Transition Academic Programs

Education

  Change of Major Request Dates:
  • August 16th 2023 - September 18th 2023
  • December 19th 2023 - February 12th 2024
  • May 14th 2024 - June 25th 2024 

2.00 Human Resource Development (HRDV) Change of major Information
  • Must have 12 graded hours at TAMU
  • Must have less than 75 total completed hours
  • Must have MATH 140 or MATH 142 (or approved substitutes)
  • Two Life and Physical Science courses (Minimum 3 hours each)
  • Additional Requirements:
    • Application essay, reviewed by faculty. (400-500 word minimum, 3500 character, including spaces, limit)
      • Career goals with an explanation of how this degree program will help achieve those goals
      • Overall writing skills and quality are both considered including grammar, spelling, and professional style in submitted essay
 
‚Äč2.75 Bilingual Education (EDUC-BLE)Change of major information
  • Must have two Maths (i.e. MATH 140 & 142) with Cs or better
  • Must have two 4-hour lab sciences completed with Cs or better
  • Preferred Coursework: TEFB 273, INST 210 (B or better) and SPAN 101-202 with Cs or better
  • Maximum of 70 completed hours at the time of application
Note: Contact advisor for degree plan and additional details
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2.75 Special Education (EDUC-ESP)
Change of major information
  • Must have completed MATH 140 or 142 with C's or better
  • 8 hours of core Life and Physical Science credits with C's or better
  • Preferred INST 210 with C's or better
  • No more than 70 completed hours
Note: Contact advisor for degree plan and additional details
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2.75 Kinesiology-Exercise Science: Applied Exercise Physiology (KINE-AEP), Basic Exercise Physiology (KINE-BEP), Motor Behavior (KINE-MTB) Change of major information
  • Must have 12 graded hours at TAMU
  • Must have completed four of the required courses with B average and a minimum grade of C
    • Both MATH 140 and 142 (or equivalents)
    • Two of the following sciences: BIOL 111, BIOL 112, CHEM 119, CHEM 120, PHYS 201, PHYS 202, BIOL 319 or BIOL 320
    • Preferred to have ENGL 103 or 104 and ENGL 210 or COMM 203 completed with C's  or better
  • Students with a 3.0 or better GPA have preference
  • BIOL 319 and BIOL 320 MUST be taken at Texas A&M
  • Students with fewer than 80 total hours (A&M & transfer) have preference
Note: Applicants are reviewed by committee and admitted on a competitive basis. Meeting the minimum requirements listed does not guarantee admission.
 
 
TEAM Students: A TEAM Pathway Agreement exists for these majors.
2.25 Kinesiology: Exercise and Sports Science (KINE-EST)
Change of major information
 
  • Must have a minimum Texas A&M GPR of 2.25.
  • Must have completed a minimum of 12 graded hours at Texas A&M.
  • Must have completed the required courses below with a minimum grade of C:
    • MATH 140 and 142 (or equivalents)
    • Two of the following sciences: BIOL 107 (or equivalent), PHYS 201 (or equivalent), BIOL 319 (*BIOL 2401) or BIOL320 (*BIOL 2402)

*BIOL 2401 and BIOL 2402 are not direct equivalents for BIOL 319 and 320 but can substitute for this degree. Students must take either BIOL 2401 and 2402 at a community college or take BIOL 319 or 320. BIOL 2401 will not count as a prerequisite for BIOL 320.

For the Summer 2023 change of major cycle, the GPA requirements will increase to a 2.5 minimum GPA. 


2.50 Sport Management (SPMT) Change of major information
  • Must have 12 graded hours at TAMU
  • No more than 60 total hours completed
  • Preferred Coursework: COMM 203 and ENGL 103/104
  • Additional Requirements:
    • Required coursework must be complete at time of application
    • Applicants are reviewed by a committee and admitted on a competitive basis. Meeting the minimum requirements listed does not guarantee admission.

TEAM Students: A TEAM Pathway Agreement exists for this major.
2.75 Education: PreK-6th Generalist (EDUC-PK6), Middle Grades 4-8 Math/Science (EDUC-M/S), Middle Grades 4-8 Language Arts/Social Studies (EDUC-LA/SS) – Change of major information     
  • Must have completed MATH 140 or 142 with C's or better
  • 8 hours of core Life and Physical Science credits with C's or better
  • Preferred Coursework: TEFB 273 & INST 210 with C's or better
  • No more than 70 completed hours
Additional Requirements:

-Meet with a TLAC advisor before applying.
-Applications are reviewed by a committee and admitted on a competitive basis.
-Meeting the minimum requirements listed does not guarantee admission.
-Students need to be aware the BS in EDUC program is a teaching certification option ONLY.
-Early completion of core math/science is strongly encouraged in order to move into the Upper part of the degree plan and stay on track to complete the BS in EDUC.
-During the 2nd semester of the student’s Jr. year, each student has approximately a 9 month window to take, pass, and complete the TEA teacher certification exam, in order to move on and Clinical Teach/graduate through the TLAC program.