Pathways to Teaching Program

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The Pathways to Teaching Program is a specifically designed program which allows an individual who has already obtained at least a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited university to earn Texas teacher certification. Once certification is complete, the individual may add an ESL Supplemental or Special Education Supplemental teacher certification. An individual may choose to pursue only teacher certification or certification and a master's degree.


  • Complete the Graduate Admissions Application as a Post-Baccalaureate Applicant
  • Non-refundable $25 application fee
  • A conferred bachelor's or masters degree
  • Official transcripts from all institutions attended
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose (typewritten) stating
    • Describe your main academic interests, academic strengths, and academic limitations at this time. 
    • Which certificate you would like to earn and why you selected that program
    • Why you have chosen to attend Dallas Baptist University
    • What you personally hope to accomplish during this program
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA in previous coursework. In some instances it is possible for an individual to take prerequisite courses to raise a low GPA.
  • Current professional resume
  • Evidence of sound moral character and compatibility with DBU's mission
  • THEA requirements: 260 on Reading, 240 on Math, 240 on Writing


EC-6 (Early childhood through sixth grade)

Grades 4-8

English Language Arts and Reading



Grades 7-12

Computer Science


English Language Arts and Reading


Life Sciences






An ESL or Special Education Supplement may be added to any of these certifications.


Pre-Admission Content Test (PACT) Information

Post-baccalaureate individuals seeking Texas teaching certification who have not yet enrolled in DBU’s Pathways to Teaching Certification Program have the opportunity to take the state Pre-Admission Content Test (PACT) to demonstrate subject area content proficiency.  Successful test results on the PACT may be substituted for the required 18-24 hours of subject related content courses in the Pathways to Teaching Certification plan. 


Please contact Dr. Carolyn Spain at 214-333-5217 for additional information regarding the PACT procedure, acceptance into the Pathways to Teaching Certification program, and specific course requirements.

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