Upper Level/Professional Phase Admissions

To register for 300- and 400-level education courses, you must be admitted to Teacher Education (TEED) or upper level. This is not the same as junior status and is not automatic. You must meet several requirements in order for an advisor to declare that you are eligible for the Teacher Education phase of your degree program:

  • 45 hours of completed coursework on the degree program with a minimum of a 2.75 GPR at Texas A&M University
  • Completion of ENGL 104 and either TEFB 273 or INST 310
  • Completion of MATH 141 & 142 or their equivalents
  • Completion of 8 hours of science credit (2 lab sciences)

Meeting these criteria does not automatically guarantee acceptance to Teacher Education.  Each semester the most competitive will be granted spaces. You must meet with an advisor to receive the application form for Upper Level Admission.

Bilingual Education Upper Level

All students pursuing a degree in the bilingual education program must apply to be formally admitted into the upper (professional phase) level of the program.  The application process is competitive and meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.  This process typically occurs during a student's second semester of sophomore year.  Cohorts are selected for admission in the Spring for current bilingual education majors and in the Summer for transfer students, to begin Fall semester.  

Application Deadlines

April 1 for currently enrolled students desiring admission to the fall semester cohort  

August 1 for summer transfer students desiring admission to the fall semester cohort

Prerequisites

  • 45-60 completed credit hours
  • A minimum overall GPR of 2.5 (This is subject to change.)
  • Successful completion of MATH 141, MATH 142 and two 4-hour lab sciences, all with a grade of C or better
  • Completion of INST 310 with a grade of B or better
  • Proficiency in Spanish 

Application

The application process for fall 2014 admission will be submitted online; however, it is currently under construction.  The application will be available spring 2014 for students applying to the fall 2014 cohort.  

Please note:  The upper (professional phase) level application process applies specifically to admission into the bilingual education program.  This is separate from the change of major process and is not associated with admission into Texas A&M University.  For admission into the University, you may refer to the Office of Admissions

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Special Education Upper Level

All students pursuing a degree in the special education program must apply to be formally admitted into the upper (professional phase) level of the program.  The application process is competitive and meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.  This process typically occurs during a student's second semester of sophomore year.  Up to 30 students are selected for admission into each fall and spring cohort.  

Application Deadlines

October 1 for spring cohort (The application process occurs in the fall.)

March 1 for fall cohort (The application process occurs in the spring.)

Prerequisites

  • 45-60 completed credit hours
  • A minimum overall GPR of 2.75
  • Successful completion of MATH 141, MATH 142 and two 4-hour lab sciences, all with a grade of C or better
  • Completion of INST 310 with a grade of B or better
  • Completion of SPED 302 with a grade of B or better OR be currently enrolled

Application

All documentation for this process is submitted online.  Apply here.    

A video tutorial of the application is available through this link.  

Forms

Please note:  The upper (professional phase) level application process applies specifically to admission into the special education program.  This is separate from the change of major process and is not associated with admission into Texas A&M University.  For admission into the University, you may refer to the Office of Admissions

 

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Non-Certification Teacher Programs

Students in the following non-certification degree programs must apply for admission to professional phase when they have completed their lower level coursework:

  • Allied Health
  • Community Health
  • Applied Exercise Physiology* (SEE NOTE BELOW)
  • Basic Exercise Physiology
  • Motor Behavior
  • Dance Science

* Applied Exercise Physiology students must also complete the Math & Science Worksheet as part of the admission process.

Dance Science Professional Phase Requirements:
Students must meet the requirements detailed in the following documents to be considered for admission into the professional phase.

Dance Science students should use the following documents for entering professional phase. You can also review the Dance Science Field Experiences page for more information.

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Teacher Certification Programs

Students enrolled in Physical Education and School Health programs must apply for admission into professional phase after completing their lower-level coursework.  Below are the required forms needed to submit when applying to Professional Phase.

PEK SCH
Catalog 132 Catalog 132
Catalog 133 Catalog 133
Catalog 134 Catalog 134
Catalog 135 Catalog 135
Catalog 136 Catalog 136

 

Degree Plan Spreadsheets
Please fill out the correct catalog and submit it as a part of your admissions packet. If you have any questions, please contact your advisor.

PEK SCH
Catalog 132 Catalog 132
Catalog 133 Catalog 133
Catalog 134 Catalog 134
Catalog 135 Catalog 135
Catalog 136 Catalog 136

 

Portfolio Review Forms
Students will need to create a portfolio through the recommended portfolio system prior to beginning their field-based coursework.

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Sport Management

Students enrolled in Sport Management (internship and non-internship option) must apply for admission to professional phase after completing their lower-level coursework. There are a limited number of seats available for the professional phase each year. Please review the Professional Phase admissions instructions carefully and complete all of the following required documents:

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Professional Phase Admissions is no longer utilized by EAHR.

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Bilingual Education Upper Level

All students pursuing a degree in the bilingual education program must apply to be formally admitted into the upper (professional phase) level of the program.  The application process is competitive and meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.  This process typically occurs during a student's second semester of sophomore year.  Cohorts are selected for admission in the Spring for current bilingual education majors and in the Summer for transfer students, to begin Fall semester.  

Application Deadlines

April 1 for currently enrolled students desiring admission to the fall semester cohort  

August 1 for summer transfer students desiring admission to the fall semester cohort

Prerequisites

  • 45-60 completed credit hours
  • A minimum overall GPR of 2.5 (This is subject to change.)
  • Successful completion of MATH 141, MATH 142 and two 4-hour lab sciences, all with a grade of C or better
  • Completion of INST 310 with a grade of B or better
  • Proficiency in Spanish 

Application

The application process for fall 2014 admission will be submitted online; however, it is currently under construction.  The application will be available spring 2014 for students applying to the fall 2014 cohort.  

Please note:  The upper (professional phase) level application process applies specifically to admission into the bilingual education program.  This is separate from the change of major process and is not associated with admission into Texas A&M University.  For admission into the University, you may refer to the Office of Admissions

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Special Education Upper Level

All students pursuing a degree in the special education program must apply to be formally admitted into the upper (professional phase) level of the program.  The application process is competitive and meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.  This process typically occurs during a student's second semester of sophomore year.  Up to 30 students are selected for admission into each fall and spring cohort.  

Application Deadlines

October 1 for spring cohort (The application process occurs in the fall.)

March 1 for fall cohort (The application process occurs in the spring.)

Prerequisites

  • 45-60 completed credit hours
  • A minimum overall GPR of 2.75
  • Successful completion of MATH 141, MATH 142 and two 4-hour lab sciences, all with a grade of C or better
  • Completion of INST 310 with a grade of B or better
  • Completion of SPED 302 with a grade of B or better OR be currently enrolled

Application

All documentation for this process is submitted online.  Apply here.    

A video tutorial of the application is available through this link.  

Forms

Please note:  The upper (professional phase) level application process applies specifically to admission into the special education program.  This is separate from the change of major process and is not associated with admission into Texas A&M University.  For admission into the University, you may refer to the Office of Admissions

 

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Non-Certification Teacher Programs

Students in the following non-certification degree programs must apply for admission to professional phase when they have completed their lower level coursework:

  • Allied Health
  • Community Health
  • Applied Exercise Physiology* (SEE NOTE BELOW)
  • Basic Exercise Physiology
  • Motor Behavior
  • Dance Science

* Applied Exercise Physiology students must also complete the Math & Science Worksheet as part of the admission process.

Dance Science Professional Phase Requirements:
Students must meet the requirements detailed in the following documents to be considered for admission into the professional phase.

Dance Science students should use the following documents for entering professional phase. You can also review the Dance Science Field Experiences page for more information.

[top]

Teacher Certification Programs

Students enrolled in Physical Education and School Health programs must apply for admission into professional phase after completing their lower-level coursework.  Below are the required forms needed to submit when applying to Professional Phase.

PEK SCH
Catalog 132 Catalog 132
Catalog 133 Catalog 133
Catalog 134 Catalog 134
Catalog 135 Catalog 135
Catalog 136 Catalog 136

 

Degree Plan Spreadsheets
Please fill out the correct catalog and submit it as a part of your admissions packet. If you have any questions, please contact your advisor.

PEK SCH
Catalog 132 Catalog 132
Catalog 133 Catalog 133
Catalog 134 Catalog 134
Catalog 135 Catalog 135
Catalog 136 Catalog 136

 

Portfolio Review Forms
Students will need to create a portfolio through the recommended portfolio system prior to beginning their field-based coursework.

[top]

Sport Management

Students enrolled in Sport Management (internship and non-internship option) must apply for admission to professional phase after completing their lower-level coursework. There are a limited number of seats available for the professional phase each year. Please review the Professional Phase admissions instructions carefully and complete all of the following required documents:

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EAHR

Professional Phase Admissions is no longer utilized by EAHR.

TLAC

To register for 300- and 400-level education courses, you must be admitted to Teacher Education (TEED) or upper level. This is not the same as junior status and is not automatic. You must meet several requirements in order for an advisor to declare that you are eligible for the Teacher Education phase of your degree program:

  • 45 hours of completed coursework on the degree program with a minimum of a 2.75 GPR at Texas A&M University
  • Completion of ENGL 104 and either TEFB 273 or INST 310
  • Completion of MATH 141 & 142 or their equivalents
  • Completion of 8 hours of science credit (2 lab sciences)

Meeting these criteria does not automatically guarantee acceptance to Teacher Education.  Each semester the most competitive will be granted spaces. You must meet with an advisor to receive the application form for Upper Level Admission.