Admission Requirements

We are always happy to help you through the application process. Throughout the process, you should be looking towards these milestones:  general acceptance into the University, provisional acceptance in the M.Ed. Program, full acceptance into the M.Ed. Program, and enrollment. To accomplish these, you will need to complete the appropriate steps for your Track of choice.

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Sports & Exercise Leadership Track:

1)    Fill out the application online

2)    Submit $50 Application Fee (Payable online HERE)

3)    We will need an official transcript indicating that you have completed your bachelor’s degree (if you are graduating from ETBU, we already have access to your official transcript). You will need to have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university with a 2.6 overall GPA in your undergraduate work.

4)    Print, complete, and submit the criminal history form (you can fax it to 903-935-4318 or mail the completed form)

5)    Pay the $25 fee to complete the criminal history check (Payable online HERE)

Application Deadline: Fall - August 17, 2015; Spring - January 4, 2016; Summer - May 23, 2016


Principal Certification Track:

1)    Fill out the application online

2)    Submit $50 Application Fee (Payable online HERE)

3)    We will need an official transcript indicating that you have completed your bachelor’s degree (if you are graduating from ETBU, we already have access to your official transcript). You will need to have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university with a 2.6 overall GPA in your undergraduate work.

4)    Print, complete, and submit the criminal history form (you can fax it to 903-935-4318 or mail the completed form)

5)    Pay the $25 fee to complete the criminal history check (Payable online HERE)

6)    Submit three recommendation letters

7)    Submit proof of teacher certification (fax or email copy of teacher certificate)

Application Deadline: Fall - August 17, 2015; Spring - January 4, 2016; Summer - May 23, 2016


Teacher Certification Track:

1)    Fill out the application online.

2)    Submit $50 Application Fee (Payable online HERE)

3)    We will need an official transcript indicating that you have completed your bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, a 2.75 overall GPA in your undergraduate work, and a 3.0 overall GPA in your field of study to qualify.

  •   Minimum GPA may be met with last 60 hours of college course work.
  •   In order to teach in secondary subject, you must have 24 hours of course work done in that subject   you desire certification in, with at least 12 of those hours being upper level courses.
  •   For elementary, you must have a combined total of 24 hours of course work done in core content areas (Math, Social Studies, Science, History, Language Arts).
  • The ETBU teacher preparation program is allowed to admit up to 10% of its Candidates with a GPA lower than 2.75. This is done only under extraordinary circumstances and at the discretion of the department.

4)    Print, complete, and submit the criminal history form (you can fax it to 903-935-4318 or mail the completed form)

5)    Pay the $25 fee to complete the criminal history check (Payable online HERE)

6)    The state of Texas requires any student entering a teacher preparation program to complete 30 hours of observation in a Texas Public School (or approves Texas private school) in the area you desire to teach. This requirement must be filled before entering the program. Upon application we will send you the log sheets to fill out for this requirement. 

7)    A TB test (tuberculosis test) is required. You can have this done at you doctor’s office or the local clinic. Simply fax, mail, or bring  the results of the test to the Graduate Admissions Office on the third floor of Marshal Hall. The admissions office may need you to also show proof of the bacterial meningitis vaccine. You may want to contact admissions at 903-923-2000 for more information on this state requirement.

8)    You will need to take and pass the PACT  for your certification field before you are fully admitted to our program.

9)    International students must have a 26 minimum score on the spoken word for other language learners section of the TOEFL.

10) Candidates will complete a formal interview with the program director.

Application Deadline: Summer - May 23, 2016 

A candidate coming from an educator preparation program of another university or college - may not be admitted to our program in the same certification field as the candidate completed at that institution. Candidate would need to select a different certification track to gain their teacher certification with our E.T.B.U. program.


Curriculum & Instruction Track:

1)    Fill out the application online

2)    Submit $50 Application Fee (Payable online HERE)

3)    We will need an official transcript indicating that you have completed your bachelor’s degree (if you are graduating from ETBU, we already have access to your official transcript). You will need to have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university with a 2.6 overall GPA in your undergraduate work.

4)    Print, complete, and submit the criminal history form (you can fax it to 903-935-4318 or mail the completed form)

5)    Pay the $25 fee to complete the criminal history check (Payable online HERE)

Application Deadline: Fall - August 17, 2015; Spring - January 4, 2016; Summer - May 23, 2016