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Professional Certification

We offer professional and master teacher certification programs that, upon successful completion of specific program requirements, will qualify you to take the following Texas Education Agency (TEA) certificate exams: principal, master reading teacher, master mathematics teacher, master technology teacher, school counselor, superintendent, and reading specialist. You can take these programs as stand-alone certifications or as part of a master's degree (master's degree + certification).


Stand-alone certifications*

Click on the programs below to view the graduate advisor, deadline information, and other application requirements.

Review the chart below to determine which TEA exam you will be eligible to take upon successful completion of the certification program. 

*The stand-alone professional certification programs do not qualify for financial aid.

Certification Program TEA Certificate Exam
Principal Principal
EC-12 Master Technology Master Technology Teacher
EC-4 Master Math Master Math Teacher (Elementary)
Superintendent Superintendent

Master's Degree + Professional Certification Programs 

The certifications below are offered as part of a master's degree program. As a result, applications will be reviewed by each degree program's graduate advisor. Click on the programs below to view the graduate advisor, deadline information, and other application requirements.

Master’s Program Certification TEA Certificate Exam
Educational Leadership Principal Principal
Educational Technology EC-12 Master Technology Master Technology Teacher
Elementary Education EC-4 Master Math Master Math Teacher (Elementary)
Reading Education EC-12 Reading Specialist Reading Specialist (Master Reading Teacher optional)
Professional Counseling School Counseling School Counselor

Certification Plan Information
If you are admitted to a certification + master's degree programs, please contact the Office of Educator Preparation for your certification plan.