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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:

Due to precautionary measures related to COVID-19, the Teacher Education Services Office (TES) staff will not always be in the office, but are available remotely. Please email

UM students, faculty, and staff should use UM email when contacting the Teacher Education Services Office. Also, the TES webpage may contain the answer to your question.

The current ever-changing and challenging situation may cause some delay in services. However, the TES staff are committed to helping students complete their degrees and all our students successfully complete this semester. We will get through this together!

Thank you – Teacher Education Services Office Staff

Important Dates:

TEP Interview Card and TEP Application (Undergraduate Only): For more information, see the TES Teacher Education Program page.
* 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 successful test results; coursework and GPA will be reviewed by TES at the end of each term.
* Spring TEP admission: November 1st
* Summer TEP admission: April 1st
* Fall TEP admission: July 1st

Internship Application: Applications received after the deadline may have limited placement options. For more information, see the TES Internship page.
* Spring Internship applicants: September 10th
* Fall Internship applicants: February 1st

Internship Paperwork: This includes additional test results and TB test; coursework and GPA will be reviewed by TES at the end of each term.
Spring Internship: November 1st
* Fall Internship: August 1st

Certification Application: For more information, see the TES Certification page.
* December graduates: November 1st
* May graduates: April 1st
* Summer completers: July 1st


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