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Educator Preparation Programs

Students who are preparing to teach in Texas must first identify the grade level that they prefer; then select a teaching field. At SHSU, teacher certification programs are offered to undergraduates in the areas listed below. Certification for students who have a bachelors degree is offered at the post-baccalaureate level in the grade levels designated with an asterisk*

Elementary School: Early Childhood through Grade Six (major in Interdisciplinary Studies)

• Generalist (teaching all subjects)
• Bilingual Generalist (Spanish)
• Generalist with EC-12 Special Education

Middle School: Grades Four through Eight (major in Interdisciplinary Studies)*

• Mathematics
• Mathematics & Science (Composite)
• English Language Arts and Reading & Social Studies (Composite)

All-Level: Early Childhood through Grade 12 (major in the teaching field)*

• Physical Education
• Art
• Music (Choral or Instrumental)
• Languages Other than English (Spanish)
• Theatre


Secondary: Grades 6 or 8 through 12(major in the teaching field)*

• Agricultural Science and Technology
• Computer Science
• English Language Arts & Reading
• Family and Consumer Science
• History
• Journalism
• Mathematics
• Life Science
• Physical Science
• Social Studies (Composite)
• Speech
• Technology Education
• Trade and Industrial Education

Professional Certification Programs for Principals, School Counselors and Librarians, Educational Diagnosticians, and Reading Specialists are offered in Graduate Programs.


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