomplishing thanks to TWU. It shaped me into an educator who understands how important culture and differentiation is to student success and the importance of diversity and inclusion of culture and languages in the classroom. Jessica Hoyos, 2020

Admission Requirements

Undergraduate Admission

When you apply to TWU, we will evaluate your academic achievement and preparation, as well as your standardized test scores. Admission to TWU is valid for four terms, unless you have attended another higher education institution.

Check out the links below for specific admissions information:

Questions about the admissions process? Contact the Office of Admissions Processing.

Office of Admissions
Texas Woman’s University
P.O. Box 425649
Denton, TX 76204-5649
oap@twu.edu
940-898-3076 or 1-866-809-6130 ext. 3076

Admission to the Educator Preparation Program

Application Deadlines

There are three application periods per year (Fall, Spring and Summer). Students must have their applications in by the deadline the semester before they intend to take EDUC 3003 and EDUC 3482 (see schedule below). Please adhere to the following guidelines: We recommend preparing your application well in advance of the deadline. That way you will be able to identify and resolve any potential issues before the deadline date. No late applications will be accepted. If the deadline date falls on a weekend or a day that TWU is closed, applications will be accepted until 5 p.m. on the next day that TWU is open after the deadline day. 

Spring Application Deadlines*  (Admission to the EDUC 3000s Summer)

  • May 1 - Deadline to apply for Summer admission
  • May 31 - Deadline for Transfer Grades, Grade Changes, or Any Other Requirement

Summer Application Deadlines  (Admission to the EDUC 3000s Fall)

  • July 1 - Deadline to apply for Fall admission
  • July 31 - Deadline for Transfer Grades, Grade Changes, or Any Other Requirement

Fall Application Deadlines*  (Admission to the EDUC 3000s Spring)

  • December 1 - Deadline to apply for Spring admission
  • December 21 - Deadline for Transfer Grades, Grade Changes, or Any Other Requirement

  *If you apply while taking EDUC 3003 and need a grade in EDUC 2003 to increase your GPA to a 2.75, the Office of Educator Preparation Services will accept your application for review.

  ^If you intend to register early for Summer and Fall, it is recommended that you apply to the EPP by December 1 and meet all requirements by December 21.

Teacher Certification

In addition to the general undergraduate admissions requirements, to obtain acceptance into the undergraduate Educator Preparation Program (and prior to taking EDUC 3003EDUC 3482EDUC 4113EDUC 4243, and Clinical Student Teaching) students must have:

  • A cumulative GPA of 2.75 (includes all courses, whether posted to TWU transcript or used on a degree plan. Excludes developmental and repeated courses);
  • Completed EDUC 2003 with a C or higher;
  • Demonstrated basic skills in reading, written communication, and mathematics by meeting the requirements of the Texas Success Initiative;
  • Completed the Digital Literacy Pre-assessment;
  • Successfully completed a pre-admission departmental interview with an interview panel;
  • A minimum of 12 to 15 semester credit hours in the subject-specific content area for the certification sought;
  • Completed department application for admission to the Educator Preparation Program;
  • Completed a Commitment Contract acknowledging awareness and understanding of the Professional Dispositions Policy and Educators’ Code of Ethics;
  • Submitted a non-refundable Texas Education Agency Fee; and
  • Acknowledged and accepted admission to the Educator Preparation Program.

Please note: 

  • All accepted students must maintain the admission requirements to remain in the TWU Education Preparation Program.
  • Admission requirements are determined by Texas Education Agency policies and are subject to change without notice.
  • Students seeking Bilingual certification must meet minimum proficiency in Spanish.
  • Students seeking Deaf/Hard of Hearing certification must meet minimum proficiency in sign.

Contact the Office of Educator Preparation Services (OEPS) at copeadvising@twu.edu or 940-898-2829 with any questions.

 

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