Preparation for Teacher Certification

Students who plan to teach in the early grades in Texas public schools must earn the Bachelor of Science in Applied Learning and Development in the College of Education and must meet the appropriate state certification requirements.

Students who plan to teach in Texas public middle schools or high schools must earn a bachelor’s degree in the field they intend to teach and must meet the requirements for teacher certification. Students pursuing either middle grades or secondary math or science certification must follow the curriculum prescribed by the UTeach-Natural Sciences program. Students pursuing either middle grades or secondary certification in English language arts, social studies, or languages other than English must follow the curriculum prescribed by the UTeach-Liberal Arts program. Students pursuing other areas of certification should consult an adviser in the major department about degree requirements and an adviser in the College of Education about certification requirements.