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Elementary Education (Teacher Recruitment Program)

Graduate Advisor
Dr. Cheryll Dennis
Avery Building, Room 455
Round Rock Campus

Department of Curriculum and Instruction
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Texas State University’s specialized concentration, referred to as the teacher recruitment program (TRP), began in 2001 as an ideal entry for second-career considerations. Students on this path may receive their certification after two semesters of field-based and academic course work and complete their master’s degree while earning a teacher’s salary.

Degree Certification Program Hours Thesis Option Minor Option
M.Ed. EC-6 Generalist ESL 36 Non-Thesis No minor

Certification Plan Information
If you are admitted to this program, please contact the Office of Educator Preparation for your certification plan. If you are seeking teacher certification without a master's degree, please review the stand-alone teacher certification information.

Texas State Round Rock Campus
This program can be completed in Round Rock, though taking courses in both San Marcos and Round Rock will result in quicker degree completion.

Deadlines U.S. Citizen International
Fall March 1 March 1
Spring September 1 September 1
Summer I No Admission No Admission
Summer II No Admission No Admission

Application Deadline
This program has a firm deadline.

Funding Information
For scholarship, fellowship or assistantship consideration, applications must be completed by the deadline above.

Decision Timeline
This program reviews applications on a firm basis.

Application Requirements

The items required for admission consideration are listed below. International applicants, please visit our international web pages for additional requirements.

ApplyTexas Application

  • completed online ApplyTexas application

  Review the instructions for submitting your ApplyTexas application.

Application Fee(s)

  • $40 nonrefundable application fee
  • $50 nonrefundable international evaluation fee (if applicable)

  Review the instructions for submitting your application fee(s).

Transcripts & GPA

  • baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited university
  • a copy of an official transcript from each institution where course credit was granted
  • minimum 2.75 GPA in your last 60 hours of undergraduate course work (plus any completed graduate courses)

  Review the instructions for submitting your transcripts. Official transcripts will be required if admission is granted.

GRE Scores

  • GRE scores not required

Documents & Other Requirements

  • interview with graduate advisor
  • resume/CV
  • statement of purpose
  • three forms of recommendation 

  Review the instructions for using the Graduate Admissions Document Upload tool (GADU) to submit your documents. You will have access to GADU after you submit your ApplyTexas application and activate your Texas State NetID.

TOEFL Scores

Applicants are required to submit TOEFL scores that meet the minimum program requirements below unless they have earned a bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited U.S. institution.

  • official TOEFL iBT scores with minimum individual scores of
    • 22 listening
    • 22 reading
    • 24 speaking
    • 21 writing

This program does not offer admission if the scores above are not met.

  Review the instructions for submitting your official test scores.