Becoming a Teacher

Choose Your Teaching Field

Elementary Education

Early Childhood - 6th Grade (EC-6)

Major: Interdisciplinary Studies*
Minor/Certification Area:

  • EC-6 Generalist
  • EC-6 Bilingual Generalist
  • EC-6 Generalist with Special Education
Middle Level Education

Grades 4th - 8th (4-8)

Major: Interdisciplinary Studies*
Minor/Certification Area:

  • 4-8 English Language Arts Reading/Social Studies
  • 4-8 Mathematics/Science
  • 4-8 Mathematics
Secondary Education

Grade Levels Listed

Major: Subject You Want to Teach
Minor: Secondary Education

See the available certificates


*English as a Second Language Supplemental Included

Attend Orientation

All future teachers must attend the New Teacher Orientation. The orientation will take place March and October at all campus locations. Each orientation session includes vital information regarding: entry into the program, field experience requirements, certification and testing, and all educational blocks.


Next Step: Get Advised!

Advisement   Admission Criteria   Are you Ready? Quiz


Complete all three levels of Field Experience

Level I


Level II


Level III

Student Teaching

Observe a classroom at a Partner School.

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Interact with small groups and assist the teacher with lesson planning.

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Teaching a classroom for a semester.

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Testing and Certification

Classroom Teacher

  • Take the Representative TExES (Practice Test) if required.
  • Create Texas Education Agency Login account (TEAL).
  • Pass the required TExES tests.
    • Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities (PPR).
    • Content/Certification Area.
  • Graduate!
  • Apply for your Standard Teacher Certification at the Texas Education Agency (TEAL).


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