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Applying to TEA for Certification

Teacher Certification

Before you apply for certification as a teacher, please make sure you have completed the following requirements (subject to verification by the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs):

  1. Conferred Bachelor's Degree (or higher);
  2. Completed all courses on the certification plan;
  3. Completed all appropriate TExES exams;
  4. Completed Student teaching/Internship or one year of approved teaching experience in subject area of probationary certificate.

If you do NOT meet these requirements, please wait to apply for certification until you do. If you do apply before these requirements are completed, your application will be automatically deleted.

Apply to TEA for certification through your TEAL Account.

Principal or Superintendent

Before you apply for certification as a Principal or Superintendent, please make sure you have completed the following requirements (subject to verification by the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs):

  1. Conferred Master's degree (or higher);
  2. Completed all courses on the certification plan;
  3. Completed TExES exam;
  4. Valid classroom teaching certificate
  5. Two years of classroom teaching experience.

If you are a candidate applying for Principal or Superintendent certification, you must request your school district mail a copy of your teacher service record indicating you taught for two years. Please request your school district mail your teacher service record to the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs in the College of Education and Health Professions at UT Arlington. Apply to TEA for certification through your TEAL account.

Reading Specialist

Before you apply for certification as a Reading Specialist , please make sure you have completed the following requirements (subject to verification by the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs):

  1. Conferred Master's degree (or higher);
  2. Completed all courses on the certification plan;
  3. Completed TExES exam;
  4. Valid classroom teaching certificate
  5. Two years of classroom teaching experience.

If you are a candidate applying for Reading Specialist certification, you must request your school district mail a copy of your teacher service record indicating you taught for two years. Please request your school district mail your teacher service record to the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs in the College of Education and Health Professions at UT Arlington. Apply to TEA for certification through your TEAL Account.

Master Reading Teacher

If you are applying as a Master Reading Teacher, and are already certified as a Reading Specialist, please make sure you have completed the following requirements (subject to verification by the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs):

  1. Bachelor's Degree (or higher);
  2. Three years of teaching experience (service record required);
  3. Completed course work.

If you are applying as a Master Reading Teacher, and are NOT already certified as a Reading specialist, please make sure you have completed the following requirements (subject to verification by the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs):

  1. Bachelor's Degree (or higher);
  2. Completed course work;
  3. Passed Master Reading Teacher TExES.

If you do NOT meet these requirements, please wait to apply for certification until you do. If you do apply before these requirements are completed, your application will be automatically deleted.

If you are a candidate who is applying as a Master Reading Teacher, you must request your school district mail a copy of your teacher service record indicating you taught for three years. Please request your school district mail your teacher service record to the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs in the College of Education and Health Professions at UT Arlington. Apply to TEA for certification through your TEAL account.