Educator Certification

College of Education and Human Development

Learn paths to become a certified teacher here.

Teacher Certification (also called Educator Certification)
To become a certified teacher in Texas, you must pass a minimum of two examinations:

  • Pedagogy exam (measuring teaching ability)
  • Content area exam (measuring your knowledge of the subject matter you will teach)
  • Certain positions require additional certification.

Professional Service Certification
Educators who already have initial certification may wish to pursue additional professional or administrative certification. The College of Education and Human Development offers pathways to these certifications, in areas including:

  • School counselor
  • Principal
  • Educational Diagnostician
  • Superintendent
  • Reading Specialist

Supplemental Teacher Certification
Supplemental certification gives certified teachers the option of adding additional training in a specific content area within the grade level of their initial teaching certificate.


Undergraduate students:
Contact your academic advisor

Graduate students:
Contact Ms. Rose Zuniga, 361-825-2433