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45 minutes


Application requirements, from academic history to coursework and exams

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  • Overview
    • Academic History
      • International Applicant Requirements
  • Apply with PACT or Coursework
    • Courses that Count
    • Programs that Accept Coursework
      • Undergraduate Transfer Programs
      • Graduate Programs

If you have any questions about your PACT exam or this process, reach out to a TeachDFW application coach or teacher preparation program staff for support. We’re here for you.


To prove your eligibility for a teacher preparation program, you may need to meet coursework requirements.

By providing proof of this coursework, admissions staff can rest assured you have the right background to pursue a teaching certification at their program.

Academic History

When applying for your program, be prepared to provide your:

  • Previous degree(s)
  • GPA
  • Completed content area/coursework

International Applicant Requirements

Do you have a degree from an English-speaking country?

  • Yes: Typically, you will need to provide a letter from your university verifying the language of instruction.
  • No: You need to pass the TOEFL with the minimum scores as determined by your program. Common requirements are:
    • Speaking: 24
    • Listening: 22
    • Reading: 22
    • Writing: 21

Apply with PACT or Coursework

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