UT Tyler School of Education
Texas Higher Education Assessment (THEA) Exemption Criteria
Students should apply for admission to the School of Education (SOE) during the semester in which they will complete all the professional education coursework in Phase I
The THEA/TASP test is designed to determine if students possess the basic skills in reading, writing, critical thinking, and mathematics necessary for university courses. A student who is THEA/TASP exempt for admission to The University of Texas at Tyler is not THEA/TASP-exempt for admission to the School of Education. Students seeking admission to the School of Education at The University of Texas at Tyler are required to have a score of 240 or higher in each section of the THEA/TASP.
Note: The THEA math score correlates positively with scores in critical thinking tests. The THEA math score is therefore accepted as an adequate measure of critical thinking skills.
A student who has not already taken the THEA/TASP test may have equivalencies accepted for the THEA/TASP test under the following criteria:
Accuplacer scores: Minimum score of 82 on both reading comprehension and elementary algebra test and a score of 6 on the written essay.
ACT scores: A composite score of 24 with minimum of 22 on the English, mathematics and writing tests.
SAT scores: A minimum score of 550 on the critical reading (verbal), mathematics and writing tests.
GRE scores: A minimum score of 500 on both the verbal and quantitative portions and a minimum writing score of 4 is required.
If you have questions regarding THEA/TASP exemption for admission to the School of Education at The University of Texas at Tyler please schedule an appointment with the education advisor.