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Lamar University Educator Preparation Program

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Admission into the Educator Preparation Program (EPP)

All students who plan to enter the Educator Preparation Program (EPP) will initiate the pre-admission process in PEDG 2310. Pre-admission requirements have been embedded in PEDG 2310, so that, with the successful completion of the course, those requirements should be fulfilled. Toward the end of the semester, students will be notified if they have been admitted pending completion of PEDG 2310.

Should you need additional information or assistance, see the Coordinator of Admissions for Teacher Education, 201H Education Building.

A student is eligible to achieve admission status and enter Phase I (PEDG 3300) of the EPP only if the requirements listed below have been satisfied:

  • Submit an admissions application through Tk20
  • Successful completion of ENGL 1301 and ENGL 1302 or ENGL 1361 and ENGL 1362 with a grade of "C" or better before enrolling in PEDG 2310
  • Successful completion of 2 college level math classes with a grade of “C” or better (inclusive of MATH 1314 or MATH 1414) before enrolling in PEDG 2310
  • Successful completion of 45 semester hours, including PEDG 2310.
  • Successful completion of PEDG 2310 with a grade of "C" or better.
  • A minimum GPA overall and in the certificate field of 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale).
  • Successful completion of all sections (Reading, Writing, and Math) of an approved basic skills test.
  • Approval following a criminal history review.
  • Filing a signed copy of the program's Professionalism Agreement
  • TB skin test; and
  • Payment of a one-time non-refundable application fee of $75.00
  • Purchase of TK20 software. Instructions for purchase and set-up can be found outside office 201-A.

If you have a concern or question about whether or not you have met a particular requirement, or if any exceptions might be approved, request an appointment with the Coordinator of Admissions for Teacher Education, (409-880-8902) as soon as possible. 

During PEDG 2310, you will be asked to review the curricula and select a certification for your degree plan. You should print and keep a copy of the SBEC standards and sub-standards which apply to your degree plan/certification area for your reference until you have completed the program.

For more information concerning admission and progression in the Educator Preparation Program, from the Current Students section of the menu at the left, select Policies.

Purchase of TK20 software. Instructions for purchase and set-up can be found outside office 201-A.