5th Floor, Hammond Hall, 701 Planetarium Place
Box 19227, Arlington, TX 76019-0227
General Email: email@example.com
Certification Office: firstname.lastname@example.org
Want to become a teacher and already have a bachelor's degree? Students who hold a bachelor’s degree (in a subject other than Education) must obtain teacher certification at the graduate level.Learn More
Have a master's degree? You may be eligible to take 18 additional hours through our department and earn the credentials needed to become a campus principal or an assistant principal.Learn More
These programs only prepare students to be certified educators in Texas. If you are an out-of-state individual seeking certification in Texas, you must present your credentials to the Texas Education Agency (TEA) for review.
If you are an out-of-state individual seeking certification in another state, you must consult with that state’s education authorities to achieve certification.
Students seeking Texas certification must satisfy a criminal background check and other legal requirements before clinical teaching and employment in a Texas school.
For more information on certification in Texas and its requirements, please visit the Office of Educator Certification.
Please be aware the State Board of Educator Certification (SBEC) regularly updates certification requirements. This means that your coursework, exam scores, and even your Clinical Experience (Clinical Teaching) can expire. If you delay taking your exams and/or applying for standard certification, you may be required to repeat coursework and/or clinical experience.
Students will only be released to test and/or recommended for certification in the certification area that the candidate was prepared. If the candidate fails to become certified within five years of graduating or there is a significant change made by SBEC in certification standards or test requirements, UTA may require additional coursework or training before granting test approval.
The University of Texas at Arlington College of Education offers state (the Texas Education Agency, or TEA), regional (the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, or SACS), and nationally (the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation, or AAQEP) accredited programs to prepare students to for Texas Standard Certification. Our programs train students to become classroom teachers and administrators at the campus and district levels. All College of Education programs provide candidates with the basics of child and adolescent development, instructional design and classroom management with several diverse, interactive fieldwork and clinical teaching experiences.
Learn more about our accreditations.