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Future Students Start Here

Already have a baccalaureate degree? Get the expertise you need to pass the State of Texas' initial teacher certification exams at the graduate level. Several certification grades and subjects – including mathematics, science, and English as a second language (ESL), as well as elementary, middle school, junior high, and high school level specializations – are available.

M.Ed. in Teaching + Teacher Certification Options

Have a bachelor's degree and want to teach in Texas? Re-watch this recorded info session to explore two-options for becoming a teacher in Texas through our initial teacher certification preparation program only or Master of Education in Teaching.

Explore Your Options

We offer certifications in all grades. Aspiring teachers for Grade 4 or above will also specialize in a subject/content area. Candidates can also pair their certification with a master's degree.

Priority Deadlines

Applying after the priority deadline? Admissions applications are welcome at any time. We will process your application as quickly as possible and every attempt will be made to ensure consideration for the desired semester. However, for priority consideration, apply by the priority deadline.

Fall Semester

Submit by July 1

Classes start end of August

Spring Semester

Submit by Nov. 1

Classes start in January

Summer Semester

Submit by April 1

Classes start mid-May


Content Declaration Form

Teacher certification candidates only, submit a Content Declaration form directly to the College of Education advising office at coedadvising@uta.edu.

Already enrolled in an Educator Preparation Program? 

If you were previously enrolled in another Texas Teacher Educator Preparation Program; Alternative Certification Program or University-Based Program, you must email coedcertification@uta.edu and request a TEA Transfer of Data Form. Failure to do so will result in delay of your program continuance.

IMPORTANT NOTICE for graduate students pursuing initial teacher certification. PLEASE READ.

The Texas Education Agency has issued new requirements for student teacher supervision, according to the Texas Administrative Code (TAC 228.35(f)). This includes a minimum of three 45-minute formal classroom observations followed by a 20-minute interactive conference between the student teacher and the university supervisor. This means that all UTA student teacher placements must be in our partner districts in the DFW area. There will be no out of area placements. The Office of Educational Field Experiences will place all student teachers in a partner district based on the availability of cooperating teachers in the different subject areas.

Academic Recruiter

Monique Bird

Director of Marketing and Communications

Headshot of University of Texas at Arlington employee Monique Bird. The background shows a UTA campus sign.

Email: monique.bird@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-7456

Office: 516 Hammond Hall

Graduate Advisors

Berhane Doilicho

Graduate Advisor


Email: berhane.doilicho@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-2956

Office: 513 Carlisle Hall

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