Alternative Post-Baccalaureate Initial Certification Program

Candidates holding a terminal degree in an area other than education may obtain teaching certification by meeting the following qualifications:

  1. Hold a bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited 4 year university.
  2. Have 24 hours (18 of which are upper level) in major field of study.
  3. Passed the Texas Academic Skills Program or Texas Higher Education Assessment (TASP/THEA) with scores to meet the minimum requirements of the program: Reading: 250; Math: 230; Writing 230.
  4. A cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  5. 2.5 grade point average in the courses specific to the teaching field.
  6. Completed 3 sch. computer science, 3 speech communication, and 12 sch. English with grades of "C" or better.
  7. Clear fingerprint check.
  8. Pass the TExES for teaching field prior to employment (Subject Comprehensive)
  9. Furnish RGC with a letter of "Intent to Hire" from public school district before enrolling in program.
  10. Be accepted for graduate admissions to Sul Ross-Rio Grande College.
  11. Enroll in coursework each semester to fulfill requirement for professional development.
  12. Complete professional development requirements in one year.
  13. Recognize the Probationary certificate is good for one year.
  14. Enroll in an Internship in Teaching (EDUC 4300) first semester and Internship in Teaching II (EDUC 4301) for second semester.
  15. Have a mentor in the public school and a university supervisor.