The Educator Preparation Program (EPP) 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. 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 Governor of Texas declaration of disaster on March 13, 2020, in accordance with Texas Government Code, §418.014, all EPPs shall be assigned a status of Not Rated: Declared State of Disaster for the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 academic years.
As described in §229.4(b)(4)(C), the ASEP status assigned to each EPP for the 2018-2019 academic year is the operative accreditation status for purposes prescribed in 19 TAC Chapter 228, related to Requirements for Educator Preparation Programs. The approved status of the Texas College EPP in 2018-2019 was Accredited.
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.
Phone: (903)593-8311, extension 2344
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