Become A Teacher

Undergraduate students who want to become a teacher will major in education. Your degree plan will be designed based on the grade level and the content area you wish to teach. Those planning to become a high school teacher will double major in their content area and education. Candidates may also choose a bilingual or special education certification track.


I Want to be Certified to Teach… My Major Will Be…
PreK - 3rd Grade BS Education, PK-3
Elementary BS Education, EC-6 Core
Elementary and Bilingual Education BS Education, EC-6 Bilingual Core
Elementary and All level Special Education BS Education, EC-6 Special Education Core
4th - 8th grade Core Subjects (except Fine Arts, Health & PE) BS Education, 4-8 Core
4th - 8th grade Math BS Education, 4-8 Math
4th - 8th grade Science BS Education, 4-8 Science
4th - 8th grade Social Studies; all History, Geography, Eco. and Govt. BS Education, 4-8 Social Studies
4th - 8th grade ELAR (English Language Arts and Reading) BS Education, 4-8 ELAR
6th - 12th grade AFNR (Agriculture, Food, Natural Resources) BS in Animal Science With teacher certification
6th - 12th grade AFNR (Agriculture, Food, Natural Resources) BS in Agricultural Business With teacher certification
6th - 12th grade AFNR (Agriculture, Food, Natural Resources) BS in Agriculture Engineering Technology With teacher certification
6th - 12th grade AFNR (Agriculture, Food, Natural Resources) BS Plant & Soil Sciences With teacher certification
6th - 12th grade AFNR (Agriculture, Food, Natural Resources)

Double Major: BS Education AND BS Interdisciplinary Agriculture

7th - 12th grade Biology, Chemistry, Geology (Earth Science), Physics (including Astronomy)

Double Major: BS Education AND BS Composite Science

7th - 12th grade English Language Arts and Reading

Double Major: BA Education AND BA English

7th - 12th grade all History

Double Major: BS Education AND BS History

7th - 12th grade Journalism

Double Major: BS Education AND BS Mass Communications: Multiplatform Journalism

7th - 12th grade all math

Double Major: BS Education AND BS Math

All grades Early Childhood - 12th grade : Physical Education 

Double Major: BS Education AND BS Kinesiology

All grades Early Childhood - 12th grade : Languages Other than English (Spanish)

Double Major: BA Education AND BA Spanish

All grades Early Childhood - 12th grade : Art

BFA Art With teacher certification (animation, graphic design, photography, studio art 2D, studio art 3D)

All grades Early Childhood - 12th grade : Music

BFM Music With teacher certification (choral, choral/piano, instrumental, string)
All grades Early Childhood - 12th grade : Theatre BFA Theatre With teacher certification


Student Teaching

All PK-3, EC-6 and 4-8 teacher candidates will participate in the Yearlong Residency program, with the option to apply for Opportunity Culture (paid internships).  Secondary teacher candidates will have the option of traditional student teaching or the Yearlong Residency program. 

Students will also want to check out our accelerated advanced degree program, 4+1 TEACH. 

Teacher candidates currently working in a partner ISD as a paraprofessional will want to explore our EdAide program. 

Contact the Educator Preparation Program office for additional information.  

The SHSU College of Education educator preparation programs have been accredited by the National Counsel for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) since 1954.