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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

Middle School Interdisciplinary Studies

Grades 4-8

  • Generalist
  • English Language Arts Reading
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 Education Degree?

Our program will prepare you to be a grade 4-8 teacher in public and private schools throughout Texas. Our graduates have a 94% pass rate on the Texas teacher certification exam, and many have won Teacher of the Year Awards in their respective school districts and regions.

  • <blockquote class="quote-block--simple"> <p> “The professors I had truly got to know me as a student, cared about my plans for the future and were accessible.”</p> <p class="blockquote-author"><strong><a href="/live/news/19256-asu-trailblazer-dr-stephanie-howard">Dr. Stephanie Howard</a></strong>, Class of 1995, Education</p> </blockquote>
  • <blockquote class="quote-block--simple"> <p> “The foundation that was established in the College of Education at Angelo State is what has provided me the opportunities I have had over the past 28 years in the profession. My time there was great even though it wasn’t a traditional experience. I absolutely love Angelo State.”</p> <p class="blockquote-author"><strong><a href="/live/news/19256-asu-trailblazer-dr-stephanie-howard">Dr. Stephanie Howard</a></strong>, Class of 1995, Education</p> </blockquote>
  • <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>
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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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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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TEACH Grant

The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program provides grants of up to $4,000 per year to students who intend to teach in a high-need field in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves students from low-income families.


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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.