Teaching is an exciting profession with a wealth of personal rewards!

People who work with children and young adults are very special.  Texas is in need of more highly trained and educated teachers of all ages.   At Amarillo College there are many options toward becoming a certified teacher. Please look through our webpage to see if one of the degree plans we offer meets your needs. For further information please contact our office in Dutton Hall, Room 102 at 806-345-5585.

Potential education majors need to know that some areas of teaching are in more demand than others.  Competition is high in many areas such as coaching and working at the elementary level so keep this in mind when choosing your career goal.  A student can increase their chances for employment by selecting one of the high need areas for certification such as math, science, bilingual, ESL or special education.

If you love working with young children many jobs are available to those with credentials. The associate degree in child development can lead to a position as a lead teacher, director or an owner of a small business. Agencies such as Child Protective Services, Child Care Licensing or the Texas Workforce Commission hire these majors.

The advisors and instructors in the Education Department can help you navigate the many options available. Contact us in Dutton Hall, Room 102 at 806-345-5585.  If you have previous college work, have a transcript with you as well as your questions and concerns on how to get started into a satisfying career.




Transfer Student Orientation

Once you have been admitted to WTAMU and meet TSI requirements, you are able to complete academic advising and register for classes. Transfer Student Orientation attendance is encouraged, but not required in order to register for classes. To schedule an academic advising appointment, please contact Advising Services at 806.651.5300.

If you are reading this you meet the following criteria:

  1. You were previously enrolled in a University or college and received a minimum of twelve academic hours after your high school graduation - dual credit coursework does not qualify.
  2. You are transferring from another institution.

If you do not meet these requirements for a transfer student - don't worry you just need to go to the New Student Orientation page.

What is Transfer Student Orientation (TSO)?

Transfer Student Orientation is a one-day program that prepares incoming students for success at West Texas A&M University. It will:

  • Provide academic advising
  • Help you enroll in classes at WTAMU
  • Make you feel at home during TSO and at WTAMU as you transition
  • Provide you with tips and strategies for a successful transition
  • Familiarize you with the campus
  • Give you the opportunity to meet future classmates and make friends
  • Equip you with information about available resources, like Financial Aid

Registration is Required

TSO is a highly anticipated event for our students and fills up quickly. To insure your spot and have the best experience, registration is required by 5pm the TUESDAY BEFORE the EVENT



Who Can Attend?




  There is a base fee of $30 for the student to attend orientation. This fee will be applied to the bill for the student's first long semester. Guests are $15 per person. To verify your admission status, call 1.800.99.WTAMU.

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