Admission Requirements

  • Submit official transcripts indicating a conferred degree.  Official transcripts indicating a conferred degree will be used to determine that a 4 year baccalaureate degree from an IHE recognized by regional accrediting agency has been earned by the candidate. Official transcripts will be required to be mailed directly to the office from the university.
    • You may view all regionally accredited institutions at the United States on the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.  Use this link to access the page:


  • Minimum 2.5 GPA or at least a 2.5 in the last 60 semester credit hours.   
    • Minimum 2.50 GPA (your undergraduate GPA as posted on conferred degree transcript), or
    • Minimum 2.50 GPA in last 60 hours
    • Your graduating GPA must be calculated and posted by the university on your official transcripts. If your transcript does not reflect a graduation GPA, you will need to contact your college’s Registrar office to have a letter typed on University letterhead that includes your GPA sent in with your official transcripts.



  • Demonstrated competency in basic reading, written communication and mathematics skills.
    • Satisfied the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) requirement by having a conferred degree, or
    • Passing score on the TASP/THEA (Reading - 230, Math - 230, Writing - 220), or
    • ACT (composite score of 23 with a minimum of 19 on the English test and 19 on the math test), or
    • SAT (combined verbal and mathematics score of 1070 with a minimum 500 verbal score and 500 math score)


  • Completed TSI Interview by TBC Admininstration



Trade and Industrial Certification Applicants 


An educator preparation program may admit a candidate for career and technology education certification who has met the experience and preparation requirements specified in TAC 230


  • Trade and Industrial Education 6-12
    • Option I- bachelor’s degree, 2 years of full-time wage earning experience within the past 10 yrs in approved occupations,
    • Option II – associates degree, 2 years of wage earning experience in last 10 yrs. In approved occupations,
    • Option III – high school diploma or equivalent; five years of full time wage earning experience within the past 10 in one or more approved occupations; current licensure, and
    • Current licensure, certification or registration.



Out of Country Graduates 


Graduates from a university outside of the United States or U.S. territories must:


  • Provide proof of oral English language proficiency 
    • The following scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL iBT) test.
    • 24 on the Speaking, 22 on the Reading, 22 on the Listening, and 21 on the Writing sections



  • An original Foreign Credential Review from an approved agency must be provided if you graduated from a university outside the United States. FTA will not accept transcripts from a foreign university.  For individuals who have a degree from another country you must submit a transcript evaluation from one of the following organizations, as part of the admisssions process;


  • Transcript evaluation from one of the following evaluators;
  • American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admission Officers
  • Center for Applied Research, Evaluation, & Education, Inc.
  • Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.
  • Educational Records Evaluation Service, Inc.
  • Evaluation Service, Inc.
  • Foreign Credential Services of America
  • The Foreign Educational Document Service
  • Foundation for International Services, Inc.
  • Global Credential Evaluators, Inc
  • Global Education Group, Inc.
  • Global Language Services
  • International Academic Credential Evaluator, Inc.
  • International Education Research Foundation, Inc. 
  • Josef Silny & Associates, Inc.
  • SDR Educational Consultants
  • Span Tran Evaluation Services
  • World Education Services, Inc. 
  • Worldwide Education Consultant Services, Inc.

Tuition and Fees

The tuition/fees vary on the program the student is eligible for:


       Alternative Certification Program

Participants pay a $65.00* application fee and $600* dollar curriculum fee. Upon successfully obtaining a paid teaching position, candidates will be charged $400.00 per month for 11 months. This will total the $5,065.00* which is the total cost of the program.


Note: If $600.00 curriculum fee can not be made in full, installment payment plans are available for those who qualify. 


* NON-Refundable fee

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