Program Curriculum
It is essential that the program be readily available for teacher interns.  Classes are offered in the evenings, including in the summer to accommodate students' work schedules.
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Course Descriptions & Dates
View course descriptions and schedules for 2013-2014.
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Collaboration With Local School Districts
TLU possesses a long-standing tradition of producing quality teachers for the State of Texas. This program continues this tradition through collaboration with our multiple public school partners, effective standards-based preparation, and a commitment to teacher induction and retention. Seguin ISD, Navarro ISD, La Vernia ISD, Marion ISD, New Braunfels ISD, Comal ISD, Nixon-Smiley ISD, Floresville ISD, Fayetteville ISD, Gonzales ISD and other school districts in the region have expressed their support for the post-baccalaureate teacher certification program at Texas Lutheran University. The districts enthusiastically support the TLU program as it enables them to hire outstanding teachers in a time of great teacher demand.
 
Texas Lutheran University has developed a strong relationship with each of the districts in the region. TLU believes that one of its primary roles is to serve our surrounding school districts. The post-baccalaureate teacher certification program allows TLU to work with districts in recruiting outstanding candidates from high-tech corporations, businesses, the military and the community-at-large who are interested in pursuing a rewarding career in teaching. Almost certainly, these individuals will bring relevant content area experience to the teaching profession. TLU works with the districts to identify outstanding candidates who are currently employed by the districts in paraprofessional or substitute teaching positions. TLU also works closely with individuals who are currently on emergency certification or who are certified in other areas.

Field-based Experience Guidelines
The State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC), the Texas Education Agency (TEA), and the Texas State Board of Education recently revised the Texas Administrative Code that governs teacher certification programs (December 14, 2008). One section provides regulations for field-based experience (TITLE 19;PART 7; CHAPTER 228; RULE §228.35).
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Meeting the Reading Requirement
Students admitted after January 1, 2009, must meet the TEA requirement for reading instruction (TAC Chapter 228). To meet this requirement, students take two online courses on reading instruction. Students may select from the following ed2go courses offered by TLU. Complete information is at Courses for Teaching Professionals.
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TExES Test Preparation
Students who were admitted to the TLU Post-baccalaureate Teacher Certification Program after January 1, 2009, must complete a minimum of six hours of test preparation for the TExES examinations. Other current and former post-baccalaureate students as well as current and former undergraduate students in the TLU teacher education program may also be required to meet this requirement.

TLU fulfills the requirement with the T-CERT modules. For more information, contact the program director.
Contact Us
Dr. Adam Akerson
Director of the Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification Program
830-372-6557
Mailing Address:
Texas Lutheran University
Department of Education - PBTCP
1000 W. Court
Seguin, TX 78155

For more information about becoming a teacher in Texas, visit the State Board for Educator Certification.
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Submit the following materials to ensure admission to TLU's Post-baccalaureate Teacher Certification Program: