Education and Human Development

Teacher Education Services

Welcome to the Teacher Education Services (TES) webpage. Teacher Education Services deals with TEP admission and retention; internship eligibility; and teacher certification upon completion of a teacher certification program. The Office of Field and Clinical Experiences, housed within Teacher Education Services, arranges field experience placements including placements for internship.  See the links on the right side of the page for specific information.

Important Reminders:

UM email is the preferred and most efficient method of communication with the Teacher Education Services Office. Also, the TES webpage may contain the answer to your question.

Important Dates:

TEP Application (Undergraduate Only):
* Fall TEP applicants: September 1st
* Spring TEP applicants: February 1st
* Summer TEP applicants: May 1st

TEP Paperwork: This includes the background check, TEP Interview, and Praxis scores; coursework and GPA will be reviewed by TES at the end of each term.
* Spring TEP admission: December 8, 2023
* Summer TEP admission: May 3, 2024
* Fall TEP admission: August 2, 2024

Internship Application: Applications received after the deadline may have limited placement options.
* Spring Internship applicants: September 1st
* Fall Internship applicants: February 1st

Internship Paperwork: Including additional Praxis scores and TB test; coursework and GPA will be reviewed by TES at the end of each term.
Spring Internship: December 8, 2023
* Fall Internship: August 2, 2024

TES Scholarship:
*Fall scholarship applicants: April 15th
*Spring scholarship applicants: November 15th
*Fall scholarship announcement: May 1st
*Spring scholarship announcement: December 1st
No scholarships will be awarded for the Summer.

Certification Application:
* December graduates: November 15th
* May graduates: April 15th
* Summer completers: July 15th

About Us

Our knowledgeable and friendly staff handles all matters related to state certification. In addition, staff members monitor admission, retention, and completion requirements for all programs that lead to state licensure. They work with faculty in developing new programs, updating current programs, and preparing current programs for accreditation reviews.

Driving Directions

For directions to the University of Montevallo from Birmingham or from Montgomery, click here

Below are directions to find Teacher Education Services when you arrive on campus.

Visitor Parking: Enter campus through the brick columns off Oak Street. Turn almost immediately to the right at Palmer Hall. Visitor parking is available in the large lot to the right of Palmer Hall.

Wills Hall: From the visitor parking lot walk around or past Palmer Hall, and toward the large bronze statue of hands (the “Becoming” statue). Wills Hall is on King-Harman Street which runs left just beyond the statue. Facing Wills Hall, we are immediately to the right of the old water tower and immediately to the left of Bloch Hall.

Teacher Education Services: Second floor Wills Hall, Room 207