Formal entry into the undergraduate teacher education program at OLLU is contingent upon junior standing, a cumulative grade point average of 2.75, favorable recommendations, and the attainment of certain prerequisites in general education, academic foundations, pre-professional courses and other requirements as specified in the Teacher Education Handbook.

In addition, students seeking admission to teacher education must demonstrate satisfactory performance in mathematics, reaching and writing/composition on the Texas Higher Education Assessment (THEA) examination of basic skills mandated by the State Board for Educator Certification.

Any out-of-country applicants must also submit a passing score of 26 or higher on the speaking section of the TOEFL-IBT, per state guidelines for demonstration of oral communication skills prior to admission to teacher education.

*All applicants are interviewed by members of the Education Department faculty and must receive favorable recommendations.

Our Lady of the Lake University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Our Lady of the Lake University that fall under one of these areas: (1) to learn about the accreditation status of the institution, (2) to file a third-party comment at the time of the institution’s decennial review, or (3) to file a complaint against the institution for alleged non-compliance with a standard or requirement.


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