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Express Teacher Certification (ETC)

Dr. Mary Christopher, Program Director

The Express Teacher Certification (ETC) Program allows students who have completed a

bachelor’s degree and who meet the requirements for admission into the HSU Teacher Preparation

Program to complete teacher certification in a timely manner while earning graduate credit hours.

Cost of ETC Program

Students will pay the current HSU tuition rate. They may be eligible for financial aid to help with

tuition costs. Contact the HSU Financial Aid Office for further information.

ETC Teacher Preparation Program Admission Requirements

Prior to admission to the ETC program, prospective ETC students must meet with the HSU

certification officer to determine eligibility for the ETC program. At that time, the student must

pay a $50 fee for the certification officer to review the student’s previous work and develop a

postgraduate teacher certification plan. The ETC student must meet the requirements for admission

into the HSU Teacher Preparation Program as follows:

1.

Overall GPA: minimum 2.8 (must be maintained throughout the program).

2.

Math Proficiency: THEA minimum score of 230, or SAT combined score 1070 or above

and Math 500 or above, or ACT combined score of 23 or above and Math 19 or above.

3.

Writing Proficiency: THEA minimum score of 240, or SAT combined score 1070 or above

and Verbal 500 or above, or ACT combined score of 23 or above and ENGL 19 or above.

4.

Reading Proficiency: THEA minimum score of 260, or SAT combined score 1070 or above

and Verbal 500 or above, or ACT combined score of 23 or above and ENGL 19 or above.

5.

Oral Proficiency: A or B in COMM 1301 or 1302 or successful completion of program-

approved oral proficiency exam.

6.

Content Field 12-15 hours: Students must have completed 12-15 hours in their content

field. (15 hours for 7-12 certification in math or science fields).English Language

Proficiency: Students must demonstrate English language proficiency through an informal

interview and/or successful completion of the TOEFEL exam.

7.

Interview: Students must complete a formal interview.

Note: TAKS scores do not qualify as proficiencies for admission to Teacher Education. Student

must meet all proficiencies within a single assessment (THEA, SAT, or ACT) to meet the standard

.

Content Field Requirements

ETC EC-6, 4-8, 8-12, & EC-12 students must pass the content field TExES exam prior to

admission to the ETC program (15 hours for 7-12 certification in math or science fields). The State

Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) allows degreed individuals who have not been enrolled

in an Educator Preparation Program (EPP) to take Pre-Admission Content Test (PACT) to

demonstrate content proficiency for possible admission into an EPP. Prospective ETC students

must meet with the HSU certification officer to determine the appropriate PACT test to meet the

content field requirements.

Note: Taking PACT does not ensure admittance into a program.