The Weatherford College Teacher Certification Program certifies individuals to teach in Texas public schools. An admissions process is utilized to identify qualified teacher candidates in line with Texas Administrative Code requirements. The application process includes the following:
- Submission of an application.
- Passage of a background check (form included in application file).
- An earned bachelor’s degree with an overall GPA of 2.5 or higher on the last degree (if the candidate has earned more than one degree). The program admissions average GPA for the year must, however, be 3.0 or higher.
- For those hoping to teach science: At least 15 credit hours of science coursework on official transcripts with a science GPA of 2.5 or higher.
- For those hoping to teach math: At least 15 credit hours of math coursework with a math GPA of 2.5 or higher.
- For those hoping to earn certificates in other subjects: At least 12 credit hours of coursework with a subject area GPA of 2.5 or higher.
- Three acceptable references.
- A formal interview with the program director
- A score of 70% or higher on the Critical Thinking Test (arrangement to take it at the Weatherford College Testing Center after application is submitted).
- An application fee of $50.00.
- Standardized reading, writing, and math scores from the SAT, ACT, TSI, GRE, Compass, or other approved test. Veterans are exempt from this requirement.
For further information, call the Education Department at 817-598-6446.