Admission Requirements

Admission to the program will be based on the following criteria:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university. Potential graduates in their last semester of study may submit an application.
  • 2.75 GPA minimum on last 60 hours toward bachelor’s degree or cumulative GPA.
  • Passing scores on the Pre Admission Content Test will allow admission to program
  • Three (3) confidential professional references
  • Official interview with Program Director and Assistant program Director
  • For a program candidate who will be seeking an initial certificate, a minimum of 12 semester credit hours is required in the subject-specific content area for the certification sought. For math and science certification, individuals must have a minimum of 15 semester credit hours. However, if an individual does not have the required hours, he/she can challenge the state test by passing the Pre Admission Content test in the specific content.

Individuals interested in the program should schedule an appointment with the Alternative Teacher Certification Office on the MCC campus. 254-299-8063.

The individual should bring a copy of their final college transcript. All foreign transcripts must be translated and evaluated. Foreign Credential Services of America 1910 Justin Lane Austin, Texas 78757-2411 Phone 512-459-8428 or any of the other services listed on the TEA foreign evaluation services website can be used for translation purposes.

The state requires that individuals with foreign transcripts take a TOEFL and score at least 24 speaking, 22 listening, 22 reading, and 21 writing.

The following materials must be submitted before an official interview can be conducted:

  • Completed application
  • Official transcript (Please have transcript mailed to ATTN: Alternative Teacher Certification, 1400 College Dr. CSC E 115 Waco, Texas 76708 or transcript can be electronically submitted from college to Program Director or Assistant Director
  • Documentation of bachelor degree conferred (found on transcript) and if using PACT score to enter program scores must be submitted.
  • Three confidential references (friend and family cannot be used). The reference forms can be faxed to (254-299-6227), mailed to Alternative Teacher Certification, McLennan Community College 1400 College Drive Waco, Tx 76708 or hand delivered to the ATC office in a sealed envelope. The reference form can be found on the right side of this website.
  • A short resume