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Want to teach in Texas? We're here to help! 

At UTA, our Office of Educator Certification assists individuals who are interested in completing either their initial teacher certification or an advanced educator certification. Through UT Arlington's Educator Preparation Program, students are guided through the needed coursework and classroom field experiences to help prepare them to pass the state exams for licensure. Students should note that certification is a multi-step process with additional state requirements through the Texas Education Agency, including fingerprinting and a criminal background check.