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Texas Teacher Certification

Our Texas Teacher Certification program is designed for those who have a bachelor’s or master’s degree and want to receive certification to teach in middle or high school.

You will receive certification after successfully completing the 24 credit hours of the program and passing the required TExES exams. All certification candidates must pass two certification examinations - one in the content area and one in pedagogy and professional responsibilities.  

Applicants that are interested in earning this certification are encouraged to register for an informational webinar at the following link:

Online Only

Certification Program

Curriculum and Instruction - Teacher Certification Only


This certificate program is intended for those who want to become a teacher at the middle or high school level.

Program Highlights

  • All courses offered in the plan are delivered in an online format for your convenience.

  • Most students complete the program in 12 months or less, depending on course availability, start date and number of courses taken each semester.

  • Our department holds state (Texas Education Agency) and national (NCATE) accreditation.

Admission Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university
  • Undergraduate GPA of at least a 2.75, or a 2.75 GPA in the last 60 hours of your degree

Please contact the graduate advisor to learn more about program deadlines.


  • Certification Requirements

    Texas Teacher Certification (Non-degree Program)
    Courses Hours
    EDG 6310 Behavior and Classroom Management 3
    EDG 6313 Foundations of School Systems 3
    EDG 6314 Effective Instruction and Assessment 3
    EDG 6317 Teaching Diverse Populations 3
    EDG 6318 Role of the Teacher 3
    EDG 6326 Education of Exceptional Children 3
    EDG 5361 Internship (twice) or EDG 5660 Clinical Teaching 6
  • Students enrolled in this certification plan are not eligible for federal student loans. They are eligible for a state funded loan through the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board called the College Access Loan and Private Alternative Educational Loans. For more information, contact the ASU Financial Aid Office.


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