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Dr. Jaime Coyne

Jaime Coyne, PhD

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Dr. Mae Cox

Mae Cox, EdD

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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.
  2. Request a Transcript Evaluation.  Send official copies of all transcripts to Molly Doughtie along with a letter stating the teaching field and grade levels of interest. Example: “Please evaluate my transcripts for the grades 4 – 8 Math certification program.”

    Molly Doughtie
    P.O. Box 2119
    Sam Houston State University
    Huntsville, TX  77341

    You will receive a certification plan for the grade levels and teaching field you indicated based on your transcript evaluation. The plan will list the courses that you will need to complete to become certified.

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. Interview
  8. An official transcript from the applicant's undergraduate degree granting institution
  9. A required 2.75 GPA

    *Submit PACT Exam Scores to:


    Curriculum & Instruction Department

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

Priority Deadlines

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

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