Interdisciplinary Studies - Educator Preparation Program


The Division of Education prepares students to become highly qualified classroom teachers serving diverse educational communities. Students have the opportunity to become involved in two teacher education organizations on campus: the campus chapter of the Association of Childhood Education International (ACEI) and the Pi Lambda Theta Honor Society for those students who qualify. Throughout the academic year, teacher candidates are able to meet and learn from superintendents, principals, and renowned public and private school teachers. Texas College offers the Bachelor of Science degree and the Associate in Arts degree. To earn the associate’s or bachelor’s degree, students must complete the required hours in the general education core, the institutional course requirements, and the content (major program) area requirements.

The Division of Education offers the major Interdisciplinary Studies - Educator Preparation Program leading to teacher certification in the following areas: Core Subjects EC-6 with STR; English Language Arts and Reading 4-8 with STR; Math and Science grades 4-8; English Language Arts and Reading, Math and Science grades 7-12; and Physical Education grades EC-12.

BACCALAUREATE DEGREE PROGRAMS

ASSOCIATES OF ARTS DEGREE

GENERAL CORE REQUIREMENTS

EPP BENCHMARKS/CHECKLIST

EPP APPLICATION

SUPPLY AND DEMAND FOR EDUCATORS IN TEXAS

BACKGROUND CHECKS 

TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION (Admission, Scholarships, Statement of Admissions for Military Service Personnel, etc.) 

Division Chair for Interdisciplinary Studies

Dr. Alice Ajanga

Phone: (903)593-8311, extension 2344

Email: aajanga@texascollege.edu


For questions regarding Texas College's Educator Preparation Program, please contact:

The Division of Education:

Phone: (903) 593-8311

The Office of Academic Affairs:

Phone: (903) 593-8311, extension 2704

Email: academicaffairs@texascollege.edu



Mission of the Division of Education

The mission of the Division of Education is to prepare highly competent, successful, compassionate and enthusiastic teaching professionals dedicated to responsible service, educational leadership, continued professional growth and intellectual development. To enhance this mission, the Division of Education, Educator Preparation Program has the following goals:

Goals of the Educator Preparation Program

The goals of the Texas College Educator Preparation Program are to:

  • To prepare highly competent, successful, compassionate and enthusiastic teaching professionals;
  • To deliver programs with sound pedagogical and professional courses, and clinical practice;
  • To utilize a variety of learner-centered instructional strategies that address student diversity;
  • To train students to integrate instructional technology across the curriculum;
  • To foster collaborations with external partners (e.g. school districts, public/private schools, regional service centers) for expanding students’ networking and career opportunities;
  • To broaden student knowledge of and experience in best practices; and
  • To provide authentic, real-world experiences and assessments.