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Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification Programs


Angelo State University offers two routes for those who already possess a Bachelor’s degree to obtain teacher certification. One route is for graduate school candidates to complete the requirements for Texas Teacher Certification while completing their Master’s degree.

The other route allows candidates to take additional coursework at an undergraduate level to complete State certification requirements. This route offers two programs – one for EC-6 Generalist Certification and another for specific teaching fields at all other levels.

Teacher certification areas offered at Angelo State University


ASU Post-Baccalaureate Programs Comparison Chart
  Grades EC-6 Generalist Certification
(Undergraduate level courses)
Grades 4-8, 8-12, or EC-12
(Undergraduate level courses)
Master of Arts in
Curriculum&Instruction
with Teacher Certification
– Grades 4-8, 8-12
or EC-12
Program Admission Requirements GPA=2.75 or better;
Bachelor’s degree;
TxPACT* passed
GPA=2.75 or better;
Bachelor’s degree;
TxPACT* passed
GPA=2.75 or better;
Bachelor’s degree;
TxPACT* passed
Field Experiences – at least 30 hours Prior to program admission** Assigned through coursework during program Prior to program admission**
Certification Test – Content Area After admission, before clinical teaching After admission, before clinical teaching After admission, before internship
Certification Test – Pedagogy&Professional Responsibilities During clinical teaching During clinical teaching During second semester of internship
Semester Credit Hours Required 30 (12 hours consists of clinical teaching and concurrent block class) 24 (12 hours consists of clinical teaching and concurrent block class) 42 for degree and certification (24 for certification only)
Timeline 1 year (Summer start) 9 months (Fall start) 1 1/2 years (Summer start)
Location of Classes On ASU campus On ASU campus Primarily online
Clinical Teaching / Internship Component Clinical teaching – one semester, unpaid Clinical teaching – one semester, unpaid Internship – one year, paid by district (If candidate is unable to find a job, clinical teaching will be required.)
University Admission Process Contact undergraduate admissions Contact undergraduate admissions Contact College of Graduate Studies and Research
Program Cost Undergraduate tuition and fees Undergraduate tuition and fees Graduate tuition and fees
Program Contact Mr. Thinh Nguyen Mr. Thinh Nguyen Mr. Daniel Martinez

*Tx Pre-Admission Content Test (TxPACT)

All candidates must pass the TxPACT in their content field prior to program admission. Once the candidate has been accepted into the program, they will be required to take the TExES Content exam in their field of study before clinical teacher or before an issuance of an internship certificate. All candidates must also pass a pedagogy test (PPR) before they can be recommended for standard certification.

**Observations / Field Experiences

Candidates must complete at least 30 clock hours of field experiences prior to admission into ASU’s initial teaching programs. Forms for completion of the field experiences must be obtained from the program advisor as noted in the chart. Forms need to be signed by the classroom teachers hosting the candidate. All field experiences must be completed in the area and grade level of the certification being sought.

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Required Coursework

Post-Baccalaureate Certification Only – Grades EC-6

  TOTAL: 30 Semester Credit Hours

Post-Baccalaureate Certification Only – Grades 4-8, 8-12, or EC-12

  TOTAL: 24 Semester Credit Hours

Master of Arts in Curriculum & Instruction with Teacher Certification – Grades 4-8, 8-12, or EC-12

  TOTAL: 42 Semester Credit Hours

  * These courses are required for candidates seeking certification only.

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Frequently Asked Questions:

 

Post-Baccalaureate Programs Contacts
Program Contact
Mr. Thinh Nguyen
325-942-2209
Carr Education/Fine Arts Bldg. Room 287
Mr. Daniel Martinez
325-486-6603
Carr Education/Fine Arts Bldg. Room 287

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