Go Teach, Horned Frogs

Madie Sandberg TCU Go Teach
TCU Swimming and Diving student athlete Madie Sandberg in her clinical teaching placement

TCU’s College of Education, Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences and the Athletics Department have partnered with the College Football Playoff Foundation’s Go Teach Project to help student-athletes become teachers.

Why should you teach?

Teaching is a highly challenging, highly rewarding career and the U.S. faces a shortage of well-qualified teachers. You already have the drive and passion necessary to help students succeed in the classroom and beyond. If you want to help shape the minds of young children through adolescents, TCU can help you start your journey to becoming the best teacher you can be.

Why major in education at TCU?

TCU is the only university in the nation with two on-campus special education laboratory schools, Starpoint and KinderFrogs. You’ll have the opportunity to observe and teach at these schools, and learn from the amazing educators and students there.

TCU’s middle and secondary programs have extensive experiences in a variety of settings, including opportunities for observation and teaching in urban, suburban, and independent schools.

The Early Childhood-6th Grade, Middle and Secondary Education programs have been recognized with a combined six national awards. TCU teaching candidates have a 98% pass rate on Texas state certification exams and a 100% placement rate if they decide to teach after graduation. And if you’d like to teach in the area, you’ll be in good company. More than 80% of TCU teaching candidates teach in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.

What should you teach?

TCU has many different paths to teacher certification:

Early Childhood-6th Grade (Kindergarten-6th Grade): English as a Second Language (ESL) and Special Education or Bilingual and Special Education

Middle School (4th-8th Grade): Language & Literacy, Mathematics, Science, Combined Science or Social Studies

Secondary (6th or 7th-12th Grade): Language & Literacy, Social Studies, Life Science or Physical Science

All Level (Kindergarten-12th Grade): Music, Art, Physical Education or Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Double Major or Minor in Educational Studies: Biology, Chemistry, Communication Studies, Dance, English, History, Journalism, Mathematics, Physics/Mathematics, Languages Other Than English (LOTE) – Spanish, Theatre Arts

If you want to make an impact in education outside of the classroom, TCU offers a non-certification Youth Advocacy & Educational Studies program.

How do I get started?

Talk to your Academic Advisor early so they can connect you with College of Education staff early on, setting you on track to graduate and start your career. TCU’s Athletics Department works closely with the College of Education and Harris College of Nursing & Sciences to help you meet athletic and academic requirements.

Please contact Cynthia Savage, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies with questions.