Teacher Certification

Teacher Certification

To become a certified teacher in Texas, you need to earn a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher learning, complete a teacher preparation program, and pass all required certification exams. All teacher preparation programs must be approved by the state and typically include a combination of coursework and fieldwork offered in a variety of formats. The College of Education and Human Development offers a variety of paths to teacher certification depending on your qualifications and needs.

If you would like additional information or if you have questions about certification exams, forms or procedures, contact David Castillo at (979) 845-5360 or by email david.castillo@tamu.edu.  Learn more about teacher certification.   

The Certification Process Flow Chart outlines the process you will take from acceptance to your upper-level coursework to graduation.

INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES: CONCENTRATION IN BILINGUAL EDUCATION (B.S.)

This degree program focuses on the pedagogical and linguistic needs of English language learners (ELLs) and prepares students to teach in bilingual classroom settings and dual language programs. Successful graduates earn certifications in (1) Bilingual Education: EC-6th grade, (2) General Education: EC-6th grade, and (3) an English as a Second Language Endorsement.

Type of degree: Bachelor of Science, Teacher Certification Program 
Program Delivery: Traditional 
Credit Hours: 124 hours

Learn more about the Interdisciplinary Studies: Concentration in Bilingual Education (B.S.) program.

INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES: CONCENTRATION IN SPECIAL EDUCATION (B.S.)

This degree program prepares students to teach individuals with disabilities who require special education services. The program offers more than 800 hours of real-world classroom experience and Successful graduates earn certifications in:  (1) Special Education: EC - 12th Grade, (2) General Education: EC-6th grade, and (3) an English as a Second Language Endorsement.

Type of degree: Bachelor of Science, Teacher Certification Program 
Program Delivery: Traditional 
Credit Hours: 124 hours

Learn more about the Interdisciplinary Studies: Concentration in Special Education (B.S.) program.