Teacher Education

College of Education

The Department of Teacher Education helps educate and prepare certified educators.

Certification programs offered: Teacher certification | Professional certification

Choose a path to becoming a certified Texas teacher:

undergrad teacher certification

Undergraduate degree plan & certification preparation

> Apply if:
You don't yet have a bachelor's degree and want to earn teacher certification.

> How it works:
Take courses in pedagogy and in the content area you plan to teach. The program will prepare you to graduate with a bachelor's degree and take the TExES certification exams.

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alternative certification

Alternative Certification of Educators (ACE)

> Apply if: 
You have a bachelor's degree and want to become a teacher as quickly as possible.

> How it works:
Begin taking courses Summer Session I and earn teaching certification in a year or less.

Most courses also count toward a master's degree, should you decide to complete one.

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master's and certification

Master's and Certification Program (MAC)

> Apply if:
You have a bachelor's degree and want the advanced skills and salary benefits possible with a master's.

> How it works:
Take courses that count toward a master's degree and educator certification simutaneously.

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