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TEA - Texas Education Agency

Angelo State University is accredited by the Texas Education Agency to recommend candidates for state educator initial certification and for additional certification.

How do I know what to major in to achieve my goal of becoming a teacher in Texas?
Teaching Level Major at Angelo State Teaching Certification Concentrations
Elementary School Interdisciplinary Studies

Early Childhood - Grade 6

  • Generalist
  • Generalist with EC-12 Special Education
Middle School Interdisciplinary Studies

Grades 4-8

High School Choose the Angelo State program for the academic specialization you want to teach.

Grades 7-12

All-Level (EC-12) Interdisciplinary Studies

Early Childhood - Grade 12

Program Details

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What Can You Do With an All-Level Special Education Degree?

The demand for special education teachers is the second-highest teaching specialty demand in the state. Our program will prepare you to be a special education teacher in public and private schools throughout Texas.

  • <blockquote class="quote-block--simple"> <p> “ASU prepared me to be a teacher in the classroom by having dedicated professors who love education and have a passion for teaching children and those who teach them.”</p> <p class="blockquote-author"><strong>Jacque Cunningham</strong>, Class of 2006, B.S. in Teacher Education</p> </blockquote>
  • <blockquote class="quote-block--simple"> <p> “I want to be able to help special education kids be where I am today and overcome obstacles. I want to help them to be the best that they are capable of. That’s my passion.”</p> <p class="blockquote-author"><strong><a href="/iamangelo/reilly.php">Reilly Amsler</a></strong>, Education, Early Childhood - 6 Generalist with ECH-12 Special Ed, Class of 2026</p> </blockquote>
  • <blockquote class="quote-block--simple"> <p> “I come from a family of educators, and I enjoy working with small children. I want to teach. I want to help kids.”</p> <p class="blockquote-author"><strong><a href="/iamangelo/reilly.php">Reilly Amsler</a></strong>, Education, Early Childhood - 6 Generalist with ECH-12 Special Ed, Class of 2026</p> </blockquote>
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Why Earn My Teaching Degree at Angelo State?

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Structured Field Experience

Get right into the classroom for early field experience as you shadow local teachers and even teach your own lessons early in your education courses. As you get closer to graduation, you’ll become part of our student-teacher program and work with local school districts throughout the region.

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Program Recognition

Our degree programs have been recognized by the Association for Childhood Education International and Council for Exceptional Children. 

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Educator Preparation Information Center

Receive quality information, guidance and support services through our Educator Preparation Information Center (EPI Center). We’re here to help support you through your college journey and provide academic and career path advising. 


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    Challenge Yourself

    Take your education to the next level in the ASU Honors Program. Through special courses, cultural events, research and community engagement, we’ll help you transform your intellectual and personal talents into marketable skills for your future. You’ll also have the opportunity to participate in prestigious internships, fellowships and other programs to reach your full potential.

  • Committed to Your Success

    Our Freshman College is a one-stop resource for programs and services that help you transition into college life, improve your communication skills, and engage in active learning. You can also get academic help in the Math Lab and Writing Center, receive peer mentoring and tutoring through Supplemental Instruction, or set up online tutoring sessions.