Students who hold a Bachelor’s degree must obtain teacher certification at the graduate level at The University of Texas at Arlington. Teacher certification can be earned either through a certification-only program (non-degree seeking) or the Master of Education in Teaching. Click on the program you are interested in to view the coursework required for that program, as well as other helpful information.

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



Certification Grade Levels and Programs Available

Early Childhood - Grade 6 ESL/Core Subjects Early Childhood - Grade 6 ESL/Core Subjects
Early Childhood - Grade 6 Bilingual Core Subjects (Not currently accepting students)
Early Childhood - Grade 6 Bilingual Core Subjects (Not currently accepting students)
Mid-Level (4-8) Mid-Level (4-8)
Secondary (7-12) and All-Level (EC-12) Secondary (7-12) and All-Level (EC-12)

Content Area Declaration 

If you wish to pursue Mid-Level, Secondary, or All-Level certification, you must choose a subject you wish to teach. This is what the state refers to as your 'Content Area'. You must have a minimum of 24 undergraduate hours in your chosen content area and at least half of those hours must be junior/senior level classes. 

Teacher Certification Levels and Content Areas 

Early Childhood (EC) - Grade 6 

  • EC-6 Code Subjects/English as a Second Language/Science of Teaching Reading 
  • EC-6 Core Subjects Bilingual (Please note: EC - Grade 6 Certification Bilingual with Core Subjects certification is not currently accepting students at this time.)  

Mid Level (Grades 4 - 8)

  • English Language Arts and Reading 
  • English Language Arts and Reading/Social Studies 
  • Mathematics 
  • Science 
  • Social Studies 

Secondary Level (Grades 7 - 12) 

  • English Language Arts and Reading 
  • History 
  • Life Science
  • Mathematics 
  • Physical Science (Grades 6 - 12) 
  • Science 
  • Social Studies 

All Level (Early Childhood - Grade 12) 

  • Art
  • Music
  • Physical Education 

Content Area Declaration Form

Your content area must be verified by a professor in your discipline who has been designated as a Content Advisor before you will be permitted to enroll in Education coursework. If the Content Advisor finds that you must take more than 12 hours to complete your content coursework, these must be done before beginning the certification program and...

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Teacher Supervision

The Texas Education Agency has issued new requirements for student teacher supervision, according to the Texas Administrative Code (TAC 228.35(f). Learn more by going to the Office of Educational Field Experiences to learn more!

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