Admission and Retention Requirements for History Certification
For admission to and retention in Teacher Education in the field of History, students must achieve and sustain a 2.75 GPA in all history coursework. To qualify to take the History (Secondary) TExES examination, students must meet the following criteria:
- Have at least a 2.5 GPA on all college coursework (lower and upper level).
- Have a 2.75 GPA on all history coursework (lower and upper level).
- Be advised by the Content Area Certification Coordinator for History and Social Studies.
Students who fail the certification exam must meet with the content Area Certification Coordinator for History and Social Studies to develop an action plan before re-taking the exam.
Students returning to the University to complete certification must see the History TExES coordinator or designee to receive a deficiency plan. All criteria outlined in the plan must be met before the student will be permitted to take the History TExES.
Students seeking certification must also qualify to take the Professional Development TExES. For information, see the College of Education section of this catalog.
Students seeking teacher certification in history or social studies must take the following courses, in addition to the Core Curriculum Program and all professional development courses. Students who have substituted Texas History for three hours of U.S. History in meeting their core curriculum requirements are still responsible for successfully completing both HIST 1301 and HIST 1302 for History certification. Please see the College of Education for a list of professional development courses.