Texas Teacher Certification
Our Texas Teacher Certification program is designed for those who have a bachelor’s or master’s degree and want to receive certification to teach in middle or high school.
You will receive certification after successfully completing the 24 semester credit hours of the program and passing the required TExES exams. All certification candidates must pass two certification examinations — one in the content area and one in pedagogy and professional responsibilities.
We encourage you to read this Texas Teacher Certification PDF to learn more about the program.
Certification ProgramCurriculum and Instruction Teacher Certification Only
This certificate program is intended for those who want to become a teacher at the middle or high school level.
All courses offered in the plan are delivered in an online format for your convenience.
Most students complete the program in 12 months or less depending on course availability, start date and number of courses taken each semester.
Our department holds State (Texas Education Agency) and national (NCATE) accreditation.
- Application for Admission
- $40 Application Fee ($50 for international students)
- All college or university transcripts
Note: When applying, please use the 5X8 ND Additional Cert application
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university.
- Undergraduate GPA of at least a 2.75 or a 2.75 GPA in the last 60 hours of your degree
Please contact the graduate advisor to learn more about program deadlines.
Texas Teaching Certificate Requirements Courses Hours EDG 6301 Social and Cultural Influences 3 EDG 6310 Behavior Management 3 EDG 6311 Instructional Supervision 3 EDG 6312 Learning Theories 3 EDG 6313 Foundations of the Public School System 3 EDG 6314 Effective Instruction and Assessment 3 EDG 5360 Teaching Internship (taken twice) -or- 6 EDG 5660 Clinical Teaching 6 Total SCH for Teacher Certificate 24
Students enrolled in this certification plan are not eligible for federal student loans. They are eligible for a state funded loan through the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board called the College Access Loan. For more information, contact the ASU Office of Financial Aid.