Begin Your Journey

Teaching is more than a job — it is a calling. For those who have a devotion to lifelong learning and want to make a difference in the lives of students, the College of Education offers various paths to teacher certification.

Explore Your Options

The first step is deciding what you want to teach. The College of Education offers several options for teacher certifications:

Taking The Next Step

In order to obtain an initial standard classroom certificate in Texas, students must go through an approved Educator Preparation Program:

  • Enroll — There are a number of degree options that lead to a career as an educator
  • Apply — Be admitted to an educator certification program in order to be eligible to take the TExES certification exams and become certified in the state of Texas
  • Pass — The TExES Advising Office advisors will ensure you are well-prepared before you take your exam
  • Practice — Our partner schools to provide field-based programs for both undergraduate and post-baccalaureate students seeking initial certification in elementary and secondary levels