Texas Teacher Certification Plan
Students desiring a Texas Teaching Certificate (24 graduate semester credit hours) must meet the requirements of the Educator Preparation Program and have a bachelor’s degree.
State (Texas Education Agency) and nationally (NCATE) accredited.
For more information, please contact the Graduate Advisor at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 325-942-2209.
TExES Eligibility And Registration Procedures
All certification candidates must pass two certification examinations — one in the content area and one in pedagogy and professional responsibilities. Candidates with a foreign language as a content area will also be required to take the Texas Oral Proficiency Test (TOPT).
In order for candidates at Angelo State University to be approved to take the Texas Examinations of Educator Standards (TExES) they must have completed the certification program requirements for each examination.
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
TExES Approval Procedure
Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree with 24 hours in the content they wish to teach (12 hours must be upper level) to take the content area exam.
- Candidates must have met the requirements and been admitted to the Educator Preparation Program.
- Candidates will be approved to take the grade-level appropriate Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities examination after their internship.
TExES Registration Procedures
Registration for the TExES examination is online. Instructions for the online registration process are located on the College of Education website. Candidates needing special testing arrangements should notify the director of certification in the College of Education for registration assistance.
Troops to Teachers
Troops to Teachers (TTT) is a federally funded program to assist military personnel and veterans transtition to a new career as public school teachers in “high-needs” schools and districts. Counseling, referral, and placement assistance is provided through a network of state offices. In some cases TTT provides financial assistance to eligible veterans. For more information, please visit the Texas Troops to Teachers website.