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

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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