Admission to the Teacher Education Program

 

All Students seeking a teacher certification through Rio Grande College’s Educator Preparation Program must make application for the admission to the Teacher Education Program and Schedule an interview with the director of Teacher Education (TAC 227.10).  Professional Education courses cannot be taken until all of the following minimum requirements have been met and students are admitted into the Teacher Education Program:

 

Standards for Admission to the Teacher Education Program for grades EC-6 and 4-8

Must have applied and received an official degree plan from Education Department.

Must have met minimum Academic Admission Requirements.

Must have all General Education Requirements complete and grades must be posted.

Must have completed 12 hours in English coursework (to include ENGL 3312) with a GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.

Must have completed ENGL 3312 with no grade lower than a “B”.

                  *ENGL 3312 serves as a requirement of the Texas Success Initiative under rules established by the THECB, Part 1, Chapter4,

                   Subchapter C  of Texas Administrative Code Rule 4.54.  A grade of A or B must be received to satisfy the requirement.

Must have a minimum cumulative (all university coursework) GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.

Must have a minimum Academic Support Area GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.

In addition to the completion and grade requirement for ENGL 3312, a candidate must have completed a minimum of 21 hours in Academic Support Area with NO GRADE LOWER THAN A “C”.

 

Standards for Admission to the Teacher Education Program for grades 7-12

Must have applied and received an official degree plan from Education Department.

Must have met minimum Academic Admission Requirements.

Must have all General Education Requirements complete and grades must be posted.

Must have completed 12 hours in English coursework (to include ENGL 3312) with a GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.

Must have completed ENGL 3312 with no grade lower than a “B”.

                *ENGL 3312 serves as a requirement of the Texas Success Initiative under rules established by the THECB, Part 1, Chapter4,

                   Subchapter C of Texas Administrative Code Rule 4.54.  A grade of A or B must be received to satisfy the requirement.

Must have a minimum cumulative (all university coursework) GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.

Must have a minimum Content Major Area GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.

In addition to the completion and grade requirement for ENGL 3312, a candidate must have completed a minimum of 21 hours in Academic Support Area with NO GRADE LOWER THAN A “C”.

 

Certification Requirements
To be certified to teach in the Texas public school, a student must:
• Complete an accredited Education Preparation Program.
• Meet clinical teaching experience.
• Pass appropriate Professional and Pedagogy Responsibilties and Subject Comprehensive Exam.
• Apply for certification online

 

The Texas Education Agency Complaint Process

The complaint process allows for an applicant candidate, employee or former employee of an EPP, a cooperating teacher, a mentor, or an administrator in a school district, charter school, or private school to submit a complaint about an EPP for investigation and resolution  Further information can be found at:

https://tea.texas.gov/Texas_Educators/Preparation_and_Continuing_Educati...
 

FAQ Criminal History Evaluation:

https://tea.texas.gov/Texas_Educators/Investigations/Preliminary_Crimina...