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Application to the Teacher Education Program

As of September 17, 2018, there is an application fee of $35 to apply for your teacher candidacy.

The Fall 2021 ​to start PDs Spring 2022 Urban Education Teacher Candidacy Application is open from ​October 7, 2021 to November 27 2021.

The Spring 2022 (to start PDs Fall 2022) Urban Education Teacher Candidacy Application is open from March 7, 2022 to April 22, 2022. 

Students planning to begin PDs in Fall o​r Spring, must apply during this time period​. If you are currently enrolled in required coursework, and will meet all requirements prior to Fall or Spring, you must submit an application during this time period.  ​

Prior to applying for your Professional Development (PD) Sequence, the following requirements, according to your declaration date, must be met:

Students who declared after 1 September 2016
  • Must have a grade of C or better in ENG 1301, ENG 1302, MATH 1301, Life & Physical Science and American History components
Students who declared after 1 September 2017
  • Must be within the last 12 hours of completion of Academic and Preparatory Major classes before applying for your PDs
Students who declared after 1 September 2018
  • Must take and pass all TExES certification exams before submission of student teaching (PDIV) application (See the new PDI, PDII, PDIII, PDIV sequence)
  • Must apply for ITC (PDI) within the last 12 hours of completion of Academic and Preparatory Major classes

Updated Application Fee Statement during COVID-19 Stay-at-Home Order: 

There is an application fee of $35 to apply for your teacher candidacy. There are now two options for payment:

Option 1. Using the link below, you can pay your application fee to the Cashier's Office via fax using the Student Credit Card Authorization Form​.  All applicants will need to upload either a receipt from the Cashier's Office with your application before final submission or your fax confirmation page showing that your authorization form was successfully sent. Please note there is NO REFUND given for this application fee for any reason. Download the application fee instructions.

Option 2. From your gator mail account, please email with your name (as it appears in the UHD system), and UHD ID number. Please indicate you are requesting that the cashier's office add the $35 Teacher Candidacy Application to your account. Once this request is processed, you will be able to pay online. Note: please submit your payment request in advance to give ample time to process prior to the current application deadline. If your payment is processed after the application deadline, you may use a copy of the email sent to the cashier's office as a preliminary proof of payment to insert into TK20. Again, please note this email MUST be sent from gator mail.

Instructions for Completing the Urban Education Application for Teacher Candidacy in Tk20/WatermarkTM

  1. Review the Urban Education Student Application video
    • Log into Tk20/WatermarkTM at using your UHD Username and Password Password (For example, would log in with the user name: doej and password).
    • Hint: Never Use the Back Button.
  3. Select Applications from the menu on the left.
  4. Select the green tab toward the middle of the page titled: Create New Application
  5. Select UE Application for Teacher Candidacy for the semester you plan to enter teacher candidacy (ex. UE Application for Teacher Candidacy Fall_2020).
  6. Next, complete the application as directed. Note: Items with the (*) are required fields. 
  7. Once you reach the bottom of the screen, you will see several options:
    • SAVE: Return Later
    • CLOSE: Exit and withdraw your application
    • SUBMIT: Send your application for official review
    • PREV: Return to previous page
    • NEXT: Button inactive
  8. When your application is ready, enter your initials and click Submit to send your application for official review. 
  9. If you have forgotten your UHD GatorMail username and password, please contact UHD Information Technology Help Desk:
  10. IT Help Desk
    Phone: 713-221-8031

For assistance with Tk20/WatermarkTM or the UE application log in process, please contact the Tk20 Unit Administrator at:

Last updated 3/3/2022 7:40 AM