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Admission Requirements:

  1. The PACT Exam
  2. Graduate Application
  3. Application Fee
  4. Apply to the Teacher Preparation Program if seeking Texas Teacher certification (Instructions)
  5. Pay the $55 Texas Education Accountability System for Educator Preparation Programs Fee (paid to the TEA as required by TAC 229.9.7) if seeking Texas Teacher certification
  6. Pay the $100 Educator Preparation Program Fee
  7. Official transcript from the baccalaureate degree granting institution.
  8. An undergraduate degree from an accredited academic institution.
  9. Candidates with a 3.0 GPA undergraduate will have the GRE automatically waived.Candidates with an undergraduate GPA between 2.5 and 2.99 from the baccalaureate-granting institution or between 2.8 and 2.99 in graduate level hours* from the baccalaureate degree-granting institution are required to take the GRE. These candidates must meet the minimum standard with the following formula:

(GPA X 50) + GRE Verbal + GRE Quantitative + GRE Written equal to or greater than 435


(GPA X 200) + GRE Verbal + GRE Quantitative + GRE Written equal to or greater than 1664 

* If a student has taken graduate level coursework after receiving their Bachelor’s, but has not received a Master’s degree, then those hours become void and are not taken into consideration. 

*Submit PACT Exam Scores to:


Curriculum & Instruction Department

Sam Houston State University
Box 2119
Huntsville, TX 77341
Fax: 936.294.1129

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