To teach public school in Texas, you must be certified. This certification is referred to as "initial certification." Students taking undergraduate or graduate level courses will pursue initial teacher certification if they are not yet certified teachers in Texas.
Professional Service Certification
Teachers who already have initial certification may wish to pursue additional professional or administrative certification. The College of Education offers pathways to these certifications, in areas including:
- School counselor
- Educational diagnostician
- Reading specialist
Supplemental Teacher Certification
Supplemental certification (formerly called "endorsements") gives certified teachers the option of adding additional training in a specific content area within the grade level of their initial teaching certificate.
The Master Reading Teacher Certificate Program also falls into the category of supplemental certification.
*The details listed here may change without notice. To get the very latest information and to make sure you are on the right track to certification, talk with Scott Simmons and/or your academic advisor.