Teacher Education Program

Sul Ross State University students interested in becoming certified to teach in Texas may apply for admission to the Teacher Education Program early in their junior year (60 hours or more).  A variety of programs are offered at the following levels:  Early Childhood - Grade 6 (elementary), Grades 4 - 8 (middle school), Grades 8 - 12 (high school), and All-Level (EC-12) for Art, Music, or Physical Education.  Consult with an advisor in the Education Department for detailed information.

Contact:  Dr. Jeanne Qvarnstrom, Program Coordinator  (432) 837-8395

Admission Requirements:

  • Minimum of 60 semester credit hours applicable to degree.
  • Cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or better.
  • Completion of 9 of the 12 hours of required English courses with an overall GPA of 2.5 or better.
  • No incomplete grades or grades lower than a C in a teaching field(s) or areas of specialization.  Overall GPA in teaching field(s) or areas of specialization must be a 2.5 or better.
  • No incomplete grades or grades lower than a C in education courses required for certification.  Overall GPA in education courses must be 2.5 or better.
  • Basic Skills (meet test OR grade requirements):
  • Test requirements (one of the following):
    • THEA: Reading 250+; Writing 220/6+; Math 230+
    • ACT: Reading 23+; Writing 17+; Math 18+; Composite 21+
    • SAT: Reading 450+; Math 450+; Composite 900+

*If SAT scores are used, the THEA or ACT writing score or a grade of B or better in English 1301 or 1302 may be used to satisfy the writing component.

  • Grade requirements in lieu of testing (grade B or better in the following):
    • Reading: English 2301 or any sophomore or advanced literature course
    • Writing: English 1301 or 1302
    • Math: Math 1310, 1315, 1316, 1342 or 2412
    • Oral Communications: COMM 1303 or Theatre 2304

You may choose a program that leads to teacher certification in Early Childhood-Grade 6, Grades 4-8, Grades 8-12, or All-Level.  Additional information is available in the Sul Ross State University catalog.

Elementary: (Interdisciplinary Studies Degree)

  • Early Childhood - Grade 6 Generalist
  • Early Childhood - Grade 6 Bilingual Generalist

Middle School: (Interdisciplinary Studies Degree)

  • Grades 4-8 Bilingual Generalist
  • Grades 4-8 English/Language Arts/Reading
  • Grades 4-8 Mathematics
  • Grades 4-8 Science
  • Grades 4-8 Social Studies

Secondary Grades 8-12:  Degrees in content fields.  Consult an advisor in the subject area.

  • Business Administration
  • Computer Science
  • English/Language Arts
  • History
  • Life Science
  • Mathematics
  • Physical Science
  • Social Studies
  • Spanish
  • Speech
  • Technology Education (IT)
  • Theatre
  • Vocational Ag Production

All-Level, Early Childhood - Grade 12:  Degrees in content fields.  Consult an advisor in the subject area.

  • Art
  • Music
  • Physical Education