Program Admission

Admission Criteria: 

The Educator Preparation Program provides assistance to teacher candidates with the application process to the education preparation program and can assist with questions regarding a candidate's status in the program through the conclusion of the program.

For PK-3, EC-6 and 4-8 Programs the following applies (Effective Spring 2020) :

  • GPA ≥ 2.75 Overall or Last 60 Semester Credit Hours (SCH) (includes transfer and SHSU courses)
  • All TSI Requirements Met
  • Content area semester credit hours (minimum requirements)
    • PK-3, EC-6: 3 SCH each in ENGL, MATH, SCI, & SS
    • 4-8 CORE SUBJECTS: 3 SCH each in ENGL, MATH, SCI, & SS
    • 4-8 ELAR: 12 SCH in ELAR 
    • 4-8 SCIENCE: 15 SCH in SCIENCE
    • 4-8 MATH: 15 SCH in MATH
    • 4-8 SOCIAL STUDIES:12 SCH IN SOCIAL STUDIES
  • Apply for the Educator Preparation Program (EPP): See steps to apply below
  • Pay the $35 Texas Education Agency Technology Fee (within the EPP application)
  • Pay the $100 Educator Preparation Program Fee (within the EPP Application)
  • Criminal history must be checked and passed (The EPP will conduct this as a part of the application process.)

For Secondary Education content areas the following applies (Effective Spring 2020);

  • GPA ≥ 2.75 Overall or Last 60 Semester Credit Hours (SCH) (includes transfer and SHSU courses)
  • All TSI Requirements Met
  • Content area semester credit hours (minimum requirements)
    • 7-12 Mathematics: 15 SCH in MATH
    • 7-12 Life Science: 15 SCH in BIOL
    • 7-12 Composite Science: 15 SCH in SCIENCES combined
    • All other Secondary or All-Level (EC-12): 12 SCH in certification area (teaching subject)
  • Apply for the Educator Preparation Program (EPP): See steps to apply below.
  • Pay the $35 Texas Education Agency Technology Fee (within the EPP Application)
  • Pay the $100 Educator Preparation Program Fee (within the EPP Application)
  • Criminal history must be checked and passed (The EPP will conduct this as part of the application process.)

Steps to Apply for the Educator Preparation Program (EPP)

Step 1: Create an application to the Educator Preparation Program in TK20 (See Blackboard Teacher Preparation Program organization for more information)

Step 2: Pay the required fees within the application

Step 3: Upload unofficial transcript (or Degree Works) within the application

Step 4: Receive acceptance email and click "YES" to accept EPP invitation (required for program admittance)

Call or email the Educator Preparation Program Office for assistance. 936-294-3384 or edu_edprep@shsu.edu . 


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