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College of Education & Human Development


WE ARE THE LARGEST PRODUCER IN THE STATE OF TEACHERS IN THE HIGH-NEED FIELDS OF BILINGUAL EDUCATION, MATH AND SCIENCE. Top Ten Reasons To Be An Aggie Teacher: 10. Supportive and understanding coworkers in your same position

Colleen Holmes ‘76 opens her students’ eyes to the wonders of science each day. Making learning fun is just the beginning for this Aggie teacher.

Join The Profession That Creates All Others Texas needs quality teachers and skilled professionals, and in the College of Education and Human Development at Texas A&M University, we are answering that call. We are the largest producer in the state of teachers in the high-need fields of bilingual education, math and science, but we also offer more than 13 diverse degree programs that fit the needs of students interested in human resource development, technology and sport management, community and allied health, and exercise science.

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Average starting salary of $42K

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Opportunities to mentor students and help them pursue their dreams

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Students that keep you up-to-date with new trends and fads

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Lifelong learning in your field and in life

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Paid summers and holidays off

Free admission to the school’s sporting events New classroom adventures every day Memories from field trips, bus rides and road trips

Opportunities for advanced degrees and paid-for professional development

Find Your Niche CAREERS IN TEACHING

MINORS

• Bilingual Education • Early Childhood Education • Middle Grades Language Arts/Social Studies • Middle Grades Math/Science • Physical Education Teacher Certification • School Health • Secondary Education - most subjects • Special Education

• Coaching • Creative Studies • Dance • Human Resource Development • Sport Management • STEM Applied Learning

CAREERS IN HEALTH

• Accelerate Online • aggieTEACH • Agricultural Science Certification • Secondary Graduate Certification • Traditional Certification Options • University Studies Math Teaching Concentration • University Studies STEM Minor

• Allied Health • Community Health • Exercise Science • Dance Science

CAREERS IN BUSINESS & GOVERNMENT • Human Resource Development • Sport Management • Technology Management

CERTIFICATION OPPORTUNITIES

MORE INFO: TEACH.TAMU.EDU HTTP://BIT.LY/EDUCATION_DEGREES


Freshman: Plan For Your Future

MORE THAN 8,000 OF OUR FORMER STUDENTS CURRENTLY TEACH IN 628 TEXAS SCHOOL DISTRICTS.

REQUIRED COURSEWORK • 4 years of English • 3.5 years of Math (Algebra I and II, Geometry and minimum half a credit of advanced math) • 3 years of Science (minimum two of Biology I, Chemistry I or Physics I) • 2 years of the same foreign language (recommended)

Transfers: Become a Part of the Aggie Family REQUIREMENTS

CHECKLIST TO APPLY

• Minimum 2.5 GPR on minimum 24 hours of transferable coursework • MATH 1324, 1325 and two science courses from the following table • Minimum 2.75 GPR for admission into EC-6 and 4-8 teacher preparation programs • Minimum 10 hours from the following table

Completed ApplyTexas Application (WWW.APPLYTEXAS.ORG) Essay Topic A and B on ApplyTexas application (Essay Topic C is strongly encouraged for students who do not qualify for top 10% or automatic academic admission) Non-refundable $60 processing fee or fee waiver Official high school transcript with numerical class rank SAT or ACT score (including writing score)

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Take the plunge with Liyuan, Brenda and Gregory. The tradition and camaraderie of Texas A&M makes it easy for these future Aggie teachers to find their niche away from home.

More than 8,000 of our former students currently teach in 628 Texas school districts, representing 178 Texas counties. By becoming a part of our Aggie family, you are joining the more than 25,000 Aggies who have been certified to teach since the early 1960s.

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ENGL 203 OR 210*

ENGL 1302 OR 2311*

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ENGLISH COMP. I PUBLIC SPEAKING*

Permanent resident card, I551 or SB 1528 Affidavit (if applicable)

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COMM 203**

SPCH 1315 OR 1321**

BIOL 111 & CHEM 101

BIOL 1406 & CHEM 1411

MATH 141 & 142

MATH 1324 & 1325

* Students seeking degrees in Human Resource Development or Technology Management will need to complete ENG 2311 ** Students seeking Physical Education Certification or Special Education will not need Public Speaking. STUDENTS WISHING TO TRANSFER INTO THE COLLEGE MUST HAVE BOTH MATH 1324, MATH 1325 AND TWO LAB SCIENCES COMPLETED BEFORE ACCEPTANCE CAN BE GRANTED. COURSES IN PROGRESS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED IN THE INITIAL ADMISSIONS DECISION. THE COLLEGE PREFERS THAT TRANSFERS HAVE AT LEAST A 3.0 GPR.

MORE INFO: ADMISSIONS.TAMU.EDU


APPROXIMATELY 65% OF OUR STUDENTS RECEIVE SOME FORM OF FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FROM TEXAS A&M. How Much Will It Cost?

Opportunities Await

Aid For Teachers

The College of Education & Human Development offers more than 100 scholarships to students totaling about $345,000. Students wishing to teach in high-need fields like math, science, bilingual and special education are highly competitive for these scholarships. To apply for these collegelevel scholarships, visit WWW.APPLYTEXAS.ORG and fill out the ApplyTexas Application.

TEACH GRANT PROGRAM

RESIDENT

TUITION & FEES LOAN FEES ROOM & BOARD BOOKS & SUPPLIES TRAVEL MISCELLANEOUS

$8,336 $55 $8,039 $1,278 $600 $2,223

NON-RESIDENT INTERNATIONAL

$22,886 $55 $8,039 $1,278 $1,200 $2,223

$19,609 –– $9,533 $1,297 $859 $2,457

Scholarship and financial aid opportunities through Texas A&M can be found by visiting the following sites: Scholarships.........SCHOLARSHIPS.TAMU.EDU Financial Aid...............WWW.FAFSA.ED.GOV Federal Plus Loan..FINANCIALAID.TAMU.EDU

Being an Aggie teacher is rewarding. Just ask Grant Simpson ‘02, who values the relationships he builds with his fourth-graders. And, being named Texas Elementary Teacher of the Year isn’t too bad either.

TEACHER LOAN FORGIVENESS PROGRAM Federal Stafford Loans are forgivable up to $5,000 with a commitment to teach, and up to $17,500 is forgivable with a commitment to teach math, science and special education. Students who become full-time teachers in an elementary or secondary school that serves students from low-income families can have their Perkins Loans forgiven by 15% for the first and second years, 20% for the third and fourth, and 30% for the fifth.

SCHOLARSHIP QUESTIONS?

Expect More Of Yourself Texas A&M has a 100 percent job placement rate for students completing teacher preparation programs in middle school, bilingual and special education. Approximately 98 percent of our students pass the K-12 teacher entry exams, almost guarantying that you will too! And, each year, more than 130 school districts come to campus to recruit and hire our Aggie teachers, offering students competitive salaries with an average starting salary of $42K.

Grants of up to $4,000 per year are given to students who agree to serve as a full-time teacher for at least four academic years in a high-need field in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves low-income students.

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Casey Ricketts ’03 Office: 979.458.1164 Fax: 979.862.4352 E-mail: cricketts@tamu.edu

MORE INFO: HTTP://BIT.LY/TEACHER_AID


IN A UNIVERSITY THE SIZE OF TEXAS A&M, IT IS NICE TO BE A PART OF A SMALLER COLLEGE COMMUNITY. GET THE SPECIAL TREATMENT BYRNE STUDENT SUCCESS CENTER The center enhances and promotes academic success for education majors at Texas A&M by exposing them to academic, career and transition services and campus life opportunities. SUCCESS.

TAMU.EDU ExpLORE An educational experience for students interested in teaching in culturally diverse environments.

HTTP://BIT.LY/EXPLORE_TEACHING LEARNING COMMUNITIES Learning community participants build camaraderie with fellow students, form close bonds with faculty and develop successful study habits

Did you know that Texas A&M is ranked 15th nationally for their short-term study abroad opportunities? Brandon Rothermel ‘10 knows, and he’s enjoying the view from Granada, Nicaragua.

STUDY ABROAD Adventures in places like Costa Rica, Italy, Switzerland and Germany offer pre-service teachers opportunities to student teach abroad and connect with Aggie teachers who are already teaching internationally.

Show Your True Potential In a university the size of Texas A&M, it is nice to be a part of a smaller college community. Our students have access to resources that not only help them succeed, but allow them to participate in cultural, social and educational experiences that just can’t be learned in the classroom. Stop by our Byrne Student Success Center, become a part of one of our freshman learning communities or experience the classrooms of Costa Rica, Italy, Switzerland, Eastern Europe or Mexico!

SUMMER TRANSFER WORKSHOPS Students study abroad at Texas A&M’s Soltis Center for Research and Education in Costa Rica.

Special workshops for prospective students and community college counselors on the Texas A&M campus.


THE SUPPORT WE PROVIDE GIVES OUR STUDENTS THE EDGE THEY NEED TO BE SUCCESSFUL. Stay Connected David Byrd ’99 Toll-Free: 866.279.6432 Office: 979.862.7167 Cell: 979.255.2140 Fax: 979.862.4352 E-mail: byrd99@tamu.edu Online: EDUCATE.TAMU.EDU Facebook: WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/TAMU.EDUCATION

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VISIT.TAMU.EDU The value of an Aggie education is unmatched. Not only are you forever bonded with your Aggie family, but Smart Money ranks Texas A&M first in the nation according to what our graduates earn compared to the cost of their education.

Why Texas A&M? School districts want to hire our students because they leave Texas A&M polished and ready to meet the rigors of teaching. And, the support we provide our students during their early field experiences is what gives them the edge they need to be successful in their own classrooms. Make a difference in the life of a student today. Become an Aggie teacher and be a mentor in the one profession that creates all others.

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EDUCATION &

HUMAN DEVELOPMENT

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