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Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Undergraduate Programs

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction offers undergraduate teacher certification programs in elementary education, elementary bilingual and ESL education, middle-level education, and secondary education. Coursework includes the study of child and adolescent development, instruction and assessment, and content area knowledge. All coursework is closely linked to early field experiences and student teaching in partner school classrooms.

Forms & Resources


Criminal History Acknowledgement:

As required by Texas HB1508, applicants need to be aware of the following.

  1. In order to receive a teacher certification in Texas, you must pass a criminal history background check.
  2. If you have been convicted of an offense that is considered not appropriate for an educator, you could be ineligible to earn this certification from the state of Texas.
  3. You have a right to request a preliminary criminal history evaluation letter from the Texas Education Agency prior to admission into this program. The Texas Education Agency currently charges a $50 fee for this criminal history evaluation.

For more information on Preliminary Criminal History Evaluation:
https://tea.texas.gov/Texas_Educators/Investigations/Preliminary_Criminal_History_Evaluation-FAQs/