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Texas Southern University is a student-centered comprehensive doctoral university committed to ensuring equality, offering innovative programs that are responsive to its urban setting and transforming diverse students into lifelong learners, engaged citizens and creative leaders in their communities. We value quality instruction, innovative research and contributing to the community, state, nation and world.

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  • Houston, TX
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I have always wanted to be a teacher, but I didn't realize how much would be expected of me! Through my coursework, I have learned the true meaning of what it means to be a professional teacher. I have attended educator conferences and been exposed to professional development and leadership opportunities that have motivated me to be a leader.

Timothy Witchet

Texas Southern University
Bachelor’s & certification
Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies
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Programs
Bachelor's & cert.
Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies
Master’s & cert.
Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Curriculum and Instruction
Bachelor’s & certification
Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies
  • 24 months
    Program Duration
    Program duration can vary based on the number of courses taken per semester, summer semester enrollment, as well as other factors
  • In-person
    Program Format
  • Pre-Test Required
    No
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Our teacher candidates develop master teaching skills in content and pedagogy as they progress through each transition point in the EPP curriculum. Through careful guidance and a finely developed process, TSU teacher candidates know and understand best practices. Over 95 percent of our teachers go on to pass their teacher certification exams.

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  • 24 months
    Program Duration
    Program duration can vary based on the number of courses taken per semester, summer semester enrollment, as well as other factors
  • In-person
    Program Format
  • Pre-Test Required
    No
Upcoming Deadlines
  • Deadlines
    Program Start
  • Final Deadline
    Aug. 03, 2021
    Fall
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Tuition & Fees
$3,585
In State Tuition
$5,203
Out of State Tuition
$55
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Cost Offsets
No cost offsets reported by Texas Southern University at this time. Check out Explore Financial Aid to find other scholarships and other financial support in Houston.
Certifications
Certifications
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Art (Pre-K-12)
Bilingual Education / Spanish Supplemental
Chemistry (7-12)
Core Subjects (Pre-K-6)
English Language Arts and Reading (4-8)
English Language Arts and Reading (7-12)
English as a Second Language Supplemental
Family & Consumer Sciences (6-12)
Health (Pre-K-12)
Human Development and Family Studies (8-12)
Life Science (7-12)
Mathematics (4-8)
Mathematics (7-12)
Mathematics / Science (4-8)
Music (Pre-K-12)
Physical Education (Pre-K-12)
Science (4-8)
Social Studies (4-8)
Special Education (Pre-K-12)
Theatre (Pre-K-12)

Program Semesters/Steps Overview

  • Year Two

    Apply and become admitted to the College of Education

  • Year Three

    In the fall semester, you will take content block courses to learn more about the content area you want to teach and the associated instructional methods in that content area. You will also take the education certification course, where you will receive testing support from area teachers and consultants.

    In the spring semester, you will participate in your first school-based internship. During this internship, you will observe teachers at different sites. At the same time, you will take courses on ESL methods and early childhood practices.

  • Year Four

    Your final year is a year-long clinical experience. In the fall semester, you take courses and are in the field (at a school site) two times a week. Before the spring semester, we celebrate you by hosting an official ceremony where you take a pledge and receive a school of education sweater.  

    In the spring semester you will be a full-time student-teacher at two different placements within your certification area.

Program Hallmarks

  • Hands-On Experience

    Hands-on experience is a critical part of our teacher preparation program. Throughout their time at TSU, students will participate in a school-based internship, where they will observe teachers at different sites, and a year-long clinical experience.

    Beyond these hands-on experiences, we also provide multiple opportunities to interact with, and provide positive impact on, students in the Houston area through our Association of Teacher Professional Education (ATPE). Through this program, teacher candidates put on outreach programs for students in the community, such as conferences for at-risk middle school students, college-access workshops and a book swap in partnership with the Barbara Bush Foundation.
     

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Total Enrollment
3.00
Entry GPA Min Undergrad Eligibility
3.17
Entry GPA Med
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