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Program Requirements

1. Hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited post secondary institution with a minimum 2.75 undergraduate GPA. 

2. Interest in teaching math, science, special education, or EC-6 generalist or bilingual generalist

3. Willingness to work in a high-needs partner district

4. The stated number of coursework hours required in your content area OR a passing grade on the Pre-Admission Content Test

5. Ability to attend mandatory, monthly in-person cohort meetings

How to Apply

1. Apply for admission to Texas A&M University-Kingsville at

  • Select College of Graduate Studies
  • Select Alternative Certification Program (ACP) as the major
  • Pay the $35 application fee online or in person with the graduate school (please check financial statements to ensure that debit/credit card payment was processed)

2. Send a sealed, official copy of ALL transcripts to:

 Office of Graduate Studies

 700 University Blvd, MSC 118

 Kingsville, TX 78363

Please note: You must send a transcript from every institution attended even if the courses appear on another transcript because of transfer.

3. Complete an ACP application

  • Application should include a current resume with objective for teaching career and a 500-1000 word cover letter addressing why you want to teach and how your previous experiences have prepared you to succeed in the classroom
  • Application should also include another copy of all transcripts

4. Register for the PACT exam (only if you do not have the required number of coursework hours in your content area) Please notify our office of your scheduled test date and forward a copy of your passing exam result as soon as you receive it.

Applications cannot be reviewed until ALL materials, including a passing score on the PACT exam, have been received by our office. Therefore, please submit all materials as soon as possible.

Application Deadline:                                             

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. We are currently accepting and reviewing applications for the Fall 2016 semester.

All ACP application materials can be submitted via: 

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Mail: Alternative Certification Program

 Texas A&M University-Kingsville

 700 University Blvd, MSC 195

 Kingsville, TX 78363


 Fax: (361) 593-4051

 In person: Rhode Hall, Room 117

This page was last updated on: October 26, 2016