Admission and Retention Requirements for English Certification
For admission to and retention in Teacher Education in the field of English, students must achieve and sustain a 3.0 GPA in all English coursework. To qualify to take the English TExES examination, students must meet the following criteria:
- Have at least a 2.5 GPA on all college coursework (lower and upper level).
- Have completed one English TExES Review Workshop at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. This workshop must be taken in the semester prior to the term the student takes the TExES.
Students who meet the above criteria must request permission to take the TExES certification exam via the College of Education’s TExES Approval/Request System (TAR) at <http://tar.tamucc.edu>. The English TExES Coordinator will approve all students who meet the above criteria. In addition, it is strongly recommended that students take a second English TExES Review Workshop in the semester that they take the exam.
There is no difference between a Literary Studies or Writing Studies emphasis for this certification.
Students returning to the University to complete certification must see the English TExES coordinator to identify any course deficiencies in the student’s teaching field. All criteria outlined in the plan must be met before the student will be permitted to take the English TExES.
Students seeking certification must also qualify to take the Professional Development TExES. For information, see the College of Education section of this catalog.