Post Baccalaureate Certification Requirements

Under regulations established  by the Texas Education Agency (19 TAC 137.321), an individual having a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution is eligible for a deficiency  plan for EC-6; 4-8; or 7-12 certification.  The candidate must have an overall grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 system at the bacculaureate level, and must have passed the state mandated basic skills test.  A certification plan may be developed and should be completed expeditiously by the candidate in a preriod of three calendar years.  In Professional Development courses, no grade lower than  a "B" will be accepted for certification.

The candidate must meet the following requirements:

A.  Three semester credit hours in Computer Science or demonstrate  computer competency.

B.  Three  semester credit hours of Communications or demonstrate English oral proficiency.

C.  Six semester credit hours of in Reading for Elementary certification, or three semester credit hours in Reading for Secondary certification.

D.  Eighteen to twenty four semester credit hours in an Elementary specialization with 12 semester credit hours upper division for elementary certification, or 24 semester credit hours in a Secondary teaching field with 12 semester credit hours upper division for

Secondary certification with a 2.5 GPA in the certification area. 

 E.  Twelve semester credit hours of Professional Eudcation coursework designed for Elementary or Secondary certification with a 2.5 GPA in the professional education area.

F.   Twelve semester credit hours of English with a 2.5 GPA and nograde lower than a "C".

G.  six semester credit hours of student teaching.

H.  Pass the appropriate TExES exams.

I.  Be admitted to graduate studies and to teacher education.