McMurry Offers Online Courses to Benefit Working Students

  Gary Ellison
  Friday, June 27, 2014 9:44 AM
  Archives 2014 - 2015

Abilene, TX

The School of Education would like to announce a change to its program that should benefit working students, military families, and others who wish to seek a teaching certificate. For people who do not have a bachelor’s degree and wish to become an elementary teacher, the department will be developing a cohort of students who wish to take evening and Saturday courses. This cohort would begin with the fall semester.

The FasTrack Program is available for those who have a bachelor’s degree and wish to become a teacher. There are a few prerequisites that must be met in order to begin this program. Each candidate must have a GPA of 2.75, pass a basic reading test, and must have had a meningitis shot within the past 5 years if under the age of 30. The director of the program, Dr. Gae Lynn McInroe will evaluate all transcripts of the student to determine teaching fields and if additional courses need to be taken to comply with state requirements.   

In order to allow more flexibility with work schedules, the curriculum courses can be taken online or in a face-to-face setting if desired. The first course in the curriculum series does require the student to come to campus one Friday and Saturday early in the semester. After completion of this class, next four classes can be taken in a traditional setting or online. The final step in the program is a semester of student teaching or a year of internship.

For more information or to schedule a meeting, call the department at 325-793-4890. It is also possible to contact Dr. Gae Lynn McInroe at or Mike Thomesen at,

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