How do I apply to the Alternative Certification program?
To apply, please click and complete the ONLINE APPLICATION FORM at the link below. You will need to include the following items with your application confirmation form:
$50 (non-refundable) fee (check or money order made out to A&M-Commerce);
transcripts from all universities, colleges, and community/junior colleges attended (unofficial are initially acceptable, the graduate school will require official transcripts);
record of THEA/TASP (i.e., copy of official score report or transcript with scores visible);
NOTE: Documentation of 30 hours of observation in a Pre-K—12th grade instructional setting will be required prior to your internship semester (i.e., brief narrative describing your observation experiences and a signed letter from a school official confirming your 30 hours of observation). If you do not possess the 30 hours of observation, please contact Donna Tavener by e-mail or phone after you submit your application. We may assist you with a placement to complete your observation hours prior to admission. If you’ve completed this requirement please send documentation along with confirmation page, transcripts, and fee.
You may mail your completed Application Confirmation Form with the items listed above to the following address:
Educator Certification and Academic Services
Texas A&M University-Commerce
P.O. Box 3011
Commerce, TX 75429-3011
(Confirmation Must be Printed out)
Apply to the Graduate School prior to enrolling in courses
You must apply to the Graduate School prior to enrolling in courses at Texas A&M University-Commerce. Applying to the Graduate School is a convenient online process that is completely separate from making application to the alternative program. You may make application to the Graduate School by visiting their website. Move your cursor over the left-side banner to “Apply Online.” Move to and select the “Certification/Nondegree Application” link. Fill out the form completely and submit. In addition, immediately send the Graduate School your $35 application fee and official copy of your undergraduate degree transcript. If you do not have access to the internet, you may request a hardcopy application by calling 903-886-5163.