Current Students

The following is a list of resources to assist you in your journey as a TCU College of Education student. If you cannot find what you need, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Studies at 817-257-7660 or email s.m.cooper@tcu.edu.

Certification
Courses have carefully been selected and crafted to meet the educational needs of students, as well as the requirements of the Texas Educational Agency and the State Board of Education. All students must pass the EC-12 Pedagogy Certification exam along with their content related exam(s). For information about certification, see the Certification Handbook. To be sure that students are meeting the requirements for graduation and certification, they should meet with Diana Woolsey the semester before student teaching.

Clinical/Student Teaching
All students are required to do clinical/student teaching as part of their teacher certification program. Students who are in the EC-6 program will student teach 30 days in two different grade levels for a total of 60 days (approximately 12 weeks). Students in the Middle-Secondary program will student teach for 60 days (approximately 12 weeks) in one school. Applications for student teaching are due September 1 for those who student teach in the spring and February 1 for those who student teach in the fall. Students obtaining all-level certification will work with their advisors and the College of Education to determine appropriate field placements and schedule to meet the TEA requirements.

Interview Days
Each spring, the College of Education hosts annual Interview Days for current TCU seniors and TCU graduates. Districts from the DFW area and around the state come to TCU to meet with students. Individuals can interview with up to 10 districts for 28 minutes each. Students are notified when they can sign up for interviews just prior to the event using a web-based scheduling program. Not only does this event allow students to practice their interview skills, but some are offered positions at the interview or soon thereafter. For more information, contact Chris D’Auria, c.j.dauria@tcu.edu or 817-257-2222.