Undergraduate Programs

Bachelor of Science Degrees

The Teacher Education Program at Texas Woman’s University prepares teachers 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.


Middle School

Courses offered by semester (2016-2021)

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

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TWU Educator Preparation Program Undergraduate Handbook

EPP Undergraduate Handbook

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 Processing
Texas Woman’s University
P.O. Box 425649
Denton, TX 76204-5649
940-898-3076 or 1-866-809-6130 ext. 3076

Admission to the Educator Preparation Program

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 better;
  • Demonstrated basic skills in reading, written communication, and mathematics by meeting the requirements of the Texas Success Initiative;
  • Met the following Testing Requirements:
    • Have achieved the following test scores (none of which may be more than 5 years old):
      • Praxis Core: Math 150, Reading 156, Writing 162; or
      • ACT Scores (TWU Code 4224): Verbal 19 (Verbal is the average of the English, Reading, and Science sections); Math, 19, Composite 23; or
    • SAT Scores (TWU Code 6826):
      • Prior to March 5, 2016: Verbal 500, Math 500, Composite 1070
      • After March 5, 2016: Math 530, EBRW 480; or
    • TExES Pre-admission Content Test (PACT; option available 1/1/2020).
      • Registration for the new PACT exams will open January 21, 2020; testing appointments begin on January 27, 2020. Candidates can find information about the new examinations andpreparation materials on this website. In the Exams page, candidates can select a PACT exam to review specific details about the exam, including the number and types of questions on the exam, duration of the exam session, exam administration and score reporting dates, and exam fee amount.
  • 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 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.

Application Deadlines

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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)

Item Due


Deadline to apply for Summer admission

May 1

Deadline for Transfer Grades, Grade Changes, or Any Other Requirement

May 31


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

Item Due


Deadline to apply for Fall admission

July 1

Deadline for Transfer Grades, Grade Changes, or Any Other Requirement

July 31


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

Item Due


Deadline to apply for Spring admission

December 1

Deadline for Transfer Grades, Grade Changes, or Any Other Requirement

December 21

*If you apply while taking EDUC 2003 and need 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.

How to Apply

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