|Date Degree Awarded
|State Degree Awarded
|*What is your degree major?
|*1. How did you learn about the program ?
Do you have prior teaching experience in public school setting ? If yes, please
|*3. What is your
previous experience working with children? (paid or volunteer).
Are you interested in an unpaid 16-week clinical/student teaching placement
rather than a 1-year paid internship if you are unable to secure a paid
|As the applicant,
I hereby certify that:
|• The information within this application
is true and correct, as well as all supporting/attached
|• This application and supporting/attached
documentation are provided of my own free will;
|• I authorize investigation for
verification of all information related to my application;
|• I authorize exchange or disclosure
of all information within the admission and retention
process among Texas A&M University-Commerce, other
certification entities, local education agencies/school
districts, charter schools, private schools, the State
Board for Educator Certification, The Texas Education
Agency, and/or other entities relating to teaching or
working with children and/or participating or cooperating
in teacher certification programs.
|Texas A&M University-Commerce expressly
discloses the following:
|1. .As a provider of teacher education programs,Texas A&M University-Commerce
must ensure its students demonstrate adherence to the Code of Ethics and
Standard Practices of Texas Educators,which requires observance of
federal state of law.An arrest,indictment,conviction and/or deferred ajudication may result in a student being dismissed from the program.
|2. While Texas A&M-Commerce does not perform criminal history background
checks, Texas public schools are permitted by state law to conduct criminal
history background checks on a person intended for hire or a person who has
requested a volunteer position. As a participant in an internship in a Texas
public school, you may be subject to a criminal history background check. The Texas State Board for Educator Certification requests information regarding
any previous arrest, indictment, conviction, and/or deferred adjudication. When
applying for state certification, you will be subject to a criminal history
background check by the State Board for Educator Certification. An applicant
with a criminal history may be denied certification.
|As the applicant,
I understand that:
or misleading information in this application or supporting/attached
documentation may result in rejection of my application
or dismissal from the program should I be admitted;
application is NOT an employment contract;
application does NOT constitute acceptance into Texas A&M University-Commerce
Alternative Certification Program;
|• Meeting eligibility requirements does
not guarantee an interview or acceptance into Texas A&M University-Commerce Alternative
by Texas A&M University-Commerce’s Alternative Certification
Program does NOT constitute employment, nor does such
acceptance entitle me to employment;
|• I am
responsible for gaining employment in the area in which
I am accepted to pursue certification, but employment
does not guarantee acceptance into internship;
|• Texas A&M University-Commerce
will not admit applicants who have not been successful
in completing another certification program, or out-of-state
and out-of-country certified teachers;
|•Acceptance into Texas A&M
Alternative Certification Program may be based solely on professional judgment;
|•I must continually comply with
all program requirements and attend all courses/training
or be subject to dismissal from Texas A&M University-Commerce
Alternative Certification Program and all other teacher
certification programs at Texas A&M University-Commerce.
|The following is for admission and retention into our
Alternative Certification Program.
|I agree to:
|• Pass TX PACT test prior to
applying to the program.
|• Graduated with a Bachelor’s degree or higher from a
|• An overall GPA of 2.75 or higher
|• Apply to the Graduate School first,then the Alternative
|• If Pursuing a Master's Degree,successfully complete a
minimum of two (2) non-certification Master's courses prior to beginning
Alternative Certification courses
|• Receive no grade lower than a “B” in all alternate certification
|• Enroll in required course work
during the required semester as outlined on certification
|• 30-hours of observation in your specific content area
and grade level in an academic setting prior to your teaching assignment.
Statement of Affirmation Texas Administrative code §247.2
The Texas educator shall comply with standard practices and ethical conduct toward
students, professional colleagues, school officials, parents, and members of the
community and shall safeguard academic freedom. The Texas educator, in
maintaining the dignity of the profession, shall respect and obey the law,
demonstrate personal integrity, and exemplify honesty and good moral character.
The Texas educator, in exemplifying ethical relations with colleagues, shall
extend just and equitable treatment to all members of the profession. The Texas
educator, in accepting a position of public trust, shall measure success by the
progress of each student toward realization of his or her potential as an
effective citizen. The Texas educator, in fulfilling responsibilities in the
community, shall cooperate with parents and others to improve the public schools
of the community. This chapter shall apply to educators and candidates for
I hereby affirm that I have read and thoroughly understand
the Texas Educators' Code of Ethics TAC 247.2, and shall abide
by all enforceable standards of this rule.
Please print and sign the completed
application and mail,e-mail,fax or deliver the application and
required documents to the address below.
All applicants must submit these items.
- Printed and signed application
- Passing TX P (240 or above)
- Statement of Qualifications (only relevant to career & Technical Education)SOQ Link
NOTE:Incomplete applications will be placed in a "hold" file until all
required items are submitted;after 30days,
incomplete applications will be discarded
Texas A&M University-Commerce
Frank Young Education
FAX and E-mail
Texas A&M University-Commerce
Attn:Tracey Stedman/Teacher Certification