Acknowledgment of Educator Preparation Program Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements to the Educator Preparation Program for All Undergraduate Educator Certification Programs

In order to be formally admitted into the LeTourneau University Educator Preparation Program, students need to have completed the items listed below.  

  1. Admission to LeTourneau University academic program.
  2. Completion of a course sequence and degree plan in conjunction with the major advisor and teacher education advisor.
  3. Overall GPA of at least a 2.5.  Overall GPA is calculated to include all coursework completed at all colleges and universities without regard to whether the courses were transferred into LeTourneau.
  4. Completion of a minimum of 45 semester credit hours on the degree plan with a minimum of 9 semester hours of EDUC or READ taken at LeTourneau and a minimum cumulative 2.5 grade point average.  (Those without the 9 hours of EDUC/READ may be admitted with the recommendation of their advisor and the approval of the program chair.)
    • Candidates desiring to teach in grades EC-6 must have completed at least 12 semester hours in their major.
    • Candidates desiring to teach in grades 7-12 must have completed at least 12 semester hours in their major.  Math and Science candidates must have completed 15 semester hours.
  5. Demonstrate basic skills in reading, written communication, and mathematics through one of the following:
    • Completion of coursework equivalent to ENGL 1013, ENGL 2393, and Math 1123.  
    • Completion of an associate degree
    • Transfer transcript indicating TSI Exempt or TSI Complete
    • Military service as follows:
      • Active duty for at least three years preceding, or
      • Honorable discharged, retired or released from active duty on or after August 1, 1990
    • Completion of one of the tests below
Written Communication
Taken Prior to 3/5/2016
Taken After 3/5/2016
355 & 5
Scores are valid for five years from the date of testing.


  1. Complete an admission application.
  2. When all parts of the application are submitted, the application will be processed and submitted to the program chair for consideration.
  3. An email with an invitation for admission will be sent to those who meet the qualifications.  Once the invitation is signed and returned, along with payment of $55 TEA admission fee, clearance to continue with EDUC/READ courses is granted.
By checking this box and submitting this form, I am acknowledging understanding of this requirement as part of my educational pursuit of my Texas teacher certification through LeTourneau University
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