West Texas A&M
Department of Education
Guided by the democratic purposes of American education, the mission of the Department of Education at WTAMU is to prepare professional educators who are confident, skilled, and reflective critical thinkers, effective communicators, advocates of diverse learners, users of technology, life-long learners, and stewards of the profession.
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Recognized Programs: Graduate & Undergraduate

Undergraduate Programs
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I See Me at WT Special Feature

Did you know that only 0.02% of doctorate degrees are held by Latin women? These four ladies from WT's Doctorate of Education program decided to make their dreams a reality and to improve that statistic. Together, they became "Las Chicas", and are inspiring others from minority groups to pursue their dreams.

Research & Scholarship
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Changes to EC-6 CORE Exams Notice: (Posted-1/26/2021):

Transition of Core Subjects EC-6 291 to 391

The last administration date for 291 Core Subjects: EC-6 is 12/31/21. The first administration date for 391 Core Subjects: EC-6 was 1/1/21. These two exams are available concurrently in 2021, after which only 391 will be available. A passing score on 291 along with a passing score on 293 STR: EC-6 can be used for issuance of the Core Subjects certificate no later than Dec. 31, 2022. Note that the 291 and 391 are separate exams and passing scores on subject exams of one exam cannot be combined with passing scores on subject exams of the other exam. In addition, candidates can continue to submit Test Limit Waivers for 291 through 12/1/21.

For information about this transition period in 2021, visit the Texas Education Agency website at:



WT's educator preparation programs are rated "accredited" by the Texas Education Agency's Accountability System for Educator Preparation: Consumer Information about Educator Preparation Programs. 

WTAMU's Title II Institutional Report may be accessed on the U.S. Department of Education website.


Department of Education
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