Teacher Preparation Programs

WEST TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY
CANYON, TEXAS
EST. 1910

Points of Distinction

  • Rated as one of the top five performing Educator Preparation Programs in Texas
  • 100% of teacher candidates conduct experiential learning opportunities in the field prior to clinical teaching
  • 75% of all educators hired in Region 16 area school districts graduated from WTAMU

TARLETON STATE UNIVERSITY
STEPHENVILLE, TEXAS
EST. 1899

Points of Distinction

  • Students receive more than 540 hours of teaching experience prior to graduation
  • Partnered with over 40 school districts
  • 95% pass rate on certification exams

TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY-CENTRAL TEXAS
KILLEEN, TEXAS
EST. 2009

Points of Distinction

  • In the last three years, 155 students earned their teacher certification through our educator preparation program.
  • 127 or 82% of these graduates are actively employed as teachers. (The national average on this is about half that percentage, so anything at the 80% level and above is considered extraordinary!)
  • 100% of our student pass their pedagogy and professional responsibilities exam.

TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY-SAN ANTONIO
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS
EST. 2009

Points of Distinction

  • Aspiring teachers gain real world experience through 128 hours of field residency in K-12 classrooms.
  • 87% of graduates remain in the education profession 5 years after graduation
  • Early incorporated field base activities through a three semester field residency and clinical teaching experience

TEXAS A&M INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY
LAREDO, TEXAS
EST. 1970

Points of Distinction

  • 80% of graduates are retained in Texas public schools for 10 years.
  • 100% of new teachers within a 100-mile radius are TAMIU graduates,
  • Over 80% of Texas principals score TAMIU graduates above state average satisfaction levels

TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY-KINGSVILLE
KINGSVILLE, TEXAS
EST. 1925

Points of Distinction

  • Title V Scholarship Grant awards more than 200 scholarships each year
  • Valuable partnerships with 42 area school districts ensure students receive diverse classroom experience
  • Over 225 students graduate each year with a certification rate of 95%

TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY-CORPUS CHRISTI
CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS
EST. 1947

Points of Distinction

  • On-campus bilingual public school provides hands-on experience and observation opportunities.
  • Partnerships with 56 schools provide the strongest network of any educator preparation program in the region.
  • Annual conferences are hosted to provide professional development and networking opportunities that set future educators apart in the job market

PRAIRIE VIEW A&M UNIVERSITY
PRAIRIE VIEW, TEXAS
EST. 1876

Points of Distinction

  • 93.3% pass rate on certification exams
  • 99% of prepared teachers are employed after graduation

TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY-COMMERCE
COMMERCE, TEXAS
EST. 1889

Points of Distinction

  • Almost 85% of A&M-Commerce prepared teachers are still teaching after 5 years
  • Program features a semester internship and a semester of residency in local schools
  • Initial statewide teacher certification exam pass rates are at a phenomenal rate of 97%

TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY-TEXARKANA
TEXARKANA, TEXAS
EST. 1971

Points of Distinction

  • Program features two semesters in the co-teaching environment for students
  • 99% pass rate on certification exams
  • Highest rating in the region for 5-Year Retention of New Teachers*

TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY
COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS
EST. 1876

Points of Distinction

  • #1 in producing STEM educators in Texas
  • Aggie alum work in 741 school districts across 208 counties in the state
  • There are over 11,000 Aggies currently working in Texas public schools