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Dr. Andrea Foster

Andrea S. Foster, Ph.D.


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Pre-Application Requirements

  1. Complete a Pre-Admission Content Test (PACT) and submit scores to SHSU Graduate Admissions office. Applications will not be reviewed until a PACT is completed and submitted to SHSU.

Admission Requirements

    1. Graduate Admissions Application
    2. Application Fee
    3. Apply to the Teacher Preparation Program if seeking Texas Teacher certification (Instructions)
    4. 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
    5. Pay the $100 Educator Preparation Program Application Fee
    6. Official transcript from the baccalaureate degree granting institution
    7. Undergraduate degree
    8. Candidates with a 3.0 GPA undergraduate will have the GRE automatically waived.
    9. Candidates with an undergraduate GPA between 2.5 and 3.0 from the baccalaureate-granting institution or between 2.8 and 3.0 in advanced 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 great than 435.
      • GRE TAKEN BEFORE AUGUST 2011:(GPA X 200) + GRE Verbal + GRE Quantitative + GRE Written equal to or great than 1664

        Applicants whose GRE formulas do not meet the minimum will require a scheduled faculty interview and to submit a portfolio of work.

Note: Applicants should review the eligbility requirements of the Post Baccalaureate Teacher Certification

Priority Deadlines

Fall Term: April 1
Spring Term: November 1
Summer Term: April 1

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