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)

Contact the Office of Educator Preparation Services for guidance on degree plans, courses, certification and more.

Undergraduate Admission Requirements to the Educator Preparation Program

All new students seeking admission to Texas Woman’s University must apply to the university.

TWU Educator Preparation Program Undergraduate Handbook

EPP Undergraduate Handbook

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.

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Spring 2019 Application Deadlines*
(Admission to the EDUC 3000s Summer/Fall)

Item Due


Deadline to apply for Summer or Fall admission

May 1, 2019

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

May 31, 2019


Summer 2019 Application Deadlines*
(Admission to the EDUC 3000s Fall)

Item Due


Deadline to apply for Fall admission

July 1, 2019

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

July 31, 2019


Fall 2019 Application Deadlines (Admission to the EDUC 3000s Spring)

Item Due


Deadline to apply for Spring admission

December 1, 2019

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

December 21, 2019

*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.

Admission requirements

To be accepted into the undergraduate program for teacher certification, you must:

  1. Have a minimum of 12 to 15 semester credit hours in the subject-specific content area for the certification sought
  2. Have completed EDUC 2003 with a grade of C or higher
  3. 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)
  4. Submit application for admission to the TWU Educator Preparation Program, including signed Commitment Contract acknowledging understanding of the professional dispositions policy and TEA Educators' Code of Ethics
  5. 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
  6. Students seeking Bilingual certification only: Complete the Spanish Heritage Language Assessment prior to interview. Schedule your SHL Assessment here.
  7. Complete the Digital Literacy Pre-assessment
  8. Have successfully completed a pre-admission interview with your assigned faculty advisor
  9. Submit non-refundable Texas Education Agency Fee (TAC §229.9)
  10. Acknowledge acceptance email confirming an offer of admission

Important Note:

All admission decisions are based on successful completion of the above requirements. Conviction of a felony or misdemeanor other than a minor traffic violation may affect certification. Additional information may be obtained by contacting the Texas Education Agency at www.tea.texas.gov. Any previous or current issues of academic dishonesty, disruptive behavior, or professional dispositions infractions at TWU, another university, or another Educator Preparation Program may result in denial of admission. Any decisions may be appealed by completing the TWU Educator Preparation Program Appeal Form.

Students must maintain Educator Preparation Program admission requirements.

The BS in Interdisciplinary Studies (degrees leading to certification) 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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