Advanced Placement (AP) Summer Institute Registration

Secondary teachers of Advanced Placement classes can register now for College Board-approved professional development courses, conveniently located at UT Dallas.

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Undergraduate/Transfer Checklist

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Successfully completing the following steps enables your acceptance into the UT Dallas Teacher Certification program.

 First Steps:

  • Meet with an Academic Advisor in your major to develop a degree plan.
  • Meet with an Advisor in the Teacher Development Center (TDC) to fill out paperwork and develop your certification plan.  Bring a copy of your degree plan from your academic advisor to this appointment.
  • Visit the TDC website ( to become familiar with online teacher certification information.
  • “Like” us on Facebook at UT Dallas Teacher Development Center.

Official Admission:

  • TSI:  Exempt or Complete (revision as of 7/8/2016)
  • Meet GPA requirements:  2.75 cumulative or last 60 semester hours – transfer and UT Dallas credits combined.  See TDC for official calculation.
  • Complete 12 SCH – 12 SCH in major/teaching field with no grade lower than a “C.”
  • Students are notified by email when they have been officially admitted to the
    Teacher Certification Preparation Program.  Students must reply within 7 days to the email to accept their admittance to the program.

These important Next Steps are critical to your timely completion of your teacher certification plan.

  • You must set up your TEAL, ECOS, and ETS Testing accounts
  • You must make an “A” or “B” in all restricted courses.
  • Visit the Educational Testing Service (ETS) website for information about the TExES Certification Exams.
    • Select Preparation Materials to view the Content and PPR Test Manuals.
    • Print the Test at a Glance for both of your required TExES exams.
  • Plan ahead for student teaching  and your TExES exams:
    • You are required to pass both TExES exams for your teacher certification to be eligible for student/clinical teaching.
    • Make sure you have the opportunity to retake each test if necessary.
  • Suggested testing timeline for TExES exams:
    • Take the PPR exam midway through or upon completion of Classroom Management.
    • Take the Content exam after you complete most or all of your content (subject area) courses.
  • Make an appointment to take TExES practice tests – free of charge to TDC students – before taking the official TExES exams.
  • Reserve a spot for the TExES review workshops for the PPR and Content exams. Workshops are offered each semester at no cost to you.
  • To begin the registration process for your TExES exams, call or visit the TDC office.
    • Complete the forms to get approval to test for your TExES exams.
    • Register online with ETS for your TExES exams.
    • TExES exams are $131.00 each.
  • Pass both Content and PPR TExES exams.
  • Make an appointment in the TDC Office to attend a Student Teacher Sign-Up meeting the semester before you intend to student teach. These meetings usually occur within the first six weeks of classes each fall and spring semester.

For more information, contact the Teacher Development Center.