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Undergraduate Admission Requirements
to the College of Education

 

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The following criteria constitute requirements for admission to the College of Education and enrollment in 3000-4000 level Education courses or Communication Disorders courses:

  1. Application: Submit an Application for Admission or Readmission to the College of Education and a $15.00 non-refundable application fee. Application fee may be paid in person or via the website @ http://www.tamiu.edu/coedu/admission.shtml.
  2. Courses: Complete all core curriculum coursework with a grade of "C" or better.
  3. WIN Courses: Complete at least one of the threeWriting Intensive course (WIN) required for graduation, at the 1000/2000 level. (not applicable for teacher candidates with more than 60 transferred semester credit hours).
  4. University Seminar: Complete two University Seminar courses (UNIV 1101 and 1102). (not applicable for teacher candidates with more than 30 semester credit hours)
  5. Assessment of Basic Skills: Complete one of the following basic skills tests and pass with a minimal score as noted below:

    THEA

    Reading

    240

    Math

    250

    Writing

    240

    COMPASS

    Reading

    86

    Algebra

    45

    Writing Skills

    59

    Written Essay

    6

    SAT

    Verbal

    500

    Math

    500

    Composite

    1070

    ACT

    Reading

    19

    Math

    19

    Composite

    23

    ACCUPLACER Reading 98 Math 66 Writing Skills 80 Written Essay 6
    Test score obatained more than five years before applying for admission to the program will not be accepted.           
  6. Demonstrate Oral Proficiency in the English Language through an Admission Interview.
  7. Institutional GPA: Have an institutional TAMIU grade point average of 2.7 or transfer GPA of 2.7 (3.0 for Communication Disorders Major) on a 4.0 scale, which must be maintained.
  8. The TOEFL IBT is required of all teacher candidates having academic studies from a country where English is not the native language. A minimum TOEFL IBT score of 26 in each of the four areas (reading, listening, speaking and writing) is required for admission to the College of Education
  9. University's Foreign Language Requirement: (http://www.tamiu.edu/catalog/current/acadreg-und.shtml). This may be demonstrated by:
    • Completion of three years of high school study of a single foreign language with a minimum grade of 80 (3.0) at the end of the third year or
    • Earning a minimum grade of "C" in 6 SCH (Semester Credit Hours) in one foreign language or
    • CLEP or AP exam scores that award 6 SCH (Semester Credit Hours) in one foreign language (not applicable for Bilingual Education majors)
    • Completion of two foreign language courses in one language with a "C" or better from the University's International Language Institute or
    • Completion of two American Sign Language courses with a "C" or better.
  10. Criminal Background Check: Teacher candidates will complete a criminal background check as well as fingerprint clearance, as determined by the school district for required fieldwork in Blocks I, II, III.
  11. Policy: The College of Education has the right to graduate but not necessarily recommend the completer for taking the state certification exam(s).
  12. In order to register for 3000-4000 College of Education courses, students must maintain a 2.7 institutional GPA, (3.0 for Communication Disoders Major) each semester.

 

For more information, Contact Annie Salinas-Dodd, Academic Coordinator with the COED Admissions Office
in Killam Library 426 / COEDadmissions@tamiu.edu / 956-326-2676

 

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