Texas A&M International University
Application for Admission or Readmission to the
College of Education
Educator Preparation Program | Alternative Certification Program
*Read the information below and compete the application on page 3*
Applicants to the College of Education’s Educator Preparation Program are applying to seek an educator certificate.
They should read through the following statements.
Undergraduates who are seeking to enroll in restricted upper division College of Education coursework must apply to
and be accepted by the Educator Preparation Program (EPP). Admission to the EPP is contingent upon meeting full
admission requirements, which is a separate application process from the university’s admission procedures.
Acceptance to the university does not ensure acceptance to the EPP. Applying to the EPP does not guarantee
admission to the EPP. Undergraduates who are fully admitted to the EPP will be eligible to enroll in restricted 3000-
and 4000-level courses in their degree program. An offer of admission letter must be signed by the applicant and
returned to the College of Education Admission Office to be admitted to the EPP.
Individuals seeking admission to the Alternative Certification Program (ACP) must complete and submit a College
of Education application in addition to acceptance by the university. An offer letter to a specific certificate being
sought must be signed by the applicant prior to enrolling in coursework. There are additional ACP requirements.
Individuals admitted to The Graduate School for seeking a Master’s degree are not a guarantee of admission to a
professional certificate program; an application to the College of Education must be completed and submitted. If
accepted to the certificate program, an offer must be signed by the applicant and returned to the College of Education
Admission office prior to enrolling in any coursework that leads to an educator certificate.
Requirements for Admission to the Educator Preparation Program:
1. Submit an application for admission or re-admission: Applicants must complete and submit page 3 of this
application form. If a candidate withdrawals from the EPP or is inactive from the university for more than
one academic year, the student will need to reapply to the EPP to continue pursuing an educator certificate.
Re-admission to the program is not guaranteed; program requirements in place at the time of re-admission
must be met by the applicant.
2. FERPA and Code of Ethics: Applicants must read, complete and submit the FERPA and Code of Ethics
documents as part of their application packet to be considered for admission to the EPP.
3. Screening Instrument: Applicants must complete the online screening instrument. The screening instrument
is designed to determine an applicant's knowledge, experience, skills, and aptitude for the certificate they are
4. Initial certification pre-requisite coursework: Undergraduates applying for admission must successfully
complete all courses in the university core curriculum for their major and all required lower-division
education courses listed in the university catalog with a grade "C" or better. If required, applicants must also
submit scores on a diagnostic content exam administered in EDCI 3200. All non-elementary education
majors (i.e. Kinesiology with certification, English with secondary certification, Mathematics with secondary
certification) must successfully complete a minimum of 12 semester credit hours (SCH) in their subject area,
except for individuals seeking certification in Mathematics 7-12 or Science 7-12, who must successfully
complete 15 SCH in their subject area. The College of Education considers an earned grade of “C” or better