• Frequently Asked Questions

    Is financial aid available for students enrolled in the ETC (Express Teacher Certification) program?

    Yes, financial aid is available to students through the Hardin-Simmons University Financial Aid office. Please contact the financial aid office directly, or feel free to visit their offices on the second floor of Sandefer Memorial Building.

    What is the cost of the ETC Program?

    Students pay the current graduate school tuition rate and fees. Please inquire with the financial aid office about your options.

    Can I receive graduate class credit?

    Yes, you can receive credit toward graduate classes while enrolled in the ETC.

    How do I apply for the ETC Program?

    The ETC program requires a two-step process:

    1. Admission into the Express Teacher Certification program at Hardin-Simmons University is granted through the Graduate Studies Admissions Office. The admissions process is usually decided within 2-3 business days.
    2. Admission to the ETC preparation program is granted when students met all admission requirements. It must occur by the end of the first semester of coursework. The HSU Certification Officer will review these requirements with the student.

    If I apply immediately, when can I start classes?

    Classes in the Express Teacher Certification Program are offered almost every semester. Once granted admission into the program, you can register for classes for the upcoming semester.

    Can I receive class credit for the ETC Program from my undergraduate degree?

    Yes, if the Certification Officer evaluates them as equivalent substitutions.

    Who may I contact for more information regarding the ETC Program?

    You can contact the HSU Certification Officer at (325) 670-1124 directly for more information.

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