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Earn your Texas Teacher Certification when you join this master's degree program at Angelo State.

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 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.

  • Certification Requirements

    Texas Teaching Certificate Requirements
    Courses Hours
    EDG 6310 Behavior Management 3
    EDG 6313 Foundations of the Public School System 3
    EDG 6314 Effective Instruction and Assessment 3
    EDG 6317 Teaching Diverse Populations 3
    EDG 6318 Role of the Teacher 3
    EDG 6326 Education of Exceptional Children 3
    EDG 5361 Internship (takentwice) -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 transition 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.

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university.
  • Undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or better
  • GRE scores are not required

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*When applying please use the 5X8 ND Additional Cert application